Relax a while on one of our lovely sandy beaches. Capel has 29km of panoramic coastlines. The crystal, clear water offers safe swimming for families, with excellent fishing, scuba diving, surfing, boating and other water sports. There are no boat ramp facilities within the Shire, however beach access for launching of boats is permitted at Forest, Peppermint Grove, Minninup and Dalyellup beaches. To find out about the tide times please visit WA Tides.
In June 2016 the Shire of Capel ran a photography competition, open to all residents within the Shire. The competition was held to obtain images of various aspects of the Shire for inclusion on the panels of the new bin housings which have now been installed in the Capel Civic Precinct. To find out more about the images that appear on the bins, please click on the link below. This project was proudly supported by Lotterywest Grants.
Situated on Bussell Highway, 15 kilometres South of Bunbury or 11 kilometres North of Capel. A superb grass green private golf course, complete with friendly resident kangaroos. Visiting golfers welcome most days (dress standards do apply).
To visit the Capel Vale Winery turn right off Bussell Highway onto Stirling Road, which is opposite the entrance to the Capel Townsite. Turn right again into Mallokup Road and travel one kilometre to the winery.
Capel Vale’s Cellar Door is open every day from 10am to 4:30pm . (except Good Friday and Christmas Day)
Match Restaurant at Capel Vale is open from 11:30am to 2:30pm Thursday to Monday. (except Good Friday and Christmas Day)
Fully renovated historical building, with restaurant, pubtab and beer garden overlooking the Capel River and a non-smoking lounge bar. Restaurant open Monday to Sunday for lunch and Wednesday to Sunday for dinner. Bookings recommended for peak periods
Capel Drive, Capel
Phone: (08) 97272036
If you are heading south east towards Donnybrook along Goodwood Road, it’s worth a stop at the picturesque Ironstone Gully Falls picnic area. In the wet season, the stream, having followed a course through one of the state’s many fine jarrah forests, crosses under the road and gently rambles over a series of rapids. The Falls drop over a ledge of nine metres. From August to October the surrounding countryside abounds with a stunning display of WA wildflowers.
Stirling Estate Equestrian Centre is a centre for Excellence in Horse and Rider education, Equine Bodywork Therapies, Hoof Care and Rehabilitation.
Our riding school caters for riders of all ages and levels, specialising in beginners. Come and ride one of our beautiful horses or ponies and experience riding from the heart. Our equines are extremely well cared for and in top condition – we don’t just say our ponies ares ound, we know they are. Their hooves are perfectly trimmed on a regular basis and they have their bodies fine tuned with JENT just as regularly.
Although our riding lessons are based on classical dressage techniques, the focus of the lesson is on enjoyment, reading and communicating with the horse. The lightness you will learn to ride with reflects through to the horse who will reward you with an enjoyable ride and the chance to learn new riding skills. Come and enjoy lessons in flatwork (dressage), games, agility, work on the lunge (leadline) and jumping as well as cross country for those who are more skilled.
10 Edwards Road. Stirling Estate
Capel. Western Australia. 6271