Set along the Indian Ocean, Gnarabup is a laid-back beach town perfect for exploring Margaret River, a region famous for its pristine beaches, lush karri forests and scenic bushwalking tracks. You'll also find a smorgasbord of world-class wineries, craft breweries and artisan providores.
Things to do in Gnaranbup
Fringed by sugar-white sand, Gnarabup Beach is ideal for cooling off in the surf or strolling along the beach. When you’ve worked up an appetite, head to the White Elephant Cafe to enjoy hot coffee and healthy beachside dishes paired with stunning water views
Margaret River’s rich soil and cool climate produces famous wines, and Gnarabup puts you within striking distance of dozens of vineyards. With its elegant tasting room, on-site art gallery and sprawling vineyard views, Leeuwin Estate is one of Margaret River's best wineries.
Gnarabup's cliffside lookout offers sweeping views of Surfers Point. Breaking just offshore, it's also one of Australia's top surf destinations. While Surfers Point is best left for the pros, nearby beaches like Redgate are great for beginners. You can rent a board or sign up for lessons at the iconic Margaret River Surf School.
Margaret River is famous for its beautiful karri trees. There's no better place to discover the native species than Boranup Forest Drive, a scenic route that winds through sun-dappled karri forests. While you're there, visit Mammoth Cave, an ancient cavern beneath Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park.
Getting around Gnaranbup
While Gnarabup is easy to get around on foot, you'll need a car to explore the Margaret River region. From Perth, the drive to Gnarabup takes around three hours. Long distance buses also run from Margaret River to Perth and regional towns.