Margaret River attractions things to do & see on holiday.
If you are looking to leave fast pace city life behind for a while, then why not escape to Margaret River? The charming town has a cosmopolitan flare with excellent wine and fine dining, and region offers everything from stunning beaches to majestic forests, spectacular caves and rolling vineyards. Plan your perfect holiday to Margaret River with the massive array of deals available from DISCOVER AUSTRALIA.
The town of Margaret River offers many attractions that the whole family can enjoy such as Cowaramup and Town Square Markets, The Margaret River Fudge Factory, Yallingup Maze, Heritage Trail, the Wine Tourism Showroom or Historic Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse which is situated at the most south westerly tip of Australia, standing at the point where the Indian and Southern Oceans meet. If you decide you need a little more adventure on your holiday you will find activities like abseiling, caving, canoeing, coastal treks, surfing, horse riding, and hiking; fishing is also another way to spend your time in Margaret River and fishing from a boat, the jetty or the riverbank will reward you with Bream, Herring and Yellow Fin Whiting.
In addition to more than 200 vineyards which grace the region, offering tours and sampling, you will also discover Margaret River's superb produce. Fill your holiday with fine wine and delicious food such as mouth-watering chocolate, fresh local seafood, olive oil, beef, quality cheeses and bountiful vegetables. After you have finished spoiling your appetite with food samples, go on to spoil yourself with art and jewellery from local and international artisans; browse photography, jewellery, paintings, glass and wood working while wandering the artisan trail.
The region comprises the rolling hills of the Leeuwin-Naturaliste Ridge, between Cape Naturaliste and Cape Leeuwin and features caves, forests and beaches for you to explore during your holiday to Margaret River. Hamelin Bay is the perfect destination for relaxing in the sun, beach combing, swimming, snorkelling or scuba diving out on the shipwrecks; for something more lively try canoeing, kayaking, kite surfing, and windsurfing or enjoy the world class swell while surfing. Explore the fascinating Hume and Lake Caves which belong to a series of complex and fragile Karst systems which are landscapes formed by the rapid drainage of water underground.
It should go without saying that the most popular way to spend a holiday to Margaret River is wine tasting at some of the 200 or so vineyards that dot this lush region. Margaret River's first grape vine was only planted a short forty years ago but in that time it has grown to be one of the top wine producing areas in Australia. Why not spend a relaxing holiday to Perth's favourite getaway and book an exciting Margaret River Wine Lovers' Package from DISCOVER AUSTRALIA? The customisable packages are as simple as selecting your flights and choosing from a wide range of holiday options throughout the region which can include your accommodation, tours, car hire and other exclusive bonuses that will allow you to really enjoy every drop of Margaret. Book one of the many winery tours available through DISCOVER AUSTRALIA and enjoy a guided journey through the estates, cellar door tastings and a chance to bring home some of your favourite bottles from the wineries' personal shops. Margaret River is home to both large, internationally popular wineries and small boutique vineyards; regardless of where you choose to sample you are sure to be please by the quality of wine produced in the region as well as the beautiful backdrop that will accompany you on your holiday.
In addition to the many superb wineries throughout the region, Margaret River offers up a bounty of fresh produce, sweets and artisan products that you can certainly spend a holiday sampling. Book a Margaret River Foodie Package from DISCOVER AUSTRALIA and revel in the diverse and delicious tastes of the region, while enjoying the best rates and exciting bonuses included in your package. Select from beach front hotels that award you with stunning ocean views to top off each meal or perhaps choose to stay in a cosy, self-catering cottage or villa and delight in preparing meals made from some of the best seafood, beef and produce in Western Australia. Tempt your sweet tooth with a visit to the Margaret River Chocolate Factory or stop in for lunch at one of the many wineries that also feature a first class restaurant. Regardless of your tastes you will be sure to find an eclectic selection of outstanding local culinary treats and you certainly will never find yourself without a glass to wash your meal down with.
While you might think Margaret River is only for eating, drinking and long stretches of leisurely strolls along the beach, the region actually offers quite a lot of ways to get your heart pumping. The rolling green hills offer up excellent opportunities for hiking and mountain biking as well as housing a dynamic system of caves deep below the vineyards. Backed on to the thundering ocean, Margaret also features some of the toughest and cleanest reef break surfing in all of Australia. Browse online at DISCOVER AUSTRALIA and book a Margaret River Adventure Package that allows you the freedom and flexibility of choosing the right flights, accommodations and activities that will make your trip full and thrilling. Begin by exploring Leeuwin-Naturaliste Ridge, between Cape Naturaliste and Cape Leeuwin which features thick forests perfect for a day of trekking as well as long stretches of pristine beaches. From the Capes you will be able to venture into one of the caves that are open to the public including Mammoth cave which features fossilised remains for prehistoric creatures and Lake Cave which is among the deepest of all the caves and has very delicate stalactites and a reflective lake. Those who hope to catch some waves during their Margaret River holiday will be please to discover that the beaches between Capes Naturaliste and Leeuwin offer remarkably powerful reef breaks that many of the world's top surfers flock to. Some of the best beaches include Rocky Point, Yallingup, South Point, Three Bears and Bone Yards, and at many of the hot spots you will be able to watch surfers competing in the annual Margaret River Pro.
If you and your other half have a special occasion coming up that you would like to celebrate in style, why not combine all the best experiences of the region by booking a Margaret River Romantic Escape Package? DISCOVER AUSTRALIA's exclusive holiday packages allow you select the right flights, accommodation, tours and other great bonuses all for a very affordable price so you can spend time enjoying each other and Margaret River and less time worrying for your budget. Days can be frittered away simply strolling along the stunning beaches or cycling through the long stretches of vineyards. Plan a romantic, private winery tour, feats of rich culinary delights of the region or perhaps use the money you've saved on your holiday package to hire a care so you can further explore the beautiful surrounds of Margaret River. At night you can choose to spoil yourself by staying in a 5 star luxury suite or maybe a charming, intimate cottage on a vineyard or near the beach. There is an endless amount of ways to spoil yourself on your honeymoon, anniversary or birthday in Margaret and you are limited only by your imagination.