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Sophie Mathewson

Redgate Beach
Arts & Wellbeing
11/06/2020

A Connection to Redgate

Creatives often find energy from the natural environment. Plants and animals inspire shapes in paintings and prints, photographers are eager to capture the raw light of dawn or dusk landscapes, and writers take up forest residencies to hone their craft. Robert Wood, a poet, is…
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Nature & Environment
11/06/2020

10 Places to Stay with Amazing Winter Views

It’s fair to say that a room with a view always comes with bragging rights. And it needn’t always be 5-star extravagance. Sometimes it’s just a balcony with birdlife, a view of the ocean or bay, or a secluded gem that honours privacy. Thankfully, the…
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Active & Adventure
13/05/2020

5 Classic Road Trips

It’s time to get this show on the road. There’s nothing quite like the freedom of being behind the wheel and setting off into the unknown. Road trips have been romanticised in fictional stories for centuries and the sense of adventure that comes from taking…
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What's On?
23/04/2020

9 Virtual Experiences to get your Margaret River Region fix

Missing encounters with nature, tasting Margaret River wines, or perusing the work of the region’s local artisans? If your daily suburban stroll isn’t quite enough, we’ve gathered nine of the best virtual experiences for you to partake in from your favourite armchair. Pour yourself a…
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Local Favourites
17/02/2020

Local Favourites: Minako Fukui, Sidekick Cafe

Minako Fukui moved to Margaret River from Osaka 20 years ago and has never looked back. She was welcomed into the Settler’s fold early on, with the local tavern helping to develop Min’s bar skills and then barista duties at their offshoot café Sidekick. Min…
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Vanya Cullen Wines
Local Favourites
13/02/2020

Local Favourites: Vanya Cullen, Cullen Wines

Vanya Cullen is a woman of superlatives. Best….most….highest achieving… if there’s an award to win, she’ll have it covered. Vanya recently collected the Halliday ‘Winemaker of the Year’ Award and won the Australian Woman in Wine ‘Winemaker of the Year’ Award 2019. Sitting down with…
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Josh Whiteland Cape Cultural Tours
Local Favourites
10/02/2020

Local Favourites: Josh Whiteland, Cape Cultural Tours

Cultural Custodian and local Wadandi man Josh Whiteland spent his childhood growing up on the beaches of Busselton and Dunsborough, and camping along the Blackwood River during Marron season. Today, Josh runs Koomal Dreaming and Cape Cultural Tours, where he shares his passion for native…
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Arts & Wellbeing
28/01/2020

Busselton Takes Centre Stage in the New Feature Film GO!

Busselton has a long-standing connection to the film industry. Having hosted CinefestOZ Film Festival for over ten years and seen the likes of David Wenham, Sigrid Thornton, and Alex Dimitriades grace the red carpet, the regional town doesn’t shy from the limelight. And last week's…
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Tim Campbell Photographer
Local Favourites
26/01/2020

Local Favourites: Tim Campbell

Photographer, surfer, sailer, and rock-climber. You won’t find Tim Campbell indoors very often. A man of the elements, Tim’s explored most nooks and crannies of the region and isn’t precious about sharing his favourites. So take note, grab your camera, and book your next trip…
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Margarita Wallace Eagle Bay Brewing Co
Local Favourites
13/01/2020

Local Favourites: Margarita Wallace, Eagle Bay Brewing Co

Eagle Bay Brewing Co is a microbrewery, restaurant and vineyard with sweeping views over Geographe Bay and undulating valleys. The team work extremely hard, and it shows across the menu of great food, ciders and beers. But it’s the communal atmosphere lapping up the view…
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