With sandy white beaches, sparkling blue water, and tall forests, Margaret River Western Australia is one of Australia's most picturesque settings. The town itself is popular among tourists with its main strip hosting cafes, galleries, markets, shops, and bars attracting over 500,000 visitors each year. Thousands of city locals travel from Perth to Margaret River each year. A place of sun, sand, and vines, Margaret River is widely regarded as one of the greatest wine regions in the world.
a place of sun, sand & vines
The region is embraced by the ocean on three sides and the resulting maritime influence lends itself to ideal growing conditions for wine grapes. One of the most diverse environments in the world, Margaret River is quite isolated - a trip from Perth to Margaret River is over 270km! Its weather travels 1,000 kilometres across open ocean to reach Margaret River (Africa is 8,500 kilometres and the South Pole 5,000 kilometres away) which ensures it is free and distant from polluting winds and rain.
tastings & events mecca
The region is host to plenty of events throughout the calendar year – most notably, the Margaret River Gourmet Escape wine and food festival put on by IMG Events. The festival brings locals and tourists alike to Margaret River and the southern regions in huge numbers to attend, trying out the local cuisine, taking in the sites, and drinking the local organic wine Margaret River produces. The region is a popular tourism area for both domestic and international tourists when they visit Perth, with Margaret River wine tastings being one of the most popular tourist activities to do.