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The world's most isolated wine region

Margaret River

Whether you are a foodie, a wine connoisseur, a beach lover or an outdoor enthusiast, Margaret River is a must-visit. Located in the southwest of Western Australia, this gourmet escape is one of Australia’s premium wine regions. Discover world-class beaches, ancient caves and tall-timber trees. Visit award-winning wineries, boutique breweries and fine restaurants. There is so much to discover in this spectacular part of the world.

Where should you visit in Margaret River?

Enjoy a world-class gourmet experience at Vasse Felix
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Visit Eagle Bay Beach near Dunsborough
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Welcome to the Margaret River region

Located 280 kilometres southwest of Perth, Margaret River is filled with culinary surprises and is surrounded by stunning nature. It is the only wine region in Australia where you can visit award-winning wineries, picturesque beaches, tall eucalypt forests, impressive caves and surf world-class waves, all in one day. Go on a culinary journey and taste the local gourmet produce and wine. It is no wonder that some of the best Australian restaurants are found here.

An ideal destination to soak up the laid-back Australian lifestyle

Be enchanted by the depths of Jewel Cave which has the longest accessible stalactites or discover some of the tallest eucalyptus trees in the world. Go climbing, abseiling, mountain biking, canoeing or join a whale-watching tour. If you love seafood, you may enjoy some leisurely fishing. Afterwards, savour your freshly caught snapper for dinner!

"If you're a foodie, Margaret River is heaven: Organic wines, black Angus, truffles, foie gras, and the local farmer's markets have it all"

Rom, Copywriter
Go winery hopping in the Margaret River region!
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Be enchanted by the beautiful beaches found in Margaret River

Winery and Cellar doors

Discover one of the world's youngest wine regions, Margaret River. Producing 15% of Australia’s wine, including the world-renowned Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc. With an abundance of sunshine, it is one of the most geographically isolated wine regions in the world.

Discover Margaret River's best winery experiences

You can find over 200 wineries and cellar doors in the region. Be sure to visit Vasse Felix, the founding winery of the Margaret River region. And if you are lucky, there may be a local food festival happening too!

Sample exclusive Australian wine
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Are you a wine lover? Margaret River is a must-visit
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With a perfect grape-growing climate and highly skilled winemakers, Margaret River is home to some of the world’s most beautiful varieties of Chardonnay. Go on a wine tour with a local guide and taste the region's finest drops, while soaking up the magical scenery. Visit Leeuwin and sample some crisp and slightly oaky Chardonnay, paired with venison and other local side dishes. In 2020, one of the top-rated wines came from Leeuwin!

Margaret River is one of the nation's largest wine regions
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Cabernet Sauvignon

Wine lovers from around the world come to Margaret River to enjoy a glass of Cabernet Sauvignon. Margaret River's warm dry summers make the perfect conditions for the ripening of Cabernet Sauvignon. One of the region's best red wines is best paired with steak, local cheese or roast lamb. If you like to learn more, the winemakers and locals would love to share their stories with you.

Are you a wine connoisseur? This part of Australia is sure to delight!


While Margaret River is world-renowned for its amazing wine, the beaches found in this region are just as exceptional. Discover squeaky-clean white sand and crystal clear waters, an ideal spot to relax in your own slice of paradise.

Here are some must-visit beaches:

  • Hamelin Bay
  • Eagle Bay
  • Meelup Beach
  • Busselton Beach
  • Bunker Bay
  • Castle Rock
  • Injidup Beach
  • Yallingup Beach
Stop by Castle Rock near Dunsborough
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Uncover Hamelin Bay near Augusta
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Surrounding areas

The northern part of the Margaret River region is home to many picturesque coastal towns, including Yallingup and Busselton. The latter is situated on the quiet Geographe Bay. Visit the iconic Busselton Jetty and explore the numerous cycle paths that take you along the coast (feel free to take a dip along the way).

From world-class surf breaks to an abundance of wildflowers

In Yallingup, it is a surfing country, and it is even said that it is the place where surfing began in the mid-1950s. Every year there are many surfing competitions held here, which you can watch from the quay. Besides surfers, you can spot dolphins and maybe even whales. Take a walk along the rugged coastline on the Cape to Cape Track, where all kinds of wildflowers grow, and you may see some of these water giants.

Cool off at the Aquarium, near Yallingup
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Discover a stunning collection of wildflowers


Approximately 330 kilometres south of Perth is a charming fishing and ex-whaling town. Augusta is one of Western Australia’s best-kept hidden coastal secrets with plenty to do and see. Go on a whale-watching tour, explore underground caves and visit the tallest lighthouse on mainland Australia. Sample local wines, eat fish and chips or go for a swim at Flinder's Bay.

Pop by the Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse


Approximately 220 kilometres west of Perth, on the tip of the southern coastline, is Busselton. Nearby, Margaret River and Dunsborough, this region is renowned for its whale watching opportunities. Between May and December, tens of thousands of whales make their journey past this vibrant place on their annual migration.

Take a ride on the longest timber piled jetty in the Southern Hemisphere

Operated by a non-profit community organisation, the Busselton Jetty is 1.841 kilometres long. Heritage-listed, it is the longest timber piled jetty in the Southern Hemisphere. The jetty's construction commenced in 1864, and today is one of the region's biggest tourist attractions.

Take a ride along the Busselton Jetty
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Admire the longest timber piled jetty in the Southern Hemisphere
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Explore Dunsborough, a coastal town located in the southwest, approximately 254 kilometres south of Perth on the shores of Geographe Bay. An award-winning tourist destination, this town is also popular amongst the locals. Spend your days here going beach hopping, visiting the Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse, or sampling local wine at the wineries.

Marvel at the colours of Meelup Beach at Dunsborough
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Visit the Quindalup Boat Ramp near Dunsborough
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Where to stay?

Make your trip extra special by experiencing a unique stay from our large collection of hand-selected accommodations located in Margaret River and beyond. Your travel specialist will match you up with accommodation that suits your wants and needs. A journey where your accommodation is an experience in itself.

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