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“Worth a Stop”

Margaret River Silk Road
Ranked #4 of 9 things to do in Metricup
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Perth, Australia
Level 5 Contributor
84 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Worth a Stop”
Reviewed April 26, 2013

Visited this on the way to Margaret River and glad we did. Welcomed by two charming pooches who ran out to meet us.. Presenter was friendly and really interesting, taking us through the stages of silk production. We liked that the silk products are made by ethical means, rather than sweatshop labour. Prices were very reasonable and the products are beautiful. It's two mins off the highway - worth the detour. Lovely business. Recommended.

Visited April 2013
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Brisbane, Australia
Level 5 Contributor
49 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Fascinating stop”
Reviewed April 17, 2013

A friendly welcome from Red Dog, the kelpie cross started our visit here. Really interesting and informative presentation about silkworms and silk production, from passionate and friendly people. Lots of lovely silk items to buy, at good prices, plus mulberry jams.
We also had devonshire tea at the cafe here. Delicious, fresh, homemade scones and their own mulberry jam. Good coffee too! Pleasant native gardens.

Visited April 2013
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Darwin, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
49 reviews
26 attraction reviews
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“A unique visit”
Reviewed April 13, 2013

The only silk farm is Australia! Made an interesting break from wineries and fudge factories. Rob and Amanda have set up a great operation, farming silk worms, actually producing their own silk by sending the silk to Laos for spinning, and providing a great educational opportunity in Margaret River. The guides will explain about how the worms grow and produce silk, and have baby worms through to fully mature worms and cocoons to demonstrate this. The gifts in the shop were very reasonably priced and the mulberry jam was delicious. Definitely recommend stopping on the Silk Road.

Visited December 2012
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Lakewood, Colorado
Level 5 Contributor
75 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“A break between wineries!”
Reviewed February 21, 2013

When you go to The Silk Road, you get an very educational talk about silk production. The enthusiasm of our speaker was undeniable - what a treat! I didn't know much about silk production and now I have a great appreciation for it! The goods available are reasonably priced and would make nice gifts. It's a great stop while touring around the Margaret River wine region.

Visited February 2013
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Christchurch, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
392 reviews
123 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
“A Really Interesting and Enjoyable Visit”
Reviewed January 7, 2013 via mobile

I had always wondered how silk was made and now I know. The owners of thus silk farm are so enthusiastic and clearly enjoy sharing their knowledge and explaining the process of growing the silk worms and then converting the coccoon into silk. There is also a very good range of silk products available to purchase at very reasonable prices. Look out for the mulberry jam, it is just wonderful. A very pleasant change from food and wine in the Margaret River area.

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