Escape the chill this winter and immerse yourself in food and wine in Margaret River
Just a few hours south of Perth, Margaret River is well known as the food and wine region of Western Australia. The small town is known for its craft breweries, boutiques and surrounding wineries. The coastal town is lined by beached with world-class surf breaks, and if you’re very lucky you might even see some whales migrating (aim for a trip in June – November to see this).
For those with a caravan, this beautiful destination has never been more accessible. Park your caravan and unhitch at the Prevelly Caravan Park. This beach side park forms the perfect base location to start your exploring. With endless attractions and natural wonders on offer in Margaret River, we thought we’d share a few of our top picks with you.
The famous lighthouses – There are two lighthouses sitting north and south of the town with a long-distance walk in-between. This iconic track is perfect for a romantic stroll or even just getting in your daily dose of exercise. The lighthouse at the southern end of the town is also the most south westerly point of Australia as well as Australia’s tallest mainland lighthouse. If you ask us, that’s reason enough to book a tour.
A favorite among locals and visitors to the region alike is the Margaret River Farmer’s Market. It has been a feature of the region for over 13 years. Take the opportunity to pay this local institution a visit and stock up on premium fruits and vegetables from the local community. Only producers from the local shires and surrounding south west are eligible to set up a stall, and the stalls are operated by the growers themselves. As well as fresh produce, you’ll be able to pick up your morning coffee and explore a wide range of goods from local micro businesses.
Underground caves – The caves are one of the most popular destinations for visitors to Margaret River. The limestone and crystal formations are filled with detail and are one of the most unique sights in the South West. There are over 150 caves lying beneath the surface of the Leeuwin Naturaliste Ridge. The caves are only a 20 minute drive from town, and are a perfect activity for families and couples alike.
Finally, a trip to Margaret River wouldn’t be complete without visiting the local wineries. The wine region is one of the best on the planet. There are countless cellar doors, winery restaurants, breweries and providers nearby. No matter what your taste, there’s sure to be an option perfect for you. A good option for many people is to book into a wine tour. This way you’ll be professionally guided through some of the best of the best offerings from the region. There are tours for groups of all sizes and tastes, so it’s a good idea to have a look around for one that suites your interests and budget.
By taking your caravan or campervan just a few hours from Perth, you’ll be opening yourself up to a whole new world of adventures. The Margaret River region is a great destination for both families and couples. By traveling there in your new or second hand Jayco, you’ll be travelling in luxury and style. Come into Caravan Land, we’ll set you up with the best caravan for your South West adventure.