Margaret River

Margaret River is a beautiful wine growing region set just inland from the pretty south west coast of Western Australia.

The surrounding landscape is made up of deep forests, spectacular beaches, and a number of limestone caves.

Several good swimming beaches include Gracetown and Prevally, although much more popular are the many surfing beaches near Margaret River. Great surfing beaches include Gnarabup, Margaret River Mouth, Redgate and Suicides, although many of the coastal bays and beaches in this area offer fantastic surf.

Margaret River - Old Settlement Historical Museum.Also popular around Margaret River is a trip to the spectacular limestone caves of the Leeuwin-Naturaliste Caves. The area is covered with about 350 caves, although not all of them are accessible to the public. The main ones to visit are all along Caves Road, including Jewel Cave, Lake Cave, Mammoth Cave and Moondyne Cave. Many of the caves also feature fossilised creatures from years ago.

Margaret River - Wine Region.One thing that shouldn't be missed on a visit to Margaret River is, of course, a trip to its many vineyards. There are a number of tours which you can join out to the vineyards, where you get to taste some of the delicious wines of the region as well as a number of other attractions.

Margaret River - Accommodation.There is a wide range of accommodation in Margaret River, with a couple of campsites, hotels, a hostel and a number of lodges and bed and breakfasts. There are also a range of eating places, mainly situated along Bussell Highway.

The Margaret River wine region produces over 20 percent of the Australian premium wine market. The principal grape varieties in the region are fairly evenly split between red and white; cabernet sauvignon, chardonnay, sauvignon Blanc, Shiraz, merlot, Chenin Blanc and Verdelho.

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