How to Spend Your Labour Day Long Weekend in the Margaret River Region


How to Spend Your Labour Day Long Weekend

Whether it’s relaxation and rest or adventure and activity you need, the beautiful Margaret River region offers something for everyone this Labour Day long weekend.

With 2018 now in full swing, it’s getting easier and easier to get bogged down in work and harder and harder to make time for leisure. But that’s all about to change, because only one day stands between us and the Labour Day long weekend! Use this weekend to recharge the energy levels – whatever that means for you.

You might be a nature lover who needs time among the trees to recalibrate or a surfer who hasn’t caught a wave in yonks. Maybe you’re under stress and in need of a weekend to relax and unwind, or you might just be after a weekend full of world-class wine and indulgent dining. This Labour Day long weekend, there is plenty on offer in the Margaret River region that’ll hit the spot no matter who you are. If you’re wondering what’s open on Monday, check out this list of places open on Labour Day, or otherwise try one of these five ways to spend the long weekend!

Eat Your Heart Out

There’s nothing like a good dose of indulgent eating to warm the soul, and the Margaret River region is the perfect place to get it. A bunch of new restaurants have recently opened, so it’s time to check out somewhere you’ve never been before like Yarri, Burger Baby, Blue Manna or Pizzica! Of course, it’s hard to go past old favourites to stock up on Moorish treats for home like the Yallingup Cheese Company, The Larder, Candy Cow and the Margaret River Providore – all of which are open for business this Monday. Still hungry? Check out the full list of businesses ready to feed you on Labour Day.

Taste Your Way to Tuesday

Taste the flavours of the beautiful Margaret River region at a few of our many wineries, breweries, cideries and distilleries open this weekend and public holiday! From Leeuwin, Voyager, Aravina and Howard Park, to Flametree, Stella Bella and Clairault, there’s certainly no shortage of grape juice for you to taste this weekend! If beer’s more your thing, you’re in luck because this weekend plays host to the South West Craft Beer Fest which showcases more than twenty of the region’s breweries, as well as wineries, cideries and gourmet food.  If it’s all too much to figure out, why not just jump on a guided tour with Margaret River Tours or Bushtucker Winery & Brewery Tours? See this list of everyone who’s cellar or brewery door is open this long weekend.

Relax and Rejuvenate

Grab some accommodation that’s away from it all and relax in the beautiful surrounds of the Margaret River region’s bushland, farmland and vineyards.  You might want to immerse yourself in some arts and crafts at one of the region’s many galleries, or at Dunsborough’s Sculpture by the Bay which is running from Saturday to Monday.  If that’s not for you, why not just lax on the beach, grab a coffee at The White Elephant Beach Café or go SUPing with Stand Up Surfing at Gnarabup Beach.

Adventure Away

If it’s getting the heart racing that brings you back to balance, don’t worry: there’s plenty of active adventures to be had in the Margaret River region too. Immerse yourself in some of our incredible natural attractions by hiking the Cape to Cape, biking the Wadandi Track or visiting the caves. Sunday will see the annual Augusta River Festival take place, a jam-packed day full of water and land based activities for action lovers! On Monday, hang out with EcoAdventures Margaret River who are ready and waiting to take you quad biking through the Boranup!

Coastal Calling

If you need to jump into crystal clear water or catch some good waves, it’s a no brainer that the Margaret River region is the place to be this weekend. If you’re a beginner surfer in need of practice, a long weekend is the perfect opportunity – get in touch with Fresh Tracks Margaret River to get sorted. Otherwise, make the most of our sunny weather and sandy beaches that dot the coast all the way from Busselton’s Geographe Bay, to Smiths Beach and Injidup, down to Gnarabup, and Augusta’s Cosy Corner.

Busselton’s Geographe Bay is host to the Super Foiler Grand Prix this weekend. Take in the beauty of the bay whilst watching the jaw-dropping action of the world’s fastest sailing race.

What’s Open

Author 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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