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Tom de Souza

Active & Adventure
01/12/2020

Get to Know Your Lifeguards: Patrolled Beaches in the Margaret River Region

Surf lifesavers are an iconic part of the Australian coastal landscape, and with summer in full swing and the beaches full, their essential work is more important than ever. The coastline is the Australian continent’s veranda. Literally and figuratively. Some 85 per cent of our…
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Margaret River Holiday Cottages
Nature & Environment
01/11/2020

10 of the Best Farm Stays in the Margaret River Region

A trip to the Margaret River Region is all about getting back to nature.  Spending time on the beach, the coast, the caves, the forest, the bush, the wines.  And, of course, to fully immerse yourself this rural experience you’ll want to stay somewhere rural…
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Shelter Brewing Co
Eat & DrinkWine & WineriesActive & Adventure
03/09/2020

10 New Experiences in The Margaret River Region this Spring

Spring.  It’s a time to celebrate new life, and there are a host of exciting new experiences to be had in The Margaret River Region this season.  From hiring a boat, bike, or paddleboard at Geographe Bay on those sunny days, to Passel Estate’s wine…
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Active & Adventure
30/03/2020

Shape Shifter: Surfing Legend Tom Hoye

Tom Hoye moved to Yallingup from Santa Cruz over 40 years ago. The surfing legend tells his story to Tom de Souza. You can’t see Tom Hoye’s surfboard shaping warehouse from the street. Not unless you really look. The brick shopfront is tucked behind a…
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Nature & Environment
14/01/2020

8 Secret Swimming Spots in Your Margaret River Region

It’s no bold claim that Western Australia is home to some of the most beautiful beaches in the world, nor that the Margaret River region has some of the best beaches in the state. As a major drawcard, the region’s beaches can get packed during…
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Spotlight On
23/09/2019

Spotlight On: Private Properties Holiday Homes

Twenty-five years ago, the holiday homes rental market in the Margaret River region was almost non-existent.  Very few holiday-home owners rented their houses out to strangers.  And for holiday makers, those lucky enough to know a friend or family-member with a holiday house were expected…
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Arts & Wellbeing
18/09/2019

Strings Attached: Guitars Take Centre Stage in Margaret River

Western Australia's first ever Strings Attached Guitar Festival is landing in the Margaret River region this October, and as Tom De Souza discovers, there is plenty in store for guitar enthusiasts.   This October will see the launch of WA’s inaugural Strings Attached Festival, a weekend…
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Active & AdventureNature & Environment
04/09/2019

6 Ways To Get Back To Nature In Spring

The blossoming glory of springtime in Margaret River resounds in anyone with the pleasure of visiting.  It’s the ultimate time to enjoy exactly what has made Margaret River a world-renowned destination – the great outdoors.  Whether it's mountain biking or gourmet garden picnics that get…
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Eat & Drink
26/07/2019

Drink Your Way Through The Region’s Native Ingredients

Winter is a brewer and distillers delight in Margaret River.  Consistent rains bring to life the fruits of Margaret River’s agriculture and natural surrounds, like the Emu Plum, apples, and Geraldton Wax.  And, for those inclined to sample an alcoholic beverage or two, indoors weather…
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Nature & Environment
24/07/2019

5 Adventure Tours Worth Braving The Elements

‘Tis the season of hidden adventures.  The maddening holiday crowds are gone, the landscape is a lush and verdant green, and brooks, creeks, rivers, and waterfalls are running high.  Winter is a time when you can experience the region’s natural glory at its peak, and…
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