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Margaret River, WA

The Margaret River region is a superb blend of good living and stunning nature just three and a half hours’ drive south of Perth.

Visitors to the area, one of Western Australia’s most popular destinations, should be prepared to indulge in the gastronomic delights of worldclass wineries and gourmet vineyard restaurants.

Responsible for producing less than one percent of Australia’s wine but over 15 percent of Australia’s premium wine, the 60 or so wineries in the region open for cellar door sales and tastings offer the visitor an impressive selection. Boutique beer breweries, exquisite cheese product, jam and condiment producers, a marron (freshwater crayfish) farm, olive groves and even chocolate and fudge factories enhance the gourmet experiences. Couple this with an immense array of art and craft galleries, and the area offers visitors a fabulous opportunity to experience the work of local producers and artists.

Dining out in the Margaret River area is a gastronomical delight. Many acclaimed chefs have been drawn to the area by the high quality fresh local produce and the worldclass wines of the region. There is an abundance of different styles of cuisine with every taste catered for.

Margaret River is host to The Margaret River Wine Region Festival held annually in November.

Wine and food aside, the area is blessed with an abundance of natural attractions including a myriad of underground caves (open for public tours), pristine white beaches, pockets of beautiful forest and a multitude of bush and coastal walk trails. The rugged coastline is an example of nature at its finest and ocean views can be enjoyed from many lookout points. Other activities include canoeing along the Margaret River, adventure activities such as abseiling and rock climbing, whale watching off Augusta and great fishing in the ocean and river.

Massive surf has long been a major draw for the area and watching the local surfers take on the ocean is a spectacular sight. Every year the world class surfing competition, the Salomon Masters Margaret River Classic, gets the town buzzing with excitement and visitors.

The region is highly accessible, with flights to both Margaret River and Busselton airstrips, regular bus services from Perth, and a train to bus link running through Bunbury.

Luxury guest houses, bed and breakfasts, beachside apartments, selfcontained chalets, hotels, motels, resorts, farm stays, caravan parks, back packer hostels and camping grounds cater for everyone’s accommodation needs.

Gourmet traveller

The Margaret River region is a superb blend of good living and nature. Be prepared for indulgence in world-class wineries and gourmet vineyard restaurants.

Responsible for producing less than one per cent of Australia’s wine – but over 15 per cent of Australia’s premium wine – the 50 or so wineries in the Margaret River region are open for cellar-door sales and tastings daily.

Boutique beer breweries, exquisite cheeses, jams and condiment producers, freshwater crayfish farms, olive groves, and even chocolate and fudge factories, also add to the gourmet experience.

An immense array of art and craft galleries in the area means visitors also have a fabulous opportunity to experience the work of local producers and artists.

The area is blessed with an abundance of natural attractions, including caves, pristine white beaches, pockets of beautiful forest, and a multitude of bush tracks and walking trails along the spectacular rugged coastline.

Other activities include canoeing along the Margaret River, abseiling, rock climbing, whale watching and exceptional river and ocean fishing. The area’s massive surf has also long been a major drawcard, and even if you don’t participate you can always watch.

Nearest Airport: Perth

Margaret River Map

Experiences

  • Farm/Station
  • Romance
  • Rural/Country
  • Eco Tourism
  • Environmental
  • Food and Wine
  • Historic/Heritage
  • Honeymoon
  • Indulgence/Luxury
  • Nature based

Popular Activities

  • Adventure
  • Beach
  • Fishing
  • Golfing
  • National Park
  • Shopping
  • Wildlife

About Margaret River

  • Locality: Urban locality
  • Margaret River Postcode: 6285
  • State: Western Australia
  • Region: Margaret River & the South West
  • Latitude: -33.95103
  • Longitude: 115.07383
  • Elevation: 84m
  • Population: 7654
  • Median Income: $36400
  • Area (Sq/km): 61.347
  • Timezone: Australia/Perth

Tours In Margaret River

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Accommodation

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