Margaret River is like another world. Its unique microclimate combines the hot, sunny weather of Western Australia with the cooling effect of Indian Ocean breezes to produce a wine-growing region of world renown. Surfers come from all over to shred the famous local breaks. Offshore, the ocean is crowded with marine life. From the terrace of your 5-star hotel you can watch migrating whales while you eat a sumptuous breakfast. The region’s chefs can whip up some of the world’s finest dishes in the time it takes to paddle into a point break.
Many of Margaret River’s original stone and timber homesteads have been converted into luxury hotels, exclusive spa retreats, and boutique homestays. The region’s beach “shacks” have been designed to be environmentally-friendly yet are still equipped with all mod cons. For the adventurous, you can sweep into Margaret River in a seaplane, zip-line through a forest, and abseil down towering sea cliffs…then sip a margarita by the pool once you are done. Spend your days surfing; spend your days tasting wine. Or, just relax and do nothing, out here on the far side of the world.
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Vintages Accommodation is a four-star luxury hotel in the centre of Margaret River, the quaint resort town 270 km south of Perth. Hotel guests can easily walk to various restaurants, shops, and dessert parlours that line Bussell Highway. Further, the hotel sits just minutes from the wooded RAC Margaret River Nature Park.
Albeit a relatively small hotel, Vintages Accommodation has eleven different rooms, ranging from a King Twin Triple to the Deluxe One-Bedroom Apartment. All units boast spacious bathrooms, contemporary furnishings, coffee and tea makers, and free high-speed Wi-Fi. Blackout curtains and reverse-cycle air-conditioning help cool down the rooms during the blistering summer heat.
The family-owned boutique provides year-round personalised service. Although the hotel doesn’t have a restaurant or offer tours, the staff is keen to recommend the best places in Margaret River. Vintages Accommodation works with local businesses to provide discounted tours and dining packages to its guests.
Vintages Accommodation takes pride in its superior service, and various rewards speak for that. The charming hotel earned a Travelers’ Choice certificate from Trip Advisor and a Superb rating on Hotels.com. Australia’s Gold List of Accommodation also featured the quaint boutique. With its lush gardens and spacious rooms, Vintages Accommodation is a go-to retreat for many Margaret River travelers.
This luxury hotel and resort is next to the turquoise waters of southwest WA and 10 km away from Margaret River. Guests get the best of both worlds – pristine beaches and protected hiking trails. Margaret’s Beach Resort is only minutes away from the scenic Gnarabup lookout and White Elephant Café – a chic waterfront eatery.
From studio apartments to a four-bedroom beach house, Margaret’s Beach Resort has accommodation for all groups of travelers. Every accommodation comes with free high-speed Wi-Fi and features bright décor and mid-century furniture. The apartment-style rooms have balconies that let guests enjoy awe-inspiring views of the nearby coast.
The beach resort boasts an onsite restaurant, The Common. The restaurant features delicious Aussie dishes paired with beers from local breweries. Guests can enjoy the venue’s 80 sq m deck with a pool table, a big-screen TV, and, most importantly, breathtaking ocean views. Travelers on a budget can take advantage of happy hour specials between 5 PM and 6 PM daily.
There’s an outdoor swimming pool that’s heated between September and May, along with a playground for the little ones. Visitors can quickly get to surrounding caves, trails, and renowned wineries. Margaret’s Beach Resort frequently runs promotions, including long-stay discounts and dining deals.
Margaret River Resort is a charming and intimate boutique that’s a go-to destination for tourists in Western Australia. This luxury hotel sits just minutes away from Bussell Highway – a busy main street full of unassuming restaurants and shops. Right next to the boutique lodge is the River Restaurant and Margaret River Recreation Centre.
Guests can choose from five different rooms, ranging from a standard Queen room to a freestanding villa. Every accommodation features rich woodwork, huge windows, and traditional décor and furniture. Rooms come with coffee makers, flat-screen TVs, and mini-fridges. There’s also reverse cycle air conditioning, which is much needed for those blistering Western Australian summers.
Often referred to as the “Napa Valley” of Australia, Margaret River is home to renowned vineyards. Therefore, it makes perfect sense that Margaret River Resort has an on-site Bottleshop & Wine Centre that caters to hotel guests and stores across Australia. Guests can choose from a collection of local wines, imported beers, and exotic liqueurs.
Margaret River Resort has its own restaurant, The River, open from noon until 9 PM daily. The menu boasts an expansive collection of seafood, meats, and unique vegetarian fare. When not enjoying the exquisite cuisine, guests can cool down at the outdoor swimming pool or participate in a tournament at the resort’s tennis and volleyball courts.
Your luxury hotel isn’t the only drawcard of Margaret River, with the region being filled with beautiful places to see and delicious produce to sample. To help make planning your ideal getaway as easy as possible, we have curated a list of eight highlights from the Margaret River region.
1. Enjoy a Wine Tasting
Margaret River is one of Australia’s iconic wine regions, with an abundance of locally owned vineyards. Vasse Felix is one of the original modern wineries, specialising in creating authentic blends of locally grown grapes, while Leeuwin Estate produce drops that are exported to over 30 different countries. There are also wonderful family-owned wineries including Cullen Wines, Lenton Brae Winery and Grace Farm.
2. Stock up at the Margaret River Farmers Market
Every Saturday morning local producers and artisans converge on the Margaret River Farmers Markets to sell their wares. From local meats, fruits and vegetables to fresh fish and free-range eggs, there is everything you need to create a gourmet meal. There are also stalls representing the regions bee hives, olive groves, chocolate makers, eco farms and dairy producers.
3. Choose a Bespoke Piece of Art or Furniture
Margaret River is a magnet for those whose minds are filled with creativity, and as a result the areas is abundant with art galleries and showrooms. There is something for everyone to be found among the locally made ceramics, sculptures, furniture, metalwork, blown glass, painting and photographs. For an experience that encompasses art, nature, and wine, visit Happs Margaret River. This family-owned establishment is home to Commonage Pottery & Gallery, as well as gorgeous gardens, a winery and gourmet providore.
4. Whale Watching
During Spring and Winter each year, thousands of whales pass Margaret River as part of their migration between the warmer waters of the Kimberly and cold waters of the Antarctic. From the land, you can see these whales at the vantage points along Leeuwin Road, at Point Picquet and Shelley Cove. For those who prefer to get up close and personal, there are boat tours which can go within 50 metres of these majestic creatures.
5. Visit the Margaret River Chocolate Factory
Discover a delectable range of hand crafted, premium chocolate products at the Margaret River Chocolate Factory. With free entry, free tastings and viewing windows through to the production rooms, there is plenty of value in a visit. The Chocolate Café serves lunch as well as sweet treats, including their delicious chocolate brownies.
6. Catch a Wave at the Beach
Margaret River is internationally renowned for its high-class surf breaks. For beginners, contact the Margaret River Surf School or take to the waves yourself at one of the calmer breaks at Rivermouth in Prevelly. Alternatively, visit Surfer’s Point, an advanced surf break that is home to the Margaret River Pro surfing competition.
7. Explore a Cave
If you like adventure, why not explore one of the regions many caves. Hidden deep within the earth, Lake Cave is a crystal cavern with stalactites and stalagmites. In the centre lies a tranquil lake, lit up by the lights that illuminate the cave and enable visitors to clearly see the unique formations. Nearby, is Mammoth Cave, which is filled with fossils of Australia’s long extinct megafauna.
8. Journey Along the ‘Cape to Cape’ Trail
Stretching from Cape Naturaliste down to Cape Leeuwin, the ‘Cape to Cape’ is a stunning coastline filled with coves, bays, granite rock formations and surf breaks. Drive up the road and stop in at the various look outs and small towns to experience the most stunning scenery in the area. Alternatively, choose a section to hike, enjoying breathtaking views from the hillside trails.