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Tom de Souza

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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Nature & Environment
15/07/2019

7 Mysterious Facts You Didn’t Know About Whales

The whale is one of the most mysterious and majestic creatures ever to have graced the earth.  As marine creatures that live in the depths of the ocean or the poles of the world, whales have not been well understood throughout the course of human…
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Arimia - Winter Produce
Eat & Drink
17/06/2019

Your Guide To Winter Produce With Arimia

One place in the Margaret River region where the onset of winter is relished more than most is Arimia, an almost entirely self-sufficient vineyard, working farm, and restaurant set in the charming back blocks of Wilyabrup. Winter rains are life-blood to Arimia.  They nourish plenty…
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Aboriginal ExperiencesActive & Adventure
04/04/2019

How To: Enjoying Salmon Season With Cultural Custodian Josh Whiteland

April marks the pinnacle month of fishing in Margaret River.  This is a time when local waters are at their warmest, herring are at their fattest, and the celebrated Australian salmon are making their annual run up the coast. The salmon migrate with the warm…
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