Reasons to Visit the Margaret River Region this Winter
Since the Margaret River Region’s first drop of Cabernet was bottled, the region has built its way up to one of Australia’s most iconic holiday destinations. And while many visit in the height of summer, winter offers plenty for guests with the added bonus of fewer crowds, tranquil surroundings and discounts on accommodation and tours.
Many of the region’s gourmet food and wine experiences can be enjoyed indoors. Think long winery lunches and the region’s best winery restaurants, followed by an afternoon of produce collecting from nearby olive oil, cheese and chocolate suppliers. The region in overflowing year-round 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. Top that off with the series of underground caves networks to shelter from the rain, followed by an afternoon of Cabernet Sauvignon in front of the fire with loved ones, and you’ve got yourself a perfect Winter Down South!
Top Winter Experiences in the Margaret River Region
Indulge in Food & Wine
Indulge in a long winery lunch at one of many cellar door restaurants in the Margaret River Region. Make sure to pair your feast with an iconic Margaret River red.
Attend Winter Events
Brave the elements and take the exhilarating climb to the top of Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse, where you’ll see the Southern and Indian Oceans collide just off the coast.
Head underground into one of the region’s many show caves; Ngilgi, Mammoth, Lake and Jewel Caves are open to the public every day and they stay at a temperature of roughly 20 degrees all year round.
For everything cool, visit Winter Down South.
Winter Deals in the Margaret River Region
Other places to explore this winter