Margaret River & The South West

Start the day with a refreshing swim in a nearby beach and end the day with a fabulous glass of wine and locally sourced produce. This is part of everyday in Margaret River. In between you can walk amongst tall-timber forests, explore the serenity of ancient caves and so much more.

Real South West moments

“It Was Just Nature and Us”

This photo was taken at D'entrecasteaux National Park, where we had so much fun sand boarding. This shot captures a very introspective moment.

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See the South West in motion

Travel features by locals and experts

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.

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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.

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Cape Crusade, the Cape to Cape Walking Track

Walking the Cape to Cape walking track isn’t just an introduction to the Margaret River region, but an insight into what makes things tick down here in the southwest corner of Australia. Here local resident Max Brearley gives you his tips and tricks for taking on some or all of the track.

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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!

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Journeys to inspire you by people in the know

Perth and Margaret River in Five Days

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.

Eight Margaret River Discoveries you can Pack into a Weekend

The big thing visitors don’t realise is that Margaret River offers much more than our world-class wine and food. The outdoor activities are now just as significant, not to mention the diverse arts and crafts scene. These are some of my favourite things to do that can be packed into a weekend escape to Margaret River from Perth.

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