Please Stay at Home

Australian Government has halted all Non Essential Travel

Pause Now, Play Later

Travel is not recommended between Western Australia’s regions. The community are adopting government policies around safety and social distancing, and working towards coming out of this sooner rather than later. We wish you were here, but for now please pause and stay home; we’re in this together.

There are lights in the distance, and there is hope. These strange days will pass, and the beautiful Margaret River region will once again be bustling with happy holiday makers enjoying our pristine beaches, star gazing the night sky, exploring the caves and making wonderful holiday memories.

Until then we’ll share inspiration for your next trip plus information about businesses providing essential services.

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Doing it Differently

Check out how the community are doing it differently and how you can support local.

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Essential Services

Essential services are still open across the Margaret River region.

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Travel Safety Advice

All non essential travel has been halted.

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Jinna Yang

8 Secret Swimming Spots

If Western Australia is home to the country’s best beaches – and it is – then the Margaret River Region is the ocean lover’s mecca.

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abalone being prepared

Ocean Grown Abalone

Local fisherman Brad Adams has created a world-first, innovative, sustainable way to harvest these tasty treasures of the sea.

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Bunkering Down with Vintage and Vinyl

How To: Pairing Vintage Wine & Vinyl

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Discover

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

Live Like A Local

Margarita Wallace

Margarita

Head of Marketing & Creative at Eagle Bay Brewing Co – let us in on her favourites. She is a straight talker and got right to the point.

Margarita's Favourites
Minako Fukui

Minako

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

Minako's Favourites
Paul Sofilas

Paul

Paul pinches himself every day that he landed the position of caretaker at the Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse a good 20 years ago.

Paul's Favourites
Vanya Cullen

Vanya

Vanya’s local knowledge goes back generations, discover her favourite places and top tips.

Vanya's Favourites
Tim Campbell

Tim

Photographer, surfer, sailer, and rock-climber. You won’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.

Josh's Favourites

#MargaretRiver @MargaretRiver

Is it weird if we just want to walk up and down these steps all day and repeatedly take in this iconic view of Smiths Beach? @paulamariamurawska sure has the right idea anyhow, we're pretty sure nothing would come between her and the beautiful blue Indian Ocean, except maybe an enormous white sandy beach! If you're staying in the northern end of the Margaret River region then Smiths Beach is one of the best afternoon stroll locations on offer.. You can access the beach from both the north and south ends for some nice time out in nature all by yourself. 🕊
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Hands up, who is dreaming of their next #camping getaway? 🙋‍♀️⛺
📸 @rukdesilva checked into a million-star hotel with an amazing ocean view, sleeping under the Milky Way on the Cape to Cape Track.
The track follows 124km of glistening bays, deserted beaches and limestone cliffs, from Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse in the north to Cape Leeuwin in the south. Most hikers complete the walk in 4-7 days, and if you'd like to add this to your bucket list, check out some of the tour companies offering guided or semi-guided hikes - @CapetoCapeExplorerTours, @Edgewalkers_ and @WalkintoLuxury

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We’re thinking of you all out there and sending good vibes from Hamelin Bay 😘

While holidays are off the cards for now, let's start planning your next #MargaretRiver region trip.... where will you visit first when you get the chance? Hit us up with any questions!

Photo by @endlesslyactive in the crystal clear water of Hamelin Bay near Augusta, the southern tip of the Margaret River region. Nearby you'll find Jewel Cave, Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse, award winning fish and chips, Boranup Forest, Glenarty Road winery and so much more.

#seeaustralia #thisiswa #margaretriver #wildlifephotography
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Eagle Bay really is one of the crown jewels of the Margaret River region.  From up here @lucyadamopoulos looks like she has found somewhere we'd all rather be! 🕊️
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There has been a strange feeling across the Margaret River region this last week or so. A cutting back and forth of emotions, government announcements and business adjustments, and a realisation of the arbitrary nature of life. Between this, there was a strong sense of what this community is made up of – generous, empathetic, and creative people adapting to this new (and hopefully short-term) state. There were moments of connection by way of a chat with the local grocer, or a nod of solidarity with a stranger at sunset which we’re sure were felt by all locals and visitors still here.
These are improbable times. But from what we’re hearing, the community is stepping up. For now – the Margaret River region is looking a bit less like long table lunches and bustling events, and more like takeaway services from those same foodie diners, creative cleansers happening online with live streaming of conferencing, and wineries turning grapes into hand-sanitiser.
Travel is currently restricted between Western Australia’s regions with explicit instructions from the WA Police Commissioner to cancel any plans to travel down south. We’d like for you to think about the businesses in the region who will struggle in the weeks ahead, and consider postponing any plans rather than cancelling. We wish you were here. But we still feel we’re in this together.

The community is adopting government policies around safety and social distancing, and working towards coming out of this sooner rather than later. There are lights in the distance, and there is hope. These strange days will pass, and the beautiful Margaret River region will once again be bustling with happy holiday makers enjoying our pristine beaches, star gazing the night sky, exploring the caves and making wonderful holiday memories.
Until then we’ll share inspiration for your next trip plus information about businesses providing essential services. 📸 @discovermargaretriver
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When the other half of @nickbatten__ said "Hey honey gimme some sugar!" he swiftly packed the picnic blanket and whisked her out to one of the Margaret River regions most stunning sunset locations - the iconic Sugarloaf Rock! This gigantic granite landmark is absolutely breathtaking any time of the day but pair it with a romantic dusk sky and you've got a recipe for plenty of extra brownie points. So go on fellas, get your girl out there and take in the magic of nature without spending a cent. 👌
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