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Dianne Bortoletto

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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Eat & DrinkWine & Wineries
10/07/2017

Burn baby, burn

There’s nothing cosier than tucking in to some delicious tucker around a roaring fire. Dianne Bortoletto and Gabi Mills have rounded up the best places to warm up – and fill up too. Images by Elements Margaret River. CAVES HOUSE Caves House in Yallingup is…
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Arts & Wellbeing
23/12/2016

Movies under the stars: Your outdoor cinema roundup

Summer wouldn't be summer without being able to lie back under the stars to watch a movie with a glass of Margaret River wine. It seems that we can't get enough of the outdoor movie scene in Your Margaret River Region - what began as…
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Eat & Drink
24/03/2016

Hot Chocolate

Words: Dianne Bortoletto | Images: Elements Margaret River Chocolate – one of life’s great pleasures and, thanks to some delicious examples made in the Margaret River region, it’s a pleasure to be enjoyed right at the heart of your visit. God love the ancient Aztecs…
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Stephanie Gilmore - Surf Pro April 2015 - Photo Elements Margaret River
Active & Adventure
26/06/2015

Pro surfers on why they heart the Margaret River Region

Each year in April, the world's best surfers descend upon the Margaret River Region to compete in the Drug Aware Margaret River Pro. They seem to stick around, arriving early and often staying on after they are knocked out of the competition, so we figured…
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