Margaret River Region Information

The internationally renowned Margaret River Region is famous for its world class wines, gourmet food, amazing surf beaches, stunning Karri forests and spectacular limestone caves, yet this is only a fraction of what is on offer in this remarkable region.

Situated between two coastal capes, the Margaret River Region extends 135km from Cape Naturalist in the north to Cape Leeuwin in the south. The stunning landscape is comprised of vast picturesque vineyards, rolling green pasturelands, awe-inspiring Karri forests and beautiful beaches.  The ideal Mediterranean climate blesses the region with warm summers and mild winters making it perfect to visit any time of the year.

The lovely, relaxed Margaret River township is centrally located half way between the two capes and 9km inland on the banks of the scenic Margaret River itself. The river reaches the ocean at Margaret River town's closest beach, Prevelly, with the famous Margaret River Surfers Point located at the river-mouth. Throughout the region are numerous townships ranging from quaint hamlets to bustling towns, each with its own unique character.

So much to experience

For those that like to indulge there are over 100 cellar doors in the region offering free tastings of world class wines & liqueurs, lots of delicious gourmet produce to sample, a huge number of award winning restaurants, a dozen boutique breweries, a wide range of artisan's galleries and fabulous shopping throughout the region.

If you want to simly relax and unwind, then stretch out out on one of the beautiful beaches in summer or, in winter, snuggle up to a crackling log fire in a cosy cafe. Take a stroll through the tranquil Karri forest or along the beautiful river trails. Treat yourself to a massage or body treatment at one of the many day spas in town or simply curl up with a book and a glass of wine in your lovely spa suite at Heritage Trail Lodge.

For those who enjoy the outdoors the Margaret River Region offers a huge array of experiences with something for everyone. The regions stunning coastline and long white sandy beaches are perfect for aquatic activities from sunbathing and swimming to canoeing, snorkeling, diving, fishing and, of course, surfing the region's perfect waves. From June to December the whales visit with Humpback Whales, Southern Right Whales and even the odd Blue Whale often visible from the coast or from the top of the impressive lighthouses open to visitors at Cape Leeuwin or Cape Naturaliste.

Away from the beach you can descend into the spectacular subterranean world of the the limestone caves scattered throughout the region. How would you like to take a hike along the scenic cape-cape track or try mountain biking through the magnificent Boranup forest? What about horseriding across rolling green paddocks or quadbiking through town forest trails? In spring from September to November the glorious wildflowers bloom swathing the countryside in a blanket of brilliant colour.


With all this on offer and so much more in the Its no wonder the Margaret River Region was named 'The Jewel of the South-West' by Lonely Planet and rated in 2010 as one of the top ten destinations world-wide. Readers of the Australian Traveller in 2011 voted Margaret River the 'Best Town in Australia'  and GWN judged it as the 'Top Tourism Town in WA'.

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