Destination guide

A long history with a long, luscious shoreline to match

South of Perth on Australia's western coast, Dunsborough is one of the world's earliest continually inhabited areas, with Aboriginal history stretching back 50,000 years. And yet, this beachside paradise was nothing more than a store, a bakery and a few shacks in the 1950s. Thank goodness for surfers, who discovered the shoreline and popularised the town's beaches in the 50s and 60s. Now, Dunsborough vacation rentals and the landscape around them are major draws for Australian and international tourists, thanks to cute shops and picturesque wineries. Oh, and the beaches are still gorgeous.

Things to do

Wine for the whole family (jk, but the kids can hang out)

Dunsborough is nestled in the Margaret River Region, known for its outstanding wine and food. But for goodness sake, don't let that discourage you for bringing little ones. Many local vineyards have kids' menus and playgrounds, so you can sip something fabulous in serene surroundings no matter who's in your party. Continue your sophisticated tour at the Christian Fletcher Gallery, an upscale space featuring fine landscape photography. Or, if you'd rather have a more outdoorsy adventure, visit Ngilgi Cave in the nearby town of Yallingup. You'll be treated to stunning stalactite, stalagmite, helictite and shawl formations.


Come to Dunsborough for outdoor funsborough

Looking for something to do? How about every outdoor activity you can imagine? Dunsborough vacation rentals are perfect jumping off points for whale-watching excursions or fishing trips. You can go horseback riding, hiking, swimming, snorkelling and canoeing. Family wilderness tours are popular activities for first timers. You can fly through rope courses and walk suspension bridges while getting a glimpse of the region's beautiful, towering trees. And if that isn't exciting enough for you, you can always hop on a helicopter tour taking off from the nearby city of Busselton.


Soggy winters and surf-friendly summers in Dunsborough

The humid Mediterranean climate in Dunsborough provides visitors with 4 distinct seasons. Summer is hot, with highs in the mid-20s, lots of sunny days, and sea breezes to keep you a little cooler than you would be further inland. Spring and autumn are mild and dry, and the perfect time to visit if you want to avoid both crowds and weather extremes. If you're looking for Dunsborough vacation rentals at bargain rates, consider travelling in winter or early spring. Just remember to bring your rain gear and prepare for winter showers.

Natural highlights

You're not done with Dunsborough until you've seen the cape

Dunsborough is close to the base of Cape Naturaliste, so when you're ready to take a walk on the wild side, head to Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park on the cape's northernmost shore. It's home to craggy sea cliffs made of limestone and headlands of granite that sink into crystal blue water. The headlands alternate with beautiful beaches, bays and rocky shores. Bird watching enthusiasts will appreciate the walk from the lighthouse in the park down to Bunker Bay. You might spot honeyeaters, scrub wrens or even a southern emu-wren on your way.

How many holiday accommodation are available around Dunsborough?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 559 holiday rentals around Dunsborough. From 455 holiday houses to 19 villas, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay around Dunsborough is on Stayz.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Dunsborough?

Stayz offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in Dunsborough. From Stayz travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Dunsborough Visitor Centre: 785 holiday rentals
  • Cape Dive: 785 holiday rentals
  • Zin Zan Individual Art: 784 holiday rentals
  • Meelup Beach: 755 holiday rentals
  • Yallingup Maze: 925 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Dunsborough listed on Stayz where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Dunsborough?

Yes, of course. Stayz offers 455 Houses in Dunsborough. Our other popular types of Dunsborough holiday rentals include:

  • Villas: 19 holiday houses
  • Cottages: 19 holiday houses
  • Condos/Apartments: 17 holiday houses

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Dunsborough?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 53 holiday homes with pool available in Dunsborough. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.