August is always a special time to visit the Margaret River Region. The wild and woolly weather is slowly being replaced by warmer, sunny days creating the perfect opportunity to connect to country.
August is the start of Djilba, one of the six seasons of Wadandi Boodja (Saltwater People’s country). You’ll notice the yellow blossoms of the Yonga Marra (Kangaroo Paw) starting to flower, the Koola (Emu Plum) about to fruit and signs that wildflower season will soon be here. It’s also the peak of the southern right whale season, with mothers and calves enjoying the sheltered waters of Flinders Bay, Augusta.
This month is an exciting time for wine aficionados too. With the release of the 2024 Halliday Wine Companion (4 August) and International Cabernet Day (30 August), if you ever needed reason to sample the region’s renowned wines, August offers some great ones.
The region also rolls out the red carpet for the 16th CinefestOZ Film Festival. Held over six days, CinefestOZ offers the perfect pairing of film, fine wines and fabulous food. The program includes Feature Film Premieres, In Conversation Lunches, Industry Symposiums, Community Events, and the glittering Gala Night which bestows Australia’s richest film prize.
Read on for all the events and things to do in the Margaret River Region this August.