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The Margaret River wine region, located inland from the southwest coast of Western Australia, is awash with wine-makers passionate about their craft. Australia’s wine scene has grown to international recognition over time, and many of its famous varieties originate in the Margaret River wine region. Coupled with its drop-dead gorgeous scenery, world-class surfing beaches and vibrant arts community, this beautiful corner of the earth has become an exciting and popular holiday destination for travellers all over the globe. It is also home to the Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park that contains several hundred caves.

Margaret River isn’t just a pretty face. Some of the country’s finest cheeses, olives, produce and local seafood delicacies are produced in the region, along with the many types of grapes which make up the blends of wine that have become a favourite of connoisseurs world-wide. If you’re looking for something to take home, try some of the local boutique wineries, restaurants and gift shops for local products and culinary delights. Nightlife in Margaret River is provided at the local pubs, clubs and taverns, and they offer wines, cuisine and live music for you to rock the night away. The Margaret River wine region has an exciting range of attractions, and is a great place to combine culture, cuisine and relaxing fun.

Margaret River Attractions

  • Mammoth Cave
  • Eagles Heritage Centre
  • Leeuwin Estate Winery

Margaret River Activities

  • Visit the scenic Margaret River
  • Whale watch along Cape Naturaliste
  • Scuba dive the Destroyer Escort HMAS Swan

Restaurants

  • 1885
  • Cullen
  • Voyager Estate
  • Xanadu
  • Vardos Wholefood Café

Nightlife

  • Bunkers Beach Café
  • Settlers Tavern
  • Bootleg Brewery
  • Quinninup Tavern
  • Capel Tavern

Margaret River Climate

The climate in Margaret River is best describes as humid Mediterranean. The rainy season is between May and August. The best time of year to visit is during the summer, when the weather is warm but the sea breezes are blowing. Be careful of bush fires during the hottest days of summer in December and January.

Getting There & Around

Travellers can reach Margaret River by flying into Perth Airport and then driving about three hours along Roe Highway. Another driving option from Perth is the South Western Highway, which is a scenic inland route. Small charter flights are available from Perth to airstrips near Margaret River. There is also a daily bus available from Southwest Coach Lines that travels from Perth to Margaret River.

There are several other options to get around Margaret River, including taxi services, bus lines and car rentals. During the summer holidays, it is possible to visit the beaches taking the Beach Bus. There are also bus runs from the town centre to Surfers Point.

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When To Go

The Margaret River wine region enjoys a mild Mediterranean climate, with summer highs of around 30°C (86°F) tending to an average of around 25°C (77°F) for most of January and February. Winter temperatures peak at around 18°C (64°F) but can get as low as 8°C (46°F) on the coldest days. The first few months of the year are kindest in terms of rainfall in Margaret River, with around 50 mm (2 inches) in summer. March is a great time to visit for the annual Margaret River Wine Region Festival, but the conditions are also ideal for the many local surf breaks, so wax your board and prime your taste buds for a refreshing, rejuvenating holiday.

  • Temperatures average 25°C (77°F) in summer, and around 15°C (59°F) in winter
  • Rainfall can be high in winter, but averages around 50 mm (2 inches) in summer.
  • March is the best time for surfing in Margaret River.

More Info On Margaret River Wine Region

Australia has become the king of New World wine, with annual exports in excess of 400 million litres and a phenomenal array of regions that produce first-class Shiraz, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and much, much more. From Barossa Valley and Hunter Valley, to Coonawarra and Yarra Valley, the country is replete with superb locales for oenophiles and amateur wine lovers alike.

The Margaret River Wine Region is one of the reasons that outside of Perth, the South West is the most popular tourist area in Western Australia. More than half a million people visit the region and town of the same name every year, with viticulture and the idyllic coastline of the Indian Ocean just two of the main attractions in store. Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park is home to extraordinary caves and avid surfers flock to Margaret River Beach to ride the waves and recreate scenes from the cult classic documentary The Endless Summer.

Other Attractions & Activities

Attractions

  • Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park
  • Margaret River Beach
  • Margaret River School of Wine
  • Margaret River Chocolate Factory
  • Wardan Aboriginal Cultural Centre
  • Activities

  • Margaret River Wine Festival
  • Cape to Cape Track
  • Cave Tours
  • Wine Tours
  • South West Coast Water Sports
  • More Info On Climate

    Margaret River enjoys a Mediterranean climate, with warm conditions throughout the year and moderate to heavy rain between May and September.

    • Summer (December to February) 13-25°C
    • Fall (March to May) 10-24°C
    • Winter (June to September) 8-17°C
    • Spring (October to November) 9-21°C

    More Info On Getting Around

    A small domestic airport that only operates by private charter from Perth’s Jandakot Airport serves Margaret River. Bus services operate daily from the Mounts Bay Bus Terminal, or if you’d prefer, there are a number of tour companies who offer packages. Rental cars are available from the airport, and can be a convenient option. Public transport is limited in the Margaret River wine region, though tailored tours are available by taxi at reasonable rates. During the summer school holidays, a bus runs between Margaret River and the beach several times a day. There are many private companies offering full and half day winery tours to make for a fun, interesting and informative day out.

    • Charter flights are available from Perth’s Jandakot Airport.
    • Limited bus services are available, but car rental is recommended for convenience.

    • Private Winery Tours are available via a number of options.

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