Margaret River

Margaret River township. The town is named after the river which crosses the main road nearby.

Margaret River is a coastal town south of Perth. It is renowned for its wineries, food and surf beaches. It is located in the 'south west' and as many features in the region are now tied into the name, Margaret River is now the common term for the region between The Capes - Cape Naturaliste in the north, and Cape Leeuwin in the south.

Get in

By car

The most common way to approach Margaret River is by car. There is no scheduled commercial air service, although there is a local airport. It takes around 3 hours to drive from Perth. One route is to take the Kwinana Freeway/Highway 1 route out of Perth, and drive south. There are alternative routes, and these might take longer.

By bus

Unless you are taking a tour, being in Margaret River town without a car is limiting. There are two bus services that go through the town, the Transwa bus service to Augusta and Flinders Bay, and South West Coaches run a daily bus leaving Margaret River for Perth in the morning, and then leaving in the evening.

By rail

You can only catch the train from Perth to Margaret River as far as Bunbury, from there the Transwa bus continues on to Margaret River.

Get around

Margaret River is a great place to walk or bike around. A car is helpful for seeing sites in the surrounding area, including the wineries.

See

A day in the Margaret River with a family might start with a morning trip to the coffee roastery at Yahava, sip your morning cappuccino, followed by a trip to one of the three mazes, picking up some cheese and crackers from the Margaret River Dairy for morning tea on the way. Lunch at the Colonial Brewery, with a sampler of a beer and the kids on the playground, followed by a tour of one of the two lighthouses or four caves that run tours in the area. Drop into a couple of wineries for tasting, before heading to the beach to watch the sunset over the water (and a swim if visiting in summer).

Do

Buy

Sleep

Prevelly Caravan Park


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