Situated in the South West region of Western Australia, Cowaramup is some 281kms from the capital city of Perth and 12kms from the major town of Margaret River.
Charming streets lined with intriguing art galleries and quaint little shops filled with local gourmet produce enhance the evident village-style atmosphere. The Willyabrup wine area in the heart of the world-famous Margaret River Wine Region is just a short drive away, as well as the many spectacular beaches within the scenic Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park. In the Shire of Augusta-Margaret River, Cowaramup has a population of 988 souls.
Margaret River Area Travel Deals
A number of renowned wineries are found throughout Cowaramup, including MadFish and Howard Park wines, Cullen wines, Juniper Estate, and Brookwood Estate. The Margaret River Regional Wine Centre is also located in the centre of Cowaramup, offering a collection of local wines to sample. For beer lovers, the family owned Cowaramup Brewing Company offers an exclusive range which complements the food served in their restaurant. Australia's premium organic extra virgin olive oil producer, Olio Bello offers a diverse range of award winning oils to sample, as well as selling a number of cookbooks, olive oil accessories, and handmade condiments.
Many spectacular surfing and swimming beaches are situated within the nearby Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park such as Yallingup Beach, Bunker Bay, and Smiths Beach. Visitors can find their own little haven by following 4WD tracks towards remote beaches and fishing spots. Close to home, Cowaramup Bay is renowned for great surfing and fishing.
Quaint shops and galleries are found along the Bussell Hwy, the main street of Cowaramup. Woodcrafts, pottery, crafts, paintings and sculptures are featured, as well as the local produce in various gourmet food shops.
Cowaramup is the gateway to the Willyabrup wine area situated in the heart of the famous Margaret River wine region. Delicious chocolate, fudge, cheese, and ice cream factories are also in abundance, offering free tastings to the public. To make up for the over indulgence, visitors can explore the fascinating underground Ngilgi or Yallingup Caves in nearby Yallingup, or take a coastal walk near Dunsborough to view amazing rock formations such as the unusual Sugarloaf Rock, home to rare and endangered red-tailed tropic birds.
National Park Leeuwin-Naturaliste
The picturesque Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park contains a wealth of experiences. World-class surf breaks, calm swimming beaches, abundant wildlife and birdlife, rocky headlands, and tall timber forests provide the ultimate beach goer and bushwalkers paradise. The most northern point of the National Park, Cape Naturaliste features a lighthouse acting as both a maritime guide and viewing platform for magnificent panoramic views over the coast.