With the Margaret River region now open to Western Australians, it is the perfect time to holiday in your own backyard.

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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, it’s time to rediscover the Margaret River region.

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Whale Watching Season

An estimated 35,000 whales migrate from the Antarctic to the warmer waters of the Margaret River region every year. The region plays host to these amazing creatures for a period of six months between June and early December – making it one of the longest whale watching seasons in Australia!
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Spotlight On: Howard Park Wines

Max Brearley discovers award-winning wine with a distinctive sense of place.

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5 New Winter Experiences

Discover what’s new in Your Margaret River Region

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What’s On – July & August

Doors are open again and there’s plenty of events to enjoy this winter.

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Guide To: Your Margaret River Region Masterclasses

A wrap-up of workshops and classes from creative pursuits to food and wine appreciation.

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What’s Open

It’s back to business-as-usual for most restaurants, cafes and wineries. Some opening hours may vary but the region is happy to be welcoming visitors once more

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Wine Trails

With wineries now offering tastings again, choose your own adventure with these self-drive winery itineraries

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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

Margarita Wallace


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

Minako's Favourites
Paul Sofilas


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

Vanya's Favourites
Tim Campbell


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

Tim's Favourites
Josh Whiteland


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

Life’s a blast, jumping off Busselton Jetty. It’s how local kids cool down in summer – dive in, cool off, climb back up and cheer on your buddies. Little kids learn on the small U-shaped jetty just 100 metres west of the main jetty, then progress onto the ‘real deal’ when they’re brave enough for a bigger leap.

Right now, it’s only the most dedicated swimmers in the chilly winter water, but put this on your list for your spring or summer holiday 💦💙
📸 : @dylan_alcock

When you think of how far this swell line had to travel, all the way across the Indian Ocean, before unloading in spectacular form on a pristine Margaret River region beach, you really become glad that @ben.harney was there to catch @jethrohed in action! To modify an old saying - "If a wave peels down a world class sand bank groomed by light offshore winds and no one is there to surf it, is it even surfable!?". You tell us! 🌊🏄‍♂️🤙 #WanderOutYonder
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Boranup Beach in the Margaret River region is truly where the forest meets the sea. This beautiful scene you see @pixbyjen_ parked up at is by no means the climax of a 4WD adventure though, it's the beginning of kilometres of white sand that you can venture out on to with the hubs in lock and find your own slice of surf paradise. To get here however you'll have to take a track through towering karri trees and forest flora that feel like a scene from Jurassic Park. We really can't decide which part of this adventure is the best, so we'll leave it up to you to #WanderOutYonder and let us know! ☀️🍃💦🙌
​#HolidayHereThisYear #westernaustralia #justanotherdayinwa #MargiesMoments #icwest #MelbsToMargs #australiassouthwest #australia #capetocape #exploringaustralia #westsouthwest #thisiswa #MargaretRiver #ig_discover_australia #amazingwa #westisbest #instagood #themargaretriverregion #seeaustralia

You won't be short of photo ops' when you visit Hamelin Bay in the south of the Margaret River region. One must-do shot is found in front of the old timber jetty ruins like @legotravellers here snapped on a family fun day out. Did you know the old jetty was once up to 600 metres long and could service three ships at a time! It's a bit of a different scene these days however, the most common activity these pylons see is from the friendly stingrays who gracefully glide up and down the shoreline. ☀️💦☺️
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