The Whale Superhighway

Whether on land or out at sea, witness the majestic Humpback Highway.

 

Boost Mobile Margaret River Pro

Watch the world’s best surfers carve it up. Surfers Point, May 2 - 12.

 

Wine Unearthed

Listen to the Margaret River Region's podcast series that explores the lauded wine industry upclose and unearthed

Rediscover the Margaret River Region

Flanked by national parks including towering forests, pristine coastlines and rugged granite outcrops, the Margaret River Region is the quintessential Western Australian holiday destination.

This is award-winning wine country with a thriving art scene, incredible hiking trails, and a distinctly circular food philosophy with a great respect for the land.

With sheltered bays to the north, vineyards and surf coast along its length, and two oceans meeting at the southern tip, it’s time to rediscover The Margaret River Region.

For help planning your next adventure, contact our team of local travel experts here in the Margaret River Region.

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Margaret River Readers & Writers Festival

A storytelling spectacular held in the heart of the Margaret River Region, 14 – 16 May. Hear established and emerging storytellers share stories at this not-to-be-missed event for anyone who loves arts, culture, books and Margaret River.

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The Margaret River Pro Surf Competition

What’s Happening in May?

Experience the last days of autumn to maximum enjoyment with literary greats, surfing celebs and fitness extremes.

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Olio Bello

Best Romantic Getaways

12 perfect lodgings to spark the fluttering of hearts. 

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Fraser Gallop Estate Taste of the Vineyard Experience

10 New Autumn Experiences

Immersive new food and wine experiences, fantastic foodie venues, and an historic venue brought back to life.

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Compartment 10 Margaret River Mountain Bike Trails

Middle Earth & Other MTB Trails

Challenging and cruisey biking trails to suit every ability.

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Glenarty Road

12 Foodie Adventures

For people who travel to eat.

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Brown Hill Estate

The Southern Backroads Trail

The road less travelled offers the best surprises.

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Your Guide to Busselton

Your Guide to Dunsborough & Yallingup

Your Guide to Margaret River

Your Guide to Augusta

Further Afield

Inspiration for Your Next Visit

Local Favourites

Josh Whiteland

Josh

Cultural Custodian and local Wadandi man Josh Whiteland spent his childhood growing up on the beaches of Busselton and Dunsborough.

Josh's Favourites
Cassandra Charlick

Cassandra

This Margaret River local wears a multitude of hats from freelance travel writer, jazz singer and photographer. Discover her favourites.

Cassandra's Favourites
Tim Campbell

Tim

Photographer, surfer, sailor, and rock-climber. You won’t find Tim Campbell indoors very often.

Tim's Favourites

Evan

With the top title of Estate Sommelier at Vasse Felix, Evan Gill isn’t shy of using superlatives to describe the place where he lives.

Evan's Favourites
Lucy Kollman Local Favourites

Lucy

A self-proclaimed foodie, you’ll find this Margs local surfing, busking at the farmers markets or singing at local gigs.

Lucy's Favourites
Cruz Uros

Cruz

Hailing from the seaside town of Dunsborough, this local grom skates, surfs and everything else between.

Cruz's Favourites

#MargaretRiver @MargaretRiver

Harvest may have finished in the Margaret River Region but the work is well and truly still in full swing! Pump overs, tank transfers and hand plunging are just a few of the techniques that keep the latest batch of juicy goodness moving along on its journey to becoming award winning wine.

​Even though it’s the beginning of the week this photo by 📸 @duke.haus at @leeuwinestate has us dreaming of pasta nights with a glass of cabernet as the storms roll by outside. One of our favourite winter activities 🔥🤤🍷
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This is what holiday dreams are made of 😍
It's Meelup Beach, a slice of aquamarine paradise just a few minutes drive from Dunsborough town. Drive through the glorious Meelup Regional Park, past grass trees, peppermints, gnarly marris. Catch glimpses of the iridescent Geographe Bay as the drive twists and climbs through undulating terrain, before grabbing a sought-after park at Meelup.

In summer it's great for cooling off, but this time of year we love walking the coastal trails between Dunsborough and Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse, where every bay is unique and beautiful. Give it a couple of months and the whale will be passing by these shores.

Ahh Meelup, we love you so!

📸 @aquaflyte
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They're back! Whales have been spotted all along the Leeuwin coast in recent weeks as they prepare for their long journey north. Humpbacks like this pod photographed by @timcampbellphoto spend summer in the Antarctic Ocean, feasting on krill and mating. They can be seen in Flinders Bay from May to July, before migrating to the warm waters north of Broome to calve.

Hop aboard one of the awesome whale watching tours that departs Augusta Harbour. Tours begin this Saturday 8 May, so be sure to put it on your holiday list as you #WanderOutYonder this winter 🐳

Click the link in our bio to learn more about whale watching.
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