StoriesThe latest ideas for discovering Your Margaret River Region

Active & Adventure
17/10/2019

Biking through the Vines

Looking to do something a bit left of centre? Park the car and jump on a bike to experience a trail with a difference. Combining cycling and wine might seem a strange idea – but it is a perfect way to experience the best of…
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Eat & Drink
09/10/2019

A Gastronomical Festival of Food and Wine

Now in its eighth year, Western Australia Gourmet Escape showcases the Margaret River region’s gastronomical delights and natural beauty, and this year is expanding, adding Perth and the Swan Valley to what’s now a 10-day festival. The jam-packed Margaret River program runs from Friday, November…
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Wildflower Season
Nature & Environment
07/10/2019

Where The Wildflowers Are

F or most of the year, the south-west Western Australian bush presents as a landscape of hardy resilience. Spiny-leaved shrubs. Implacably tall gums. Muted colours of silver, matt green and dusky blue-greys that create the impression of longevity and permanence. The onset of the spring…
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Wine & Wineries
01/10/2019

Understanding the Vines With Vanya Cullen

2019 marks Vanya Cullen’s 30th year as Chief Winemaker for Cullen Wines. Vanya is one of Australia’s best known winemakers has been it’s most vocal advocate of biodynamic winemaking and sustainable agriculture. She has just collected the Halliday ‘Winemaker of the Year’ Award 2020 and…
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Active & Adventure
25/09/2019

Spring Events with a Sense of Adventure

Name one other place in the country where you can ride your mountain bike for a couple of hours through sky high karri forests, sweeping vistas of farmland and undiscovered stretches of uninhabited beach. Did I mention you’ll  finish your ride smack bang amongst rolling…
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What's On?
24/09/2019

What’s Happening in October?

It’s the middle of spring already. Somehow September has flown by and the warmer weather is now a permanent fixture. You better have your feet sandal-ready as there is no hiding back in the boots from here on! This month, music enthusiasts will be sure…
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Spotlight On
23/09/2019

Spotlight On: Private Properties Holiday Homes

Twenty-five years ago, the holiday homes rental market in the Margaret River region was almost non-existent.  Very few holiday-home owners rented their houses out to strangers.  And for holiday makers, those lucky enough to know a friend or family-member with a holiday house were expected…
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Arts & Wellbeing
18/09/2019

Strings Attached: Guitars Take Centre Stage in Margaret River

Western Australia's first ever Strings Attached Guitar Festival is landing in the Margaret River region this October, and as Tom De Souza discovers, there is plenty in store for guitar enthusiasts.   This October will see the launch of WA’s inaugural Strings Attached Festival, a weekend…
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Eat & Drink
18/09/2019

Brilliant Bakeries in Your Margaret River Region

A bakery is more than just a meat pie magnet; it can be a place perfection is found.  Jam and cream donuts, yellow vanilla slice, sausage rolls doused in ketchup. Feet covered in sand, and fingers sticky with sugar. These are the happy memories of…
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Eat & Drink
05/09/2019

B is for Beer (and Busselton)

As craft beer gets ahead of commercial beer (at least in style, taste, creativity, and popularity), the hoppy refresher is finally making a strong presence in the top end of the region. It doesn’t take much for me to get hopped up about beer, so…
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