Just 2.5 hours south of Perth lies the popular region known as Margaret River – colloquially dubbed Margs. I’ve always loved driving in Australia so we made an effort to fit it into our itinerary. Unfortunately, we visited during winter hence the vines were devoid of grapes. However, we managed to fit in a few tastings and enjoyed a 2 night stay in the Margaret River region.
Enroute to Margaret River, we also stopped at Mandurah for lunch, and Busselton to walk the Busselton Jetty – the longest timber piled jetty in the Southwest.
I would recommend a trip to Leeuwin Estate and Cullen Winery for sustainable, good wines. You could also drop by the Margaret River Chocolate Factory – we did, although I’ve never been impressed by the quality of the chocolate.
During our stay, we also paid a visit to the nearby Ngilgi Caves as well as the Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse, which will be covered in a different post.
The route we took to Margaret River is detailed below: