“To Be so Close to Perth and yet Feel like We Were in the Middle of Nowhere WasAmazing”
This picture was taken on one of the 4×4 tracks that go through Nanga Brook just out of Perth. My friends and I had just pulled off down a small track and parked our two cars. What surprised me the most about this place was the absolute silence, it was almost deafening but incredibly tranquil. To be so close to Perth and yet feel like we were in the middle of nowhere was amazing.
This photo captures only a tiny glimpse of what Nanga is. What it doesn’t show is the muddy, exciting 4×4 tracks that were behind me, the tire swing my friends and I were playing on like children and the quietly flowing river.
Looking back on this day I feel very nostalgic, it was an incredibly peaceful day worth remembering.
Virginia Willcock is the chief winemaker at Vasse Felix winery, where she turns beautiful Margaret River grapes into delectable wine. She lives in Margaret River town, walking distance from the main street and close to the river and bush.
The Margaret River region is just a three-hour drive south from Perth, and for anyone thinking about visiting the Margaret River region for five days (or more), Virginia shares her tips on some places you shouldn’t miss.
In Western Australia the journey really is the destination. For me the south west is a mix of rugged natural landscapes, history and fresh local food. You taste the region, as much as you see it, and this culinary road trip takes in the best of the coast, nature and food from WA's south west.