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Dianne Bortoletto

The Margaret River Pro Surf Competition
Active & Adventure
15/04/2021

Doing the Margaret River Pro: Like a Pro

The region is renowned for pumping surf and there’s nothing better than watching the world’s best carve it up. Kelly Slater, John John Florence, Stephanie Gilmore and other big-name surfers love coming to Margaret River – and it’s not just for the waves. Florence is…
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Glenarty Road
Eat & Drink
13/04/2021

12 Adventures for People who Travel to Eat

Food is what brings people together and planning your gastronomic encounters while travelling the Margaret River Region is both a social and a culinary adventure. There's a strong relationship between the region’s chefs, winemakers, restauranteurs and brewers, and taking the time to meet the people…
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Shelter Brewing Co
Eat & Drink
06/04/2021

Busselton’s Craft Beer Boom

The fact that the Margaret River Region is wine country is not exactly news, but what might come as a surprise to many, is that the region’s largest city – Busselton, loves its crafty pints. New large-scale breweries, fledgling operations, and up-and-comer brewers are defining…
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Eat & Drink
05/02/2021

Top Takeaways in the Margaret River Region

There is a reason why the Margaret River Region has earned the reputation of being an epicurean’s paradise, with its abundance of food and drinks choices dotted throughout. Whether it’s a casual café or fine dining restaurant, this is a part of the world where…
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Teach groms to surf school kids
Active & Adventure
23/10/2019

How To: Teaching Your Groms To Surf

With no less than 75 surf breaks in Your Margaret River Region, there are a few good spots to teach the kids how to surf. Dianne Bortoletto asks the experts. For the past 25 years, former pro-surfer Josh Palmateer, has been teaching people to surf…
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Blue Manna Bistro
Eat & DrinkWine & Wineries
20/08/2019

Linger Longer Over Lunch

A long lingering lunch accompanied by a bottle of superb Margaret River wine is the perfect way to spend an afternoon. Dianne Bortoletto made the sacrifice to find some of the region’s best for you. Researching this story was a tough gig. Sitting in beautiful…
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Arts & Wellbeing
01/08/2019

Local Hero: Ian Beniston The Original Potter

If you've dined at Vasse Felix or Yarri restaurants, then you would have eaten off the creations of master potter, Ian Beniston. He hand crafted every piece of stoneware in those restaurants from his Yallingup studio, Sensei Pots. Sensei means ‘master’ in Japanese and Sensei…
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Active & Adventure
16/05/2019

Anticipation Swells for the Margaret River Pro

Margaret River is known as one of the most consistent big wave surfing destinations in the world and is the only place there are world class waves, award-winning wineries, ancient caves, and tall timber forests all in close proximity. This year, the 34th Margaret River…
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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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