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Sophie Mathewson

Margaret River Wine Connection to the Coast
Wine & Wineries
18/03/2021

Margaret River Wine’s Connection to the Coast

Fraser Gallop Estate’s chief winemaker Clive Otto has a strong connection to the coast. Clive had an unusual upbringing, having been born in Tanzania then raised in Dubai and later New Zealand. Unsurprising, he had the travel bug in older life and was drawn to…
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Barn Hives Yallingup Sustainable Eco Tiny Cabins
Active & AdventureEat & DrinkNature & Environment
14/01/2021

New Year, New Experiences

While there’s no predicting what’s to come as we push ahead through 2021, the Margaret River Region community appear well equipped to manage any situation. Just looking at the ingenuity of new products and innovative experiences that have been dreamed up and brought to life…
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Gift Guide Margaret River Region
Arts & Wellbeing
01/12/2020

The Ultimate Margaret River Region Gift Guide

Christmas shopping doesn’t have to be an ordeal. In fact you can actually take a fun, relaxing break in the Margaret River Region to clear your mind and your list at the same time. From homeware collections, local artisan keepsakes, restaurant gift vouchers and unique…
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Augusta
Active & AdventureEat & Drink
29/10/2020

Augusta’s Sublime Seafood Scene

Augusta’s seafood scene is a result of the town’s incredible geography– positioned between the Southern and Indian Oceans and with access to the banks of the Hardy Inlet and Blackwood River system. With the lives of the Augusta folk inextricably tied to fishing, it’s really…
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Margaret River Holiday Cottages
Nature & Environment
01/10/2020

Affordable Accommodation to Book Before Christmas

With West Aussies currently flocking to the regions, it’s wise to pick the right windows for travel. Between October and December you can get the most out of the Margaret River Region, with beaches to yourself and flexibility of booking at top restaurants and local…
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Busselton Foreshore Playground
Eat & DrinkNature & Environment
01/10/2020

Six of the Best Cafes with Playgrounds in the Margaret River Region

Parents of young children are all too familiar with the feeling of getting to their holiday destination and quickly finding their bearings. Specifically speaking – locating a good coffee shop and a playground. First world problems perhaps, but the struggle is real for sleep deprived…
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Adam Ashdown, Salty Bones Gyotaku Fish Prints
Arts & Wellbeing
07/09/2020

Your Trophy Catch Captured in Time: Salty Bones Gyotaku

A carpenter woke up four years ago and decided he was going to catch a fish and print it. The story didn’t end there. Adam Ashdown went on to become a successful artist - his prints representing the Australian male’s deep and robust affinity with…
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Arts & WellbeingEat & Drink
28/08/2020

The Indelible Buzz of Margaret River’s Main Street

Visitors to Margaret River are often surprised upon arriving in destination. There is so much that is written about the town’s world class surfing beaches and limestone capes that it can be a bit gob-smacking to find that the bustling town centre sits roughly 8km…
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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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