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Arts & Wellbeing

Open House: the region’s artists throw open their doors

Words: Carmen Jenner | Images: Elements Margaret River April is the best month to experience art at the coalface, so to speak, as the region’s artists throw open their studio doors to all-comers. As if the landscape isn’t already decorative enough over 120 artists are…
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Arts & WellbeingNature & Environment

Rural retreat accommodation

Words: Anna Hartley As any visitor to the area knows, the Margaret River Region is a special place - the perfect spot in fact to indulge in a little ‘me’ time in retreat accommodation. Get away from it all with these rural retreats where privacy…
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Eat & DrinkNature & Environment

My Family Getaway: Jessica Gethin, Perth Symphony Orchestra conductor and music director.

There’s nothing quite like escaping. Loading up the Kluger high with our two ginger poppets, scooters, sandpit toys and a pretty decent selection of wine, we drove three hours south from our home in Perth to the gorgeous red earth that is our south west.…
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Vasse Virgin Workshops
Arts & Wellbeing

Crafty Work-shops! Hone some new skills on holiday

Just because you’re on holiday doesn’t mean you should look the other way when the creative muse calls! Whether you want to try your hand at perfumery, pottery, photography or even cheese making, this is your chance to get up close and personal with local…
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South West Craft Beer Festival
Eat & Drink

Cream of the hop: All you need to know about the South West Craft Beer Festival + WIN 2x double passes

Words by Norman Burns | Images by Elements Margaret River The South West Craft Beer Festival in Busselton on 13 February will showcase the cream of the region’s boutique breweries, cider makers and much, much more. I’m not sure if Duff Beer qualifies as a…
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Wine & WineriesEat & Drink

Lovin’ summer wines by Rob Geddes

Wine critic Rob Geddes selects his top summer drops grown right here on the vines of the Margaret River Wine Region. If you’re lucky enough to find yourself in the Margaret River Region and wine is your tipple, you’ll be spoilt for choice. It’s home…
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Active & Adventure

Cracking conditions for future stars at ‘Small Fries’ event

Photography by Surfing WA/Nick Woolacott & Billabong Taj pulls a rabbit out of the hat...again It would take a bit to usurp Taj Burrow as leader in the clubhouse when it comes to enthusiasm for surfing, but competitors in his signature Small Fries event this…
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Eat & Drink

New craft brews: 3 new breweries & 1 distillery create hopping ale trails!

The Margaret River Region, famous for its fine wine production, award-winning food experiences and iconic beaches is now rising in the craft beer industry ranks as one of the fastest growing micro-brewery regions in Australia. And why wouldn’t it be, as winemakers enjoy good wine…
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Eat & Drink

Hot right now – Welcome to Australia’s ‘Must-Visit Food Region’!

Your Margaret River Region has further cemented its position on Australia's culinary map after winning the title of ‘Must-Visit Food Region’, as voted by 4,000 readers of Australian Traveller magazine. The region beat tough competition from Barossa Valley, Hunter Valley and Yarra Valley to come…
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Eat & Drink

Top chefs from Gourmet Escape 2015 on Your Margaret River Region

The three-day Margaret River Gourmet Escape held from Friday November 20 until Sunday November 22 included 31 satellite events throughout the region. The event hub, the Gourmet Village at Leeuwin Estate hosted 150 artisan producers, 70 wineries offering over 350 wines to try, interactive food…
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