Australian Traveller has voted Yallingup as number one in its 2019 edition of 100 Best Towns in Australia.
To the Indigenous Nyoongar people, Yallingup means 'place of love'. One visit will show you why. With its top-rated surf, stunning beaches, world-class wines, ancient caves and breathtaking ocean sunsets, Yallingup captures the hearts of nature lovers, thrillseekers and wine connoisseurs alike.
Yallingup lies to the north of the Margaret River wine region, within three hours drive south of Perth, or a short 12 minute drive from neighbouring Dunsborough.
Famous the world over for its consistent, spectacular surf breaks, Yallingup is home to the renowned and well ridden Three Bears, Yallingup, Smith's Beach and Injidup breaks. That said, you'll also find sheltered spots ideal for swimming and fishing.
If you'd prefer to sample the region one step at a time, hit the Cape to Cape Track. One of the most diverse walking treks on Earth, the 135 kilometre trail leads you from Cape Naturaliste to Cape Leeuwin, passing long sandy beaches, dramatic granite headlands, tall karri tree forests, caves, blankets of spring wildflowers and, of course, nightly ocean sunsets.
Beyond the beaches and headlands, Yallingup's award winning wineries and boutique cellar doors dot the picturesque hillsides, with some even overlooking the ocean. Here, character and world class quality can be found in fruit intense chardonnays, rich semillons, robust cabernets, soft merlots and many other varieties and blends.
For the foodies, a memorable meal is not hard to come by. Highly skilled chefs have been attracted to the region by the finest quality fresh produce. The result is a wide variety of extraordinary dining experiences, from beachside cafes and fine dining restaurants to gourmet vineyard lunches.
Choosing your bed for the night will bring more tempting options, with hotels, motels, bed and breakfasts, guesthouses, luxury retreats, private beach houses, self-contained units and caravan parks. Advanced bookings are highly recommended, particularly during school holidays and long weekends.