The Margaret River region is a short three-hour drive from Perth, and it has one of the most diverse sceneries in Australia. Whether you seek adventure, beautiful views, or merely want to relax — there is a myriad of activities you can experience.
Below are five of the most popular activities that you should try at Margaret River.
Wine and Dine
The wineries in the Margaret River region are numerous and diverse. From wineries with simple farm-style production methods to larger and more modern wineries — each has its own identity and charm.
Most wineries would have casual cafes where you could sample their wines and dishes, as well as other various products. Expect to find fresh local produce, gourmet goods, naturally made berry and fruit jams, preserves, sauces, syrups, vinaigrettes, and bottles of vinegar in your visits. Don’t forget to try the various fruit wines, ciders, sparkling fruit wines, fortified wines (ports), and liqueurs.
Surf the Waves
Surfing is one of the most popular activities in the region. The Ngari Capes Marine Park and the Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park have many beaches that are suitable for surfing beginners and experts. You can surf the waves, but if you prefer playing on the sand and the water, these places offer a comfortable atmosphere for relaxation.
Dive into the Deep
Australia’s deep sea wildlife is abundant in diversity. While some of those creatures can be scary, a beginner course can ensure that your dives remain safe. Scared of the deep? You can try snorkelling. Yallingup Reef has a thriving ecosystem in its shallow lagoons not exceeding a depth of 2 metres. Ideal for both beginners and children, the reef extends for more than 100 metres while remaining shallow.
Delve the Limestone Caves
If you’re feeling adventurous, try exploring one of the 150 limestone caves in the region. Ranging from simple guided tours to extreme hard-hat wearing spelunkers, experiencing the majestic limestone caves is both eerie and awe-inspiring.
Hike to your Heart’s Content
The Margaret River region has an abundance of trails, the longest one being the Cape to Cape track. The area is rich in trails and paths, from short walks to coastal walks that let you bask near the ocean.
Whether it’s wining and dining, scenery, or adventure — a trip to the Margaret River region is a rewarding experience for any traveller.