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Margaret River is about 270km south of Perth. Over the years it has become quite a tourist spot in the summer months especially with surfers, hiker and in general families getting away for some leisure activities. There are quite a few spectacular caves in the area to explore, some beautiful walks through the national parks and of course the wineries - a huge attraction to the area. Cape Lavender is also a winery with a difference. Other than the great wines and lavender products, the Lavender gardens are reported to be one of the biggest collections in Australia with some 100 varieties on display. Other attractions in the area also include the Metricup Bird Park and the Wardan Aboriginal Cultural Centre.

The town and river were originally named after Margaret Wyche - a cousin of John Garrett Bussell who was the founder of Busselton in 1831. The earliest settlement here was in the 1850's when the area was used for timber cutting. By 1910, there was a post office and a hostel operating here. After World War I, the town really began to flourish. The Group Settlement Scheme was set up to try and attract migrants to Western Australia and open up the good rural land. In 1922 over 100 settlers had moved to the district.

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  • hunterV's Profile Photo
    May 26, 2009 at 9:15 AM

    Hello, Keewee! ><>< Thanks for your page ><><

  • Gillybob's Profile Photo
    Jan 6, 2008 at 6:19 AM

    Looking forward to seeing Margaret River in June. Gillybob greetings

  • Purpleshade's Profile Photo
    Jun 21, 2005 at 11:48 PM

    What lovely descriptions in your tips. My favourite memories of Mageret River eating to much in the chocolate factory and having afternoon tea in the Lavender Gardens. Lesley

  • dr.firas's Profile Photo
    Apr 22, 2005 at 8:01 AM

    Margaret River is for sure a wonderful place :-)) Thanks Kay

  • Toyin's Profile Photo
    Feb 27, 2005 at 8:16 AM

    Excellent and informative page of Margaret River, thanks for sharing.

  • Michael_D's Profile Photo
    Jan 8, 2005 at 3:25 PM

    Yup...nice roadtrip but I like Perth...;-)...MSD

  • mtncorg's Profile Photo
    Aug 25, 2004 at 3:06 PM

    Great tips for the viticulturalist among us;-\ But I don't think the surfers were out on the day you snapped the shot;-]

  • CandS's Profile Photo
    Jun 13, 2004 at 5:17 PM

    Fantastic page!! I might be going there next month so your tips have come in handy. :)

  • gabriellefox's Profile Photo
    Oct 2, 2003 at 1:28 PM

    Brought back some great memoreis - another lovely informative page - thanks!

  • MEdelmann's Profile Photo
    Aug 22, 2003 at 1:17 PM

    Great winery tips ! It seems that I am not the only person on VT who likes to visit wineries ... A very interesting place.


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