I have been to Australia twice in my life; the first was to Gold Coast when I was 12 years old and the second was to Rockhampton when I was 17 years old. Both my trips to Australia were very memorable because there was never a dull moment and I very much enjoyed the down under experience.
Given a chance, I would want to visit Australia again and if you’re thinking along the same line and you’re planning a trip to the down under, allow me to recommend you my best pick of Western Australia- the Margaret River and the South West Region!
A less than 3 hours’ drive to the south of Perth will take you to a gourmet heaven where the best of food and wine is complemented with beautiful wineries, stunning beaches, tall timber forests, picturesque lighthouses and ancient caves.
Enjoy a unique lakeside glamping experience at Olio Bello with their six luxury safari-style bungalows, nestled around the lake amidst the natural landscape. The location gives you a perfect setting to be mesmerised as you stargaze and sip world-class wines from the Margaret River region. (Psst… there’s an ongoing deal right now for Olio Bello).
If you are looking to indulge in luxury, consider Cape Lodge, a private Country House Vineyard Hotel & Restaurant in the heart of Margaret River. The accommodation is located minutes away from the coastline and the great wineries of Vasse Felix, Cullen & Moss Wood.
Food & Beverage
Create an extraordinary experience by booking an estate tour and tasting at Voyager Estate. A must experience is their much-acclaimed wine paired degustation menus, designed to showcase the best in wine and food matching. The Common is your go-to place in Margaret River for sumptuous meals; the vibe is coastal-casual and the food is the best in town!
Things To Do
Spend an exciting afternoon learning more about one of the world’s youngest caves (Jewel Cave) in the beautiful karri forest. Exhibiting the largest calcite straw stalactite of any show cave on earth, the Jewel Cave also lays claim to being one of the biggest show caves in Australia; sinking to a reachable depth of 42 metres and stretching for 1.9 kilometres.
Gin Distillation at Giniversity
Become an honorary Distiller for the day at Giniversity where you can master the history of gin and practice the art of distilling by learning the tricks of the trade at their highly interactive and interesting gin making class. Get a chance to broaden your appreciation for gin and create your own choice of concoctions.
Katherine Outback Experience
Get a taste of the Australian outback with real life horse-breaking and working dog demonstrations, live music and humorous bush tales. There is something for everyone during the 90-minute outdoor show. The kids can enjoy feeding the animals, while adults get fascinated by the horse and dog training knowledge.
Enjoy a Beachy Day in Margaret River
You will find some of the best swimming beaches in Dunsborough and Busselton. Choose from secluded sheltered coves to long shallow beaches with fine white sand. Swim, surf and snorkel all day. Make sure you visit the picturesque beaches – Busselton Foreshore, Meelup, Eagle Bay, Bunker Bay, Yallingup and Hamelin Bay.
Experience Nature at Its Best
Go for a scenic hike and explore the Cape to Cape Walk Track that runs for 135 kilometres along the Leeuwin-Naturaliste Ridge. Located between the lighthouse of Cape Naturaliste and Cape Leeuwin in the far south-west part of the state, opt for the Top Trail and experience spectacular coastal and forest scenery.
Margaret River Gourmet Escape:
Margaret River Gourmet Escape is a top-notch food and wine festival taking place from 16 to 19 November 2017. This extraordinary event is held across four days and it brings together the world’s best chefs, sommeliers, and critics to the region for an unforgettable gourmet experience.
Date: 16 – 19 November 2017, you can check out packages for the event here.
For food enthusiasts, here is your chance to learn the fine art of cooking Italian and Thai cuisine from passionate foodies, Chef Sioban and Chef Carlo, at Wildwood Valley Cottages and Cooking School. Join them for some serious fun as you learn the secrets to preparing fabulous dishes from two of the world’s great culinary traditions. Choose from three delightful style options that you wish to master – a ‘Taste of Tuscany’, ‘Wood Fired Cooking’ or ‘Thai Temptations’ and enjoy the Wildwood team’s expert ‘hands on’ instruction followed by a feast.
Dates: Dec 16, 2017 – Feb 07, 2018; Entry cost – $140
Location: Wildwood Valley Cottages and Cooking School 1481 Wildwood Road, Yallingup, Western Australia, 6282
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So what are you waiting for?
Book your holiday vacation to Western Australia today and scoot off for some romance!