We Are a Town Too!
The small little town of Witchcliffe is located 9kms south of Margaret River, in the State’s south-west agricultural region. Situated on the Bussell Highway between Margaret River and Augusta , this little town is often overlooked by tourists passing through.
The town was thought to be named after the nearby Witchcliffe Cave which was recorded by a surveyor in 1900. The name Witchcliffe, more than likely, came from the prominent Bussell family, who had also named their nearby property ‘Wallcliffe House’, which was built near rugged coastal cliffs. Click here for more history of Witchcliffe.
Things You May Not Know About Witchcliffe
Since 1999, the Bureau of Meteorology has been measuring the climate at Witchcliffe station. The information is used to determine Margaret River weather patterns.
The Witchcliffe area has the most extensive caving system in the State’s south-west. Over 40 caves of Witchcliffe can be found in the area, stretching from the south of Calgardup Brook to the Boranup Sand Patch.
Things Are Looking Up In Witchcliffe
Today this town, although not as thriving as in its heyday, is still worth a look see. Witchy Liquor stocks some of the finest local wines of the area. A variety of speciality shops are beginning to open along the main street.
The old timber town even has many of its old buildings still proudly standing including the Darnell Store which only closed its doors recently.