Margaret River, Destination Guide
The town at the heart of the region and the reputation for fine wine, amazing coastline, incredible nature and culinary experiences.
Just 10 kilometres inland from the Indian Ocean and positioned on the banks of the stunning Margaret River, the town of Margaret River is close to world-class wineries, awe-inspiring caves and world-renowned surf breaks. The wine region marked 50 years of commercial winemaking in 2018, and now 120 wineries are producing along with a growing number of great craft breweries, distilleries and cideries. You won’t go thirsty with so many cellar doors to visit! Food lovers will rejoice with the variety of artisanal produce available to taste in town and at farm gates, such as wood fired bread to cheese, chocolate, and meats. Join a winery, brewery or food tour or create your own self-drive itinerary. Take a lesson in horseriding, surfing or SUPing, book a heli-ride from Margaret River Airport to take you on a coastal tour, or to a winery for lunch, or visit a family-friendly animal farm or maze
You are truly spoilt for choice. Tour a magical caves. Closest to Margaret River are Lake Cave and Mammoth Cave. Go off-road in the majestic Boranup Forest – either in a 4WD, a Fat Bike or Eco-Quad Bike. A visit to the Margaret River is a must, and to do it in a canoe or on a SUP is advised for the full experience. Surf at pristine breaks at Surfer’s Point (home of the Margaret River Pro), Contos, Redgate or Gracetown. Take in a section of the Cape to Cape Track, ride the Rails to Trails cycle path or just hang out at a stunning beach like Gnarabup or Prevelly. Annual adventure and sporting events include the Cape to Cape MTB, Margaret River Ultra Marathon, MUDFEST and the World Surfing League Margaret River SurfPro.
If there’s one cultural thing you can do while in Margs, visit the Margaret River Farmers Market on a Saturday morning. It’s the place to celebrate local produce and stock up on all the delights of the region. During summer enjoy the Town Square Friday Night Markets with food trucks, and enjoy the many choices of wineries, breweries, restaurants and cafes to dine in for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Art lovers will adore Jahroc gallery and the new John Miller jewellery showroom in town, adding to his original Yallingup workshop. The fashion focused will also love Margs for the beach boho boutiques on offer. And if that isn’t enough, there’s a full schedule of cultural events including Margaret River Gourmet Escape, Leeuwin Estate concert, Margaret River Region Open Studios, Margaret River Readers & Writers Festival, Jazz by the Bay and Cabin Fever.