Surf Along the Coast of the Margaret River Region with Down Under Answers

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Margaret River is one of Australia’s most lush and fertile winelands. This region in Australia’s west country is still relatively quiet in the tourist circles, which has led to the continued preservation of the area’s many natural features and draws. Among these are the stellar surfing coves, smaller Australian towns full of charm and vigor, and the natural wonders that have developed for thousands, if not millions, of years.

60-Second Geography

Margaret River Region, Australia

The jetty at the town of BusseltonPhoto credit Shutterstock

The Busselton Jetty

Boranup ForestPhoto credit Shutterstock

Boranup Forest

One of the many wineries at Margaret River

One of the many wineries at Margaret River

  • Margaret River is named after the cousin of John Garrett Bussel, the founder of the town of Busselton, who was named Margaret Whicher. European migrants from other parts of Australia settled in the area as early as 1850 and created a logging industry. In the 1920’s, the Government of Western Australia created new farms in order to entice even more people to settle in the region.
  • The Margaret River region has a fairly humid Mediterranean, typical for its position on the map near the Indian Ocean. The lush landscape is in part thanks to its heavier rainfall, with the area averaging 44 inches during the year. The wettest months tend to be in May and August, but there are plenty of warm, sunny days with a hint of a sea breeze. The summers tend to be much drier, and bush fires are a real concern.
  • The Margaret River is renowned as a premium wine region in Australia. The first commercial vineyard planting in the region was in 1967, and since then, the Margaret River has flourished. The region produces over 15% of Australia’s premium wines, with over 120 wine producers specializing in cabernet sauvignon, chardonnay, Semillon, sauvignon blanc, merlot and shiraz wines.
  • Whether a novice or a pro, Margaret River has plenty of surfing spots to hang ten. The region has over 75 different surfing breaks spread over 80 miles of Australian coast. Each break has its own name and difficulty level, with the most challenging being Cowaramup Bombora, which produces some of the biggest waves in Australia.
  • Drawing in visitors every year, the town of Busselton wears its Australian hospitality with pride. The main event is the Busselton Jetty, a pier measuring over 1-mile-long which leads to the city’s Underground Observatory. The town is a favorite with families and children, with plenty of beaches, swimming, and petting zoos. Nature lovers can also charter a boat to watch the whales from September to December when they come close to the coast.
  • The Margaret River Gourmet Escape is held annually in November and showcases fine wines, great beer, celebrity chefs (Nigella Lawson will be there in 2016) and amazing food.

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A Perfect Australian Experience

From the brilliant white sand beaches at the edge of the Indian Ocean to dramatic coastline of the south, experience the perfect vacation in Western Australia and South Australia.

Relax in Adelaide, an artsy city with a cultural vibe offering great food and food. Escape for a day to Kangaroo Island for a wildlife encounter and awe-inspiring geological rock formations.

Explore the modern port city of Western Australia.  Explore the hip and sunny capital of Perth. The Margaret River is one of Australia’s finest wine regions, but is also blessed with natural beauty and a rugged coastline, which this full day tour will allow you to experience


Across the Nullarbor

Escape to some of Australia’s best kept secrets!

Explore Adelaide, the gateway to South Australia.  Visit the Barossa Valley, Australia’s oldest and most famous wine making region, to enjoy wine tasting and local produce.

Spend a night on Kangaroo Island, Australia’s own Galapagos Islands.  The island with no fences is home to the famous sea lions of Seal Bay as well as kangaroos, wallabies, koalas, echidnas and over 250 bird species. See the spectacular landmarks like Admiral’s Arch and Remarkable Rocks.

Explore Margaret River’s acclaimed wineries during a three-night stay and learn about Aboriginal food and culture with a local Indigenous guide.

Journey from Adelaide to Margaret River

An 11-night journey showcasing the best of the South and the West. Beginning in Adelaide, enjoy stunning day tours up to the iconic Barossa Valley Wine Region and the equally as picturesque Adelaide Hills. Continue on to discover the abundant wildlife of Kangaroo Island while soaking up the rugged coastline beauty of iconic Southern Ocean Lodge. End your journey by embracing the splendor of Perth and unwinding in the gorgeous Margaret River Wine Region.

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