Margaret River accommodation
If you're feeling like a wine holiday in Western Australia, stop whatever you're doing and book a Margaret River hotel now. Margaret River is one of the country's premier winemaking regions, with famous brands such as Leeuwin and Ashbrook Estates practically founding the place back in the 70s.
To visit, all you need to do is head south of the state capital, Perth, in either a plane or a car. A 50-minute flight will land you in the sparkling coastal town of Busselton, which is then only a 40-minute drive to Margaret River. Alternatively, you could take a stunning highway road trip through both Bunbury and Busselton, which will take just over three hours.
Weather in Margaret River
Margaret River has a distinctly Mediterranean climate, made all the more so thanks to its many wineries. The summer months average above 26 degrees Celsius with minimal rainfall. Those who would prefer to avoid the hot sun should visit in winter where the temperatures are lower and rainfall is higher, producing a lush and glistening landscape to view whilst sipping on a glass of red.
What to do in Margaret River
Wine is the main highlight of the Margaret River region, but that doesn't mean there aren't plenty of other attractions to do in between.
If you like caves, you won't be bored here. Mammoth, Lake and Jewel Cave are all within easy driving distance from the town and offer a unique caving experience each. Some of them feature natural architecture found nowhere else in the world, and you can purchase entry to one or all three from the Margaret River Visitors Centre.
Animal lovers should choose the Eagles Heritage Wildlife Centre. Less than 10 minutes from Margaret River, the park has both a one-kilometre walk where you can spot the local raptors, or two daily shows where you can don a glove and hold one yourself!
Wine in Margaret River
Of course, no trip to the Margaret River region is complete without sampling the local produce.
To see it all, take one of the area's fantastic wine tours. Though each showcases its own special itinerary, you can expect a picturesque cruise in a car, bus or four-wheel drive to a wide range of the best vineyards on offer. Look for companies such as the Margaret River Discovery Company, Wine for Dudes, Top Drop Tours or Harvest Tours.
If you'd prefer to go at your own speed, however, you can still visit many of the estates yourself. Leeuwin Estate has its own restaurant and art gallery, as well as wine tours and charter flights, and is just over 10 minutes from the town. Voyager Estate, just next door, also boasts its own luxury dining as well as a pristine garden setting to wander through and relax in. Look out also for brands such as Ashbrook, Pierro and any others that take your fancy.
Accommodation in Margaret River
Drive just two minutes from the centre of town to visit one of the most luxurious hotels in Margaret River, the Grand Mercure Basildene Manor. Here you can choose between either a magnificent Manor Room or a more spacious Junior Suite, the latter of which contains a Jacuzzi and its own lounge area. The hotel also has a swimming pool, tennis court and on-site restaurant.