Located 277 kilometres southwest of Perth, Margaret River is a gem waiting to be uncovered in the sands of Western Australia. Margaret River is often known for its Margaret River Pro Surfing tour, which attracts thousands of individuals every year, and it is also known for its beautiful ocean-side views no-matter where you go in the region.
Margaret River is a beautiful place to experience the charm of Australian culture. Whether it be through exploring the variety of vineyards or taking up the opportunity to surf sparkling Australian oceans, Margaret River accommodates your curiosity of a vast and exotic country.
Start by exploring the Margaret River water
Hamelin Bay is a breathtaking beach to visit. You can snorkel, scuba dive, and even experience stingrays swimming by your feet—what more could you want from a beach?
Another resplendent beach worth your time is Yallingup Beach, which is just ten minutes from Dunsborough. If you’re keen to surf, many of the world’s greatest surfers start out at Yallingup due to the amazing surf breaks. Or, if you’re just looking for a scenic destination to travel to, you can experience the white sands, and the shallow waters, and enjoy the sunset over the sparkling Indian Ocean!
Perhaps you’re intrigued by the Margaret River water itself. Then why not visit Busselton Jetty? Busselton Jetty is the longest jetty in the world, stretching out 1841 metres. This jetty attracts hundreds of thousands of individuals a year to walk across it.
You can also discover the Mammoth Cave!
Margaret River also contains one of Australia’s largest caves: Mammoth Cave. The cave features fossils of extinct animals and houses the noteworthy extinct Megafauna of the Australian region. The cave contains beautiful clusters of limestone formations, which is a result of the natural geological processes that have been occurring since the beginning of Earth’s creation, which make it an unforgettable cave to explore. This cave is self-guided, with an MP3 player educating you as you delve into the cave at your own pace.
Maybe you enjoy long distance walks?
Cape to Cape track is the longest track in Australia, stretching to around 140 kilometres long. This walk is known to take around 5-6 days to complete, and features crisp waterside views along with the natural elements of Margaret River. Alternatively, you can take your bike along your adventure for a quicker journey, since there’s a bike track for you to enjoy.
Enjoy a glass of wine at one of the vineyards
Margaret River is filled with breathtaking vineyards across the entire region and is known for its quality wines around the world. The winemakers of the Margaret River region are leaders in the wine-making industry and have been known to create wines that will surely make your taste buds dance.
Cape Mentelle is one of the wineries in the region that produce some of the most well-known wines such, as Cabarnet Sauvignon, Sauvignon Blanc, or Semillion. The vineyard dates back to 1970, when industry pioneer brothers David, Mark, and Giles Hohnen had planted their vineyard among the Margaret River soil. This legendary estate displays sensational panoramic views that will leave you in awe whether you’re a beginner in the wine-tasting game or a connoisseur.
Leeuwin Estate produces some of the world’s finest wines. Since 1972, Robert Mondavi has been producing wines in the area with the goal of developing premium wines. Leeuwin Estate is now exporting to 30 different markets and continues to create beautiful wines for the world to enjoy. Discover tastebud sensations, such as the Art Series Chardonnay, along with the lush vineyards at the Leeuwin Estate on your next Margaret River adventure!
Pay a visit to the local chocolate factory!
Margaret River is also known for its chocolate factory, which produces quality chocolate varieties for your enjoyment. The Margaret River Chocolate Factory crafts hand-made, award-winning chocolates and opens the creation process for all visitors to enjoy. Free taste testing is also included! Bring your friends or family along and enjoy a coffee with an item on their chocolate menu, such as their home-made cakes or chocolate fondues.
Overall, in the Margaret River region there is so much to explore and do! Come and visit today for an enjoyable and unforgettable experience with your family and friends. You’ll come back with some great memories and an enhanced appreciation of Australian landmarks and culture.
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Guest Author Bio
Oliver Kucharzewski is a writer for the Azure Holiday House in Dunsborough, with a love for dogs, great-tasting Japanese food, and an appreciation of the beautiful world we live in. In the day he is a coffee connoisseur, web developer & digital marketer; and in the evening he is a university student and a contributor to a local youth group, with an aim to drive himself and others to experience true joy.