the capes foundation

A collection of immersive experiences that connect visitors with the incredible natural abundance, historical richness, and cultural vibrancy of the Margaret River Region. Funds generated from your visit enable us to invest in initiatives which grow economic, environmental, social, and cultural prosperity for our community through tourism.

Capes Foundation Experiences

Forest Adventures - Ludlow Tuart Forest

Forest Adventures

Busselton

Ngilgi Cave - Yallingup

Ngilgi Cave

Yallingup

Mammoth Cave - Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park/Boranup Karri Forest

Mammoth Cave

Boranup Forest

Lake Cave - Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park/Boranup Karri Forest

Lake Cave

Boranup Forest

JEWEL Cave - Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park

Jewel Cave

Augusta

Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse - Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park/Cape Naturaliste

Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse

Cape Naturaliste

Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse - Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park/Cape Leeuwin

Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse

Cape Leeuwin

Eagles Heritage - Margaret River

Eagles Heritage

Margaret River

About us

Lake Cave

Who We Are

The Capes Foundation is an ambitious not-for-profit organisation committed to providing visitors with enriching experiences that assist them to understand and appreciate the immense natural, historical, and cultural significance of Wadandi Boodja – and in doing so enables visitors to contribute to the prosperity of our people and place.

How We Work

The Capes Foundation Division of the Margaret River Busselton Tourism Association (MRBTA) operates eight of the region’s cornerstone nature-based tourism experiences. The funds generated enable us to invest in projects throughout the region which grow economic, environmental, social, and cultural outcomes for our community through tourism.

MRBTA is Australia’s largest Local Tourism Organisation (LTO) and has over 50 years’ experience in supporting the Margaret River Region to thrive through tourism. We are driven by a vision that tourism in the Margaret River Region will be an experience which delights visitors, stimulates the regional economy, contributes to the region’s rich social and environmental values, and supports a vibrant Aboriginal culture. The Association also provides leadership to the local tourism industry and undertakes destination marketing and visitor servicing.

This unique integrated model allows for a level of unparalleled capacity and collaboration to drive a sustainable, regenerative future for people and place.

We achieve our greatest positive impact through:

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    Conservation & Restoration

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    Education & Interpretation

  • Collaboration & Community icon

    Collaboration & Community

This mission is underpinned by an ongoing and productive partnership with Aboriginal traditional owners, which positions the sustainability of Wadandi knowledge and culture at the forefront of the Foundation’s actions and aims.

We acknowledge the Wadandi people’s 60,000-year custodianship of this special place, and we thank them for generously sharing with us their immensely deep cultural knowledge and connection to the land.

Partnerships & Projects

Capes Foundation works with partners on initiatives which have strong potential to contribute to the region’s social, cultural, environmental and Aboriginal health and vitality.

Education

The Capes Foundation curriculum-based education programs cover Pre-School to Year 12. The programs are designed to invoke wonder for the region’s unique natural environment, heritage and culture.

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