The spectacular Margaret River Region welcomes travelers from around the world like no other destination in Australia. A pleasant three-hour drive south of Perth, Western Australia’s premier holiday region offers a unique range of pristine natural attractions, premium wineries and craft breweries, fine restaurants, handmade arts & crafts, unspoiled beaches, towering karri forests, ancient limestone caves and friendly locals.
The Margaret River region is known around the world for its top quality wines and food. While the region produces less than three per cent of Australia’s wine, it accounts for more than a fifth of its premium wine. There are more than 120 world-class wineries to explore, including Vasse Felix, Leeuwin and Voyager Estate, and opportunities to not only try fine wines, but get beyond the cellar doors.
With hundreds of miles of coast fringed by rugged bushland, the Margaret River region offers plenty of adventure off the beaten track. As well as wines, the region is known for its surf beaches on the Indian Ocean, mountain biking along old forest logging tracks, and kayaking up the river itself.
Not all the sites are above ground in the Margaret River region. See the “suspended table” at Lake Cave. The “table” is a limestone crystal decoration – weighing several tonnes – that hangs from the ceiling and hovers just above the surface of the cave’s permanent lake. It’s believed to be the only formation of its kind in the world. Visit Mammoth Cave, which is wheelchair accessible, and see ancient Australian megafauna fossils, or Jewel Cave Augusta, which is home to the longest straw stalactites in any tourist cave in the world.
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