Picnic at sunset at Three Bears. Credit Tim Campbell

If it’s to mean something, romance can’t be rote: one person’s sunset hike is another’s red wine and fireplace.

Finding the right romantic tone for your Margaret River Region experience is without limitation. Natural beauty. Secluded accommodations. Intimate dining experiences. Spending quality time together without the distraction of daily chores and life admin.

Explore your romantic options with these unique experiences that encourage connection and courtship.

Romantic experiences - Outdoor bath with grazing board at Tree chalets. Credit Dylan Alcock.
The epitome of luxurious romance at Tree Chalets. Photo credit Dylan Alcock / West Beach Studio,

Stay

Tree Chalets

This is romance, traditional style: long stem roses, sparkling wine on ice, personalised chalet decorations, and bath-side grazing boards makes a stay at Tree Chalets one for the romantic purists. Not that there’s anything conventional about the chalets themselves. Eco-friendly and tree-surrounded, this is a unique private setting in a Rosegum plantation.

Busselton Villas and Glamping Village

Five minutes walk to a private access beach. Hidden by Peppi trees. Belle tents at Busselton Villas are a five-star stay for the camping enthusiast in your relationship. Tents include Queen-sized beds, beautiful appointments, and are a stroll to town.

Jarrah Grove Forest Retreat

A dog-friendly retreat in 86-acres of private forest. Do we need to say more? At Jarrah Grove, self-contained chalets feature outdoor hot tubs, clear night skies, luxury internal furnishings, and direct access to walking trails through the forest.

Blackwood River Houseboats

Today’s cultural currency makes tranquillity an aphrodisiac, and nowhere but a houseboat on the stunning Blackwood River will you find peace such as this. No skipper’s license required. Discover secret kayaking locations, secluded swim spots, and spectacular sunsets. Catering can be arranged.

Wine tasting and grazing board at Mr Barvel. Credit Allysha Cartledge
Linger over a wine tasting and grazing board at Mr Barval. Photo credit Allysha Cartledge.

Eat

Winery Picnic

At every Margaret River Region cellar door, a different feel. Which means no two winery picnic experiences are alike. A little south in Karridale Glenarty Road is a fifth-generation farm and winery with a warm welcome and a thoughtful tasting platter presented in elegant-rustic environs.

Mr Barval’s boutique cellar door feels like a well-kept secret with its limited volume wines and incredible local cheese selection – don’t miss the Heidi goat cheese. It’s almost as good as vineyard views over quiet lawns.

Windows Estate is both highly awarded and impossibly intimate: picnic with blankets and local produce on the lawn away from tour bus crowds.

Long Lunches

Daytime degustation dining is a regional specialty. Superb food and wine is a given which means the real impetus is in choosing the background for your romantic feels. Confident sophistication wrapped in timber and glass is Vasse Felix.

Cape Dutch rose garden beauty meets polished elegance at Voyager Estate. Open and easy architecture houses the casual professionalism of Xanadu Wines. The classic regional experience of fine dining with stunning bush vistas typifies lunch at Leeuwin Estate.

Couple with picnic during sunset at Sugarloaf Rock. Credit Russell Ord.
Sugarloaf Rock is an iconic spot for a romantic sunset picnic. Photo credit Russell Ord.

Experience

Sunset at Sugarloaf

West-facing coastlines offer up endless opportunities for romantic sunsets, but the dramatic colours splashing across the granite face of Yallingup’s iconic Sugarloaf Rock is a regional highlight. Spread a blanket and watch the sun dip below the horizon at this dramatic Indian Ocean viewpoint.

Clifftop Romance

A pack on your back stows a bottle of wine and the only sound to disturb conversation is feet on track and a symphony of Indian Ocean sound: walking a section of the Cape to Cape track offers beauty, quiet, and the romance that arises from shared experience.

Spa Indulgence

Being taken care of in an intimate setting where neither needs to lift a finger is capital “R” romance. Remove your shoes, don a robe, and settle in for a couples massage at any one of the region’s luxury spas. From the Yallingup clifftop spectacular at Bodhi, to the intimate bushscape at Uniquely Balanced, or the polish of Vie Spa at Bunker Bay there is a tone for every taste.

Equine Experience

Maybe your love is a AAA experienced equestrian. Maybe they simply have an unfulfilled childhood horse riding dream. Either way Jesters Flat is an opportunity to experience the region via horseback courtesy of a stunning bush setting and a stable of highly trained Australian Stock Horses. Beach rides. Bush meanders. Five day treks. In true Margaret River Region style this is the definitive choose-your-own adventure experience for the romantic.

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