Visit Margaret River
Margaret River has every reason to blow its horn. Each season has something spectacular to offer any kind of traveller, and everything about it says it’s serious about treating visitors to one of Australia’s best regional getaways.
Ticking boxes on this ideal getaway couldn’t get easier. World class wines and dining experiences, pristine sea and surf, idyllic beauty, impressive cliffs and lush, native rainforests. It’s a whole lot of tick, tick, tick, and all just three hours’ drive from Perth.
Let that fresh coastal air fill your lungs and blow through your hair any time of year in Margaret River.
Have we mentioned wine?
Margaret River produces more than 25 percent of Australia’s premium wines from more than 200 vineyards (cabernet sauvignon and chardonnay are the specialties). There are also plenty of boutique breweries for beer lovers, too. With so much to see and do, it pays to plan your winery tour itinerary ahead of time. Try Margaret River’s founding wine estate, Cullen Wines, which has a beautiful roaring fire to enjoy, or Juniper Estate, where a BYO picnic is encouraged – all in local Wilyabrup.
Give Margaret River Brewhouse or Cheeky Monkey Brewpub a go if you’re in the mood for a cold brew. Whichever wineries or brew houses you choose, be sure to check out their dining options. With so many premium options, you’ll be sure to find a delicious lunch or dinner spot to tell your friends about.
Sample the best regional produce
A trip to Margaret River isn’t complete without visiting the Margaret River Farmers' Market. Serious foodies will have a field day with the best in fresh seafood, meat and poultry, and fruit and vegetables on show. And of course, artisan producers abound, with specialty products like handmade nougat, preserves and condiments perfect for gifts or as special treats to enjoy on or after your holiday.
Unwind in luxury
Nothing says relaxation like a day spa experience. Indulge in Empire Retreat face and body therapies, including pregnancy and couple’s treatments. Or for a day spa with a difference, Uniquely Balanced offers mind, body and soul therapies, including sound and energy therapy packages, focused on holistic healing. Plan ahead as both spas book in advance.
Feast of festivals
Here’s where Margaret River really flexes its muscles as a premier holiday destination. Enjoy summer in Margaret River with the Busselton Jetty Swim, South West Craft Beer Festival and Geographe Bay Race Week. In Autumn, the world’s best surfers put on a show at the Margaret River Pro, while literature lovers will be in reading and writing heaven at the Margaret River Readers and Writers Festival. Warm up in Winter with the Cabin Fever Fest and Cinefest Oz and step into Spring with Western Australian Guitar Festival for serious music lovers.
There’s something for everyone in Margaret River, all year round.
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