Cape Lodge is a private country house hotel on its own vineyard in the heart of the Margaret River Wine Country.
Welcoming only 44 guests at a time the hotel has 22 rooms, award winning restaurant, swimming pool court all on 40 acres of expansive lawns, gardens and vineyards.
All rooms are designed for 2 adults with king-size beds, luxurious bathrooms, complimentary in-room refreshments and. free Wi-Fi. Centrally located between the town sites of Margaret River, Dunsborough and Yallingup, Cape Lodge is a 3-hour drive or 1-hour flight from Perth.
The Residence sits privately on its own 3 acres with expansive lawns and a private lake. Interiors throughout are light and understated, with beautiful fabrics, granite bathrooms and bench tops and expanses of polished timber floorboards throughout. The Residence can accommodate up to 8 guests with 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms.
A short stroll to all the facilities of Cape Lodge the Residence features an open plan lounge, dining and entertaining area with fully equipped kitchen brandishing Miele oven, gas cook top, dishwasher and microwave.
Open fire place, reverse cycle air conditioning, surround sound flat screen television, Apple TV and DVD player. All crockery, cookware and cutlery provided.
The Lakeside Rooms are large, light and airy located beside the brook and are surrounded by natural landscaping.
Room facilities: All air-conditioned suites feature king-size, luxury bathrooms with separate spacious walk in showers and baths with underfloor heating, hairdryer, bathrobe and slippers. The lounge area includes flat screen TV and DVD player, IDD telephone, fully stocked minibar, ironing facilities.
All Rooms are non-smoking.and designed for 2 adults. Cape Lodge welcomes children 12 years and over
Restaurant + Wine Lounge
Long one of the great dining rooms in Western Australia Cape Lodge offers classically prepared country fare showcasing the best of Margaret River’s produce sourced from local farms, our kitchen garden and the freshest of seafood direct from local fisherman and pristine waters of the Indian Ocean.
For those looking for something a little more casual, enjoy our grazing style Vineyard Platters served in the lakeside lounge, in the privacy of your suite or picnic style within our beautiful estate.
BREAKFAST | 8am to 10am
A leisurely breakfast overlooking the brook has always been a highlight at Cape Lodge! Start with fresh fruit in season, pastries and freshly squeezed orange juice fooled by a cooked country breakfast selected from our menu.
SEASONAL PRODUCE DINNER | from 6.30pm
Our chefs will prepare a 3 course share menu created from the best of local and estate grown produce. Enjoy our daily changing 2 or 3 Course Menu or a 5 Course Chefs Tasting Menu prepared by our very own Chef Tone and Head Chef Rosie.
Menus will feature some of Tony and Rosie’s sensational signature dishes created from the amazing array of local and home grown produce with a strong seasonal focus.
LUNCH IN THE WINE LOUNGE
Spend a relaxing afternoon in our lakeside lounge and deck – try our signature Cape Lodge Vineyard Platter, local cheeses or charcuterie, whilst sipping Cape Lodge Estate Wines or other local vinos. Cellar Door prices available on
take-home Estate Wine purchases.
COOKING DEMONSTRATION WITH CHEF TONY HOWELL
Working with seasonal local produce, discover some kitchen tips and recipes from Chef Tony Howell. Fantastically fun and informative, our Saturday cooking demos are wildly popular, so book early!
HANDS-ON SEASONAL COOKING WITH CHEF TONY HOWELL
Exclusive private cooking classes
Due to popular demand, Cape Lodge is thrilled to offer a new private class option for 2020! Available for groups of 2 – 10 people, our private cooking classes are perfect for family, friends or corporate retreats. Unlike the Saturday Demo, our private classes are hands-on, so be prepared to roll up your sleeves!
Tony will provide step by step tuition in the making of a superb seasonal meal, featuring entrée, main and dessert. All dishes will involve basic techniques that can be used in many other recipes.
MASSAGE & FACIALS
Our treatment room is located in the Main Lodge or be pampered in the privacy of your room.
Swedish Massage | 60 minutes $150.00 | 90 Minutes | $180.00
Huna Massage | 60 Minutes $150.00 | 90 Minutes | $180.00
Full Body Indulgence | 90 Minutes $200.00 | Complete body exfoliation followed by a full body Swedish massage
Deep Cleansing Rebalancing Facial | 60 Minutes $160.00 | Antibacterial serum containing thyme, niaouli, tea tree, echinacea & rosemary to calm, improve healing, reduce bacteria, re-balance hormonal skin problems and seal the skin
Collagen Facial | 75 Minutes $190.00 | Collagen is infused into the skin using an intensive mask therapy leaving a radiant skin condition
Beneficial Botanical Facial & Body Treatment | 90 Minutes $195.00 | Exclusive rehydration serum includes hand treatment and foot massage
Sheer Indulgence | 2 Hours $240.00 | Full body aromatherapy massage followed by a rejuvenating facial
MEETINGS & RETREATS
The superb lake side restaurant with its executive private meeting and function facilities are filled with natural light and opens onto a wide timber decking overlooking the lake.
Cape Lodge Margaret River has 22 luxury suites spread throughout forty acres of manicured lawns, parklands and vineyard and is the ideal conference location for executive corporate retreats, incentives and product launches.
The Private Residence is also ideal for smaller executive groups. Enquireabout holding your conference at Cape Lodge.
The hotel can be exclusively reserved for private groups and events or you have the option of private meeting rooms, a spacious boardroom and private dining rooms. There is natural lighting in all meeting rooms which are luxuriously finished and comfortable.
Cape Lodge sitting on 40 acres of parkland, manicured gardens, sweeping lawns and private lakes provides the perfect setting for beautiful weddings ceremonies and receptions.
Our magnificent award winning lakeside restaurant caters for wedding receptions to a maximum 110 guests or for smaller gatherings choose a stylish marquee wedding within the expansive lawns of our private Residence.
Please do not hesitate to contact us if you would like to arrange an appointment with our wedding coordinator to discuss your individual wishes or if we can assist you with any further queries regarding your special day.
THREE HOUR PRIVATE GUIDED EXPERIENCE
3 Hours | $165pp | Min 2 Guests | Daily: Depart 9.30 am
A short coastal walk on a spectacular section of the Cape to Cape Track close to Cape Lodge. Hiking north to south from Smiths Beach accompanied by a professional and experienced guide.
Fully-guided hike on the Cape to Cape Track, exploring coastline, rock pools, wildflowers, wildlife, bush foods and cultural history. Chance to swim in pristine ocean shallows where ocean conditions are suitable. Bring along: Backpack, water, hat, sunscreen, suitable closed in footwear, swimmers, towel, camera
SIX HOUR PRIVATE GUIDED EXPERIENCE
6 Hours | $255pp | Min 2 Guests | Daily: Depart 9.30 am
Join Cape to Cape Explorer Tours for a full day private tour out on the Cape to Cape Track! Hiking north to south from Redgate Beach to Boranup Forest, accompanied by professional and experienced guides.
By exploring themes of local ecology, geology and human history you will get the opportunity to not only completely immerse yourself in nature, but also learn some in-depth knowledge about the region in which you are hiking. Includes transfers from Cape Lodge and a delicious local lunch.
CAPE TO VINE TOUR
7 Hours | $495pp | Min 2 Guests | Monday to Friday | Depart 8.30 am Return 4.30pm
The Margaret River region offers one of the most spectacular, untouched stretches of coastline in the world. Experience the power of the Indian Ocean and the unique and pristine flora and fauna of the Region on a morning of hiking the Cape to Cape Track.
After working up an appetite exploring the wonders of the track, indulge the senses at Margaret River’s founding wine estate, Vasse Felix. Enjoy a behind the scenes insight into winemaking at the estate, with unique historical insights into the Margaret River Wine Region, followed by an in-depth tasting of the Vasse Felix Collection.
Then indulge in a five course tasting menu with matched wines, before selecting your choice of a bottle of Vasse Felix Premier wine to take away.
The experience completes with a walking journey through the original vineyards of Margaret River, learning about the unique geology and climate of the region that defines the wines of Vasse Felix.
WALK INTO LUXURY
1 Day CAPE TO CAPE LUXURY TASTER
8 hours | $600pp | Min 2 Guests | Walk Distance- 7 Km | Difficulty- Easy
Guests will enjoy a 3 hour private guided walk along a spectacular section of the Cape to Cape track, followed by an exclusive 4 course lunch with wine pairing at the award winning Wills Domain winery.
Walk highlights on the section of the track between Injidup beach and surf mecca, Smiths Beach, include: the opportunity to swim in a secluded cove, the vibrant granite and limestone cliffs, and several scenic lookouts including the famous Canal Rocks.
Guests are provided with a gourmet snack hamper, a stainless-steel water bottle (yours to keep as a memento), and a daypack to use if required. Your expert local guide will lead the way providing an insight into this world biodiversity hotspot and the beauty of the surrounding area.
Your Walk into Luxury experience begins at 8.30am and concludes at 4.30pm, with complimentary private transfers to and from your accommodation.
BEST OF MARGARET RIVER TOUR – Go Instyle
This private tour in the comfort of either a Jaguar sedan or Mercedes Viano, centres activities around Wilyabrup, Yallingup and Dunsborough, perfectly highlighting the best of the northern section of the Margaret River Wine Region. Designed and offered exclusively for guests of Cape Lodge, this tour offers a wonderful day out at all times of year.
The day begins with a short walk along the iconic Cape to Cape Track from Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse to Sugarloaf Rock. This is a beautiful, easy 45 minute stroll along a paved walkway, showcasing a very picturesque section of the Indian Ocean Coastline.
A stop a Bunker Bay Beach House for a coffee + morning tea – this absolute beachfront cafe makes for a glorious pitstop. Visit 2 of Wilyabrup’s premium wineries – Fraser Gallop and Woodlands for their signature tasting experiences.
Lunch with matched wines at Arimia Estate – a unique property with it’s own vegetable garden, pigs, river trout, honey, olive oil and of course, vines.
Their lunch offering is a must-do in the region, sourcing much of their organic produce from theestate, and their Arimia Estate wines are superb.
Finally a stop at the delicious Gabriel Chocolates and Vasse Virgin Olive Oil’s extensive shop and factory.
THE WINE & FOOD TOUR OF MARGARET RIVER with My Driver
Full Day | $325pp | Min 2 Guests | Mon to Sun | Depart 9.30am
This epicurean experience of the stunning Margaret River wine region takes you through a selection of boutique, iconic and artisan wine producers, it is an adventure through all five senses – sight, smell, touch, hearing and taste and is ideal for those who love a sensory indulgence!
The day begins with an exclusive and unique wine pairing experience at Passel Estate, with each of their award winning wines paired with artisanal and handcrafted chocolate encased bon bons.
Then head to Voyager Estate for an interactive tour of the vineyards and winery on board a Land-Rover ‘Defender’ followed by a portfolio wine tasting in the cellar door.
From there you can take your healthy appetite through to the restaurant and experience a journey of the senses with a 4-course Discovery menu. After lunch we will have an opportunity to meet the owner and winemaker at one of the region’s genuine artisan wine producers.
Alternatively, relax and explore the hidden sights and scenery of Australia’s premium wine region!
PRIVATE TOURING with Go Instyle
Min 4 Hours | Jaguar XJL 4 Seat – $110 per hour
Design your own tour which takes in the incredible natural beauty and diversity of Margaret River and environs at your own leisure. Majestic coastline, breathtaking Karri forests, wondrous limestone caves, magnificent beaches and of course world renowned wineries, artisan breweries, distilleries and local produce outlets such as the Hohnen Farm Shop, Olio Bello and Vasse Virgin Olive farms, chocolate producers and the Margaret River venison farm.
THE MARGARET RIVER DISCOVERY TOUR
Full Day | $245pp | Min 2 | Mon to Fri | Depart 9.45am
Live like local with WA Guide of the Year- Sean Blocksidge. This wine and nature lover’s tour starts with a leisurely canoe tour down a stunning section of the tranquil Margaret River before heading to one of Margaret River’s best surf breaks for a cup of coffee to see where the winemakers relax.
Next spot marron and wildlife at an ancient waterhole, enjoy a local honey tasting and reflect on 30,000 years of Aboriginal history. Gain exclusive access to Fraser Gallop Estate, one of the region’s emerging superstars and match your favourite wine with fresh local produce.
Finish the day with a 4WD adventure and walk on a spectacular section of the Cape to Cape Track overlooking the Indian Ocean where you may spot kangaroos, dolphins, whales and wildflowers depending on the season.
This tour is one of the region’s most popular, generally selling out several weeks in advance. We suggest booking as early as possible.
TWILIGHT DIDJERIDOO CAVE TOUR
1.5 Hours | $65pp | Departs from Ngilgi Cave at 4pm or 5pm
A wonderful cultural experience with Aboriginal learnings. Enjoy a short guided bushwalk identifying traditional medicine plants and learning the local Noongar connection with the region. Next venture into the Ngilgi cavern (pronounced Nil-ghee) to learn the Dreaming legends of the cave and hear a mesmerising didgeridoo performance.
YACHTING ON BEAUTIFUL GEOGRAPHE BAY
Experience the hidden local bays, white sandy beaches and the crystal clear waters of Geographe Bay aboard a 41 foot Beneteau Yacht. Lunch Cruises,Sunset Cruises and Private Charters are available.
SUNSET CRUISE | PRIVATE CHARTER
5.15pm to 7.15pm | $119pp | Private Use $459 Max 6 Guests
Experience a classic WA sunset on the bay with the 2 hour sunset sail. This cruise usually runs 3 times during the week and also available on the weekends by request.
LUNCH AND SWIM CRUISE
11am to 2pm | $159pp
Private Use | $659 Max 6 Guests
A sensational way to spend some time on beautiful Geographe Bay sailing along some the most beautiful beaches in Western Australia.
Departing from Old Dunsborough sail along the coastline before finding a secluded bay for lunch and swimming in the crystal clear waters of the Indian Ocean anchored just off the beach.
The yacht is well equipped for swimming with easy to use swim platform and ladder.Goggles and inflatable water toys for your enjoyment on request.
FULL DAY CRUISE
10.30am to 4.30pm
Private Use | $950 Max 6 Guests
A wonderful day of sailing, swimming and enjoying the magnificent pristine waters of Geographe Bay. Order a gourmet picnic and champagne from us for the ultimate day on the water!!
Cape Lodge Picnic Hamper | $95 for 2
House cured salmon, cooked prawns, charcuterie, garden salad, olives, cornichons, local cheeses and fresh fruit, house baked bread & mineral water
Local Sparkling Wine | $65 per bottle
French Champagne | Franck Bonville Blanc de Blanc | $95 per bottle
Over 135 kilometres of pristine coastline and 75 of the World’s best surf breaks to choose from makes Margaret River Australia’s premier surfing destination.
The golden rule, according to everyone who lives here, is if you find yourself looking at a good wave, go surf it. Yallingup Surf School and Josh Palmateers Surf Academy offer surfing lessons between mid September and late May each year
Margaret River Golf Course- Located 20 minutes south of Cape Lodge this 6092 metre Par 72 course is one of Western Australia’s most highly regarded country courses.
The course features numerous water hazards with the back nine requiring careful shot consideration to navigate the undulating fairways, large trees and not to mention the family of resident kangaroos!
Dunsborough Lakes Golf Course- Located 20 minutes north of Cape Lodge this championship layout course is 6200 metres with undulating greens and broad fairways interspersed with many lakes and water features.
Set in the forest amidst gigantic trees and spectacular scenery, the mountain bike trails are a mix of gravel roads and single track, suitable for beginner to advanced riders.
For those that want to cruise, the relatively flat firm surface of the easy and scenic Rails to Trails and Ten Mile Brook tracks are great for all levels of fitness and talent.
But if you’re a die-hard mountain biker find your nirvana with the epic mountain bike trails that have relentless jumps, berms, logs, roll overs, scrambles and mud (in season!). There are great mountain bike trails in Busselton, Dunsborough and Margaret River. See http://mrorca.org.au to help design your legendary ride.
It wasn’t that long ago that road cycling in the Margaret River Region was only done by a few locals who had discovered how blissfully quiet, picturesque and fun the rolling country back roads can be.
Fast forward to today and on any given morning, on any given road, you may come across professional road racing teams on training camps to fully loaded touring bikes part way through an epic journey.
This little corner of Western Australia is no longer slipping under the radar of road cyclists looking for somewhere new to explore, train or race.
Events like The Tour of Margaret River have also gone a long way to raising awareness of just how many fantastic ride routes there are in the region. The multi-day road race now attracts many of the best professional road cyclists in the world.
Jesters Flat have a variety of rides – one hour Country Lane bush ride, 1.5 hour Drovers Tour, Treehouse Picnics and more. All rides are fully escorted. There are horses to suit experienced riders and beginners.
THE MARGARET RIVER CLIMBING CO.
A dynamic adventure tour and guiding company Offering a fun, easy and unforgettable step off the beaten track: experience rock climbing and abseiling on the spectacular sea cliffs or take a private tour and discover the caves hidden amongst the majestic trees of the southern forests.
Spend your time meandering along country roads throughout the region and visit solitary art studios, galleries, furniture galleries, impromptu arts precincts and collaborative workshops. Many have impressive settings surrounded by remote forest and bushland or are embedded at wineries and resorts.
Take a walk along the main streets to find studios and galleries that will tempt you to take a piece of fine furniture, jewellery, pottery or framed artwork home.
Many of the artists can be seen at work in their studios and if this fires up your own creativity, there are a number of places who provide all the materials (and some guidance) so you can have a go yourself.
FORESTS, RESERVES & SCENIC SPOTS
With the abundance and preservation of unique and diverse species of flora and fauna, you can see why this region is in the top 10 bio-diversity hotspots in the world and the only hotspot in Australia.
The only pure tuart forest in the world stands in the north of Your Margaret River Region, whilst the karri, the third tallest tree species in the world, stands in the south. Surrounded by the Indian Ocean, the boundless beauty and diversity of the Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park envelops the region on the western edge.
The premium wine region and agricultural land give way to woodlands, jarrah and marri forests on the east.
Scenic spots are plentiful and range from stunning seascapes to tranquil forest valleys. Contemplate the enormity of Sugarloaf Rock, Cape Naturaliste – a gigantic towering granite rock that emerges from the Indian Ocean from the lookout on the mainland.
It is easy to be amazed and it is easy to experience it all as there are fantastic lookouts, walk trails, cycle paths and mountain bike trails with easy access
AUGUSTA AND CAPE LEEUWIN
Where the Indian Ocean meets the Southern Ocean. The beautiful sleepy coastal town of Augusta sits along banks of the Blackwood River and the sweeping pristine waters of Flinders Bay to the Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse.
Lighthouse Tours run daily and offer a unique experience of going inside and up to the top of a working lighthouse. Enjoy breathtaking views across the treacherous oceans and the Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park. Learn about the history and listen to stories of unimaginable tragedy and rescue.
CRAFT BREWERIES AND ARTISAN DISTILLERS
The first brewery established in the region coined a phrase, ‘An oasis of beer in a desert of wine’. Nearly 20 years ago that brewery was a lone trailblazer and now with nine breweries in the Margaret River Region, craft beer is really making its mark.
Each brewery has its own distinctive style from traditional pale ales and pilsners to preservative and additive free brews. By contrast chocolate beers, ginger and chilli beer will give your tastebuds something new to think about.
Brave inventive styles are introduced regularly and frequent the daily tasting list. Some also produce their own cider, there’s even a distillery.
CHOCOLATE | OLIVE OIL | PRODUCE STORES
Voted as Australia’s Best Gourmet Region by Gourmet Traveller Magazine, the Margaret River Region has an abundance of produce stores, farm gates and artisan food producers.
The Margaret River Region is as spectacular underneath the ground as it is on top. Over 150 highly decorated limestone caves lay beneath the surface of the Leeuwin Naturaliste Ridge.
Formed approximately 1 million years ago, a number of these complex and fragile karst systems are open to the public. Go inside and be amazed by these massive labyrinths decorated intricately with limestone crystal formations.
Cave tours range from completely easy ‘at your own pace’ self-guided tours, guided tours along boardwalks with great commentary, ‘off piste’ adventure hard-hat tours to extremely adventurous ‘abseil your way in’ expeditions.
It is difficult to choose the best cave tour in the Margaret River Region. You can marvel at the reflections on Lake Cave’s permanent lake, be dwarfed in Jewel Cave’s enormous chambers and take it easy on the Mammoth Cave self- guided tour.
At Yallingup’s Ngilgi Cave (pronounced ‘nilgi‘), you will learn the Aboriginal legend as you look up at limestone shawl formations– or delve deeper into the cave on an adventure tour.