Local Favourites: Lucy Kollman
Live Like a Local
Meet Margs local Lucy Kollman. She’s a self-proclaimed foodie who loves hanging at the beach, surfing, playing the ukulele, guitar and singing.
You might find the 11 year old busking at the Margaret River Farmers Market, performing in local pantomimes or playing gigs with her band Picks + Sticks. Lucy shared some of her favourites with us.
1. What’s your favourite beach?
Boranup. The water is clear as a cup of water! It’s really blue and clear and it just so nice, and it’s just a really beautiful beach. The waves aren’t dumpy either. You need a 4WD to get there, and the road is quite bumpy, so when I was little I used to call it bumpy beach. The last time we went we saw a family of emus in the forest, which was so cool.
2. Where do you always take your visitors?
The Margaret River Chocolate Factory! Because who doesn’t like chocolate.
3. Top places to eat?
There are so many good places to go! We love going to the Brewhouse – I always get the Fish and chips and my mum loves the squid salad.
Going to the Beerfarm is always fun too. It has really good food and in the summer they have a waterslide which is so fun.
At the RIVER, there is always live music and their chips are the best. Sometimes they have family nights with silent discos too – so fun!
I love the crepes you get from the Margaret River Farmer’s Market too. You can get all different types, like ham and cheese and spinach, but I love the one filled with Nutella.
4. Your favourite spot for a treat?
SIMMOs ice creamery in Dunsborough. I like the bubblegum and burnt caramel flavours.
5. Best fun in the region without spending a cent?
I’m lucky enough to live near the river, so I would say swimming in or canoeing on the river is always good, plus there’s a weir which is fun to jump off.
Going mountain biking at the Pines is fun too. There is a trail for everyone- easy, intermediate or black, which is advanced, although I don’t go down those ones! Its so nice there though, because you are in the forest and surrounded by nature and tall trees.
6. Favourite time of year?
Summer cos its hot and you can go to the beach.
7. Best place to hang with your friends?
I love it when we catch up with friends at the Busselton foreshore. There is really nice water for a swim, plus a big jetty that you can jump off. It’s a little bit scary at first, but soo fun. Plus there are heaps of places to grab dinner, or lunch or an ice-cream on the foreshore. And there is really cool playground and a skate park you can hangout at with your friends.
8. You can’t leave the Margaret River Region without doing what…?
Going snorkelling at the Aquarium. It’s so awesome. The water and all the fish are amazing, and you have to do a little walk on the Cape to Cape to get there.
Margaret River Chocolate CompanyMonday - Sunday 9am -5pmGreat For: Dine In,Rainy Day,Takeaway
415 Harmans Mill Rd &, Tom Cullity Dr, Metricup WA 6280
Margaret River Farmers MarketEvery Saturday: April to October 8am - 11:30am AND November to March 7:30am - 11:30amGreat For: Child Friendly,Picnic Spot
Lot 272 Bussell Hwy, Margaret River WA 6285
Boranup BeachGreat For: Free,Scenic Spot
Boranup Beach, Boranup WA 6286
Simmo's Ice CreameryMonday - Sunday: 10:00 AM until 5:00 PMGreat For: Child Friendly,Dine In,Outdoor Playground,Picnic Spot,Sunny Day,Takeaway
161 Commonage Rd, Quindalup WA 6281
Squidlips Margaret RiverMonday - Sunday: 12:00 until 7:30 PMGreat For: Child Friendly,Takeaway
118 Bussell Hwy, Margaret River WA 6285
Busselton Foreshore Youth Precinct & Skate ParkOpen 24 HoursGreat For: BBQ,Children's Attraction,Picnic Spot,Scenic Spot,Skateboarding,Sunny Day
1 Scout Rd, Busselton WA 6280
Margaret River Skate Park & Youth PrecinctOpen 24 HoursGreat For: Child Friendly,Free,Skateboarding,Sunny Day
Wallcliffe Rd, Margaret River WA 6285
Busselton ForeshoreOpen 24 HoursGreat For: BBQ,Child Friendly,Children's Attraction,Dog Friendly,Free,Outdoor Playground,Picnic Spot,Scenic Spot,Scuba Snorkelling & Diving,Stand Up Paddling & Canoeing,Swimming
Foreshore Parade, Busselton WA 6280
Surfers PointGreat For: Adrenalin Activities,BBQ,Dog Friendly,Free,Photography,Picnic Spot,Scenic Spot,Sunny Day,Surfing,Whale Watching
Surfers Point Rd, Prevelly WA 6285
Margaret River MouthOpen 24 HoursGreat For: Child Friendly,Disabled Access,Fishing & Boating,Free,Picnic Spot,Scenic Spot,Stand Up Paddling & Canoeing,Sunny Day,Surfing,Swimming
Rivermouth Rd, Prevelly WA 6285
Brewhouse Margaret RiverMonday - Thursday: 11:00 AM until 7:00 PM
Friday - Sunday: 11:00 AM until 9:00 PMGreat For: Child Friendly,Dine In,Disabled Access,Dog Friendly,Outdoor Playground,Sunny Day
35 Bussell Hwy, Margaret River WA 6285
BeerfarmVenue Sunday-Thursday 11am-6pm Friday 11am-9pm Saturday 11am-7pm Kitchen Sunday-Thursday 11am-4pm Friday 11am-3pm Raise the Steaks 5pm-8pm Saturday 11am-5pm Slip n Slide December - April only Saturday-Sunday 11am-2pm School holidays 11am-2pm everydayGreat For: Cellar Sales,Child Friendly,Dine In,Dog Friendly,Outdoor Playground,Vegan Beer
177 Gale Rd, Metricup WA 6280