A Million Reasons to Wander out Yonder

There might be a million reasons to experience Western Australia, but we've compiled our top 30 so you can use your travel voucher in the Margaret River Region.

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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, itโ€™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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Local 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.

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Minako Fukui

Minako

Minako moved to Margaret River from Osaka 20 years ago and has never looked back.

Minako's Favourites

Dillen

As Duty Manager at Forest Adventures South West, Dillen is a regular explorer.

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Sarina

Sarina Kamini is a passionate foodie and a champion of the outdoors and nature. Discover her favourites.

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Tim Campbell

Tim

Photographer, surfer, sailer, and rock-climber. You wonโ€™t find Tim Campbell indoors very often.

Tim's Favourites
Josh Whiteland

Josh

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

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#MargaretRiver @MargaretRiver

There's always something amazing to discover when you venture into the forest. Today's surprise amongst the wildflowers? A quenda darting across the path! Also known as a southern brown bandicoot, quendas are marsupials that carry their youngsters in their pouch... definitely not to be mistaken for rats!

Next time you #wanderoutyonder in the Margaret River Region, be sure to hit the tracks for awesome views, wildflowers and animal encounters. You could walk through Boranup Forest (pictured here, ๐Ÿ“ธ @jdo_photography), along the Meelup coastal trails, the Wadandi Track, The River Walk in Margs or a section of Cape Track. The visitor centres can recommend walks or guided tours, if you're keen to get a deeper understanding of the region while you wander, or click the link in our bio for details.
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We love a sunrise stroll, especially when the beach looks this dreamy! ๐Ÿ˜
Days are getting longer and the mornings much warmer, so take a sunrise beach walk in Busselton and you might see swimmers practising for the Busselton Jetty swim, or dolphins playing in the shallows.

Later in the morning the Jetty train starts ferrying passengers along the world's longest timber pile jetty, and the foreshore is bustling with kids playing and people soaking up the sunshine.

Busselton, famous in its own right, is in the northern part of the Margaret River region, a fantastic place for a seaside holiday with the regions wineries right on the doorstep.

๐Ÿ“ธ @langley.in.the.fall
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Where the Margaret River meets the ocean. It's a beautiful area filled with natural wonder; amazing surf, a peaceful river and so much birdlife. Hike along the Cape Track or join a canoe tour on the river, then refuel at the nearby coffee van or cafes a little further south.

๐Ÿ“ธ @dylan_alcock
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When the largest animal on earth comes to visit (blue whale, they visit every spring) it'd be rude not to go and say g'day, right!? ๐Ÿ“ธ @dylan.dehaas was lucky enough to see twelve of these magnificent creatures over the weekend, and it looks like the people aboard @naturalistecharters would have been bubbling with excitement too.

Blue whales grow to around 29 metres and 170+ tonnes, making them the largest animal on the planet. They migrate through Geographe Bay each year as they travel between the Antarctic breeding and feeding ground and the warm 'maternity ward' waters of the Kimberley region. It's estimated that only a few hundred blue whales migrate along the West Australian coast each year, while around 35,000 humpback whales make the annual journey.

Be sure to join a whale watching cruise before the season wraps up - there are charters departing Dunsborough and Busselton twice a day. If you have a Wander Voucher to redeem this week, whale watching could be a winner!
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We're in for a weekend full of sunshine - perfect for all types of adventures in wine, surf and wildflower walks.

๐Ÿ“ธ @thisishelenchan soaked up some Vitamin D at Wills Domain, one of the fantastic boutique wineries in Yallingup.

Whether you're road trippin' between wineries or dreaming about your next getaway, check out the Wine Unearthed podcast for stories from the vines. Link in bio or find it on your fave podcast app.
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Day 30. Bask in Busselton's Historic Heart & Soul
The beautiful @busseltonjettyofficial was built 153 years ago when timber exports were booming and extended a bunch of times as the boats got bigger! Thereโ€™s more than one way to experience the jetty; stroll the entire 1.81km out to sea, reel in a fish or squid, take a ride on the famous jetty train and underwater observatory tour, or dive with the fishes on an underwater helmet tour. Book your jetty experience today.

๐Ÿ“ธ @trentjohnmartin

That wraps up #30days30ways packed with plenty of ideas for your next trip to the Margaret River Region. Try out some of the epic tours and experiences and let us know what you love best - and remember to tag us in your pics!
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