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Dianne Bortoletto

Nature & Environment
13/03/2019

From Preveli to Prevelly

Walcliffe Road connects Margaret River town with its closest beach, Prevelly, renowned for its beauty, beach, pumping surf breaks and famous caravan park. Diane Bortoletto discovers more about this fascinating place. The scenery is truly breathtaking as you round the bend on Wallcliffe Road and…
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Arts & Wellbeing
12/03/2019

Creative Corner is an Artful Hub for Local Creatives

Stunning places with space to breathe have a history attracting creative types, often inspired by the beauty of their surrounds. What’s striking is the depth and diversity of exceptionally creative people who live in the Margaret River region from photographers to filmmakers, painters to sculptures,…
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Eat & Drink
05/12/2018

6 Local Chefs Share Their Favourite Christmas Recipes

Summer feasting is about sharing good food and good times with family and friends - but what to cook? Dianne Bortoletto chats to some of the Margaret River region's best producers and chefs to find out their most delicious festive season recipes. Roasted chicken, spring…
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Eat & Drink
23/10/2018

The Benefits of Local Olive Oil

Margaret River produces high quality olive oil that tastes like olive oil should as well as containing the health benefits imported oils lack. Dianne Bortoletto chats with one of the region's small producers. Petra Olive Oil Estate began as a retirement project in 1999 when…
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Active & Adventure
19/07/2018

Big Wave Surfing

There’s 135 kilometres of coastline from Busselton to Augusta with no fewer than 75 surf breaks that produce extraordinary waves - waves so good that they attract the world’s best who travel the globe following the big swell, chasing the perfect big wave. In fact,…
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Eat & Drink
19/06/2018

Field Trips for Food Lovers

Winter conjures images of cosy fires, red wine, and hearty food but according to Dianne Bortoletto, the best thing about winter is that it's truffle season. Take a day trip to Manjimup, the heart of Australia's Truffle country, to indulge in this prized delicacy and…
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Active & AdventureNature & Environment
13/03/2018

Margaret River Pro Returns to Prevelly in 2018

Its consistent and spectacularly big waves have made Margaret River a mecca for surfers. It’s officially considered one of the world’s top 10 surfing destinations and has been named Western Australia’s first national surfing reserve. Each autumn, the region hosts the World Surf League (WSL)…
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Eat & Drink
01/02/2018

The Perfect Day Out

Discover the renowned gourmet delights of Margaret River during a Progressive Lunch with Margaret River Chauffeurs while you savour, sit back and relax. A progressive lunch has to be the best way to sample great food and wine in the region, particularly for those short…
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Arts & Wellbeing
26/10/2017

Antiques and vintage shopping in the Margaret River region

Shabby Duck Studio The ambience of the traditional tea room is revived with sophistication and service at Shabby Duck’s 1899 Devonshire Tea Room. Relax with a cup of tea and freshly baked scones with jam and cream. The boutique is filled with shabby-chic pieces that…
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Nature & Environment
13/10/2017

What draws Actor Lincoln Lewis to Margs?

"I love the Margaret River region, in fact, I love Western Australia and if Hollywood were close by I’d live there, dead set." I try to get down south a few times a year. I love the wide open spaces, the pristine ocean, white sandy…
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