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.
Welcome to Yagan Square, Perth’s newest inner-city dining and entertainment precinct. Named after the revered Nyoongar warrior, Yagan Square bridges the CBD into Northbridge, and brings an eclectic mix of international food, drink, coffee and fine dining into the heart of the city.
Kings Park may be the go-to for nature-lovers visiting Perth, but for those looking for tranquility surrounded by the river, there’s Matilda Bay. Wine, dine, relax and spot migratory seabirds at Pelican Point and one of 20 bottlenose dolphins that live there too.