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Neighbouring Vineyards
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Beautiful native flowers
South West's beautiful coast nearby
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Welcome to Four Elements

 

Four Elements offers the ideal place to relax and leave the hustle of the city behind. Centrally located in the stunning Margaret River Wine Region, Four Elements offers easy access to the many attractions in the area from world class wineries, world class surfing and family beaches, ancient caves and delicious local cuisine.  Possibly MORE IMPORTANTLY Four Elements is all about kids,  Sam and Peter both have an interest in education and child development, and Four Elements has evolved to offer children an opportunity to engage with nature and participate in activities no longer easily accessed in our large urban communities.   A picture is worth a thousand words, and a video perhaps more, so watch this video prepared by BuggyBuddys and if you would like to know more have a look at our Activities and About Us pages

 

 

Our two bedroom cottages set in the peaceful surrounds of our farmstay offer luxury accommodation for up to six. The cottages are fully self contained and airconditioned making them an ideal choice for a family, or group of friends planning to get away. For the children, we have a variety of farm activities with at least one activity run each day often two,  we are confident we offer more variety of activities than any other farmstay

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Beaches, Caves and Landmarks

The South West is blessed with a pristine natural environment with many attractions both man made and natural.  Most visitors are aware of the vast choice of wineries, restaurants, and local produce on offer in the area and Four Elements is right in the middle of all of that.  We are also close to a lot of the natural attractions with surfing and family beaches are nearby. For those looking to unwind and escape the crowds an afternoons bushwalking in Yelverton National Park or exploring the imposing cliffs and natural springs along a section of the coastal Cape to Cape Walk Trail.  We have put together some information on the attractions in the area...

Smiths Beach

Surf and Swimming Beaches

There are so many surf spots nearby that I lost count at about 25, if you want a pretty comprehensive guide try the wannasurf.com  website.  An easier question we are often asked about the best place to take the kids for a swim.  The standout options are Smith's Beach (pictured to the left) which is about 10 minutes away and is relatively sheltered providing conditions suitable for most swimmers with small 1 and 2 foot wave only towards the western end.   For those looking for millpond swimming conditions you can't go past Meelup as a family beach about 25 minutes drive.  In fact pretty much any of the beaches between Dunsborough and Busselton are super calm in all but the most stormy conditions.

The Caves

The region between Cape Naturaliste (Yallingup) and Cape Leeuwin (Augusta) is a limestone ridge that sits on top of a granite slab.  This geology creates ideal conditions for the movement of rainwater through the limestone to form caves. There are several hundred caves in the region.  There are a number of caves open to tourists, these are:

Jewel Cave, Lake Cave and Mammoth Cave.  Around 40 minutes drive south of us, these caves are accessible by joining aLake Caveguided tour run by the Augusta Margaret River Tourist Association.  Access is generally pretty easy with stairs and walkways provided, although you will need to be able to climb quite a few stairs.  Refer to the AMRTA web site here  for opening times and other details.

Giants Cave and Calgardup Cave.  Around 30 minutes drive south of us, these caves are access by self guided tours with an audio device providing lots of background info at various points throughout the caves.  These caves are managed by the Department of Parks and Wildlife.  Refer to the DPAW web site  here for Giants and here for Calgardup for opening times and other details.

Ngilgi Cave (Yallingup). Around 20 minutes drive north of us, this cave is accessible by joining a guided tour run by the Geographe Bay Tourist Association (soon to merge with AMRTA).  This is a very deep cave and GBTA run a variety of different tours through it.  For details and online bookings refer to the GBTA web site here.

Moondyne Cave.  A more adventurous experience Moondyne cave was reopened by the AMRTA in 2012, but unfortunately at the time of writing (June 2015) is closed temporarily to allow important scientific research to be undertaken.  Keep an eye on the AMRTA web site here for news of its reopening.  That page also has details of the tour that was operating until recently.

 

Coastal Features

There are quite a number of coastal features that are definitely worth a look.  Some are easily accessible by car,  for example...Canal Rocks

Canal Rocks.  An awe inspiring place when a big swell is running in winter, Canal rocks is as its name suggests a natural canal formed by erosion.  It is only a short drive from Four Elements and an even shorter detour if you are on your way to Smith's Beach.  On a calm day it is a popular fishing spot.  Theres a very informative article on the westernaustralia-travellersguide.com website here.

Sugarloaf Rock.  Another massive granite formation on the coast, that is also a popular spot to fish.  Sugarloaf rock is named because it supposedly looks like a sugarloaf.  My grandfather told the story of it looking like an iced bun because it was covered in bird poo,  I am not sure of the veracity of this story though!  Again there is a great article on the westernaustralia-travellersguide.com website here.

Cape to Cape Track.  For those looking to get a little further from the highway there are dozens of short walks along sections of the Cape to Cape track and in the Tuart Forest around Boranup that take in points of interest. A favourite of ours is the half hour  walk from the Moses Rock road carpark across the top of the coastal cliffs to Quininup Falls - definitely worth a look particularly in Winter and Spring when the water volumes are up.  If you are interested when you visit we have a number of books detailing walks around the area that we could loan you.