A weekend guide to the Margaret River, WA
Margaret River is home to many beautiful things… wineries, local produce, incredible coastlines and some world famous surfing breaks!
It is easy to see how you can spend much longer than a weekend in this part of the world!
Getting to Margaret River
Located only 3 hours south of Perth, Margaret River is easily accessible.
I would recommend stopping in at Busselton Jetty on your way to check out the world’s longest wooden jetty at just under 2km! Click here to find out more about this stop.
Where to stay in Margaret River
We stayed at the Pullman Bunker Bay. It is a beautiful hotel and sits just at the top of the Margaret River region and is a great location for exploring the region. Click here to read our full review.
What to see in Margaret River
We decided to start with the coastline as we had sunshine and some time to kill before the wineries opened!
This was our first stop on our way down towards the wine region. The water was absolutely perfect and it actually reminded me a lot of the Bay of Fires region in Tasmania.
Margaret River Coastline
This spot was so beautiful. It is a rocky area with waves crashing. We spent quite a bit of time here exploring the area and climbing up over the rocks!
Injudup Natural Spa
What a special place. Surrounded by rocks and crashing waves you will find a gorgeous rock pool with crystal clear water! If you’re lucky you will see some whales depending on the time of year!
Sunset at Sugarloaf Rock
This spot was recommended by the staff at the Pullman Bunker Bay. The sunset was absolutely beautiful and it is totally recommended to stop here to take a sneak peek! You may want to get there a little earlier to get yourself a carpark though!
Margaret River Wineries & Breweries
Aravina Estate is more than just a winery! If you like classic cars, then check out the garage attached to the winery! They also have a little shop as well to do a spot of shopping.
Black Brewing Co
So not quite a winery, so if you’re up for some beer tasting then the Black Brewing Co is a good stop. The grounds are beautiful and they have a lovely restaurant if you’re looking for a bite to eat.
What we loved most about Vasse Felix was the underground cellar. You can walk down and enjoy marvelling at the wine that dates back to 1972.
I really liked the grounds of Voyager Estate. It was beautiful worth a stop in!
A really lovely venue – the layout and the outdoor area were really lovely.
A really quaint little house, staff were friendly but the wines just didn’t quite hit the spot for me personally.
Probably our favourite! It wasn’t on our list but was recommended by a nearby winery. The staff were really great and Jenna even found a wine she enjoyed (she isn’t a wine drinker!!)
Cape Leeuwin – Where the Indian Ocean means the Southern Ocean
Just a further half hour or so down the road you will reach Cape Leeuwin. It is here where you can see the Indian and Southern Oceans meet.
Visitors are required to pay a nominal amount (a couple of dollars) to get into the area but that comes with an audio guide. You can then take your own pace.
However, there are lighthouse tours if you prefer a guided tour.
Where to stop for a bite to eat or drink
We were recommended to stop in here for some coffee! The shop has plenty of coffee beans, you can even take a tour. They also have a shop where you can purchase some goods, or you can just grab a coffee if you prefer.
Temper Temper Fine Chocolate
Right next door to KoffeeWorks is Temper Temper Fine Chocolate. They have chocolate available to taste or you can pick up something that looks good and buy it for later which is what we did – the coconut rough!
Cape Lavender is a coffee shop and as you can probably guess is filled with lavender things! You can purchase all things lavender or you can have a cup of tea or coffee before heading on. Cape Lavender is located up towards the coastal areas.
Pullman Bunker Bay
We ate dinner at the Pullman Bunker Bay both nights we were at the hotel. The food was delicious. To read more about the restaurant, click here.
Getting around Margaret River – Hire Car
We hired a car with Hertz which we picked up at Perth Airport when we landed. It is really the only way to get around the region.
Do you have travel insurance?
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