31 stunning photos that will make you want to visit Your Margaret River region in 2016


31 stunning photos

That will make you want to visit Your Margaret River Region in 2016

It’s official, 2016 is THE year to make Your Margaret River Region part of your travel plans! Still described by some as one of Australia’s best kept secrets, it seems word is getting out about our beautiful corner of the country; the region has been voted a TripAdvisor ‘Destination on the Rise’, and one of U.S.A Travel and Leisure’s ‘Best places to travel in 2016’.

Whichever season you visit in, you can bank on breathtaking scenery, world class food and wine and a host of exciting local events. You may choose summer, when you’ll be able to relax on our pristine beaches and cool off in the crystal clear waters of the Indian Ocean. In autumn you will see the vineyards become a hive of activity during harvest, and in winter you’ll witness the start of the 6 month whale watching season, when 35,000 whales migrate past our coastline. In spring, you will see the Leeuwin Naturaliste national park decorated with over 2,500 species of wildflowers.

Get a glimpse of Your Margaret River region throughout the seasons below, with these photos we’ve gathered over the past year.

“A lovely summer’s day at the tranquil and sheltered Hamelin Bay, near Augusta


Over 2,000 swimmers took to the water at the annual Busselton Jetty Swim held in February.

Elements Margaret River

“Making friends with the gentle eagle rays, Hamelin Bay, near Augusta.”

@morganm_88 (via Instagram)

“The neddys have the best view over Wyadup Rocks, out to Cape Clairault south of Yallingup.”

@_jules_1 (via Instagram)

The last rays of summer, stunning wines and awesome food delight the pre-concert crowd at the Leeuwin Concert, Margaret River.

@leeuwinestate (via Instagram)

“Seagulls and oystercatchers in the beautiful warm glow of an autumn sunset, Redgate Beach, Margaret River.”

@lavinia.w (via Instagram)

Vintage in the Margaret River wine region, at Voyager Estate – one of the region’s many wineries producing premium wine.

Elements Margaret River

Huge surf barrelled in for the Drug Aware Pro, April, Surfers Point Margaret River.

Joli Photos

Red and gold hues dominate the autumn wine country landscape.

The Margaret River Discovery Co.

Which way is up?! Lake Cave‘s stunning reflection of the suspended table.

@jemma.heritage (via Instagram)

As the biggest swell for 10 years barrelled in, the locals were almost equally as impressed by the number of cars in the carpark! It was the most they have ever seen. At Gracetown.

– Christian Bishop

The biggest swell for 10 years barrelled in at the end of June. At Surfers Point Margaret River, one of the region’s top surf spots.

– Christian Bishop

Karri’s in the winter. Boranup Forest, Margaret River.

@ellenfletcher (via Instagram)

Winter at the Blackwood River, Augusta.

The Margaret River Discovery Co.

Late winter’s afternoon, Brash Vineyard, Yallingup.

Brent Carter Photography

Caving in the Boranup Forest, Margaret River

@katefergusonmedia (via Instagram)

Kangaroos hanging out in the vines, Margaret River Wine Region.

Margaret River Guest House

Sugarloaf Rock near Dunsborough on a calm winter’s day.

@gracie_draper (via Instagram)

Great coffee with the world’s best view. Now that’s what we’re talking about! At the White Elephant Beach Cafe, Gnarabup, Margaret River.

The Margaret River Discovery Co.

Cape Naturaliste, Dunsborough, from above.

@645imaging (via Instagram)

The region came alive with springtime wildflowers.

The Margaret River Discovery Co.

The bottlenose dolphins came out to play off Dunsborough.

@katmurph1 (via Instagram)

Thousands of whales frolicked all along the coast during winter and spring. This is just one of the humpbacks at Castle Rock beach, Dunsborough.

@wheretheylive (via Instagram)

Spring, sunset and sets. Gracetown, Margaret River.

Peter Jovic Photography

Sunset and waterfalls, Injidup beach, Yallingup.

@cammy_j_smith (via Instagram)

Living it up with stunning food and amazing wine at the Gourmet Escape Beach BBQ, Castle Bay during Margaret River Gourmet Escape.

Elements Margaret River

The sensational colours of a late spring sunset, Cape Naturaliste, Dunsborough.

@quietachiever (via Instagram)

Hiking a section of the stunning Cape to Cape Track, Leeuwin Naturaliste National Park.

@_elliebelly_inthedeli_ (via Instagram)

The start of the epic IRONMAN triathlon in Busselton, Western Australia.

Sunsmart IRONMAN Western Australia

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Author Sascha Papalia

As the founding and former CEO for Australia's South West and former CEO of Tourism South West, Sascha has had well over a decade of experiencing the South West's amazing destinations and products. As an avid traveller both throughout the region, domestically and abroad Sascha has experienced more tourism products than many would in a lifetime. Sascha continues her travels, often now with family in tow and mainly writes for magazines, travel planners, websites and volunteers for non-profit groups.

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