While Perth is a wonderful place to stay, and an even better place to live, it can be a busy place full of hustle and bustle, and sometimes, you need to just get away for a while. When you are looking for just such a getaway, the first thing you may want to do is click here for a car hire, then it’s off for a fun-filled weekend in the Margaret River region located on Australia’s beautiful southwest coast.
A Nature Lover’s Dream
Lots of people enjoy experiencing the peace and tranquillity that only communing with nature can bring, and the Margaret River is an excellent place to get back in touch with your wild side. This region has a great amount of biodiversity and is one of only 34 internationally recognised biodiversity hotspots in the world.
During the spring, the region bursts into a wide array of colours as the wildflowers erupt in a startling display of floral brilliance. Margaret River is home to around 2, 500 wildflower species, including over 150 species of orchids. The best time of the year to visit to enjoy this brilliant display of nature’s paintbrush is during the months of September to November. Guided tours of the various wildflower hot spots are available, allowing you to safely and responsibly enjoy the best these blooming beauties have to offer.
The outdoor activities in the area aren’t just limited to looking at the pretty flowers. There are a bunch of other activities to participate in if you are the nature type, from various water sports to bush tucker tours, you won’t be lost for something fun to do in the region.
Visit the Underground
Cave formations often seem alien yet beautiful, and the caves of Margaret River are no exception. There are many caves to visit, tour and explore in Margaret River and the region is considered to have some of the most breathtaking and stunning cave experiences in Australia. The three major caves in the region are Lake Cave, Mammoth Cave and Jewel Cave, which are open for public tours. If you prefer roughing it a bit, a trip to the recently reopened Moondyne Cave is a three hour intimate caving experience by torchlight.
A Taste of the Good Life
One of the major advantages of the Margaret River region is that it has nearly perfect wine-growing conditions. As a result many vineyard shave sprung up around the region and today is the largest economic industry in the region. There are approximately 150 vintners in operation, primarily niche operations. Of course, most wineries in the area will offer tours, and many go all out with accompanying restaurants, markets, art galleries and shops selling various gifts. To learn more about this tasty industry in the Margaret River area, click here.
Indulging in sumptuous wines directly from winemakers isn’t the extent of the indulgent food experience available in the Margaret River area. Whether you wish to taste locally-produced cheeses, fresh vegetables or just relaxing in an award-winning restaurant, there are few places that can compare to the wide variety of delicious delicacies available in the area. Food experiences in the area range from top shelf restaurants to delicious candy producers, allowing any taste to be indulged in during your stay.
Of course, not all activities in Margaret River are geared towards adults. Those of you with little ones need not feel left out of the fun as there is an abundance of kid-friendly activities available in the region. From beaches to food tastings and horse riding, kids will find a variety of activities to enjoy and stimulate them.
Something For Everyone
The Margaret River area has a little something for everyone. Whether your idea of a holiday is visiting restaurants, spending time exploring caves or just indulging in a spa experience, you will find it in Margaret River.