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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Cabin Fever Festival

Head to the Margaret River Region between July 16-25 for all the wintry goodness you’re used to sampling during Cabin Fever; cheese toasties, fireside wines, hearty comfort food and more.

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Cabin Fever Weekender

The Best Events This Winter

Whether you love music, cinema, getting physical, wine, food or all of the above, there’s something for everyone.

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Private Properties Picquet

8 Cosy Places to Stay

From oceanfront luxury to forest retreats, these cosy abodes are the perfect winter escape. 

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The Six Seasons of Wadandi Boodja

The Wadandi people are the traditional owners of the South West of WA, and follow an ancestral six season calendar which guides them to live in harmony with the land.

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Dog Friendly Guide to Margaret River Region Credit Elements

The Dog-Friendly Guide to the Margaret River Region

Accommodation, beaches, walks, breweries & wineries to take the pooch.

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Glenarty Road

12 Foodie Adventures

For people who travel to eat.

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Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse Credit Tim Campbell

7 Days of Winter

This 7 day itinerary is filled with brisk bush walks, art gallery gazing, delicious food and even some whale watching.

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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

What would the southern hemisphere winter solstice be without a trip to the most south western point on mainland Australia?

​@capeleeuwinlighthouse is literally as far as you can go in this direction before needing a boat, and being the middle of winter there isn't many a seafarer among us who would tackle the wild ocean that lay beyond this shoreline. With all of its ferocious power however the view from the top of the 118 year old lighthouse where the Southern and Indian Oceans meet is absolutely breathtaking.

​Take a drive through the town of Augusta and walk out to the tallest lighthouse on mainland Australia this winter where the skies are ever changing and the seas are ever raging (don't worry, there's plenty of hot chocolate and coffee waiting for you at the @capeleeuwinlighthousecafe ).

​📷 - @katnielsencreates
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"When nature is given a chance to breathe, it flourishes. It wasn’t that long ago that blue whales were a rarity, but with the banning of hunting, hundreds can now be sighted off @westernaustralia every year" 🐋
📸 @sailor.jay is spot on - ever growing populations of blue, humpback and southern right whales makes the whale watching season so exciting. Right now, Augusta is the place to see these huge and graceful creatures, either on a whale watching cruise or from a land based lookout. In spring Geographe Bay is where you'll spy whales and their calves.
Read all about their annual migration in our latest story - click the link in our bio to find out how to witness these incredible mammals.
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It seems everywhere you look at the moment in the Margaret River Region the sky is putting on a show! 🌈

​The dynamic weather systems that roll across wine country during early winter make a day out amongst the vines truly exciting. There's nothing like being chauffeured around some of Australia's best wineries by the likes of 📸 @discovermargaretriver as you indulge in some iconic Cabernet Sauvignon.

​This gorgeous scene is from @frasergallopest where you'll find more than a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, you'll find truly outstanding wine. 🍷
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Phosphorescence author Julia Baird spoke at the Margaret River Readers and Writers Festival last month about awe, wonder and things that sustain us. She shared three simple lessons, one of which was to seek awe, and nature, daily. We can't think of a finer place to seek awe and natural wonder than the #MargaretRiver region, and in particular, Boranup Karri Forest, as 📸 @jdo_photography did.

Once you've quietly walked beneath the towering karris? Lace your shoes for a section of the Cape to Cape Track - Moses Rock to Wilyabrup is a favourite, and you'll be dwarfed by the giant sea cliffs. Watch the sun rise over Geographe Bay. Swim Yallingup lagoon mid winter then warm up with hot coffee and an awesome view. Bring binoculars and marvel at migrating whales that travel thousands of kilometres each year.

For more awe-inspiring nature experiences, see the link in our bio 🌿✨

📸 @jdo_photography
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Exploring a crystal cavern deep underground is the perfect adventure on a wet and wintry day. And to celebrate Cave Week we have a fantastic prize for a lucky winner - a family pass for four people to visit the Margaret River region's four show caves, two lighthouses and Forest Adventures South West zip line course valued at over $600.

All you need to do is follow @margaretriver, share this post to your Instagram Story then tag in the comments below who you would take on this dream weekend! Each tag is an entry, so please tag as many friends as you like.

🔦 Family pass to @ngilgi.cave, @mammothcavemr, @lakecavemr and @jewelcavemr
⚓ Family pass to @capenatlighthouse and @capeleeuwinlighthouse
🧗‍♂️ Family pass to @forestadventures_sw 

Competition closes Wednesday 16th and the winner will be drawn Friday 18th June – so get tagging!

* Winner must be aged 18 years or over. Prize is non-transferable.
Competition is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered or associated with Instagram or Facebook.
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