The Mediterranean climate which makes the region ideal for growing grapes and fine wine is also well suited to growing other produce too. The region in overflowing with locally-grown fruit and vegetables, meat, seafood and a whole host of providores selling anything from fudge and homemade ice cream to olive oil, tapenades and chutneys.
All of this is fringed by some of the most pristine coastline in the world. Head to one of the region’s beaches and you may find you’re the only person on it. The picture-perfect, calm waters of Geographe Bay entice families and sunbathers, while the dramatic west facing coastline between Cape Naturaliste and Cape Leeuwin attracts surfers, kite boarders and those who love some action on the water.
Top that off with an extensive underground cave network, migrating whales, stunning wildflowers and it becomes visible why this region really does have so much to offer.
Top 10 things to do in the Margaret River Region
1. Enjoy a few hours of indulgence over a long lunch at a winery restaurant.
2. Give surfing a go. Or stand up paddle boarding.
3. Walk or train to the end of the Busselton Jetty, and meet the fish under the jetty at the Underwater Observatory.
4. Browse the beautiful clothing boutiques of Dunsborough and Margaret River
5. Picnic or camp among the karri trees in Boranup forest
6. Do a cellar door hop and taste the region’s premium produce on a winery or brewery tour
7. Head underground on an adventure tour of the magical caves systems.
8. Walk a section of the Cape to Cape track (or all of it, if you’re game!)
9. Head up the Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse and see where the Southern Ocean and Indian Ocean meet.
10. Watch the sun set over the ocean at Yallingup, the place of love.
Margaret River Region towns
Busselton, Dunsborough, Yallingup, Cowaramup, Margaret River and Augusta. Visit www.margaretriver.com to learn more.