Margaret River Region – Why Visit?
It’s a confronting question for those of us that live in the Margaret River Region and work in the tourism industry, but one well worth asking considering all of the travel options that are available.
The world really is getting smaller, so why would you want to visit the Margaret River Region?
For me the answer lies in a slightly different question, why did I want to leave behind my career, friends, family and home to start a business in the Margaret River Region and how did I convince my wife that this was a good idea.
I have a feeling that the answer to both questions is pretty much the same.
Just last week I looked up from my desk and through my office window to this view.
Now I know not everyone has this sort of office view, so I always keep a camera handy just in case something special happens.
Would you believe that this image was shared by Tourism Australia on Instagram and nearly 50,000 people form all corners of the globe liked it, my guess is they would happily have done my paperwork in return for experiencing this beautiful moment.
It was a truly special moment, unforgettable even for an Aussie and that’s great, but kangaroos are not the reason I moved to the Margaret River Region.
At the end of a tough day at work, those of us that live on the west coast of Australia can relax with one of natures most breathtaking light shows
When the sun hits the water it really does create a sight that words can’t describe, nor can simple images. This is as close as I have ever come to capturing what a Margaret River sunset looks and feels like.
But sunsets are not the reason I came to Margaret River either.
As we move into summer, the days get longer and the weather warms up it is only natural that we spend more of our time at the beach. Whether it is a morning walk before work or a swim in the afternoon, the only problem is finding a beach with enough space to stretch out and enjoy, well ok, we don’t have to many overcrowding problems on our incredible beaches.
You guessed it, as tempting as this scene is, the beaches are not the reason that I moved to the Margaret River Region.
Now we all know that Melbourne claims to be the food capital of Australia, but I and many others mount a strong argument that the Margaret River Region is Australia’s hottest food destination.
From the Gourmet Escape event to a range of innovative restaurants serving fresh local produce, our region is a chefs and foodies paradise.
In fact the Margaret River Region was recently voted Australia’s #1 Must Visit Food Destination by the readers of Australian Traveller magazine.
If you have never tasted marron, quite simply you must visit Margaret River, NOW!!
Guess what, food is not the reason I came to the Margaret River Region.
WINE…..how amazing is the wine in the Margaret River Region, it’s so good that we spend every day introducing our guests to it and the fascinating characters that produce it.
We don’t like to make outlandish claims, BUT, the Margaret River Wine Region is quite simply Australia’s jewel in the ‘wine crown’. As a nation we produce incredible wine covering a wide range of styles, but this little region on the south west coast is special.
Growing up in Perth I was under the impression that the wine produced in the Margaret River Region was normal, how wrong was I.
I have been fortunate enough to travel to some great wine regions and have purchased way to much wine from all over Australia as well as France and Italy, but I have never come across a region that produces wine at such a high level, so consistently and at accessible prices.
So, is wine the reason that I moved to the Margaret River Region……….not entirely!
Can you imagine a place where you enjoy the morning on a deserted beach, interact with native wildlife, taste locally produced, world class wine everywhere you go, eat fresh local produce in acclaimed restaurants, enjoy some more wine (on a tour of course), then kick back and watch mother nature blow your mind.
Well, that’s just a normal day in the Margaret River Region.
On special days we watch whales breaching, marvel at spectacular wildflowers, explore ancient landmarks and watch the best surfers in the world compete in front of the world’s media.
I couldn’t find another place on the planet like it…….that’s why we moved to the Margaret River Region.