Margaret River & Surrounds

Margaret River & Surrounds

 

Margaret River is a small town south of Perth in western Australia, known for its craft breweries, boutiques and surrounding wineries.

Beaches and surf breaks line the nearby coast, whose waters host migratory whales from June to November.

Stretching between 2 lighthouses north and south of the town, the long-distance Cape to Cape Track fringes the limestone caves and sea cliffs of Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park.

After a journey surrounded by premium wineries, extraordinary architecture and amazing vistas of undulating vineyards, it is the lush forest, the river and the surf breaks that add an extra dimension to Margaret River.

On your approach to town, down by the river a picturesque forest and park with fabulous walks is a great place to stretch your legs. After crossing the river the town appears, sweeping up its one long street lined with cafes, gourmet and curiosity shops, boutiques, galleries and more.

During the day the town is bustling and at night town comes alive with a totally different scene of fantastic foodie restaurants, wine bars and pubs with live music. Decadent food, premium produce, internationally renowned wine, surfing, art and a love for nature combine to be the soul of the town and some of the main Margaret River attractions. Stunning walking and cycling tracks meander along the river or through the surrounding forest to the vineyards and farms. The world-famous Margaret River surf is only 10 minutes from the centre of town.

A range of quality accommodation is available ranging from backpackers, bed and breakfasts, apartments, luxury lodges, manors and hotels.

Eat

Miki’s Open Kitchen – Miki’s Open Kitchen is tempura dining restaurant in Margaret River that features an open kitchen where guests can comfortably sit around the counter and watch Miki and his team prepare amazing dishes. With a great local wine list Japanese beer and sake, be sure to make a booking as they are only a small restaurant.

Settlers Tavern – The heart of Margaret River where great country hospitality greets you & locally sourced food, coffee, wines, beers & generous meals served all-day await you! Full-menu all-day, every-day, indoors or outdoors. Multi award winning wine list, over 25 wines by the glass, and 500 hundred local and international wines on the list from some of the world’s best producers. 

Margaret River Hotel – The Margaret River Hotel is a local landmark. A meeting point for friends, a comfortable place to rest your head for the night, a busy restaurant and a popular drinking hole. A true local pub right in the heart of town. 

Arc of Iris – With a reputation for excellent food and welcoming service, they are situated at the top end of the main street in Margaret River and open EVERY NIGHT from 6pm. They are fully licensed and our great wine list is drawn from Margaret River local wineries. If you’re looking for an exceptional dining experience you can discover why they are the locals best kept secret.

 

Drink

Swings Taphouse & Kitchen – Casual yet welcoming and incredibly professional. They have created a comfortable, casual and quirky space, filled with music with a beat, open fires, big open doors, balcony’s, quiet corners and big open tables. They are an incredibly versatile venue and cater for all…large groups can enjoy craft beers, wines and shared casual dining on the balcony or on our big tables, families are welcomed and are always catered for, we have quiet candlelight corners for romantic dinners, corporate groups can feel confident bringing clients to a place where they can relax and enjoy the essence of Margaret River hospitality.

Settlers Tavern – The heart of Margaret River where great country hospitality greets you & locally sourced food, coffee, wines, beers & generous meals served all-day await you! Full-menu all-day, every-day, indoors or outdoors. Multi award winning wine list, over 25 wines by the glass, and 500 hundred local and international wines on the list from some of the world’s best producers. 

Margaret River Hotel – The Margaret River Hotel is a local landmark. A meeting point for friends, a comfortable place to rest your head for the night, a busy restaurant and a popular drinking hole. A true local pub right in the heart of town. 

Elkamo – Elkamo is on the forefront creating new, vibrant and innovative cocktails that will amaze peoples expectations. They believe in creating an atmosphere that starts conversations, sees excitement and happiness just from simply styling your vessels.

Sleep

Margarets Beach Resort – Just 10 kilometres from the town of Margaret River, on WA’s spectacular South West Coast, and just 500 metres from pristine Gnarabup Beach, Margarets Beach Resort is the only resort accommodation by the sea. Offering idyllic 4 star apartment accommodation, Margarets Beach Resort is one of the best beach resorts in Western Australia. It’s the perfect location for a romantic getaway or memorable family holiday in the renowned Margaret River Wine Region.

Prideau’s – Prideau’s of Margaret River sets a new standard of accommodation with each room/apartment boasting stylish and contemporary decor. Relax in their motel style accommodation.  Prideau’s is conveniently located in the heart of town, providing you the perfect accommodation for your Margaret River getaway.

Riverglen Chalets – Riverglen Chalets offers 4 star, self-contained accommodation for couples, families and groups and are situated only 10 minutes stroll from the heart of the lovely Margaret River town site.

Margaret River Tourist Park – The Margaret River Tourist Park offer a varitey of different accommodation choices ranging from un/powered sites to cabins and self contained cottages. A short stroll to town with a pool and playground, it’s a great option for families.

Vintages – Each one of Vintages luxury accommodation units in Margaret River is unique. From accommodation with spa – The Deluxe Spa suite, to the two bedroom fully self-contained apartments. Set amongst beautiful gardens, the elegantly furnished units offer luxury accommodation, comfort and arguably the cleanest rooms to be found in Margaret River.

Margarets Forest – Your natural accommodation choice in the heart of Margaret River. Margarets Forest AAA Four Star **** Self-contained luxury apartments are set right in the Margaret River town centre, adjacent to beautiful state forest. 

Wharncliffe Mill Bush Retreat – Wharncliffe Mill is a family run bush camp, nestled amidst the tall timber of the Bramley National Park in the heart of Margaret River.  They offer shady well-spaced powered campsites and caravan sites amongst the trees, spacious cabins, a large four room eco-lodge, dorm rooms and basic safari tents.They are not a traditional caravan park, though they offer all of the necessary comforts of hot showers, flushing toilets and a camp kitchen. The lodge and cabins have their own bathrooms and kitchens and also have a huge undercover area with BBQ’s, picnic tables, table tennis and an adjacent campfire pit for relaxing and gatherings.

 

Top 5 Things to Do in Margaret River & Cowaramup

 

As recommended by the Margaret River Regional Visitor Centre

 

1. Check out the local Farmers Markets

Stocking up on fresh local produce at the Farmers Markets on a Saturday morning. Located at the Tafe campus on the Bussell Highway.

 

2. Sunsets at the Point

Watching the sunset over the Indian Ocean at Surfer’s Point in Prevelly – only 10 minutes’ drive away from Margaret River town centre.

 

3. Visit the Caves

Lake and Mammoth Caves – see highly decorative limestone and crystal formations only 20 minutes’ drive from town. For more information head to the Margaret River Visitor Centre website.

 

4. Taste some yummy stuff

Sampling locally-made nougat, chocolate, ice cream, fudge, olive oil and fresh produce.

 

5. Jump on a bike

Ride into town on the Rails to Trails track which runs all the way from Cowaramup to Margaret River.