Margaret River: Wine, Waves and Caves

Grapevines at Amberley Estate Winery, Margaret River, WA. © Tourism Western Australia

Margaret River: Wine, Waves and Caves

Discover the gourmet delights and gorgeous scenery of Australia’s sunny south-west corner.

Get your postcard pens ready. You’ll want to tell everyone about your trip to the Margaret River region. Fringed by tall forests and crashing surf, this is a place where great wine, fine food and breathtaking scenery meld into one.

Lying a three-and-a-half hour drive south from Perth, the Margaret River region produces less than 3 percent of Australia’s wine, but more than 20 per cent of its premium wine. Evans & Tate, Fermoy Estate, Flinders Bay Wines and Flying Fish Cove are just some of the world-class wineries amongst the more than 120 here for you to explore. Make sure you try the award winning cabernets and chardonnays for which the area is renowned. Enjoy opera among the vineyards or international concerts in a sensational bushland setting or sample them all at the Margaret River Gourmet Escape.

When you are done indulging your senses at the cellar door, head to one of the many gourmet restaurants among the vines. The combination of award-winning chefs and fresh, flavoursome produce means you’ll always find something delicious on your plate. You can also sample the boutique beers, exquisite cheeses, jam, condiments, olives, freshwater crayfish and chocolate, fudge and ice-cream fresh from the producers.

Margaret River also has a thriving arts scene, so browse the many art and craft galleries for a souvenir when you’re ready to digest.

Don’t forget this foodie haven is also a natural paradise of underground caves, pristine white beaches, towering karri forests, bush tracks and walking trails. Join the locals on the world-class waves of Surfers Point or canoe or kayak along the Margaret River. There’s also abseiling, rock climbing, whale watching and great river and ocean fishing, to fuel your spirit of adventure.

In fact, with so much to see, do, eat and drink in Margaret River, you won’t have time to write your postcards till you leave.

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