Once a sleepy surfing village, Margaret River is now an international surfing Mecca with a reputation as having the most consistent year-round, big surf waves in the world.
Explore over 120km of stunning coastline from Cape Naturaliste to Cape Leeuwin, pristine beaches, epic surf, world famous sun-drenched vineyards and 120+ cellar doors, virgin forests, superb locally grown and caught food, tree-lined townships and chilled locals. Summer or winter, on the perfect day, and you can still the only one on the beach. It doesn’t get any better than this, and it’s all starts just 2.5 hours south of Perth.
Think gourmet goods, local wine and unique regional art amongst the fresh valley air and pretty vistas, all a short drive away. The charming Swan valley has something to keep everyone in the family happy, grab a handful of chocolate drops from the Chocolate Factory, a tasting paddle from an award winning cider house or sit amongst the vineyards with a picnic.
Markets, restaurants, breweries, bars, history – you’ll find it all in Fremantle. Known for its maritime history, the port city is also home to the Fremantle Prison, which housed convicts from the 1850s to 1991, and the Round House, an 1831 building which also briefly served as a jail. If you’re chasing a good feed, the cappuccino strip is home to numerous Italian restaurants, Mexican joints, and pubs, while the port hosts a brewery and fish & chip shops. If you’re after some local crafts, a trip to the Fremantle Markets is always great value.
just over seven hours drive South East of Perth, Esperance beaches are pristine and sparsely populated, rich in marine life, and feature imposing granite structures and sand so fine it squeaks when you walk. A national government science body actually proved them to be the whitest sandy beaches in Australia. So, whether you base yourself in the charming town of Esperance or in one of the many camping grounds and caravan parks, if you love the coast and raw nature, this is the place for you.