The long weekend means one thing to us Perth locals; a road trip. Come Friday afternoon, the highway from Perth is buzzing with resident vacationers on their way to make the most of Margaret River’s rejuvenating combination of surf, wine country, and nature.
Combining Perth and Margaret River is the perfect way to marry the discovery of a new city with the discovery of the forests, caves and beaches of Western Australia's premier wine region. Here're 10 highlights to get the best of both.
Steadily adding to the already established scene, each of Perth's leafy urban precincts offers varying proportions of contemporary restaurants, gastropubs, cafes, cool bars in heritage buildings and old theatres. Some even have dedicated festivals and pop-up farmers’ markets.