StoriesThe latest ideas for discovering Your Margaret River Region

Arts & Wellbeing
29/10/2015

Where to shop… Margaret River style!

It was a seemingly chance remark that turned me into an Ocean House fan. I’d just entered the wonderful retail therapy precinct at Hayshed Hill Wines for the very first time and my eyes were going everywhere at once. Our tour guide, who later turned…
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Active & AdventureNature & Environment
23/10/2015

Augusta – Love the life!

To say I'm a little bit in love with Augusta would be an understatement. Having spent most of my life in Perth, this tiny, unspoilt township has always provided the perfect antidote to the city. As you stand where the Indian and Southern Oceans meet,…
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Active & AdventureNature & Environment
21/10/2015

Just ‘hanging out’ – caving adventures in Your Margaret River Region

We've always been firm believers that Your Margaret River Region is equally as amazing underneath the ground as it is above - and here's some proof! Channel 7’s Today Tonight programme recently sent presenter Cassie Silver to discover the caves of our region, and the…
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Nature & Environment
16/10/2015

Hello there, humpback!

The Geographe Bay whale watching season (September - early December) is in full swing and there are so many whales being spotted out on the water - over 70 in the last week, in fact! The local tour companies are telling us that they've just…
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Active & AdventureNature & Environment
15/10/2015

5 great running trails to get stuck into

More and more people are discovering one of the region's best kept secrets: its potential for trail running. With coastal and inland routes, beautiful national parkland and forests, I'm personally expecting it to take me my lifetime to discover them all. The great thing about…
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Eat & Drink
14/10/2015

7 famous chefs on why they ‘heart’ Gourmet Escape

One of the major things that makes the annual Margaret River Gourmet Escape presented by Audi (20-22 November) so unique is the fact that the chefs themselves love the event so much. They seem to look forward to it as a (very well-deserved) break from their day jobs, and who could…
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Active & Adventure
12/10/2015

‘Crazy’ new challenge – Margaret River Running Festival

It’s the staircase so extreme; it has its own name. So when organisers of this year’s Margaret River Running Festival (taking place Sunday 18 October) went looking for a new challenge to offer participants, it went without saying that “The Crazy Steps” would take centre…
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organic garden trail margaret river
Wine & WineriesEat & DrinkNature & Environment
07/10/2015

The region’s first organic garden trail

The Organic Garden Trail idea evolved from a Garden Tourism workshop featuring international speaker Richard Bennfield that took place in Nannup in early 2014.  Locals, Sharyn Carroll and Shelley Cullen (both volunteers of a community garden) have been working on the concept since this time,…
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Arts & WellbeingActive & Adventure
05/10/2015

A dream of time – Aboriginal tourism in Your Margaret River Region

Making the South West of Australia my home since moving here from the tropics has been a mission for me. I explain it to people with that old expression ‘kith and kin’. Your kin is your familiar family and friends. I have that here. What…
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Cape to Cape Track
Active & AdventureNature & Environment
02/10/2015

38 seconds of Cape to Cape bliss

We can’t get enough of this short (but epic) video of a hike on the Cape to Cape Track by Australia.com’s Jesse Desjardins. Voted one of the Top Ten Multi-Day Walks in Australia by Australian Geographic, the track meanders along 135km of divine beaches, karri…
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