Local Favourites: Dillen Watson
Live Like a Local
Dillen Watson is Duty Manager at Forest Adventures South West. When he’s not swinging through the trees, this local adventurer can be found at the region’s best breweries or cruising the Cape to Cape. A straight talker, Dillen was upfront with his favourites.
1. What’s your favourite beach ?
Point Picquet. It’s a lovely spot to relax and you might even see the whales cruising past.
2. Where do you always take your visitors?
This might become a theme in my answers but we always take people to The Beerfarm. It’s my favourite spot to have a beer and sit in the sun. And it’s also a dog-friendly venue which is always a bonus.
3. Top three local food experiences ?
Now that is a very tough question. There are so many options within the region. I think top for me would be Little Fish near Yallingup – great food and great people. Up there will also be Fishbone Wines and Morries in Margaret River.
4. Your personal wine or beer recommendation?
Hard to narrow down between The Eagle Bay Kolsch and The Beerfarm’s Aussie Lager. Tough choice but both will get me through any afternoon perfectly. If I’m choosing wine it is anything from Churchview Estate.
5. Best fun in the region without spending a cent ?
I’m partial to a bushwalk at Cape Naturaliste. The whale lookout is a great way to start your day. There are also heaps of other walks around there as well running between Cape Nat and Sugarloaf Rock that are suitable for all levels. The view really is second to none.
6. Favourite time of year ?
Most might say summer but I think the best weather is definitely through Autumn. Plus the salmon running makes for a few fun filled days fishing.
7. Best place to watch the sunset ?
Sugarloaf Rock. It’s a special spot with a magic sunset.
8. You can’t leave the Margaret River Region without doing what…?
Busselton JettyMonday - Thursday: 9:30 AM until 3:30 PM
Friday: 9:30 AM until 4:15 PM
Saturday - Sunday: 8:30 AM until 4:15 PMGreat For: Child Friendly,Nature & Wildlife Spotting,Open for Business,Scenic Spot,Sunny Day
3L Queen St, Busselton WA 6280
BeerfarmMonday - Thursday: 11:00 AM until 5:00 PM
Friday: 11:00 AM until 9:00 PM
Saturday: 11:00 AM until 6:00 PM
Sunday: 11:00 AM until 5:00 PMGreat For: Cellar Sales,Child Friendly,Dine In,Dog Friendly,Open for Business,Outdoor Playground,Vegan Beer
177 Gale Rd, Metricup WA 6280
Fishbone WinesMonday - Sunday: 10:00 AM until 4:30 PMGreat For: Cellar Sales,Dine In,Open for Business,Seated Tastings,Takeaway,Vegan Wines
422 Harmans Mill Rd, Wilyabrup WA 6280
Forest Adventures South WestMonday: 9:00 AM until 5:00 PM
Tuesday - Wednesday: Closed
Thursday - Sunday: 9:00 AM until 5:00 PMGreat For: Adrenalin Activities,Children's Attraction,High Ropes & Rock Climbing & Zip Lining,Open for Business,Outdoor Playground,Sunny Day
12 Ludlow Park Rd, Busselton WA 6280
Eagle Bay Brewing Co7 days a week from 11 am to 5 pm.Great For: Cellar Sales,Child Friendly,Dine In,Fireplace,Open for Business,Outdoor Playground,Seated Tastings
236 Eagle Bay Rd, Naturaliste WA 6281
MorriesMonday to Friday 5pm - 9pm for takeaway only (Temporary arrangement)Great For: Dine In,Open for Business,WiFi
2/149 Bussell Hwy, Margaret River WA 6285
Cape NaturalisteGreat For: Free,Scenic Spot
Cape Naturaliste, Naturaliste WA 6281
Sugarloaf RockOpen 24 HoursGreat For: Birdwatching,Child Friendly,Free,Scenic Spot,Walking & Hiking
Sugarloaf Rd, Naturaliste WA 6281