Margaret River Region

50 REASONS TO VISIT THE MARGARET RIVER REGION THIS WINTER

This year, the Margaret River region celebrates 50 years since the first commercial vines were planted, and since that 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 Sauvingon 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

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    Celebrate 50 years

    Celebrate the Margaret River Region’s 50th anniversary of wine with a long winery lunch at one of many cellar door restaurants, paired perfectly with an iconic Margaret River red.

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    Spot whales

    Spot migrating humpback and southern right whales on a whale watching tour from Augusta, Dunsborough or Busselton.

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    Winter events

    Warm up with a winter event – we recommend Cabin Fever from July 14 – 23 or Cinefest Oz from August 23 – 27.

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    LIGHTHOUSE VIEWS

    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.

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    Underworld adventure

    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.


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