The Margaret River region is a superb blend of good living and stunning nature just three and a half hours' drive south of Perth.
Visitors to the area, one of Western Australia's most popular destinations, should be prepared to indulge in the gastronomic delights of world class wineries and gourmet vineyard restaurants.
Responsible for producing less than one percent of Australia's wine but over 15 percent of Australia's premium wine, the 60 or so wineries in the region open for cellar door sales and tastings offer the visitor an impressive selection. Boutique beer breweries, exquisite cheese product, jam and condiment producers, a marron (freshwater crayfish) farm, olive groves and even chocolate and fudge factories enhance the gourmet experiences.
Couple this with an immense array of art and craft galleries, and the area offers visitors a fabulous opportunity to experience the work of local producers and artists.
Dining out in the Margaret River area is an absolute delight. Many acclaimed chefs have been drawn to the area by the high quality fresh local produce and the worldclass wines of the region. There is an abundance of different styles of cuisine with every taste catered for.
Margaret River is host to The Margaret River Wine Region Festival held annually in November.
Cave and coastline attractions
Wine and food aside, the area is blessed with an abundance of natural attractions including a myriad of underground caves (open for public tours), pristine white beaches, pockets of beautiful forest and a multitude of bush and coastal walk trails. The rugged coastline is an example of nature at its finest and ocean views can be enjoyed from many lookout points. Other activities include canoeing along the Margaret River, adventure activities such as abseiling and rock climbing, whale watching off Augusta and great fishing in the ocean and river.
Salomon Masters Margaret River Classic
Massive surf has long been a major draw for the area and watching the local surfers take on the ocean is a spectacular sight. Every year the world class surfing competition, the Salomon Masters Margaret River Classic, gets the town buzzing with excitement and visitors.
Margaret River and Busselton air strips
The region is highly accessible, with flights to both Margaret River and Busselton air strips, regular bus services from Perth, and a train to bus link running through Bunbury.
Luxury guest houses, bed and breakfasts, beachside apartments, self-contained chalets, hotels, motels, resorts, farm stays, caravan parks, backpacker hostels and camping grounds cater for all accommodation needs.
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