Margaret River Regional Wine Centre

Margaret River Regional Wine Centre

Margaret River Regional Wine Centre
4.5
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10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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John C
Doncaster East, Australia318 contributions
Dec 2011 • Couples
Margaret River is an easy drive from Perth, the roads are very good and you can stop off at places like Mandurah and Bussellton ( make sure you take a walk along the massive pier) along the way to break up the trip which takes about 3 hours.
Once you are in the centre of Margaret River there are so many things to see using this as a base. There are various sites to see around the town itself as well as the wineries they are famous for, also there are other food centres that are worth seeing. Try not to do too many as you may not appreciate the whole surrounds. Drive down to the southern tip to Augusta then head back north and be sure to look at Jewel Caves along the way. Stop off at Borunup Cafe and the gallery next door. Drive further north and swim in the Indian Ocean at Prevelly. Continue your drive up to places like Yallingup and Dunsborough, and be sure to visit the lighthouse at Cape Naturaliste (make sure you take fly repellant to enjoy the trip). All along this road and the road back to Margaret River there are more wineries, a chocolate factory , an olive oil and soap factory and much more. If you do your planning well you will see many of the main and varied attractions and hopefully you will enjoy it as much as we did.
Written January 19, 2012
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Aussie_Bel_17
Australia56 contributions
We go down to MR once or twice a year. MR township itself it essentially one main street and side streets with various shops (from supermarkets to boutiques plus the wine centre), the region on the other hand is full of gorgeous scenery, lovely accommodation, beautiful wineries, fabulous restaurants, art and craft galleries. There are two ways to explore MR, depending on your interests, if you're interested in great food and wine then you're going to need a car (or a tour bus). If your interested in hiking and gorgeous scenery you're going to need a good pair of hiking boots and camping supplies as there are several walking tracks in the area, including the Bibbulmun track (which has 3 sided huts you can sleep in) and the Cape to Cape walk. There are also many surfing spots.

We have only done visits of the 'drive to lots of wineries and eat far too much' variety. Our favourite winery restaurant is Cullen, though we always stay in self catered accommodation as there is not that much available for dinner - most of the wineries shut at 5pm. We get local produce from places like the MR Providore and the nuts and cereals factory (for breakfast). There are also cheese factories, a berry farm and the MR Chocolate Factory. Denmark has the best cheese factory, hands down. It is amazing, though I don't think Denmark is in the MR region.

To give you an idea of distances, we will go to MR for 2-3 days and cover around 700 kms. That does not include Denmark, Pemberton, Albany etc. We have been down to Augusta though. It does include visiting quite a few wineries (though you must have a driver who is not drinking - the roads are windy, fast and close to the trees). The tourist centres have free black and white maps called Andi-maps. They show the locations of all the main tourist sites. We love them, we gave some to our friends who didn't find them as useful, but we've relied on them for all our trips down to MR and they've been great.

Note that some wineries have red-dirt driveways and some hire car companies don’t like you driving on dirt roads.

If you’re driving, I would recommend at least 3 days in the MR region – there are a lot of places to visit and there is a lot of driving involved. It is a fantastic region to relax, enjoy some fabulous local food and wine as well as for outdoor activities.
Written August 16, 2010
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step1976
ashford2 contributions
dear travellers,
i travelled to perth few days ago.i have been told by another traveller he found a wonderfull place 15 minutes away north of margaret river:CAPE LAVENDER!!!
such a lovely place where everything is about lavender,located by a lake with a shop which sells lavander products next to a cafe where you can delicous lavender scones or others lunchs
it was a peacefull andgreat place to relax.what a good tip!!
ps:on bussel hwy turn into metricup(look for little chapel) road then turn right into carter road it will be on your right.
enjoy
Written February 7, 2009
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GillyBahrain
Bahrain5 contributions
Have just returned from very short visit to Margaret River. Very impressed with the whole area but have to put forward a huge recommendation: Sean of The Margaret River Discovery Co took us to the lesser known and ultimately better wineries and more importantly showed us the area, off the beaten track, and spectacular. He is highly knowledgable about the flora,fauna, aboriginal history of the area and he is great fun.
If you want more from your trip than a booze bus ...he's your man!
Written August 24, 2009
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Bintangkechil
Singapore, Singapore737 contributions
Jan 2011
Margaret River (MR) is a lot better than Swan Valley. no regrets about the 3-hour drive to the region. In fact, the drive is a pleasure in itself.

The following are places we visited during the 2-day stay at MR

1. Xanadu
2. Leeuwin Estate
3. The Berry Farm (quite a variety of jams)
4. Margaret River Dairy Co (not much impression)
5. MR nuts and Cereals (pretty small place. Rather friendly owner)
6. Natural Olive Oil (this is the place I spent the most money. Bought a lot of stuff there: I would do another review under another section)
7. Arc of Iris
8.Settlers' Tavern
9. Yahava Koffee
10. Margaret River Chocolate Factory
11. Vasse FElix
12. Blue Ginger Fine Foods
13. Palandris
14. Hay Shed Hill
15. Botttleg Brewery
16. Knee Deep.
17. Sun-bathing at Yallingup Beach
18 Prevelly Park
19. Busselton Jetty

Hopefully you will find the above list useful when you are planning a trip to MR.
Written January 7, 2011
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Travelbug Perth
Perth, Australia108 contributions
'Down South' is well worth a visit but takes about 3 hours by car to get into Margaret River, WA is a big state. Although tours do offer day trips try to stay a little longer, 3 days if you have that sort of time. It would be a great place to visit if you enjoy pretty WA landscapes, want to have a romantic holiday, see mixed towns either by the ocean or inland, breweries, wineries, caves, beaches, surf, mainly Italian or modern Australian cuisine, great produce including yogurts, cheeses, cereals, nuts, venison, coffee and more. In all, visit if you have the time.

If you do drive instead of a guided tour do not drink and drive and be prepared, so know the speed limits and road rules as WA has very strict and costly penalties. Be extremely careful if you plan to drive at night. Note that the whole 'MR' region does not have a great deal in terms of budget options. If you go to Margaret River it would be worth visiting the nearby towns of Augusta, Dunsborough, Yallingup and Busselton and even Pemberton. Do some research before hand to make the most of your trip.

If you don't have a great deal of time but enjoy scenery, wine, beer or produce why not visit the Swan Valley, Chittering or the rest or the Perth Hills Wine regions about 20 mins to an hour out of Perth.
Written July 29, 2010
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bulldogsfight
Melbourne, Australia86 contributions
spent 4 days travelling "down south" was surprised at the size of Marf=garet River , a small town, the vineyards are huge, visited Voyager, Watershed, Vasse Felix and Leeuwin,

Had lunch at watershed in their cafe , morning tea at Voyager and lunch at Leeuwin. all very good, loved the decor at Leewin.

You can trapped for dinner it seems that there are only 2 up market reaturants , Ze Arc of Iris, very nice , eclectic decor nad very French staff, The other is Relish the Experience but could not get in , So book.

Foe something simpler drive towards Prevally Beach at stop at Sea gardens , a very nice cafe. Then drive down to the beach and have a ciffe at Gnarbup (?) beach
Written February 20, 2007
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Richard P
Hawkinge, UK79 contributions
Dec 2013 • Friends
We toured the wineries with friends who knew the area and while we did visit a couple of the bigger and better known places we tended to head for the smaller ones. We were not disappointed! While most of the wineries produce really good wine there are some small ones that produce stunning wines at much cheaper prices.
Also, chat to the servers, if they think you know a little about wine some of the rarer, more expensive wines come out from under the shelf for you to try.
Look for the vineyards as you drive around you will spot the smaller ones by the smaller signs tucked away.
Written December 22, 2013
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Vagawi
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In this day and age not to have wi fi was a bummer (we never found one place with wi fi connection including the hotel we stayed). You might say, "Get a life! You're on a break, leave your iPad at home." But I have serious things going on in my life at the moment and need to keep in touch and some places there was no mobile service.

The next thing is that GENERALLy speaking, we found things very expensive. Why do wineries with restaurants give small amounts of food and charge the earth?
Written February 20, 2013
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MaureenDownUnder
Perth, Australia61 contributions
Jun 2011
Margaret River is unique, as its on the coast with its beaches & a large river which enters the beach at the river mouth quite spectacular. However it is the surf that has made this small country town famous , but drive inaland 5 ks and its undulating heavily timbered wine country. Quite wet in winter but hot in summer and quite hilly in places. Also some of the resorts are quite georgious and the type of accommodation is quite diversafied, kids love this place, especially the river where they can fish & canoe.
The township is quaint & small no large supermarket chains here! However the shopping and restaurants are very good & unique. The vineyards are really beautiful with some lovely views & resturants, the wines arent bad either .
Written July 28, 2011
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