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Eat & Drink
21/06/2017

The Stars Align

The Margaret River region is drawing culinary stars like a magnet from all over the world. Janine Pittaway meets a couple of them. You know the Margaret River region is truly on the map for quality food experiences when accomplished Spanish and French chefs like…
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Nature & Environment
19/06/2017

The big arrival: whale watching begins in Augusta

Whale watching has officially begun at Augusta for the year, as captured beautifully by Naturaliste Charters and Tim Campbell Photo. Words by Carmen Jenner. Western Australia's South West has Australia’s longest whale-watching season - taking place at Flinders Bay, Augusta, from June to August, and Geographe…
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CinefestOZ Directors Chair at Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse, Margaret River
Arts & Wellbeing
19/06/2017

Stars of the silver screen

Celebrate 10 years of CinefestOZ Film Festival this August with a jam-packed program of Australian and international cinema, sidebar events and spectacular galas. We find out more about this Busselton-born festival from festival chair and co-founder, Helen Shervington. YMRR: What exactly is CinefestOZ Film Festival?…
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food by the chef
Eat & Drink
15/06/2017

Cooking on Gas

Why not brush up on your culinary skills while you’re on holiday in the Margaret River region? Janine Pittaway puts together her list of the best behind the pots and pans. Winter gives us time to slow down and enjoy indoor pursuits that feed the…
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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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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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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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Manager Liv shakes up an Aviation
Eat & Drink
20/03/2017

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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