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How To: Experience the Margaret River Region’s Live Music Scene

The Margaret River Region has long been a hub of live music and the event schedule is at full swing in the summer months, when longer days and balmy weather mean that heaps of venues host outdoor music.  That’s not to say that things go…
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Strings Attached: Guitars Take Centre Stage in Margaret River

The one-of-a-kind Strings Attached Guitar Festival will return to Margaret River for its second year, with an exceptional line-up announced for the October 8-10 event. Big names including Jeff Lang, Grace Barbe, Felicity Urquhart, and Josh Cunningham will headline this year’s festival. Festival director Dan…
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Active & AdventureGuidesNature & Environment

Middle Earth & Other Mountain Biking Trails

One of the most challenging mountain biking trails to emerge in Margaret River in recent years is Middle Earth.  Located on Gale Road at Metricup, between Busselton and Cowaramup, it's also conveniently close to the Beer Farm. Middle Earth is a rolling, single 24km trail…
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Lo-Fi Living: A Sustainable Travel Guide

Living sustainably is at the core of life in the Margaret River Region.  The simplicity of life here is one of the region’s great drawcards, and can be experienced in so many different ways, from where you stay, to where you eat and what you…
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Active & Adventure

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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Nature & Environment

10 Incredible 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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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

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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10 Ways To Discover Augusta

The South West's quintessential seaside holiday town, Augusta is a mecca for those wanting to explore beyond the tourist track and to discover secret spots all for themselves.  From the forest, to the ocean, to subterranean labyrinths of caves, you'll find places that appear as…
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Nature & Environment

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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