Margaret River and its premium wine region is the place for indulging many passions. It’s the only wine region in Australia where you can hop from award-winning wineries and restaurants to stunning beaches, tall-timber forests, world-class surf breaks and ancient caves.
Blessed with mild weather and abundant sunshine, Margaret River has evolved from a chilled-out surfie town into a popular base for enjoying the region’s fine flavours and spectacular scenery, where rolling vineyards sit against a backdrop of ocean and forest.
Producing over 25% of Australia’s premium wine, the tastings are top notch. And besides over 200 wineries, you’ll be spoilt for choice with many fine restaurants, boutique breweries, art galleries and fresh produce, from divine cheeses to chocolate. Time your visit to coincide with the annual wine and food festivals and you’ll get to savour many of these flavours in one hit.
Those with a taste for adventure will find plenty to indulge in too, from exploring the famous Cape to Cape track, or spotting whales off the coast.
From Perth, it’s an easy 3 and a half hour drive via coast or country. Budget travellers can catch the coach that departs daily. Or, you can opt to arrive in style, taking a direct charter flight to nearby Busselton.
After a journey surrounded by premium wineries, extraordinary architecture and amazing vistas of
undulating vineyards, it is the lush forest, the river and the surf breaks that add an extra dimension to Margaret River.
During the day the town is bustling and at night town comes alive with a totally different scene of fantastic foodie restaurants, wine bars and pubs with live music. Decadent food, premium produce, internationally renowned wine, surfing, art and a love for nature combine to be the soul of the town and some of the main Margaret River attractions. Stunning walking and cycling tracks meander along the river or through the surrounding forest to the vineyards and farms. The world-famous Margaret River surf is only 10 minutes from the centre of town.
A range of quality accommodation is available ranging from backpackers, bed and breakfasts, apartments, luxury lodges, manors an