Jewel Cave

The biggest show cave in Western Australia

 

Your Winter Play Pass

Great deals for your winter escape

 

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Margaret River Readers and Writers Festival

Where stories come alive, 02 - 04 June 2017

 

Jazz by the Bay

Experience spectacular venues, exciting international acts and the cream of Australian jazz talent 2 - 5 June 2017

 

Cabin Fever

This winter, put a hold on hibernation with more than 25 unique events throughout the Margaret River region from 14 - 23 July

 

Become a Margaret River Master

Take our Margaret River region wine masterclass and WIN a holiday to the region!

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A choice of over 260 accommodation options available for all needs and budgets in Margaret River, Busselton, Dunsborough, Yallingup, Augusta and throughout the South-West.

Tours

Tour with the experts – choose from over 90 local specialist tours and activities including wine tours, cave and lighthouse tours, whale watching and horse riding.

Guides & Maps

Our handy regional map, travel guide, self drive itineraries and online interactive map will help you to navigate through Your Margaret River Region.

Events Calendar

Experience everything from local farmers markets, sunset movies in a vineyard and quirky community celebrations through to internationally recognised concerts, festivals and sporting events.

Trip Ideas & Stories

Need a little down south holiday inspiration? Get great tips and ideas from our team of local writers.

Eat & DrinkWine & Wineries
23/05/2017

Cold Comfort – ward off the winter blues and turn up the heat this July

A brand new event, Cabin Fever, promises to ward off those winter blues and turn up the heat this July. By Lisa Shearon. Images by Elements Margaret River. Have you noticed that Australians are really very good at doing one particular thing in winter? Yes,…
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Wine & Wineries
12/05/2017

Where it all began – looking back to the early days of winemaking in the region

Vines and winemaking are an essential part of the Margaret River region’s DNA. Peter Forrestal looks back to the early days of winemaking in the region. From pretty much the earliest days of settlement in the Margaret River region, vines were a part of the…
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Eat & DrinkWine & Wineries
03/05/2017

Mum’s the word – treat mum to a champagne brekkie, lunch or dinner this Mother’s Day

Give mum a special treat this Mother's Day (May 14) with a champagne brekkie, lunch or dinner at one of the region's restaurants and wineries. Left it to the last minute? Scroll down to find convenient gifts you can purchase online. Written by Gabi Mills.…
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Eat & Drink
27/04/2017

Giniversity – my kind of education

A new educational institution has popped up in Margaret River – Giniversity. It’s at Margaret River Distilling Co, and you can spend an afternoon creating your own bespoke gin and graduate with a PhD in Distilling. Lizzy Pepper graduates ‘full bottle’. I’ve always loved a…
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Wine & Wineries
20/04/2017

Cabernet: The King of Margaret River wines

Cabernet Sauvignon is the King of Margaret River region wine. More than any other varietal it has propelled the region into the consciousness of wine drinkers around the world. Bordeaux is the cradle of Cabernet, but Margaret River is part of a select band of…
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Nature & Environment
12/04/2017

Wood Work – Explore the beautiful forests of the Leeuwin Naturaliste National Park

Explore the beautiful forests of the Leeuwin Naturaliste National Park and you’ll be rewarded richly says Sarina Lewis. As a self-confessed outdoors guy, Ben Tannock likely has, if not one of the best jobs in the world, then at least one of the most envy-inducing…
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Wine & Wineries
08/04/2017

Terroir: Discover the pristine environment which helps our wines to thrive

Terroir is defined as the complete natural environment in which a particular wine is produced. Factors such as the soil, topography, and climate all feed into what we consider terroir in a region, a sub-region or individual site. From the first studies of Margaret River…
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Wine & Wineries
05/04/2017

Where to begin? Top tips for visiting wineries for the first time

Visiting a wine region can be a daunting task. It might be the thought of wine tasting at a cellar door for the first time or the sheer volume of wineries that call this region home! To get the best out of any wine region…
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view of Geographe Bay from The Goose deck
Eat & DrinkWine & Wineries
03/04/2017

Drink in the Views – dine within sight of the ocean

When in the Margaret River region, don’t miss the chance to dine within sight of the ocean - you’ll create memories that’ll last forever, says Mia Lacy. “Let's go somewhere with a view of the ocean and drink lunch!’ Jane Fonda gets to say this…
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Wine & Wineries
01/04/2017

How to taste wine

While most of us drink wine, not all of us feel capable of tasting and talking about it. A thought looms that we need to know the etiquette, the drill, some routine or procedure that will unlock the vault. It can all seem too much.…
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Active & AdventureNature & Environment
24/03/2017

Great Leap Forward – gather round, mountain bike enthusiasts

Gather round, pedal power enthusiasts – the region’s blossoming mountain biking scene is set for another boost, with the opening of a wonderful new group of trails in the Bramley National Park. By Norman Burns. Images by Elements Margaret River As we were all kicking…
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Just three hours’ drive south of Perth and only 110km from end to end, Your Margaret River Region is one of Australia’s most compact, yet strikingly diverse holiday destinations stretching from Busselton and Dunsborough in the north of the region, down to Augusta in the south.

It’s an enticing mosaic of pristine natural wonders, premium wineries, relaxed microbreweries, world-class restaurants, spectacular beaches, towering forests, inspirational artisans, warm and friendly locals, and a laid-back persona all of its own. From the tranquil waters of Geographe Bay in the north, down the ancient cave-carved Leeuwin-Naturaliste Ridge, through picturesque vineyards and karri forest of the heartland, to the desolate beauty of Cape Leeuwin in the south, this is a place of astounding natural contrasts. There are just so many things to do in the Margaret River region you’ll need at least a few days to explore it. Take advantage of our stunning range of accommodation throughout the region in Margaret River, Dunsborough, Busselton, Augusta, Yallingup and throughout the South West.

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