Plan Your Summer

With summer upon us it's time to plan your next adventure

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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Festive Season Trading Hours

Heading to the Margaret River Region during Christmas & New Years? Your guide to what’s open over the festive season.


The Ultimate Margaret River Region Gift Guide

Take the hassle out of this year’s Christmas shopping and pair it with a weekend away.

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What’s On in December

Christmas festivities, New Year’s Eve dance floors and plenty of wining and dining in-between.

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Augusta’s Sublime Seafood Scene

With the lives of the Augusta folk inextricably tied to fishing, seafood is really the way of the locals.

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Busselton’s Best Kept Secrets

Scratch below the surface and discover the new and the wonderful of this seaside town.

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Family Friendly Margaret River

The best things to do in Margaret River with toddlers, teens and tweens.

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10 of the Best Farm Stays

Get back to nature and embrace the farm life.

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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


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


Lara is the brains behind Burnside Organic Farm with a dedication to organic practices. Beyond the farm, she is big on surfing and casual dining.

Lara's Favourites


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

Dillen's Favourites


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

Sarina's Favourites
Tim Campbell


Photographer, surfer, sailor, 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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If you're a keen West Aussie bird watcher you would be well acquainted with the Blue Wren, but have you met the shy Southern Emu Wren? According to 📸 @estebanthenatureman they would be considered one of Australia’s smallest birds (except for the tail which is counted), making them quite tricky to spot... but what a beautiful sight to behold if you're lucky enough to come across one!

Don't forget those binoculars when you're next out on the Cape to Cape track.

The Busselton foreshore has really made a name for itself recently as an all day entertainment hotspot in the Margaret River region. From cosy cafes to start the day, amazing beach front playgrounds to keep the kids happy, to brand new boutique breweries and beautiful evening strolls by the jetty, you really can't go wrong! 🙌


From the beautiful blue water and white sandy beaches to the towering karri trees and jewel filled caves Boranup just may be the most diverse location in the Margaret River region. It literally takes you no more than 5 minutes to travel from one of the best beaches in the south west over the ridge and into the depths of this magical forest wonderland the @wanderingwilsons are enjoying right here. What's even better is that the forest and caves can be enjoyed in basically all weather conditions, making it an ideal choice for those rainy days!
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If you were to head out to the iconic Sugarloaf Rock right now you'd be greeted with a scene like this. Late spring is really where the Margaret River region begins to turn on it's summer colours with blue bird days making coastal exploration a must do on your weekend away. Just like @ju_lie_rch here, if you're a bit adventurous and decide to venture off the paved path you'll be rewarded with a gorgeous view like this. There's still plenty of the day left so what are you waiting for!? ☀️
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Now this is a sight for sore eyes after a few hours on the highway headed to your favourite summer holiday destination. The road in to Yallingup has to be one of the most iconic views in Western Australia, cherished by many a road tripper! Once you arrive here it's like a weight being lifted off the shoulders as you know you're only moments away from a dip in that turquoise lagoon. 🙌
​📷 - @dylan.dehaas
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Canal Rocks is a thrilling spot to watch the water rush through a naturally formed channel in the granite. 💦 And when sunset comes around, it's an awesome lookout to admire the spectacular colours in the sky as well as the changing hues of the rock. This ancient granite formed hundreds of millions of years ago, and it's actually part of what makes the region so famous for fine wine - our granite soils and maritime weather are perfect for growing grapes! 🍷

Find Canal Rocks in the northern part of the Margaret River region, near Yallingup. Stay safe and stick to the paths - or the bridge in this case - and drink in that amazing view.

📸 @mkz.imagery