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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Travel features by locals and experts

Quick Read: Tree Hugging in Boranup Forest

British TV presenter, nature lover and walking enthusiast Julia Bradbury finds some enormously huggable trees in Boranup Forest.

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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.

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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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