The Margaret River Region is the ideal spot for a winter getaway. The crowds of the warmer months have dissipated and the crisp fresh air is tempered with whisks of smoke from open fireplaces.
Rug up and enjoy a glass of the region’s world class Cabernet Sauvignon with a cosy dinner before enjoying a 7 day itinerary filled with brisk bush walks, art gallery gazing, delicious food and even some whale watching.
If your visit falls over a Saturday morning, there is nowhere else to go than the famous Margaret River Farmers’ Market. Set aside at least an hour or two and be sure to take a big basket to fill with all of the goodies on offer. From fresh bread and sticky pastries, through to winter fruit and veg, biscuits, local cheeses, dips and even chocolate; you have the makings of a picnic lunch fit for royalty or enough produce to last you the entire week.
Winter also happens to coincide with some of the best festivals and events, and it is absolutely worth planning your trip around Cabin Fever (which specialises in food, fire and fun), or the illustrious CinefestOZ.
Whether the sun is shining or rain is on the horizon, there are plenty of options to satisfy curious minds and to tickle your tastebuds. Pull your woollies on and get out there!