Margaret River, Australia

There’s perhaps no better destination in Australia to kick back and unwind surrounded by nature, beautiful vineyards and glorious coastline, including some of WA's best surf and beaches. Lucky visitors can lose themselves in the ultimate get-away, completely refreshing body and soul. With a stunning array of accommodation options available; from luxury retreats, hip hotels, group or family accommodation, budget lodgings, bountiful bed and breakfasts, caravan and camping grounds, holiday houses and rentals and corporate accommodation; the Augusta Margaret River Region offers something for every traveller.

The beautiful Margaret River Wine Region welcomes travelers from around the world like no other destination in Australia. A pleasant three-hour drive south of Perth, Western Australia’s premier holiday region is an enticing mosaic of pristine natural wonders, premium wineries, fine restaurants, world-class arts & crafts, dazzling beaches, spectacular forests, warm and friendly locals and a charming persona all its own! Blessed with a perfect Mediterranean maritime climate, the four seasons are gently defined in this relaxed and soulful corner of the country. From the tranquil waters of Geographe Bay in the north, down the ancient cave carved Leeuwin-Naturaliste Ridge, through the picturesque vineyards and karri forest of the heartland, to the desolate beauty of Cape Leeuwin in the south, this is a place of splendid natural contrasts. Here the southern seasons are gently defined, and nature radiates a deep vitality. The ocean forms the life rhythms of the land between the capes, its many moods governing everything from the perfect climate to the subtle nuances of another world beating vintage.

It is a region for all seasons, whether it is autumn dawn walks in wooded valleys veiled in mist; cosy winter nights spent with good friends (and a great red!) around a roaring fire; spring picnics amid towering karri forest ablaze with wildflowers; or warm summer days lazing on a secluded beach by a sparkling sea. Artists and crafts people find our spirit of place and convivial atmosphere inspirational, so Margaret River is a focal point for those who must create. The aesthetic urge also animates our winemakers and chefs, so a Margaret River odyssey is invariably a connoisseur’s delight. Many come to challenge the wild elements – just ask any surfer! Windsurfers, whale watchers, sailors, cavers, scuba divers, fishermen, bushwalkers, golfers, gourmets…all find a prize between the capes.

Scenic Highlights:

Wine: It has been a mere 40 years since the first vines were planted in the Margaret River region., and already the area is recognised as one of the world's great fine wine producers. There are some 200 vineyards in the region and 90 wineries are listed with the Augusta Margaret River Tourism Association.

Surf: Surfing is an integral part of Margaret River life for both young and old and part of its unique attraction to tourists.World class surf brings budding surfers and professionals from all over the globe to the consistent, clean, big waves of the south-west coastline.

Gourmet: The combination of superb wines and fine, fresh local produce, and passionate cooks and chefs make dining in the wine region a culinary delight. There is a tantalising selection of award-winning restaurants and cafés in town and scattered throughout the countryside, with a growing number of regional wineries now offering premier restaurant and café facilities.

Activities:

- Indulge in a winery tour of the world famous Margaret River region
- Enjoy the beautiful scenery whether it be the beach, the vinyards or by the riverside
- Indulge in a gourmet Wine and Food Tour
- Discover traditional and contemporary art and crafts at the local galleries
- Visit the stunning caves
- Go Surfing, try one of the famous breaks
- Experience a Wildflower tour, the beautiful flowers will take your breath away
- Take a tour filled with heritage and culture of the region
- Visit Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse