Western Australia’s South West region is famous for its beautiful beaches, crystal clear water and secluded rock pools.
Close to Yallingup and just north of Margaret River is Injidup Natural Spa. Also known as Wyadup Rocks, the natural spa was once a well-kept secret of the region and is now a popular spot for holidaymakers.
Here is everything you need to know about the Margaret River natural spa, including the best time to visit and how to get there.
What is the Injidup Natural Spa?
This beautiful natural spa is caused by waves from the Indian Ocean crashing over rocks and creating a hidden rock pool and mini waterfall. Depending on the tide, the waterfall may be gushing, or just a small trickle.
How to get there
The natural spa is located about thirty minutes north of Margaret River and around fifteen minutes south of Yallingup.
To reach the spa, turn off Caves Road onto Wyadup Road. Don’t veer onto Cape Clairault Road which is where you’ll find the Injidup Spa Retreat, but instead follow Wyadup Road until you reach the car park. On the left of the car park you’ll see a track that leads to the spa. You will need to climb over some rocks and boulders to reach the natural spa.
Best time to visit
The natural spa can get very busy, particularly during holiday periods. Visiting on weekdays during the school term is probably your best bet for minimising the number of other people around. The best time to visit is early in the morning to try to beat the crowds.
Check the tides before you head out, as visiting at low tide is best. The spa can get quite turbulent during high tide.
The water from the Indian Ocean can be chilly, so summer is the best time to visit for a dip. That being said, it may be less busy during the winter period.
If you want to go for a proper ocean swim once you’ve visited the spa, it’s worth heading to Injidup Beach rather than following the water from the natural spa out into the ocean, where the currents can be very strong. From the car park, the beach is to the left of the path that leads to the spa.
If you plan on swimming at Injidup Beach, which is to the south of the natural spa, take the usual precautions in the water. The swell can be strong here, so stay in the shallows unless you’re a confident swimmer. The beach is unpatrolled all year round.
Injidup Beach is a popular surf spot. The waves can be strong, averaging around one metre at the southern end.
Fishing from the beach is permitted, but as Injidup Beach is within the Injidup Sanctuary Zone, fishing from a boat is prohibited.
Other things to know
Depending on the swell and tides, the Injidup Natural Spa may be more turbulent, with large waterfalls crashing over the rocks. Always make sure you take care near the water and walk carefully over the rocks to and from the spa.
There are other small tidal pools nearby, but they may not be as sheltered from the ocean, so take care if there are strong currents. Feel free to explore surrounding rocks, as you may come across secret rock pools.
Make sure you bring a towel, water and sun protection. Always apply sunscreen, because even if there’s a cool breeze coming off the ocean the sun can do a lot of damage.
Remember – be patient! It’s very unlikely you’ll find the spa without any other people visiting, so be patient and understanding, and everyone can enjoy this wonderful spa.
Plan your itinerary with Harvest Tours
Visiting the Margaret River natural spa is one of the best things to do near Margaret River, but there’s many other beautiful beaches to visit, natural attractions to see and things to do in and around the Margaret River region.
When you’re next in WA’s South West, check out our extensive range of tours. Here at Harvest Tours we have packages to suit everyone, from family-friendly tours sampling the best food in the region, to Margaret River wine tours, and adventure tours to see the caves and other attractions in the region. Start planning your next trip now with Harvest Tours.