Margaret River Gourmet Escape

Experience a food lover's paradise this November

 

The Winemaker

WATCH: Behind the scenes with Vanya Cullen, Cullen Wines

 

The Winemaker

WATCH: Join Josephine Perry as she takes us behind the scenes of her one-woman operation.

 

The Winemaker

WATCH: Behind the scenes with Virginia Willcock, Chief Winemaker at Vasse Felix

 

Whale Watching

The whales have arrived at Geographe Bay

 

Jewel Cave

The biggest show cave in Western Australia

 

Somewhere to Stay?

View the largest range of accommodation in The Margaret River Region

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Accommodation

A choice of over 260 accommodation options available for all needs and budgets in Margaret River, Busselton, Dunsborough, Yallingup, Augusta and throughout the South-West.

Tours

Tour with the experts – choose from over 90 local specialist tours and activities including wine tours, cave and lighthouse tours, whale watching and horse riding.

Guides & Maps

Our handy regional map, travel guide, self drive itineraries and online interactive map will help you to navigate through Your Margaret River Region.

Events Calendar

Experience everything from local farmers markets, sunset movies in a vineyard and quirky community celebrations through to internationally recognised concerts, festivals and sporting events.

Trip Ideas & Stories

Need a little down south holiday inspiration? Get great tips and ideas from our team of local writers.

Eat & Drink
16/11/2017

Hot tips for this weekend’s Gourmet Escape

The Margaret River Gourmet Escape is here so we’ve put together some hot tips you need to know to make the most of your weekend. Four days of eating, drinking and exploring is part of the Escape’s magic, however having a clear plan around transport,…
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Wine & Wineries
15/11/2017

Wine voices – Karen Gough, Co-owner, Settler’s Tavern

“It’s a big circle really; at the Tav (Settler’s Tavern) we have loads of wine industry people; winemakers, all the second winemakers and the people doing vintage. They’re keen to try everything we’ve got. When we first came here you could only get Margaret River…
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Active & AdventureNature & Environment
13/11/2017

Where the wildflowers are

Leave the car behind and get knee-deep in nature this spring - it's the very best time to experience the region's glorious floral displays says Tori Wilson.With its lush forests, sweeping coastline and clusters of flowers scattered like hundreds and thousands on an ice-cream cone,…
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Wine & Wineries
08/11/2017

Wine voices – Andrew Watson, Woodlands Wine

“For a wine to be great it has to do something for the mind; it has to refresh the mind. A well-crafted example of a style or a different take on a style; a beautiful, artisanal, pristine, hand crafted wine. To be a great wine…
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Active & Adventure
06/11/2017

Keeping Vacay Fit

Holidays provide a time to relax, slow down and enjoy a bit of indulging but it’s also possible to maintain an exercise regime and still have fun. I asked experienced local trainers and gym owners Katie Carmichael from KT Personal Training in Dunsborough and Margaret…
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Eat & Drink
03/11/2017

Young Guns: exciting young, talented winemakers

The times they are a changing in the world of wine. There are adventurous winemakers doing things in the vineyard and the winery that would raise the eyebrows of traditionalists. There’s wine being made with stalks and leaves, infused with herbs, fermented in ceramic eggsshells…
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Wine & Wineries
31/10/2017

The Brookwood Estate Labour of Love

“This is delicious – and this is yummy too – I love all these wines!” says the lady tasting wines at Brookwood’s rustic cellar door. It’s music to owner-operator Lyn Mann’s ears, as it’s cellar door visitors, not wine critics, she wants to impress. “Back…
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Eat & DrinkWine & Wineries
27/10/2017

The local chefs taking a starring role at Gourmet Escape

Tori Wilson spent a little time finding out about a few of the local chefs to be featured at Gourmet Escape and a couple of things were clear. Their deep passions for the region’s local land and produce tie them together while their own distinctive…
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Arts & Wellbeing
26/10/2017

Antiques and vintage shopping in the Margaret River region

Shabby Duck Studio   The ambience of the traditional tea room is revived with sophistication and service at Shabby Duck’s 1899 Devonshire Tea Room. Relax with a cup of tea and freshly baked scones with jam and cream. The boutique is filled with shabby-chic pieces…
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Wine & Wineries
23/10/2017

Vanya Cullen, The Winemaker

As we release the next in the our series The Winemaker, Max Brearley profiles Vanya Cullen - Owner, Managing Director and Chief Winemaker at Cullen Wines. Watch the full length film below for a glimpse of one of Margaret River’s most renowned winemakers. Click the edit…
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Eat & DrinkWine & Wineries
18/10/2017

What’s on at the Gourmet Village?

Maybe it’s live music you are chasing, you might just want the complete food experience, or you could be there to catch a celebrity. Whatever your interest, the 2017 Gourmet Village has got you covered. This year you can find a plethora of activities to…
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Eat & Drink
17/10/2017

Good Food Guide Awards 2018: Which Margaret River region restaurants were among the best of the best?

The Margaret River region was well represented at last night's inaugural national Good Food Guide Awards. Vasse Felix and Cullen Wines were awarded Two Hats, the only restaurants in WA to do so. Voyager Estate were awarded One Hat. Hats are awarded to the best of…
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Just three hours’ drive south of Perth and only 110km from end to end, Your Margaret River Region is one of Australia’s most compact, yet strikingly diverse holiday destinations stretching from Busselton and Dunsborough in the north of the region, down to Augusta in the south.

It’s an enticing mosaic of pristine natural wonders, premium wineries, relaxed microbreweries, world-class restaurants, spectacular beaches, towering forests, inspirational artisans, warm and friendly locals, and a laid-back persona all of its own. From the tranquil waters of Geographe Bay in the north, down the ancient cave-carved Leeuwin-Naturaliste Ridge, through picturesque vineyards and karri forest of the heartland, to the desolate beauty of Cape Leeuwin in the south, this is a place of astounding natural contrasts. There are just so many things to do in the Margaret River region you’ll need at least a few days to explore it. Take advantage of our stunning range of accommodation throughout the region in Margaret River, Dunsborough, Busselton, Augusta, Yallingup and throughout the South West.