Margaret River WA was originally a chilled out surfie town, but has evolved into the ultimate smorgasbord of fine wine, good food and spectacular scenery – just a three-and-a-half hour drive south of Perth. No trip to Western Australia is complete without a pit stop at Margaret River. There's a fine supply of world-class wineries, boutique breweries, and restaurants overlooking sweeping vineyards and surf breaks.
The wine is definitely top notch - the region produces less than one per cent of Australian wine, but wait for it - over 15 per cent of the country's premium wine.
And with 60 plus wineries to choose from, you won't be stuck for choice.
Just one look at the names who have cut through the waves at Margaret River in recent times makes you realise that the swells there are truly world class. Surfing legend Kelly Slater dropped in on the Western Australia location in 2011 to take part in the Association of Surfing Professionals Prime Rated Telstra Drug Aware Pro and he was quick to enthuse about the location: “Margaret [River] is such a great spot because it’s clean & refreshing with hundreds of great waves and lots of great food. You can’t escape the wineries…you’d be hard pressed not to do that while you are here!”