Margaret River and Surrounds

Margaret River, Perth WA

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.

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People having a group photo
Group of people having beer and wine
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Top Five Things to Do in Margaret River and 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.