Surrounded by national parks, vineyards and stunning coastlines, the Margaret River Region is a relaxing and picturesque destination. There’s a plethora of things to do, enjoying the fresh produce and amazing landscapes of the region. Tour the wineries and sample the many different local eateries, soaking up the friendly and welcoming atmosphere on the way. Hike through stunning national parks where you’ll find caves, forests, pristine white sandy beaches and waterfalls, and seek out a luxurious retreat ensconced in the natural splendor.
What to see and do:
Surf, swim and explore the white sandy coastlines to discover beautiful scenery and maybe even spot a whale. Stop off at the coastal towns of Yallingup and Gracetown for brunch and watch the surfers carve up the swell.
Visit the cellar doors of this respected wine region which produces 20% of Australia’s premium wines. The region produces wonderful Cabernet Sauvignon’s and with more than 120 wineries to choose from you will be spoiled for choice. The top picks for vineyards in the Margaret River region are Vasse Felix, Leeuwin Estate and Cullen Wines.
Hire a Bike
Cycling is a great way to explore the region, from the small towns to the vineyards you will be able to hire a bike and feel the rush of the fresh country air on your face.
Pick up a Souvenir
shop the boutiques in Busselton, Dunsborough or Margaret river to find a unique outfit or souvenir to remember your trip. Enjoy a relaxed day browsing bookstores, fresh produce, jewelry, art and even antiques.
How to get there:
Margaret river is a three hour drive south of Perth. Fly into Perth airport and hire a car, or take a bus with South West Coast Lines.
Best time to go:
Summer is the best time to visit the region, with mild temperatures and long, sunny says. Spring is also lovely for crisp, clear days perfect for strolling through the vineyards.