Renowned for its world-class wineries, mouth-watering food experiences and striking natural beauty, Margaret River is one of the most loved destinations on Australia’s southwest coast. Whether you are interested in active outdoor pursuits or relaxing with a fine cabernet sauvignon while you savour the view, Margaret River makes for a perfect luxury getaway during your time in Perth.
Outstanding Australian wines on your doorstep
Since its first vineyards were planted a little over 45 years ago, the Margaret River Wine Region has rapidly established a global reputation for the excellence of its wines. Blessed with a balmy Mediterranean climate that encourages a delectable flavour of grape, the region is now home to a stunning array of boutique wineries producing vintages of great character – from complex, elegant cabernets, to fresh and zesty chardonnays.
Cape Lodge Winery, Margaret River, WA.
Many of the wineries also boast restaurants, art galleries, market gardens and more, making them an ideal day out for foodies and wine connoisseurs alike. Sign up for a deluxe wine tour to experience a carefully chosen selection of Margaret River’s most iconic wineries, with an expert guide who will introduce you to the very best the region has to offer – the concierge team at Pan Pacific Perth will be able to arrange this in advance of your visit.
A gastronomic heaven for foodies
Fine wine is best paired with good food, and fortunately Margaret River offers an abundance of quality produce that will delight the most discerning of palates. From the Indian Ocean’s freshest seafood, to locally reared venison, organic vegetables and fruit, there is an endless variety to satisfy any gourmet connoisseur. Whether you feel like making a picnic of artisanal cheese, bread and olives from nearby farm shops, or dining in high style at one of the region’s many celebrated restaurants, your next tempting meal is just around the corner. Afterwards, indulge in some of the area’s finest chocolate, fudge and nougat, as well – a perfectly sweet accompaniment to your coffee or wine.
Leeuwin Estate Wine & Food Flight
For those visiting in November, be sure not to miss the Margaret River Gourmet Escape, a luxury weekend of fun specifically designed for lovers of fine food and fine. With cooking demonstrations by some of the world’s top chefs, wine tastings, master classes, food samples and more, this is a must-visit event on Australia’s gourmet calendar.
Margaret River Gourmet Escape, Margaret River, WA.
Thrilling outdoor adventure
After sampling all the riches of the region’s larder, stretch your legs and enjoy the scenic beauty of your surroundings by embarking on an outdoor adventure. Margaret River offers numerous opportunities to explore the natural world in style, from beautiful beaches and amazing surfing, to fields of wildflowers along stunning coastal drives.
Western Australian Wildflowers
For those looking for a truly unique experience, set sail on a whale watching tour for an unforgettable opportunity to watch humpback and southern right whales interacting in their natural habitat, or spot seals, dolphins and a range of birdlife all year round. Alternatively, delve into the mysterious depths of Margaret River’s fascinating cave formations, including the spectacular Lake, Jewel and Mammoth Caves, as well as the recently opened Moondyne Cave, which offers an exclusive, intimate caving experience by torchlight.
Images 1, 2, 4, 5 & 6 courtesy of Tourism Australia.
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