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Feature An In Depth Perspective Feast Al Fresco in the Forests

Go beyond Margaret River and enjoy a locavore lunch in Western Australia's Southern Forests. The perfect extension to a Margaret River holiday, there is more fabulous produce and landscapes on offer in the adjoining Southern Forests region, famous for its soaring karri and tingle trees.

Feature An In Depth Perspective Winter wonderland

Nowhere else does soulful red wine meet epic surf conditions, a truffle festival like no other and 10 hedonistic days worshiping all things foodie and fireside. Welcome to winter in Western Australia’s south-west region.

Feature An In Depth Perspective Goldilocks and the Margaret River Surf Pro

There are three stops on the Australian leg of the WSL Championship Tour: the Gold Coast, Bells Beach, and Margaret River. From my perspective — an American surf journalist — it’s a bit of a Goldilocks and the Three Bears situation. But in Margaret River I found a place and a contest that were jusssst right!

Feature An In Depth Perspective Artisan Home, Meet Margaret River Township

Margaret River manages to retain a small town feel even though it’s gone from being relatively unknown to a name that people from London to Los Angeles know for wine, surf and a pristine environment that still inspires awe in me daily. Local Max Brearley dishes the inside knowledge on Margaret River Township.

Feature An In Depth Perspective More than a Wine Region

Margaret River Region has many sides. “It’s not just a wine region,” I’m continually telling people when they assume I came here for the wine. Margaret River local Max Brearley, shares his lowdown on the diverse face of Margaret River beyond the vines.

Feature An In Depth Perspective Ocean to Vine: 50 Years of Surf Culture and Wine Making in Margaret River

Margaret River has cemented its reputation over the last 50 years as a wine region that is premium to the core; producing just 2% of Australia’s wine, but around 20% of its premium wine. But over the same period it's also established itself as one of the world's best and most spectacular surf destinations, and local Max Brearley meets the resident winemakers drawn by the lifestyle, the land and for many the ocean.

Feature An In Depth Perspective Purnululu National Park – Fly or Hike?

Home of the Bungle Bungle Range, the Purnululu National Park was a highlight of Lorna Hendry’s family adventure through the Kimberley. This ancient place known to the Kija people for thousands of years was virtually unknown to the outside world until 1983, Lorna says it’s now a must-see Australian icon.

Feature An In Depth Perspective Out of the Blue

Love to dive? Venture into the clear waters of Western Australia’s Coral Coast and you’ll unearth some of the diving world’s best-kept secrets. Jessica Zoiti has the ultimate guide to snorkeling and diving the Houtman Abrolhos Islands and World Heritage listed Ningaloo Reef.

Feature An In Depth Perspective An Island Untouched

Don’t let its rugged exterior fool you – scratch below the surface and Western Australia’s largest island will surprise with endangered wildlife, adventure and 400 years of European history. Jessica Zoiti dishes the dirt on Dirk Hartog Island.