How To Celebrate Love In Your Margaret River Region

 

How To Celebrate Love In Your Margaret River Region

No matter who you are, or who you're with

With Valentine’s Day almost here, you’re either planning that romantic dinner for two or cringing in anticipation. But romance isn’t defined by Hallmark, and doesn’t have to be just chocolates and flowers.

February in the Margaret River Region has romance woven into its very fabric: we are blessed with the last long, sunny days of summer, the air is a-buzz with vintage harvest prep and travellers from across the globe, and Valentine’s Day brings a flurry of visitors and locals alike to enjoy it all.

The kids have gone back to school leaving time to devote to your spouse, to yourself, and maybe even to your mum! You might be a young couple seeking a mid-week getaway full of romance, a retired couple seeking a bit of adventure, a single looking to channel the love inward, or a family in need of a holiday. We know that love comes in different shapes and forms, so here’s how to celebrate romance in the Margaret River Region in February, no matter who you are, or who you’re with.

CELEBRATE YOUR RELATIONSHIP

Where To Stay

For the perfect romantic mini-break, check out Hilltop Studios, Pullman Bunker Bay Resort, or go glamping at Mile End or Olio Belio! Split your time between relaxing in luxury and getting out and about enjoying all the region has to offer.

What To Do

Get Pampered

Nestled among the treetops is the OM Day Spa – a beautiful place of love, relaxation, exploration and rejuvenation. Treat yourselves to a customised spa treatment in this beautiful day spa that embraces the ancient healing traditions of Ayurveda, and walk out feeling like you’re floating!

Go Stand Up Paddle-Boarding

One of the best ways to enjoy our beautiful beaches, stand-up paddle boarding is a must-try. For the adventurous couples, the crew at Stand Up Surfing even offer SUP Yoga – but if that’s not for you, try a group paddle or take a lesson from the experts. Want to know where else you can SUP? See our full list here!

Discover Our Distilleries & Breweries

A tour for people looking for an intimate, behind the scenes experience for two, Margaret River Distillery & Brewery Tours are the perfect way to take the stress out of your getaway, without missing out on the discovery. Relax as you are chauffeured around our beautiful region, enjoying world class breweries and distilleries at an all-inclusive price. Imagine gin cocktails, beer tasting paddles and a delectable lunch.

Where To Eat & Drink

Have breakfast beachside at The White Elephant Beach Café before you sweep yourselves off to an activity. Enjoy modern Asian fusion with an Aussie twist for lunch at Black Brewing Co., while enjoying incredible views over the dam from their deck. For dinner, rug up and take a picnic rug down for one of our iconic sunsets at Surfers Point, where Hooked Up Fish & Chips roll up with their truck to dish out 100% fresh, Western Australian seafood throughout February. If you’re looking for something a bit fancier, try Mikis Open Kitchen, where you can feast your eyes and taste buds on an authentic Japanese meal brought out in courses.

What To Buy

Spoil each other with gifts from throughout this beautiful region at The Good Olive, which stocks local produce like olive oil, jams, chutneys and pickles, as well as crafty goods made by local artisans such as pottery and ceramics, glassware, artwork, books and photographic prints.

CELEBRATE YOURSELF

Where To Stay

One of the best hideaways made for recharging the self-love levels, the Bodhi J Wellness Spa Retreat is a restorative sanctuary set on the coast, and offers a great base for exploring the region once you’re relaxed from head to toe.

What To Do

Go For A Walk

For a seriously unique Margaret River Region experience, check out Walk Into Luxury. Offering all-inclusive walks along the Cape to Cape with a luxurious touch, you can enjoy the rugged outdoors and coastlines of the area, balanced by a good dose of delicious food and wine and first-class accommodation along the way.

Connect To Heritage

Go on a spiritual journey and connect to the ancient history of this land with Koomal Dreaming and Cape Cultural Tours. This is your opportunity to leave it all behind and experience the region through the eyes of the traditional custodians, the Wadandi and Bibbulman people.

Learn Something New

Offering cooking classes until the end of March, visiting Wildwood Valley Cottages and Cooking School is one way to enrich the soul with a new skill – or maybe just a new recipe. Vasse Virgin also offer up some great DIY workshops in which you can make your own lip balm or natural perfume.

Where To Eat & Drink

Do not despair: dining solo is liberating, and in Your Margaret River Region you’ve got no shortage of great options! Feed the soul with a healthy breakfast at Pepi Café, who cook vegan and vegetarian fare with ingredients from the Busselton Community Garden (don’t worry, you can add bacon). Enjoy the best of the region’s food and art with lunch at The Studio Bistro, who dish up a delightful menu of modern Australia fare made by an internationally trained and renowned Chef. For dinner try dining at the bar at Morries – you might just catch some live jazz if it’s a Friday night or get there between 5-6pm for early eats and drink specials as the sun sets! For a fun night out, Margaret River Hotel, The Beerfarm and Settlers Tavern all have live music throughout February and offer chance meetings with travelling strangers!

What To Buy

Take home a treasure from Margaret River Hemp Company and keep the wellness going when you get home with their natural skincare and beauty products and natural fibre clothing.

CELEBRATE YOUR FAMILY

Where To Stay

If you’re bringing the kids, look no further than Mandalay Holiday Resort in Busselton – it’s secluded enough to allow for quality time, but close enough to everything to be a good base, and it backs onto a perfect swimming beach!

What To Do

Go For A Bush Walk

Admire towering trees, the smell of fresh eucalypt and a plethora of native fauna as you take a leisurely walk with your family through the Boranup Karri Forest. Spend the day creating memories with those you love and appreciating the beautiful outdoors of Your Margaret River Region.

Go Twilight Horse-Riding

A unique way to experience our magical sunsets, horse riding at twilight is not just for the hopeless romantics. Mirravale Horse Riding School offer relaxed rides for all ages through the shady bush where kangaroos preen and birds flutter.

Go To The Outdoor Cinema

Putting on movies most nights of the week throughout February is Cape Mentelle Outdoor Cinema, with a variety of movies playing meaning you can find something no matter who you’re travelling with. Relax and enjoy under the stars with a glass of vino, surrounded by the vineyards.

Where To Eat & Drink

Fuel up for the day ahead at The Fat Chef Cafe, a kid-friendly spot that doubles as a cute little cottage for breakfast with mum. Become part of one of Margaret River’s greatest love stories over lunch at Brookwood Estate, a family run winery serving up delicious food and wine. For even more lunch inspiration, check out all your region’s most family friendly wineries. Roll into The Goose Beach Bar and Kitchen, a Busselton dining institution offering delicious social food and a vibrant space perfect for reconnecting with loved ones.

What To Buy

Spoil Mum with a gift from the Margaret River Candle Factory, or treat the kids to a take-home from the Margaret River Chocolate Company!

Emma Pegrum

About Emma Pegrum

Emma is a freelance writer, photography hobbyist and an experienced communications and content coordinator. She currently works as Content Coordinator for the Margaret River Busselton Tourism Association which combines her love of written and visual storytelling with her love of travelling this beautiful region!

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