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Margaret RiverAustralia

From touring vineyards and wineries to relaxing on some of the best beaches in Western Australia’s southwest, this town offers a variety of exciting pursuits.

Wineries, beaches, forests and gourmet food and drink are some of Margaret River's biggest attractions. Situated in the eponymous wine region, this small town is surrounded by picturesque splendour. Go for countryside walks, relax on a beach and sample premium wines in the places where they are made.

Begin your visit with a walk down the town’s long main street, which is lined with cafés, boutiques, galleries and curiosity shops. On Saturday mornings, stock up on fresh produce from the farmers market.

Stop by the Margaret River Gallery to see the work of emerging local and national artists. Extend your wanderings further, by taking a stroll along tracks that run by the river and through the nearby forest.

Make time to visit a few of the area’s other natural attractions. Just 20 minutes outside of Margaret River are Lake Cave and Mammoth Cave, large subterranean spaces that are part of the Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park. View spectacular stalactite and stalagmite formations.

Head out to one of the beaches near the town for sunbathing and watersports. There are several good surfing spots in the vicinity, including Surfer's Point in Prevelly, about a 10-minute drive from Margaret River.

When you want to try some of the wines that the Margaret River Wine Region is so famous for, you’ll find many within easy reach of the town. These include the Voyager Estate Winery, Leeuwin Estate and Xanadu Winery. Go to cellar door tasting sessions, learn how the wines are made and stay for something to eat in the wineries’ restaurants. The centre of Margaret River also offers a number of good dining spots.

Reach the town and its wineries and natural attractions by flying into the international airport at Perth. From there, you can drive to Margaret River in about 3 hours. Alternatively, arrive by taxi, bus, coach or airport shuttle.

Top hotels in Margaret River

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Margaret River Resort
Margaret River Resort
4 out of 5
40 Wallcliffe Road, Margaret River, WA
The price is AU$169 per night from 12 Oct. to 13 Oct.

Situated in Margaret River, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Gloucester Park and Margaret River Vistors Centre. Jahroc Galleries and Brewhouse Margaret ...

4.3/5Excellent! (297 reviews)

"Very clean room. Friendly staff. Great location and very reasonably priced."…"

Reviewed on 27 Aug. 2020

Margaret River Resort
Margaret River Hotel
Margaret River Hotel
3 out of 5
125 Bussell Highway, Margaret River, WA
The price is AU$130 per night from 4 Oct. to 5 Oct.

Situated in Margaret River, this motel is within a 10-minute walk of Margaret River Vistors Centre and Jahroc Galleries. Brewhouse Margaret River and Gloucester ...

4.1/5Very Good! (344 reviews)

"Perfect overnight stay on the way mown south, clean, we’ll set up with crockery and cutlery, comfortable .... right in the center of town."…"

Reviewed on 29 Jul. 2020

Margaret River Hotel
Margarets in Town Apartments
Margarets in Town Apartments
3.5 out of 5
Cnr Bussell Hwy and Tunbridge Street, Margaret River, WA
The price is AU$150 per night from 1 Oct. to 2 Oct.

Situated on the Strip, this romantic apartment building is steps away from Margaret River Vistors Centre and Jahroc Galleries. Brewhouse Margaret River and Bramley ...

4.4/5Excellent! (981 reviews)

"modern apartment, great location, clean and safe."…"

Reviewed on 30 Aug. 2020

Margarets in Town Apartments

Popular places to visit in Margaret River

Xanadu Winery
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Xanadu Winery

4/5(7 reviews)

Taste a selection of award-winning regional wines and tour the vineyards where they came from when you visit this Margaret River institution.

Amaze'n Margaret River
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Amaze'n Margaret River

4.5/5(26 reviews)

Find your way out of a large hedge maze, amble through attractive botanical gardens and play games at this family-friendly outdoor attraction.

Prevelly Beach
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Prevelly Beach

4.5/5(218 reviews)

White sand, excellent surf and sheltered rock pools are just some of the reasons to visit this stunning beach in the beautiful Margaret River region.

Top activities in Margaret River

Margaret River & Busselton Tour with Wine Tasting
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Margaret River & Busselton Tour with Wine Tasting

AU$185
Per adult
90% of travellers recommend
Harvest Full Day Wine Tour
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Harvest Full Day Wine Tour

AU$165
Per adult
100% of travellers recommend
7 Hours Farmstay, Tastings, Roo Spotting, 3 Wineries & Lunch
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7 Hours Farmstay, Tastings, Roo Spotting, 3 Wineries & Lunch

AU$115
Per adult
100% of travellers recommend
5 Hours Wineries, Tastings, Forest & Lunch at the Berry Farm
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5 Hours Wineries, Tastings, Forest & Lunch at the Berry Farm

AU$95
Per adult
100% of travellers recommend
Leeuwin Margaret River Experience
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Leeuwin Margaret River Experience

AU$175
Per adult
Yahava KoffeeWorks Koffee Safari
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Yahava KoffeeWorks Koffee Safari

AU$80
Per adult

Reviews of Margaret River

4.7

Top Destination

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4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

25 Mar. 2020

Difficult time due to Coronavirus. Less dining out. Great access to beautiful beaches

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

12 Mar. 2020

Wasn’t really sure what to expect with Margaret River, lots of roadworks going on at the moment. Nice area, plenty to see and taste.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

11 Mar. 2020

Love the place and wish I could live there, would make a great sea change. All accommodation has been fantastic on the whole.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

9 Mar. 2020

Make sure you go to Cape Mentelle and also the White Elephant cafe.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

15 Feb. 2020

Fabulous coffee shops wineries perfect for a weekend away

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

10 Feb. 2020

This was my third visit in the past decade and I like the diversity of things to do and interests of people in the area.

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