Metricup and Wilyabrup
Welcome to Metricup and Wilyabrup!
The Metricup and Wilyabrup region is the jewel in the crown of the Margaret River region. Food and wine enthusiasts will rejoice as they journey through this culinary highlight of Western Australia. Like much of the Margaret River region the Metricup and Wilyabrup areas have evolved from dairy origins to become one of the most prominent locations for growing grapes in the country. Gourmet treats matched perfectly with locally produced brews typify this part of the world.
The best way to explore Metricup and Wilyabrup is to keep a regional producers map in the glovebox. Grab a pen, get behind the wheel and start ticking the many highlights off your bucket list!
What to do
- Taste beer: with the highest density of boutique breweries in the region, Metricup and Wilyabrup is the place to be. Enjoy a pint of pilsner with lunch or buy a tasting paddle if you can’t decide!
- Animal encounters: get up close and personal with a furry, scaly, fluffy or feathered creature at one of the many animal farms.
- Taste: wine, olive oil, cheese, nuts, nougat, chocolate, cider, mulberries and liqueurs...
- Scale heights: join a local tour and visit the awe-inspiring Wilyabrup Cliffs that cast a spectacular shadow over the Indian Ocean – climb, hike or 4WD!
- Play: mazes, bocce, supa golf, giant chess, totem tennis, cricket, awesome playgrounds… the whole area is decked out!
- The perfect marriage of wine, beer and amazing local gourmet products – complemented with magical views over lakes or vineyards.
- Degustation experiences and unique culinary adventures.
- To retreat - stargaze in the spa, a lazy breakfast beside a lake or your own private outdoor shower.
Useful to know
- The Margaret River region’s first commercial vines were planted in 1967 in Wilyabrup.
- Metricup and Wilyabrup are subregions characterised purely by viticulture, agriculture and national park – neither has an actual township.
- Wine produced predominantly from fruit from any vineyard west of the Gladstone Line (roughly heading north to south approximately 30km inland from the coast) can be branded as Margaret River wine.
How to get there
The Wilyabrup subregion is located 15 minutes drive north of Margaret River town. Metricup is another 5 minutes north, or just 10 minutes south of Dunsborough. The food and wine trail is best explored along Caves Road and Bussell Highway with numerous connecting roads between the two.