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Cocktail Hour – shaking up a storm in the South West

Things are subtly changing in the Margaret River region. While wine is still the tipple for which we’re best known, there’s a quiet revolution taking place with beer and cider, and now spirits and cocktails as well. Images by The Grove and Tim Campbell. The…
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Stand Up Paddleboard in the clear blue water at Castle Rock Beach near Dunsborough
Active & AdventureNature & Environment

Life’s a beach – we reveal our favourite secret beaches

Everybody has their own favourite secret beach - Janine Pittaway reveals hers. Just don't tell anybody else... Images by Elements Margaret River. The Margaret River region is blessed with approximately 200km of coastline stretching from Busselton to Augusta, so even in the height of summer…
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jesters flat horse riding margaret river
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The Mane Event: experience the Margaret River region on horseback

Seeing the Margaret River region from horseback is one of the world's great experiences - don't miss your chance to saddle up and be one with nature. By Gabi Mills. I'm no natural horsewoman despite my desperation as child growing up in Scotland to own…
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The Great Outdoors: Welcome to the wonderful world of glamping

Camping will always have a special place in the hearts of holidaying Aussies; but there are some new kids on the block who are offering something a little different to the traditional approach to a few nights under canvas. Welcome to the wonderful world of…
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Star Struck: Nigella Lawson at the Margaret River Gourmet Escape

She’s one of the world’s most recognisable faces and this week, Nigella Lawson will experience the Margaret River region’s glorious foodie treasures for the very first time. She’s a household name and an internationally recognised television chef, so it’s no surprise that tickets for events…
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Active & Adventure

Trail Blazing: WA’s Mountain Biking Mecca

The Margaret River region will be one of the cornerstones of a new plan to turn WA's South West into Australia's mountain biking mecca, with nearly 500km of new trails planned. By Norman Burns. Whatever way you look at it, mountain biking has gone from…
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Eat & Drink

Ground Swell: coffee in the Margaret River region

First there was wine…then craft beer and gourmet produce…then distilleries…now it’s coffee’s turn to shine in the Margaret River region. By Norman Burns. No doubt about it - the coffee scene in the Margaret River region is booming. Groovy little boutique coffee shops and cafes…
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My Down South Getaway: by Sian Redgrave

Sian Redgrave, winner of the first ever Great Australian Bake Off and Perth girl, wishes she was back down south now that her new life in the spotlight has taken her all over the world. The words ‘down south’ are something that must be embedded…
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Dark Matters: Explore the magical underground world of Ngilgi Cave

Janine Pittaway lets her imagination run away with her as she explores the magical underground world of Ngilgi Cave. Ngilgi Cave is a fantasy fiction writer’s dream location. In its depths, my imagination was overwhelmed with ice kingdoms, flowing robes, sparkling jewels, deep sea creatures…
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