Located in the southwest of Western Australia, Margaret River is a town almost 300km south of the state's capital city Perth. Renowned as a popular tourist destination, Margaret River's main attractions include its iconic wine region, beaches and nature-based activities. The Margaret River Wine Region is a renowned wine producing and tourist area offering picturesque country landscapes and gourmet produce, attracting around 500,000 tourists each year. As a charming country holiday destination surrounded by rich wine growing regions, accommodation in Margaret River offers the perfect balance between leisurely location and comfortable, modern rooms and facilities. Ideally located in the heart of wine country, these accommodation options are also conveniently situated just minutes from the region's popular beaches and iconic surf breaks.
Originally known as an agricultural and hardwood timber region, Margaret River is now home to award-winning wineries, gourmet restaurants, spectacular beaches, towering timber forests, natural attractions such as ancient caves and some of the best surf breaks in the country. Margaret River is approximately three and a half hours' drive from Perth, via country or coast.
Initially settled by English immigrants in the mid-1800s, Margaret River is now renowned as one of Australia's best wine growing regions, producing more than 15 per cent of the country's premium wines. Margaret River is home to some of the most spectacular and internationally renowned big-wave surf breaks in the world with more than 40 top spots located along the coast. In 2010, Lonely Planet named Margaret River one of the world's Top 10 Destinations to visit.