Discover the beauty of the Margaret River region
Located in the South West of Western Australia, Margaret River is one of the most infamous wine regions in Australia, and the world. But it’s not just the wine that brings people to Margaret River. It’s the great surf, the pristine beaches, decadent local produce, and of course, the people.
There are also some great family-friendly breweries, with playgrounds for the kids to enjoy, while you kick back and taste some our region’s best beers, ciders and nosh.
Here are our top picks
Colonial Brewery – great beer and food, plus an amazing playground.
Brew House – a sand pit and space for the kids to run around, while you relax.
Killerby Wines and Cheeky Monkey – a winery and a brewery with a playground.
We’ve taken a moment to list our top 5 things to do in the Margaret River region
1. Margaret River Mountain Biking Trails
- Compartment 10 — Margaret River (Map link)
- 10 Mile Brook Trail Loop — Rotary Park, Margaret River (Map link)
- Classic Creek Trails — Margaret River (Map link)
- Pines Loop — Margaret River (Map link)
- Pines Downhill — Margaret River (Map link)
- Wadandi Track — Margaret River (Map link)
- Best of Boranup — Margaret River (Map link)
- Middle Earth — Gale Road, Busselton (Map link)
2. The Margaret River Farmers’ Markets
Every Saturday, the local farmer’s market comes alive, with stalls featuring some of the best and freshest produce in the region. From vegies, local eggs and delectable bakery goods to delicious coffee, nougat and dishes made before your eyes – every corner is bustling with mouthwatering food and friendly faces, all year round. To find out more visit their website.
Where? Lot 272 Bussell Hwy, Margaret River
When? Every Saturday
3. Surfers Point
Home to the annual Margaret River Pro surfing comp, Surfer’s Point offers breathtaking views of one of the best breaks around. Head down for sunset with a bottle of wine and a picnic rug, or take a drive during the day and grab a smoothie from Acai Corner, a new food van that offers healthy and delicious drinks and snacks to anyone that needs a boost.
When? Sunset, or anytime the wind is low.
4. Leeuwin Estate for Lunch
For fine dining overlooking a breathtaking bush setting, we highly recommend Leeuwin Estate. The service is on point, and the wines are by far some of the best in the Margaret River region. Look out for their alfresco concerts, which happen on the green beneath the stars. Past performers include Ray Charles, Diana Ross and more recently, Chris Isaac.
Where? Stevens Road
When? Lunch or dinner.
5. Family fun
There are heaps of great adventures for kids in Margaret River, so we thought we’d list some of the more popular ones here: