5 Ways to Stay Healthy Between Busselton and Margaret River Food, Lifestyle, WellnessBy Glow With Nat RussellMarch 1, 2022 Share If you’re heading Down South or already hanging around that way there are so many great things to do to have fun and boost your health at the same time! Here we’ve collated our top ideas and hottest spots to make your time in the region a supercharged wellness destination. Move If yoga is your thing, or even if it is not, check out KatieYoga in Busselton who offer advanced classes and the most gentle of beginner sessions for an unintimidating introduction to the benefits of yoga. Most exciting is that in 2018 KatieYoga are hosting yoga outdoors on the world famous Busselton Jetty with a 360ᵒ view of the Indian Ocean and sits right on top of the Bermuda Triangle on the opposite side of the earth! How magical is that? Truly connecting body, mind and soul. If action packed is more your thing get yourself along to one of the Cross Fit South West (CFSW) studios in Busselton, Dunsborough or Bunbury for functional strength and training who cater to beginners and experienced cross fitters. They welcome visitors to the area with great week pass deals or casual sessions and strive to help you reach your fittest and strongest goals. Another great way to move is to grab a treddly and get peddling amongst the beautiful scenery Down South. The Hairy Marron Café in Margaret River offer mountain bike hire, trail maps, bike servicing, café goodies by the river or some lunch and a drink to take for the ride. These guys are fine to cater for bike adventures for families with kids, or singles and couples at any level. The trails are so gorgeous nestled amongst natural bushland., it’s a breath of fresh air on everylevel. Nourish The region is absolutely bursting with fresh produce and clean eateries so make sure you treat yourself to the most nourishing the South West has to offer! Kona Joes started out as the worlds first mobile Cocowhip & acai bar but has now also expanded to a permanent eatery in Dunsborough. There’s a real blend of Hawaiian and South West vibes going on here, a reflection of the sister owners true love for both regions. The menu is insanely good offering gluten free, dairy free, vegan and paleo friendly food with a focus on using as much local, pure, organic seasonal produce as possible. Fridays offer authentic Poke Bowls which a truly ah-mazing! Black Sheep Deli is nestled in the heart of Cowaramup, a once blink-and-you-miss-it, sleepy town now bursting with vibrancy and eclectic cool. Black Sheep is a down to earth and welcoming eatery with friendly service and a focus on honest local and organic produce. Black Sheep Deli host an authentic Pho Bar every Tuesday and Friday which is a huge hit with locals and visitors alike. There’s something for everyone here – the raw ginger slice and turmeric lattes are divine, as well as fresh salads, healthful juices and smoothies and meals with integrity all made from scratch. If an abundance of fresh, local produce, gourmet delights and ready to go drinks & meals floats your boat then the Margaret River Farmers Markets is a must see. It is held every Saturday from 7:30am to 11:30am and is a true feast for the senses with a wonderful gathering of like minded people attending. There’s seasonal produce, bakery items, raw foods, hot drinks and more goodness than you can poke a stick at. You can go at anytime but the locals know that earliest is best! A one stop shop for the finest the region has to offer. Reward Babes you’re worth it, reward yourself with a little retail therapy so you are looking as good on the outside as you’re now feeling on the inside. Mohican Store in Margaret River has the best of boho, both luxe and budget friendly, evening wear or casual, to get you looking gorge. The girls in here are super friendly and happy to help so even if you don’t know what to find to suit you these ladies will have you looking like a million bucks in no time with zero stress. If you’re a salty sea goddess Hobo & Hatch in Busselton has you spoilt for choice with apparel, treasures for the home and body and the most divine range of jewellery. A small boutique big on passion, range and style. Saharan Daze in Cowaramup is an experience with an eclectic mix of Moroccan homewares, locally designed fashion, shoes and accessories. To top this off Saharan Daze has an authentic Beduoin Tent set up in the back with oodles of inviting soft furnishings where you can relax and enjoy a glass of organic Moroccan mint tea. It’s like stepping straight into an exotic new world! Definitely unique and memorable. Reconnect Take some time to breathe and reconnect to nature. Studies now show that taking time out in nature actually helps to rewire your brain so the benefits of unwinding last even after you have left. That aside it’s totally easy to enjoy your time when there is such an abundance of amazing, pristine spots in the South! When it comes to beaches we are completely spoilt for choice. The coast line is vast and varied and you will find everything from calm, crystal waters to pumping offshore swell. Hamelin Bay is an amazing stretch south of Margaret River which I love for it’s lack of mobile reception (you can absolutely take photos for Instagram for later though!) It’s famous for having daily groups of friendly stingrays visit which really has to be experienced to believe it’s beauty. Boranup Forest, also known as the fairy forest, is a spectacular drive just 25 minutes south of Margaret River. Featuring breathtaking Karri trees and an abundance of wildflowers you can stop here to explore, rest, take photos or enjoy a picnic at the lookout. Simply stunning. The Cape To Cape stretches across the whole length of the Leeuwin-Naturaliste Ridge over 135km of scenic coast and forests. You are able to walk sections of this track or plan (with care!) a multi day walk. For all the information on accessing this stunning trail be sure to visit the Visitor Centres. Renew Perhaps consider your time Down South an opportunity to cleanse and reset, coming out the other side of the weekend with glowy skin and more vitality. Margaret River Renewal Clinic is way more than a beauty salon, it is also a clinic that specializes in detoxification therapies such as colonic irrigation, infra red saunas, lymphatic drainage massage, cupping and much, much more. If it’s your first time considering colonics don’t worry at all! The staff here are super relaxed, welcoming and not judgemental – you will be put at ease straight away and made to feel comfortable so go for it! Margaret River Juice Co offer amazing affordable and flexible cleanse packages from healthy raw foods to juice cleanse and smoothies for 1, 2 or 3 days, or more! The offerings here are constantly being updated with the latest and the yummiest, it is well worth checking out. All the hard work is done for you, all you need to do is order, pick up and enjoy. Glowy skin and more energy here we come! Pay a visit to Seven Seas Tea to keep the good times rolling when you get home. This locally made tea sources the highest quality, organic ingredients from right around the globe and blends right here in the beachside town of Gracetown. Each batch is made with love and you can really taste the difference. There is a great range from herbal to traditional, something to suit everyone. If your looking for more on south west recommendations check out our blog on the Top 10 Healthy Cafes Down South. I hope you have found this wrap up helpful, exciting and inspiring. We would love to follow your healthy adventures so don’t forget to #livingthegreen so we can connect and see what you are up to! You can also Find Health Your Way on the directory to connect to hundreds of other local businesses. Image: @elisehalina POPULAR TAGS | goodness pick, Main, discover, trending Glow With Nat Russell Glow With Nat Russell was created from a passion for health and nutrition, made realistic for busy people. 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