Nature’s pantry awaits you in the South West. With hundreds of vineyards, orchards, farms and groves, the region is a one-stop shop for all things gourmet. Make the most out of your South West trip by visiting world-renowned wineries, breweries and distilleries, trawling farmers markets and gathering fresh fruit, vegetables and produce.
Before you start your foodie adventure, make sure you keep these top tips in mind:
There’s no EFTPOS facilities at roadside fruit and vegetable stands, so you’ll need to carry cash so you can purchase straight from the farm gate.
Ask the locals
Find out what their favourite wineries and restaurants are. With over 150 cellar doors in the Margaret River region alone, choosing which ones to stop at can be a little overwhelming.
Nominate a skipper
As a guide, within any one hour period, five standard 20ml tastes of wine will put you dangerously close to the legal limit (0.05%). So either buy a bottle for home, nominate a skipper or catch a bus tour.
Plan your trip around a food festival
As the region prospers as a wine/food growing destination, the number of food-related events grows. The Margaret River Gourmet Escape, Taste Great Southern and Cabin Fever are a few examples of events that showcase the best regional produce.
Western Australia is blessed with a huge range of memorable food and drink experiences. The WA Food and Wine Trails provide you with a sample of what is available across the state.
Here's a selection of South West Trails that you can download and use on your next trip:
Discover some of the South West's many food and drink offerings.