Friday, June 11, 2021

The ultimate girls’ weekend

Gather your girlfriends for the ultimate girls’ retreat in WA’s South West. Whether it’s your long-time best pals, a much-needed break with your mothers’ group, or a mother-daughter bonding trip, the South West has everything you need for your girls-only escape.



Begin the day with pep in your step thanks to a barista-made mug of silky coffee and a visit to a local café for a leisurely breakfast. Tour the local cheese, chocolate, ice cream, fudge, and preserves producers (and satisfy your tastebuds with complementary tastings and treats to take home).


We think you’ll love:

  • Picturesque Meelup Farmhouse for brunch, with group photos on the plump outdoor couches and hanging egg chairs afterwards.
  • A lavish beach picnic with Events by the Bay. Cushions, rugs, bubbly on ice, and hamper provided.
  • A delectable 2.5 hour 5-course degustation with wine matching at Rustico at Hay Shed Hill.

    Rustico at Hay Shed Hill

    Rustico at Hay Shed Hill

  • A Farm + Feast Tour at Glenarty Road, with a progressive wine tasting tour through the farm.
  • A la carte lunchtime dining amongst the blooms at lush Aravina Estate before exploring craft beers at The Taphouse.
  • Spending a late afternoon at Bungalow Neighbourhood Social sharing a bite to eat with DJ beats in the background.
  • Sitting on your balcony at sunset, tucking into a grazing box delivered by Yallingup Cheese.
  • Enjoying a dinner party organised by the chefs at Epicuriosity, with plenty of activities and hilarity.


After Dark

When the sun melts away, the girls are ready to sashay. Choose a chic venue where the drinks are flowing, the atmosphere is electric, the music is feet-tappingly good, but you can still carry a conversation.

We think you’ll love:

  • Morries, with tapas, inventive cocktails, and live music in a cosy venue.
  • Classy bar-restaurant-deli Lady Lola for freshly shucked oysters, delicately shaved salumi, and a delicious array of wines.
  • Yarri, one of the best venues in the region, for mouth-watering late afternoon snacks and espresso martinis.
Lady Lola, Dunsborough

Lady Lola, Dunsborough


Adventure and Activities

The Margaret River region is heaven for the adventurous and outdoorsy. Water lovers, hire a boat, jet ski, stand-up paddle board, surfboard or canoe for the day. Or on land, you could enjoy a few hours of cycling, horse riding, hiking, rock climbing, or exploring the beautiful caves.

We think you’ll love:

  • Gently loosening up the muscles in a private in-home hatha yoga class with Devahiti Yoga & Bodywork.
    Devahiti Yoga class at Picquet, Eagle Bay

    Devahiti Yoga class at Picquet, Eagle Bay


  • Getting hands-on with a two-hour gin mixing class at Ginversity.
  • A chocolate and honeycomb workshop with One Table Farm in Cowaramup.
  • Strolling a section of the stunning Cape to Cape track, particularly lovely in spring.
  • Getting a little dusty at a private pottery class with Happs Pottery.
  • A bespoke gallery trail to Studio Bistro, Gunyulgup Gallery, Yallingup Gallery, Christian Fletcher and JahRoc, and discovering lesser-known gems along the way.
  • Trying stand-up paddle boarding on the calm waters of Gnarabup Bay.
  • Taking surfing lessons with Yallingup Surf School at a variety of picturesque locations.
  • Seeing majestic sea creature launching out of the waves with a whale watching tour.
Yallingup Surf School

Yallingup Surf School

Beauty Spas

Close your eyes and drift into blissful relaxation. Think hot stone massages, luxurious facials, pregnancy packages, Ayervedic-inspired treatments, and even alternative therapies. There’s something for everyone.

We think you’ll love:

  • Unwinding at home with massages from Alchemy Body and Soul. You could even ask the therapist to set up in a room for the day so you can duck in whenever you like.
    Alchemy Spa

    Alchemy Body and Soul


  • A hot stone massage at Body Bliss in tranquil Boranup Forest. Note, appointments are one person at a time.
  • Om Day Spa for a huge range of Ayervedic therapies: Om Shirodhara, whole-body sugar scrubs, facials, and pedicures.



Sometimes all you want is to switch off and get away from the world. Bring a book, board games, or any other indoor hobbies for your weekend of leisure.

Choose the perfect home that suits your needs:

Relaxing in Eagle Bay. Image @ciaraloveswines

Relaxing with your girlfriends in Eagle Bay. Image @ciaraloveswines



Browse our portfolio of luxury holiday homes today and get your girls’ getaway booked in.


You might also like:

After dark: the best bars in the Margaret River region

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Where to find great coffee in the Margaret River region

Your mother’s group holiday itinerary



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