StoriesThe latest ideas for discovering Your Margaret River Region

Nature & Environment
06/10/2017

Taunton Farm Holiday Park

It’s just gone 5 o’clock and at Taunton Farm that means two things:  animal feeding for the youngsters and social hour for the grown-ups. Families and groups are slowly arriving at the Barn, the delightful communal area which overlooks the farm’s lake and idyllic paddocks. …
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Wine & WineriesActive & AdventureNature & Environment
06/10/2017

Bushtucker Cave & Canoe Tours and Bushtucker Winery & Brewery Tours

“Remember, Mia, there are NO rules in this race!” My guide, Gordon, is grinning at me from the other end of what I’ve discovered to be a highly stable canoe. We’ve spent the past few hours enjoying the Margaret River - the waterway, not the…
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Nature & Environment
03/10/2017

Eco Spa Retreat and Sanctuary

I’m being watched by a woylie.  She’s very calm and composed, and I’m very excited because I’ve never met a Woylie before.  These miniature, critically endangered marsupials – imagine she’s like a kangaroo but only 10 inches tall – are just one species of the…
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view of Geographe Bay from The Goose deck
Eat & DrinkWine & Wineries
03/04/2017

Drink in the Views – dine within sight of the ocean

When in the Margaret River region, don’t miss the chance to dine within sight of the ocean - you’ll create memories that’ll last forever, says Mia Lacy. “Let's go somewhere with a view of the ocean and drink lunch!’ Jane Fonda gets to say this…
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Active & AdventureNature & Environment
16/10/2016

Cultural Connections: A brand new tour shares the Aboriginal secrets of the timeless Cape Naturaliste landscape

Discover the secrets of the timeless landscape around Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse on a new tour lead by Josh Whiteland - Cape Cultural Tours. The landscape of the northern cape of the Margaret River region is marked by two stand-out features; one natural and built.  Sugarloaf,…
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Augusta Bakery Cafe pastries and coffee
Eat & Drink
27/07/2016

Cake Walk: where to find the best cuppa and cake in the Margaret River region

If you’re craving a little sweet treat and a proper cup of joe, Mia Lacy has done the hard yards and investigated where to find the best cuppa and cake in the Margaret River region. I’m a firm believer that your mind eats before your…
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Stars on red carpet in Bunbury for CinéfestOz
Arts & Wellbeing
19/07/2016

Star Quality: Who will you spot at this year’s CinefestOZ Film Festival?

The best of the best in the film industry will be out in force, lured by the unbeatable locations and the richest film prize in the country - $100,000 for the festival’s best movie. A little context for my excitement at the forthcoming CinefestOZ Film…
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Active & AdventureNature & Environment
07/12/2015

All person access: Find the best wheelchair-accessible accommodation & activities

We recently visited interstate and stayed in modern holiday apartment where the ensuite to our master bedroom featured an unusually high, tiled bath with the shower fitted over the top.  It was impossible to get in and out of comfortably and safely so we simply…
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Arts & Wellbeing
29/10/2015

Where to shop… Margaret River style!

It was a seemingly chance remark that turned me into an Ocean House fan. I’d just entered the wonderful retail therapy precinct at Hayshed Hill Wines for the very first time and my eyes were going everywhere at once. Our tour guide, who later turned…
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Arts & WellbeingActive & Adventure
05/10/2015

A dream of time – Aboriginal tourism in Your Margaret River Region

Making the South West of Australia my home since moving here from the tropics has been a mission for me. I explain it to people with that old expression ‘kith and kin’. Your kin is your familiar family and friends. I have that here. What…
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