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How To: Cook and Eat Augusta’s Abalone

An internationally sought-after seafood delicacy, Augusta's abalone are adorned with a shell, but are not actually shellfish, instead reef-dwelling marine snails.  Fifteen different species of abalone call Western Australia their home, but the three large enough to be fished are the Roe’s abalone, Greenlip abalone and Brownlip abalone.  Known for…
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The Whale Superhighway

The Whale Superhighway - often referred to as the Humpback Highway, is the 3000km stretch of coastline from northern Western Australia, to their feeding grounds in Antarctica. Today, Western Australia has the largest population of migratory Humpbacks in the world, seeing 35,000 of the mammals…
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How To: Experience the Margaret River Region’s Surf Scene

Surfing: it’s not just a sport - it’s a lifestyle.  Many of those who make their way to this coastline are constantly chasing the inevitable high that comes from being immersed in the ocean while feeling ‘the glide’. The Margaret River Region is home to…
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Family Fun: 10 Things to do for Under $100

School holidays are just around the corner, it's time to start planning some family-fun in the Margaret River Region. Here are ten awesome activities the whole family can enjoy for under $100. 1. Busselton Jetty The Busselton Foreshore has received a face lift over the…
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Local Favourites: Cruz Uros

Hailing from the seaside town of Dunsborough, local grom Cruz Uros skates, surfs and everything else in between. As long as he's outside being active, he's happy. Cruz shared some of his local favourites with us. Cruz Uros "I started skating and surfing when I…
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Lucy Kollman
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Local Favourites: Lucy Kollman

Meet Margs local Lucy Kollman. She's a self-proclaimed foodie who loves hanging at the beach, surfing, playing the ukulele, guitar and singing.  You might find the 11 year old busking at the Margaret River Farmers Market, performing in local pantomimes or playing gigs with her…
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Easter Trading Hours in the Margaret River Region

With Easter Long Weekend and the WA School Holidays falling close together this year, many are taking advantage of the opportunity for a nice extended break and of course, this lends itself to a decent getaway in the Margaret River Region. To help plan that…
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Cassandra Charlick
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Local Favourites: Cassandra Charlick

Cassandra Charlick wears a multitude of hats - freelance travel writer, photographer, wine explorer and a jazz singer to name a few. When she isn't gallivanting across the country on assignment, you'll find her in the Margaret River - where she calls home. Cassandra shared…
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Eat & Drink

Marron Season: Where to enjoy the South West delicacy

We've embarked on South West Australia's four week marron season, which runs from from noon on January 8 until noon on February 5, 2021 and will see thousands of people take to the waters in search of the delicious freshwater crayfish. Marron is the largest freshwater crayfish in Western…
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Christmas & New Year Trading Hours in the Margaret River Region

As Aussies, we cherish the summer season. Packing up the car for holidays and long weekends by the beach, leaving our worries behind for another day. To help plan that special time with family and friends, we've put together lists of restaurants, bars, pubs and other…
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