Whale Watching

Go whale watching in Flinders Bay, Augusta

 

Your Winter Play Pass

Great deals for your winter escape

 

Jewel Cave

The biggest show cave in Western Australia

 

Cabin Fever

This winter, put a hold on hibernation with more than 25 unique events throughout the Margaret River region from 14 - 23 July

 

Become a Margaret River Master

Take our Margaret River region wine masterclass and WIN a holiday to the region!

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Accommodation

A choice of over 260 accommodation options available for all needs and budgets in Margaret River, Busselton, Dunsborough, Yallingup, Augusta and throughout the South-West.

Tours

Tour with the experts – choose from over 90 local specialist tours and activities including wine tours, cave and lighthouse tours, whale watching and horse riding.

Guides & Maps

Our handy regional map, travel guide, self drive itineraries and online interactive map will help you to navigate through Your Margaret River Region.

Events Calendar

Experience everything from local farmers markets, sunset movies in a vineyard and quirky community celebrations through to internationally recognised concerts, festivals and sporting events.

Trip Ideas & Stories

Need a little down south holiday inspiration? Get great tips and ideas from our team of local writers.

Nature & Environment
24/07/2017

Whale Migration

Each year thousands of humpback whales and rare blue whales make their annual migration along the Western Australian coast. Witness these incredible mammals as they swim through the pristine waters surrounding the Margaret River region. By Lizzy Pepper. Photos supplied by Legends Charters and Geographe…
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Wine & Wineries
19/07/2017

Dare to be different

Why not go off the beaten track and try some of the lesser-known wine varietals next time you’re in the Margaret River region? Lizzy Pepper has rounded up some fascinating local drops. Images: supplied. In the Margaret River region’s 50 years of winemaking, producers have…
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Eat & Drink
19/07/2017

The Margaret River Craft Beer Boom

Back in 2008 Jeremy Sambrooks from Beer and Brewer visited all of Margaret River's breweries in a single day. He recently returned to the renowned wine region to discover a plethora of craft breweries at a concentration found nowhere else in regional Australia. In 2008,…
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Wine & Wineries
17/07/2017

Wine voices – Sean Blocksidge Margaret River Discovery Co.

“I remember coming down here and people saying "if you can survive winter in Margaret River I’ll be amazed". I’d just come from living in Canada, so I’ve been waiting for winter for 14 years now. It’s so mild over winter. I find it an…
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Eat & Drink
13/07/2017

Fishing for compliments

Blue Ocean Fish & Chips in Augusta has won plenty of fans for its fresh seafood and the rest of the country has taken notice now as the local business vies for top spot as best fish 'n’ chips in Australia. By LISA SHEARON. West…
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Eat & DrinkWine & Wineries
10/07/2017

Burn baby, burn

There’s nothing cosier than tucking in to some delicious tucker around a roaring fire. Dianne Bortoletto and Gabi Mills have rounded up the best places to warm up – and fill up too. Images by Elements Margaret River. CAVES HOUSE Caves House in Yallingup is…
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Clive Otto, Winemaker, Fraser Gallop Estate
Wine & Wineries
04/07/2017

Wine voices – Clive Otto, Winemaker, Fraser Gallop Estate

“I came across to Margaret River on a surfing safari back in 1989 and went "wow this is an amazing place". I put my name down at Vasse Felix and then by the time I'd finished university I had a job. I got there and…
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Eat & Drink
28/06/2017

High Spirits

A detour into distilling pays dividends as Harmans Estate launches Margaret River’s first ever pisco brandy. By Lizzy Pepper. Images by Elements Margaret River. Harmans Estate has established a great reputation for its single estate wines and the warm hospitality at their cellar door. Now…
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Eat & Drink
21/06/2017

The Stars Align

The Margaret River region is drawing culinary stars like a magnet from all over the world. Janine Pittaway meets a couple of them. You know the Margaret River region is truly on the map for quality food experiences when accomplished Spanish and French chefs like…
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Nature & Environment
19/06/2017

The big arrival: whale watching begins in Augusta

Whale watching has officially begun at Augusta for the year, as captured beautifully by Naturaliste Charters and Tim Campbell Photo. Words by Carmen Jenner. Western Australia's South West has Australia’s longest whale-watching season - taking place at Flinders Bay, Augusta, from June to August, and Geographe…
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CinefestOZ Directors Chair at Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse, Margaret River
Arts & Wellbeing
19/06/2017

Stars of the silver screen

Celebrate 10 years of CinefestOZ Film Festival this August with a jam-packed program of Australian and international cinema, sidebar events and spectacular galas. We find out more about this Busselton-born festival from festival chair and co-founder, Helen Shervington. YMRR: What exactly is CinefestOZ Film Festival?…
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food by the chef
Eat & Drink
15/06/2017

Cooking on Gas

Why not brush up on your culinary skills while you’re on holiday in the Margaret River region? Janine Pittaway puts together her list of the best behind the pots and pans. Winter gives us time to slow down and enjoy indoor pursuits that feed the…
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Just three hours’ drive south of Perth and only 110km from end to end, Your Margaret River Region is one of Australia’s most compact, yet strikingly diverse holiday destinations stretching from Busselton and Dunsborough in the north of the region, down to Augusta in the south.

It’s an enticing mosaic of pristine natural wonders, premium wineries, relaxed microbreweries, world-class restaurants, spectacular beaches, towering forests, inspirational artisans, warm and friendly locals, and a laid-back persona all of its own. From the tranquil waters of Geographe Bay in the north, down the ancient cave-carved Leeuwin-Naturaliste Ridge, through picturesque vineyards and karri forest of the heartland, to the desolate beauty of Cape Leeuwin in the south, this is a place of astounding natural contrasts. There are just so many things to do in the Margaret River region you’ll need at least a few days to explore it. Take advantage of our stunning range of accommodation throughout the region in Margaret River, Dunsborough, Busselton, Augusta, Yallingup and throughout the South West.

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