Margaret River is world famous for numerous things: arts, beauty, surfing and, of course, world class wine. This sublime region, as well as being one of the most gorgeously pristine parts of Australia, is also one of the world’s top wine regions, with some of the best vintages from legendary labels being produced on its fertile land!
And whilst enjoying the likes of Cullen Vanya Cabernet Sauvignon and other classic drops is high on the itinerary, there are many things you can experience on top of winery hopping to make your Margaret River adventure absolutely unforgettable.
So, let’s take a look at the top things to do in a spectacularly beautiful part of Australia with so, so much to offer:
- The food & drink (of course!)
Despite being a relatively young wine region, it didn’t take long for Margaret River to earn a reputation for playing host to some of the country’s – and the world’s – best vintages.
Given that the Margaret River quickly earned a reputation for high end Cab Sauv and Shiraz, it didn’t take long for some of Australia’s best chefs and connoisseurs to follow suit, and today Margaret River is an absolute feast for the eyes, pellate and senses!
With the likes of Cullen, Pierro, Amelia Park and Cape Mentelle all utilising the region’s fertile soil to produce top drops in luscious surroundings, you can see why people from all over the world seek out this ideally-isolated wine region for fine wine paired with local, sustainable and utterly sumptuous cuisine.
- Have a mouth watering hungover brekky
Okay, so there is a good chance you got a bit stuck in at one, maybe two, maybe three wineries? You said some things you probably shouldn’t have and you spilled a glass of Cab Sauv across a local cheese and charcuterie board.
But all that’s okay, and if anything it sounds like you’ve earned yourself a scrumptious brekky to help you forget the amazing time you had last night. And, as you know very well by now, Margaret River is as good a place to eat as it is to drink – enjoy a much-needed hangover brekky at White Elephant, a local favourite overlooking the incredible bay – it will make you forget all about that lingering hangxiety…
- Refresh your senses in the surf
Margaret River is famous for drawing all kinds of Aussies since the 60s: artists, top chefs, winemakers and, surprise surprise, surfers, and travellers. And why not? Everyone knows that WA boasts some of the world’s best surfing spots, and Margaret River is by no means an exception to this unspoken rule.
What’s more, you don’t have to be a pro to get into the waves, with the Margaret River Surf School teaching grommets how to cut their teeth in some more laidback swells. It’s the ultimate way to complete your senses refreshment after your White Elephant brekky.
- Take in the art
As we already mentioned, the isolated, lush and pristine Margaret River geological makeup has been a favourite for artists for many years, and so it goes without saying the region isn’t short of absolutely enriching art galleries.
With Margaret River HEART, the ArtGeo Cultural Complex, the Margaret River Gallery and more showcasing some of the finest local works, you won’t be short of choice when it comes to getting all cultural in the uber creative Margaret River.
… And that’s just the tip of a very delicious iceberg. Get down to the Margaret River as soon as possible – test wine and you won’t regret it – it is sure to be a life-affirming experience…