Just a leisurely three hour drive south of Perth in Western Australia, lies the picturesque region of Margaret River. The entertaining drive from Perth, will take you through the thriving coastal communities of Mandurah, Bunbury and Busselton, which in themselves are worth a visit, in particular Busselton, where many visitors choose to base themselves whilst in the wine region.
Margaret River is home to world class wineries and restaurants, many of them dedicated to catering to the tourism industry. With a beautiful Mediterranean climate, this former dairy dominated countryside has given way to pursuits of the grape. With highly prized surfing beaches at Yalingup and Gracetown, the coastline is spectacular and very beautiful with many classy and affordable types of accommodation.
This is a place in the world where many visitors marvel at the relaxed lifestyle and beautiful countryside which feels almost remote, yet where one is able to enjoy first rate facilities more comparable with large populous regions. A car is essential to extract the maximum that Margaret River has to offer. It is wonderful simply meandaring around winding country roads, popping into any of the many wineries, many of which have associated restaurants. It is possible to find some with accommodation facilities. This means a true one-stop package where it is possible to taste wines, enjoy good food with the wines of your choice and then retire for the evening without having to drive anywhere. Of all the wine tourism regions of Australia, Margaret River is equal to the best of them.