This area of Western Australia is talked about all over the country for its great wines, produce and scenery. Take the Busselton Highway south from Bunbury and explore this magical region.
Melting Pot Glass Studio Main Street Margaret River
This amazing place is on the Busselton Highway from Bunbury and the glass works here are fantastic. Gerry Reilly makes art glass for interior decoration and his shapes and colours are incredible. Call and see the glass blowing demonstration and take home a beautiful reminder of Margaret River.
Margaret River Chocolate Company
Located in Metricup about a one hour drive from Bunbury via Busselton is this great cafe and chocolate making establishment. It is open every day from 9am to 5pm where you can buy some gorgeous chocolates and enjoy a refreshing cuppa.
The truffles are part of the Five Acre Nursery that has been growing trees and plants since 1979. In 1994 they injected the first group of Oak and Hazelnut trees. Since then they have set up 3 planting areas and also provide inoculated trees to other people who want to grow French Black truffles. Truffle season is from May to September.
Every year Southern Right whales and Humpback whales migrate past the coastal area of Margaret River on their way north from Antarctica. The whales can be seen from lots of places on the coast of Geographe Bay. Occasionally a Blue whale is seen too on its way north.
Margaret River is classed as biodiversity hot spot with over 150 orchids and 2,500 wild flowers. From September to November the area is a wonderland for flower lovers. There are guided tours, self-drive tours and lots of information available on this amazing variety of plant life unique to Australia and this small corner of south west Western Australia.
The area under Margaret River is a maze of caves to delight us all.
- Moondyne Cave as the largest stalagmite in south west WA
- Mammoth Cave has fossils of the extinct mega fauna of the region
- Lake Cave has a beautiful lake to see
- Jewel Cave is an amazing display of nature’s finery
Wineries in Margaret River
Stella Bella Wines
This winery is found in Margaret Rive and is a small boutique winery with the cellar door in a building built between the wars to attract UK families out for a new life. The property was originally a dairy farm. The winery has 4 labels for an amazing variety of world class wines to choose from. Wines here include rose, pink muscat, sauvignon blanc, shiraz cabernet blends, merlot blends, chardonnay, sangiovese, Viognier and Tempranillo.
This is one of the oldest winery in Margaret River and wine has been made here for over 150 years. The current owners make four series of wine that includes dessert wine, fortified wine, Verdelho, Shiraz, botrytis Semillon, merlot, chardonnay and sparkling wines.
This winery was the first commercial winery in the Margaret River region and is at Cowaramup. It has a nationally acclaimed restaurant and an art gallery at the cellar door. The old underground cellar is a showcase of the history of Vasse Felix and the wine of the Margaret River region. Wines made here are Shiraz, Semillon, cabernet sauvignon, chardonnay, cabernet merlot. Their current winemaker has had over twenty years experience and all wine is made from grapes from the estate vineyards. The weather and soil here produce some of the best examples of chardonnay and cabernet blends in the country.
This is another award winery that makes some wonderful wines including zinfandel, cabernet merlot, Shiraz, Viognier, chardonnay, rose and sauvignon blanc. They also make some truffle products.