Margaret River is a coastal town which is located south of Perth, and is renown for its’ wineries, surf beaches and food. Margaret River is something of a hidden gem and makes for a perfect getaway destination. With an impressive rugged coastline, awe-inspiring limestone cave networks, rolling green vineyards, lush forests, and amazing wineries which stretch as far as eyes can see, this is undoubtedly one of the most diverse destinations in Australia. Margaret River offers an array of exciting activities and incredible attractions to visit. In this article, we are going to take a look at some of the things you can do in Margaret River;
1. Whale Watching
If you are lucky enough to travel to Margaret River between the months of June and December, you will get an opportunity to enjoy whale watching. You can enjoy watching these magnificent mammals from the shores, but if you want a close up encounter, you can join a cruise tour up Margaret River and get to see humpback, minke and the blue whales frolicking in the clear waters. Augusta, which is at southern tip of Margaret River, is among the best places to watch the whales, especially the humpback whales and southern right whales.
2. Mountain Biking
Margaret River has some of the most accessible mountain biking trails in Western Australia. It offers a wide network of great trails which are suited to all types and levels of mountain bikers. For a leisure biking experience, you can try Trail to Rails. This former railway line was converted into an off road cycling and walking trail, and it runs from Witchcliffe all the way to Cowaramup, and it passes through the Margaret River township.
3. Go On a Wine Tour
With over 95 cellar doors, 9 micro breweries, cideries and distilleries, it is pretty clear why wine lovers will enjoy a trip to Margaret River.
Margaret River is home to more than 200 grape farmers and wine producers who offer tours and tastings; this allows you to discover the country’s best white and red wines. With a wide variety of wines available for your tasting, (like Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Sémillon, Shiraz, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, among others), you will certainly enjoy a sophisticated journey through 1 of the very best wine regions on the planet. For the best experience, you can join any one of the winery tours which are usually offer, and get to discover why this absolutely picturesque region is 1 of Australia’s most popular wine producers.
4. Check Out Margaret River Chocolate Company
There’s no trip to Margaret River which is really complete without visiting Margaret River Chocolate Company. This factory produces some of the best tasting chocolate on the planet including, chocolate bars, chocolate sauces, handmade truffles, sugar free chocolate, chocolate coated delights, chocolate scented body products, among many others. The factory actually secured the title of Perth Royal Show Champion Chocolate in the year 2016 with their new chilli and vodka handmade truffle. There are free tastings offered everyday.