Single & Loving It: Margaret River with Friends
World-renown for some of the best wineries, breweries and cuisine in the world, Margaret River is an absolute dream for foodies and oenophiles. Just a few hours drive south from Perth, Margaret River also boasts some of the best surfing spots and fishing and swimming beaches in the state. Take a tour of the local area with friends before warming up behind one of hundreds of cellar doors in the region.
Margies Big Day Out, a local beer and wine tour operator, has put together the ultimate Margaret River travel guide for those carefree spirits hitting the road for a weekend. Better yet, join them for a day to get the best tasting experience that immerses guests in the beauty and winning atmosphere of this diverse town.
Russell Hogan, owner of Margies Big Day Out suggests the following things to work into that weekend of ultimate freedom:
For the Love of Beer & Wine
Whether one is on the lookout for a delicious warm red in winter, or sweet and cold white in summer, Margaret River’s wine region is one of the best in the world. “We are home to countless award-winning wineries (breweries, chocolate and cheese houses too) and these places feature top-class, world-renowned wines,” shares Russell. The best way forward is to explore Margaret River in style at some of the South West’s best wineries with Margies Big Day Out.
The Great Outdoors
Don’t miss out on the amazing and unique local attractions in Margaret River. From underground caves that were naturally formed many, many moons ago, to unique hedge mazes and gardens.
“There are many local Margaret River mountain biking trails in the region, with locals continuing to add to the existing tracks and new tracks opening up,” says Russell. Alternatively, if hiking is preferred, check out some of the nearby Margaret River hiking trails perfect for beginners through to experts.
There is nothing like winding down with friends and for those looking to get into a chill-out zone, The Margaret River Wellness Centre provides many services from deep tissue massages to trigger point therapy to gently prod, poke and roll one into deep relaxation. This is probably the best way to celebrate singlehood and self-care.
Relying on Retail Therapy
For those chasing a bit of retail therapy with a difference, they must make sure to land at The Flying Wardrobe – a true collector’s paradise. Offering an eclectic mix of clothing, vinyl records, glassware, ceramics, toys, jewellery, books and more. The metro antique scene pales in comparison to what awaits at the Wardrobe.
Wining ‘N Dining
There is simply too many eateries to work in to one single weekend, but be ready for a plethora of options strewn across town. Think breakfast on the beach at the White Elephant Cafe, owned and operated by local legends AJ and Alex, offering all the good stuff including the Perth-favourite Dimattina Coffee, the best poached eggs going around and a perfect wedding venue (should it be required).
All of this adventuring and wine drinking could use a serious pasta hit, and La Scarpetta Trattoria at the southern tip of town, serves up some incredible varieties. It’s all made fresh in-house daily, and even has some solid gluten free and vegan options.
“Dining at popular eateries in Margaret River is a must. At Morries Anytime, guests can savour incredible tapas selection matched by their alluring array of cocktails. A bustling joint since opening in 2012, don’t expect to just rock up and grab a table – be sure to book ahead,” says Russell.
With no care in the world, fill up that tank and head South for a weekend designed to make lasting memories in a town so special it deserves a returning visit.
For more information visit Margies Big Day Out | Beer & Wine Tours Margaret River WA website or call their team of experts on +61 416 180 493.