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.

For help planning your next adventure contact our Central Reservations Team

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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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Best Playgrounds of the Margaret River region

A big welcome back to our open playgrounds. Grab a coffee, the kids, and choose your own adventure

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5 New Winter Experiences

Discover what’s new in Your Margaret River Region

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10 Places to Stay with Amazing Winter Views

A room with a view always comes with bragging rights

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Your Ultimate Mid-Year Getaway

10 reasons you need to head to the Margaret River region this winter

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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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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

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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! ☀️🍃💦🙌
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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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It's easy to see why the @busseltonjettyofficial holds such an allure for photographers travelling through the Margaret River region. With so many different ways to shoot this iconic landmark we're constantly awestruck with unique images coming across our desk and this moonset / sunrise by 📷 @_ryanchatfield is an absolute stunner! If you're crazy about photography what would be your ideal conditions to make amazing photos of the southern hemisphere's longest timber jetty? ...