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Margaret River

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Margaret River well to the south of Perth is known for wine, caves and scenery and makes for a busy tourist area. Margaret River is 100 km south of Bunbury on the Bussell Highway.

Beaches
Margaret River is also famous for its surf beaches, but the town itself is ten kilometres inland and the beaches are, in fact, closer to Prevelly. Prevelly is located 9km from Margaret River and is the closest as well as one of Australia's best surf beaches. Surfers come from around the world to catch a break here and it is home of the Margaret River Masters annual surfing competition. Gnarahap Beach, Smith Beach and The Three Bears are good for experienced surfers, and if you are looking for a more gentle surf there is Rivermouth Beach.

Margaret Rice Beach


Caves
There are some 350 caves but only a few are open to the public. The nearest cave to Margaret River is the Mammoth Cave, 20 kms south of Margaret River it has many fossil remains even some of the elusive Tasmanian Tiger. Three kilometres further south is Cave Works and the Lake Cave which at the base of it's crater is an underground lake. Jewel Cave has the worlds longest straws which are thought to be formed over 3,000 years as well as an underground river; Moondyne Cave are both further south and close to Augusta; Calgardup Cave is on Caves Road and goes to depth of 27metres; and a great adventure cave is Nigilgi Cave which has three hour tours that must be pre booked, it can also be found on Caves Road.

Eagles Heritage
Here you can see the largest collection of Australia's birds of prey all in their natural habitat. Boodjidip Road (08 9757 2960).

Margaret River Chocolate Factory
This delectable factory produces fine chocolate and yes, there are free tastings. You can also watch the candy being made and make purchases. Harman's Mill Road (08 9755 6555).

Margaret River Regional Wine Centre
Not only do they stock every brand of wine bottled in the area but, they supply good information on the wineries and suggested itineries for tastings and tours. (08 9755 5501).

Marron Farm
Located 11km south of Margaret River is a farm that produces thousands of marron. There are also picnic and swimming facilities here. Wickham Road (08 9757 6329).

Old Settlement Museum
This is a depiction of a pioneering community from the 1920's. There are old buildings and historical displays as well as craft studios and shops. Located on the banks of the Margaret River (08 9757 9335).

Wineries
There are over 80. Some are world class and most offer wine tastings.The Wilyabrup wineries are mostly on Caves Road between Yallingup and Margaret River. There are some wineries close to Margaret River and can be found off Boodijup Road.

 
 
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