From stunning beaches to world-class surf spots, award-winning wines and gastronomical delights, the stunning coastal town of Margaret River has it all. Discover the top 10 reasons we love Margaret River.
Home to more than 200 vineyards, Margaret River has carved out a name for itself as one of the world’s best wine producing regions specialising in Cab Savs, Chardonnays and its very own distinctive Semillon Sauvignon Blanc white blend.
Margaret River’s founding wine estate, Vasse Felix deserves a spot on your wine tour itinerary. Not only is it the region’s oldest vineyard but it’s stunning cellar door, restaurant and gallery make it the perfect spot to spend a sunny afternoon with a glass of wine in hand.
Cullen Wines is another hot favourite. Cullen does things differently with a fully biodynamic, carbon neutral and naturally powered estate. Enter the beautiful granite and timber cellar door and be transported to a world of wine. Stop by for a tasting with the friendly staff or enjoy the view of the vineyards while relaxing under the peppermint trees.
For incredible views, sensational food and warm hospitality, Amelia Park Restaurant is the place to go. Everything on the menu is made from scratch and shines a spotlight on local and Western Australian produce. From light and seasonal salads to Manjimup rainbow trout ‘pastrami’, slow cooked ‘Big Red’ pork belly and Amelia Park meats, the kitchen team at Amelia Park will tantalise your tastebuds with their generous and delicious meals.
In the mood for Japanese? Enter the cosy world of Miki’s Open Kitchen and watch in awe as Miki and his team skilfully prepare tasting menus showcasing the beauty of local ingredients. Make your choice of the 4 degustation menus and go on a culinary journey accompanied with a special curated range of Japanese sake and local wines to complete your dining experience.
Meet the locals and taste your way around the region at the weekly Margaret River Farmers’ Market. Stock up on free-range eggs, olive oil, charcuterie, nougat, artisan chocolate, freshly baked breads and a beautiful abundance of fruit and veg brought directly to you by the growers and makers.
Get your vitamin fix with freshly squeezed seasonal fruit and veggie juices at The Local Squeeze or join the dumpling revolution brought to you by Ma’La’ Dumplings Margaret River. These tasty northern Chinese style dumplings are made using the regions finest and absolutely bursting with flavour. Grab some of your favourites and head to the beach for an amazing picnic lunch!
Foodies, this one’s for you! Delight your tastebuds and rub shoulders with some of the biggest names in the culinary world at an extraordinary festival of food and wine – Western Australia Gourmet Escape. Held in November, the annual Gourmet Escape brings unique flavours, local wines and gourmet celebrities like Nigella Lawson, Heston Blumenthal and Marco Pierre White to Western Australia. Tantalise your tastebuds with multi-course degustation dinners with carefully paired wines to gastronomic experiences from nationally renowned restaurants.
Get your hiking boots on and lose yourself in the amazing beauty of Margaret River on the Cape to Cape Track. The 140 kilometre track takes you along the ridge and beaches of the Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park following the coast from Cape Naturaliste, Dunsborough to Cape Leeuwin, Augusta. We’re talking amazing sea views, picture perfect landscapes, beautiful native flowers and jaw-dropping stunning views of the Indian Ocean. Definitely worth the exercise.
Burn off the calories from all that wining and dining with these adrenaline pumping activities. Hop on an electric quad bike for a tour of the stunning forest of the Margaret River Region. Get your blood pumping on a rock climbing and abseiling tour on the spectacular sea cliffs with the Margaret River Climbing Co. Head out on the water for a kitesurfing lesson with or jump on a jetski for a tour that will take you around the coastline for amazing views of the bays and beaches.
With its giant hedge maze, 18-hole mini golf and botanical gardens, Amaze’n Margaret River is possibly one of the most unique experiences the region has to offer. Spend your day getting lost in the maze, try your hand at a game of giant chess, unleash your competitive side in a round of mini golf or simply take a moment to admire the stunning gardens thriving with native birds and butterflies.
Gin drinkers rejoice! Nestled among the native trees, sits the Margaret River Distilling Company – proud producers of internationally awarded Giniversity gin. Stop by the cellar door to sample their offerings and bring home a bottle of Giniversity gin.
For serious gin lovers, become an honorary distiller for a day and get some hands-on experience in the art of distilling your very own bottle of gin. Experiment with exotic and native botanicals to craft your bespoke gin that reflects your personality and palate. Perfect way to spend a few hours during your stay in Margaret River.
If you’re looking for pristine white beaches, crystal clear waters and unbelievable surf, Margaret River is the place to be. Get up close to the friendly stingrays at Hamelin Beach, grab the kids and head to the calm waters of Busselton Beach or check out the beautiful turquoise waters of Castle Rock. Grab your surfboards and head to Surfers Point Prevelly for some of the best waves in the region. First time on a surfboard? Check out one of the many surf schools in the area. Trust us – you won’t be disappointed!
Chocolate, chocolate and more chocolate! Step into the wonderful world of chocolate at the Margaret River Chocolate Factory with free tastings, interactive displays and a viewing window where you can watch the professional Chocolatiers hand craft award winning chocolates. Get your fill with a mouth-watering range of chocolate bars, chocolate coated delights, handmade truffles, novelty chocolates, chocolate body products, the list is endless!
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