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Things to do in Margaret River that don’t involve Wine

Kayaking Margaret RiverImage courtesy of Tourism Western Australia

Ask anyone what they think of first when you mention Margaret River and the likely answer is wine and surfing. If you’re a surfer, don’t bother to keep reading. You’ll be kept busy with the world-class surf breaks in the region.  For everyone else, wine lovers included, read on. Here’s a list of things to do in Margarete River that will let you indulge guilt-free in wine, cheese and chocolate later on.
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Keeping the kids entertained: WA’s South West caravan parks ideal for families

Keeping the kids entertained

Western Australia’s south-west coast is one of the most beautiful holiday destinations in Australia. Well known for a range tourist attractions, local delicacies and events all year round, it’s a popular family getaway during the school holidays.

If you’re looking for some of the best family caravan parks in the region, with space for a large van, utilities and plenty of budget-friendly activities to keep the kids entertained, here’s five must-visit caravan parks you’ll be glad you found. Continue reading Keeping the kids entertained: WA’s South West caravan parks ideal for families

Bridgetown Accommodation – Glenlynn Cottages

Glenlynn

As soon as we veered of Southwest Highway and followed the signs to Glenlynn Cottages near Bridgetown I knew that I had found what I was hoping for. Like most of the Blackwood Valley area, Glenlynn is full sweeping vistas of green rolling hills, paddocks with roaming sheep, horses and what must be Bridgetown’s biggest dam.

First though, to get to our cottage, we had to get past the sheep. Lots of sheep and none seemed in a particular hurry to make way for a family sized sedan from the city. The two resident Alpacas were keeping a watchful eye on their herd from atop of the field. After plenty of curious glances and a few baas, the gravel road was cleared and we were free to continue along the winding path to our home for the next three nights. Continue reading Bridgetown Accommodation – Glenlynn Cottages

Our favourite Margaret River Holiday House – the Cullen Wine Homestead

Cullen Homestead

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A weekend getaway down south is one of the best ways to relax, recharge and inhale a chunky dose of fresh country air. And if you’re going with a large group, there’s no better holiday house in Margaret River than at the Cullen Homestead.

The Cullen Wines Homestead, located off Caves Road in the heart of the wine growing region,  is the former family home of the Cullen family. One of the regions oldest and most renowned winegrowers. Continue reading Our favourite Margaret River Holiday House – the Cullen Wine Homestead