Margaret River, Western Australia © Tourism Western Australia
Guide to Margaret River
- Getting to Margaret River
- When to visit
From outdoor adventures and epic surf to top-notch wines and serene beaches, there’s little surprise this small region stands out on the big map.
Margaret River takes the phrase ‘world-class’ to a whole new feat. Bursting with epic experiences and unfathomable landscapes, this truly is the land of luxury. Wander to the sounds of the ocean as gnarly surf breaks and jaw-dropping limestone cliffs meet your eyes. Don’t be surprised if you spot a pro – or a handful of dolphins – riding the waves. Inland lies Margaret River’s premium wine region, home to award-winning wineries perched upon verdant green hills. And further afield are thrills galore, from kayaking to abseiling and the epic Cape to Cape Walk. Not one day is the same in this picture-perfect pocket of Western Australia.
The best way to get to Margaret river is to fly into Perth Airport (PER) and drive 280km (174mi) south to Margaret River. You can also fly directly into Busselton Airport (BQB) from Perth and Melbourne, then drive about 45 minutes to Margaret River.
- Hire cars are available at Perth and Busselton airports
- Taxis operate between Busselton Airport and the Margaret River
Public transport is limited in Margaret River, so the best option is hiring a vehicle for your stay or joining a guided tour.
The best time to visit Margaret River is during spring (September to November). The weather is warm enough to enjoy the sunshine, but cool enough to cuddle up by the fire with a glass of wine in hand once the sun goes down.
- High season: Summer (December to February)
- Low season: Winter (June to August)
- Don’t miss: The spring bloom of wildflowers, which peaks around October