Nestled in the midst of scenic forest 272 kilometres south of Perth, Margaret River has long been a favourite of wine aficionados, hikers and surfers. Home to over 130 wineries, it’s the perfect low-key getaway. Don’t forget to check out the 35,000-year old fossils in Mammoth Cave while you’re there.
Margaret River boasts a wealth of wine-tasting opportunities, high-quality dining options and ultra-comfortable Bed and Breakfast accommodation, so get into it!
The prime spot to sit and watch the sun set over the water is Surfer’s Point in Prevally – a 10-minute drive from Margaret River.
There’s a good selection of National Park and State Forest hiking trails close to town, so sampling the great outdoors is ultra-convenient.
The first winery in Margaret River was built in 1967 by local cardiologist Tom Cullity. His family’s winery, Vasse Felix, is still very popular today.1 If you’ve come to the area to surf rather than drink wine (we don’t recommend trying to do both at the same time), you’ll find September through April to be a great time to ‘hang ten’ – those consistent spring swells merge nicely into some brilliant summer beach weather.2