Things to do in Margaret River
Explore over 120km of stunning coastline from Cape Naturaliste to Cape Leeuwin, pristine beaches, epic surf, world famous vineyards and 120+ cellar doors and superb locally grown and caught food. Summer or winter, on the perfect day, you can still be the only one on the beach. It doesn’t get any better than this, and it all starts just 2.5 hours south of Perth.
Food & Wine
Enjoying a Mediterranean climate, the Margaret River region is internationally renowned for its premium grape-growing, and is peppered with more than 215 wine producers and 120 cellar doors.
With great wine comes great food. The region’s seasonal bounty is served in eateries from Busselton to Augusta – from homegrown and artisan delights at weekly farmers markets, to fine dining in gold-plate winery restaurants. Beer lovers can go to town at nine boutique breweries, most with gourmet pub grub. The Margaret River Gourmet Escape in November is a must-do for foodies, with celeb chefs and pop-ups galore.
Things to do
Part of the southwest’s biodiversity hotspot, the region is ideal for nature lovers, and home to many endemic plant species found nowhere else on earth. Whale-watching, birdwatching and wildflowers are just some of Mother Nature’s offerings.
Explore on foot or mountain bike – choose from the diverse 135km coastal Cape-to-Cape Track or the Meelup Reserve Trail, or there are walks and rides through the Boranup Forest, and along the dual-use Rails to Trails network.
Along the coast, there are spectacular sights at every stop. Gorgeous views of giant granite rocks, rugged cliffs, and pretty sandy beaches fringed by peppermint-tree heath abound. You might spot frolicking dolphins or the occasional seal in the water.
If indulgence is your idea of a holiday, you’ll be spoilt for choice, with day spas and retreats sprouting from a strong wellness culture.
Lavish architecture and a flourishing art scene draw culture cultures in droves – literature, film and music festivals ensure there’s always something on. Margaret River’s nationally acclaimed painters, sculptors, furniture makers, metal and wood artisans, jewellery designers, and glass artists draw inspiration from their surroundings, and show at the many local galleries and studios.
Beyond its wine, produce, beauty and activities, the Margaret River region has an irresistible energy that radiates from the ocean and ancient landscape, captivating visitors time and time again. It’s something visceral, and simply must be experienced.
When to go
Summer is busiest, and it’s all about the beach. The surf is spectacular in early autumn, while winters are cool and great for cosy fires, red wine and whale spotting. Spring is perfect for bush walking, with the wildflowers in full bloom.
Tip: Pack a jumper for cool nights.
Where to stay
There are more than 160 places to stay in Margaret River, not including Air B&B and the various luxury holiday homes for hire. The region is huge, so the first decision to make is which part of Margaret River you want to spend your time, and then select your accommodation from there. Summer and holiday periods are often booked in advance.
Image Credit(s): Hiking beach view – Tourism WA, Vineyards & beach – Shutterstock
About Margaret River
Margaret River Highlights
Set in Margaret River – well known for its wine and fine arts – Strings Attached: The West Australian Guitar Festival is launching 11-13 October 2019.
- Dates:Oct 11 - 13
- Venue:Margaret River Region
- Festivals:All Festivals
This one-of-a-kind event will attract guitar makers, distributors, players and enthusiasts from around the country to Margaret River to celebrate and learn about guitars, bass guitars, ukuleles, banjos, mandolins and other stringed instruments.
Just out this week, the program boasts 60+ performances, 40+ masterclasses, presentations and panel discussions from over 60 artists and more than 20 exhibitors from around the country.
Recent artist announcements include; Australian icon John Butler, Larry Mitchell (USA), a Grammy award-winning producer, engineer & performer hot off the main stage at NAMM, the world’s largest guitar convention, George Bechlivanoglou (Greece), world-class classical guitarist and founder of Moov Guitars, blues & roots stalwart Ash Grunwald with his new album, Kav Temperley, songwriter and frontman of four times platinum, multi ARIA Award band Eskimo Joe, powerhouse rocker Abbe May, Grammy Award winner Lucky Oceans, Kimberley singer-songwriter Stephen Pigram, ARIA award winner Glenn Sarangapany (Birds Of Tokyo), world fusion phenomenon Kate Pass Kohesia Ensemble, 2018 nominees for WAM best bassist & jazz act plus many more.
The Exhibitors line-up includes: Ormsby (largest producer of electric guitars in Australia) | Donmo (SA) | Australian Tonewoods | Francis Jerome (VIC) | Peterman (NSW) | Simon Rovis-Hermann | Small Island Amps | Deloraine Lutherie | Dog Box Guitars | Ric's Vintage Guitars | Flux Electrick | The Rock Inn | Guitar Repairs South West, who will also be offering a free instrument inspection to all pass holders at the festival, PLUS many more!
What sets this state-first event apart is the opportunity it will provide visitors to immerse themselves in the world of strings via workshops, keynote presentations, masterclasses, panel discussions, listening sessions, demos and Q&A’s with artists & luthiers, including the recently announced event featuring John Butler In Conversation With Lucky Oceans”, chatting gear, music, touring and more.
The Main Exhibition, set at the Festival Hub - the adequately named new culture & entertainment venue Margaret River HEART (Hub of Entertainment, Arts & Regional Touring) – will host guitar makers from around the country showcasing and demonstrating their work, plus retailers, gear manufacturers & distributors. Additional exhibitions exploring the many faces and impacts of guitars will be on show at other venues throughout the town and wider region for festival-goers to enjoy.
First & Second Release Festival Passes have SOLD OUT. Final Release Passes ON SALE NOW through Eventbrite. Tickets to single events go on sale August 30.
This exhibition considers the affects of colour, design, pattern and shape through works of geometric abstraction.
- Dates:2 June - 22 September 2019
- Time(s):10am - 5pm | Mon - Sun
- Venue:Holmes à Court Gallery at Vasse Felix
- Venue Address:Holmes à Court Gallery at Vasse Felix
- Type:Art Exhibitions
- Hosted By:Holmes à Court Gallery at Vasse Felix
- Visual Arts:Drawing,Other Visual Arts,Painting
It takes part in a conversation about an ongoing artistic concern with Minimalist and Concrete Art in the new millennium. It playfully suggests an expansion of the genre of Concrete Art that had a local explosion on the streets of Fremantle in the early 2000’s.
In Concrete E X P A N D E D large-scale, hard edged, minimal, abstract and pure colour paintings are joined by, three-dimensional wall-works, actual concrete sculpture, light sculptures and ephemeral light works. Together these works coalesce and converse in philosophical questions of form, aesthetic experience and existence.
Included are both works from the Janet Holmes à Court Collection and works of local artists available for purchase.
ARTISTS: Rebecca Baumann, Consuelo Cavaniglia, Janenne Eaton, Robert Hunter, Brian McKay, Trevor Richards, Douglas Sheerer, Helen Smith, Trevor Vickers, Josh Webb.
Gallery Hours: 10am - 5pm | Mon - Sun
For interviews, further information and images available for reproduction, contact Laetitia Wilson, P. +61 8 6217 2641
or email [email protected]
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- 0406 758 062
Get your creative MOJO back! Explore your creativity, breakdown creative blocks and reignite your passion and motivation during this fun, focused and fearless 4-day Creativity & Walking Retreat.
- Dates:26 - 29 September 2019
- Hosted By:Edgewalkers
- Ticket Price:$1,380
- Ticket Price FROM:1,380
- Ticket price TO:1,880
- Type:Health,Talks & Lectures,Travel,Well Being
Our signature retreat is a fun, fearless & focused examination of your self-expression & creativity.
Are you committed to establishing & sustaining a creative practice?
Do you want to explore what is getting in your way?
Are you ready to identify & rehearse ways to richer more self-expressive life?
This 4-day retreat in stunning Margaret River is a truly delightful & powerful opportunity to immerse yourself in nature, disrupt routine thinking and find out just how creative you really are.
You will identify obstacles & paralysing mindsets that are keeping you from being creative;
You will explore and rehearse ways to overcome these creative blocks;
You will establish a regular and sustainable creative 'habit';
You will reconnect & be inspired by nature in one of Australia's most beautiful coastal walks.
You will spend joyful, quality time & create longterm friendships with like-minded individuals;
You will play, write, paint, sing, dance and ... walk;
You will stay in deluxe accommodation;
You will be nourished with healthy & nutritious meals and snacks
You will leave the retreat feeling POWERFUL & PURPOSEFUL about the role of creativity in your life!
4 days of focused creative exploration through theatre, visualisations, writing, storytelling, movement & play with Dr. Erika Jacobson - you will take home a four-week plan of action so that you can sustain your motivation and direction after the retreat
3 nights in truly deluxe accommodation no matter what room-type you are in. From the wall to wall windows that let you feel completely immersed in nature, to the modern bathrooms & furnishings, the spaciousness and the light, this home will support and nurture your process;
Exquisite & nutritious vegetarian meals and snacks for the duration of the retreat - catered locally, our food is abundant and life-affirming
3 guided walks (5 - 12 km) on the stunning Cape to Cape coastal track and forest settings - feel truly immersed in nature during these spectacular walks
3 hour painting workshop in the bush with local wildflower artist Megan Hodgson;
While there are many possible therapeutic outcomes to this embodied and aesthetic work, our main intention is to access learning that assists all participants in reconnecting & reigniting their creativity, whatever that may look like. Whether it be expanding your dessert making skills, creating an online business or finally putting some colour on those blank canvases or words on those blank pages.
The workshop process is playful, fun and goes as deep as you want to take it - whether you share your heart out or listen with an open mind, you will take something home that you can put into action.
" You weekend was a real treat for heart and soul- I left feeling more determined to fulfill my dreams. I have weaved art into my everyday and have booked a sole trip to the Galapagos next month! This is living creatively!"
SUZANNE STRAPP - BUSSELTON
"... the perfect mix of the familiar and the new. Erika Jacobson, our guide and mentor, delivered on every promise in the brochure and some. The program was original, energising, fun, and restorative. Each participant was able to create and follow their own unique creative journey."
CLARE ALDERSON - PERTH
" Spending time with Erika exploring what is blocking us from exploring our creative passion and giving ourselves permission to do this was inspiring and motivating. Walking on the Cape to Cape each day allowed time for freeing the mind and being in the moment. I came home with an open heart, a plan going forward and a sense of believing that I deserve to give myself creative time each day. I am worthy of this for my own wellbeing. Thanks so much."
CHRISTINE SKEGGS - BUNBURY
Erika created a wonderful space for learning and exploring new endeavours. Her experience in working with groups and teaching were evident and her warmth, compassion, and vitality made for a welcoming and relaxed environment....It was worth every cent of my investment and I’d do it again. I loved it!
SUE LOUWMAN - MELBOURNE
- (08) 9752 3304
The Busselton Wildflower Exhibition is in its 94th year! If you love wildflowers and want to see specimens of the best the South West has to offer then mark this date in your diary.
- Dates:Sep 26 - 27
- Venue:Place Uniting Church, Busselton
- Venue Address:Place Uniting Church, 47 Kent Street
The South West corner of Western Australia is renowned for
having one of the richest and most diverse flora in the world. This Exhibition
gives those unable to ‘go bush’ an opportunity to see a great variety of
Presented in an interesting and informative way, individual specimens of
flowers and orchids are displayed with their botanical names, creating interest
in both amateur and expert alike.
The Exhibition attracts visitors from far and wide. Wildflowers on display are
chosen by people who have obtained licences from the Dept of Biodiversity,
Conservation and Attractions (Dept BCA) to pick wildflowers in the week of the
Wildflower Exhibition. All pickers are conscious of the need to preserve native
flora and pick responsibly. Rare and endangered species are not picked.
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- (08) 9757 0000
Renowned for their extraordinary live performances, HOLY HOLY will be playing some of their biggest venues to date, visiting both capital cities and regional centres.
- Dates:Sep 29
- Venue:The River
- Music:Concert Tours,Gig Guide,Popular Music
- Event Venue:Astor Theatre
- Hosted By:triple j, Tiny Monster & Select Music
- Venue Address:40 Wallcliffee Rd, Margaret River
- Ticket Price:$38.80
Ahead of the release of their third studio album, My Own Pool of Light (out Friday August 2nd via Wonderlick Recordings), HOLY HOLY announce a 15-date national headline tour. Renowned for their extraordinary live performances, this September, October and November will see HOLY HOLY playing some of their biggest venues to date, visiting both capital cities and regional centres. HOLY HOLY will be joined on tour by special guest Carla Geneve, who has recently finished up a tour in the US and released her self-titled debut EP, alongside the release of single 'Things Change' which has received triple j support.
My Own Pool of Light is an undiluted representation of HOLY HOLY’S vision, from the songwriting to the recording process and, ultimately, their decision to self produce. It’s an album that finds guitarist Oscar Dawson and vocalist Timothy Carroll incorporating new sounds and fresh ideas. In the process they redefine exactly what kind of band they are without sacrificing the key elements – soaring melodies, lush instrumental textures, the beguiling mix of jubilance and melancholy, Carroll’s affecting lyrics – that have made them one of Australia’s most popular acts.
To date the duo have over 46 million streams to their name, while their 2015 debut, When The Storms Would Come, debuted at Number 11 on the ARIA Charts. Its follow-up, 2017’s Paint, was a Top 10 hit, with True Lovers landing at #40 in 2017’s Hottest 100. This success propelled HOLY HOLY to festival appearances both local (Groovin The Moo 2019, Bluesfest 2018, Secret Garden 2018, Festival Of The Sun 2018 among many others) and international (Primavera, The Great Escape, Reeperbahn, Dot To Dot), as well as countless sold out headline shows around Australia. First single off the upcoming record, Faces, has been streamed almost 2 million times, claimed the #1 most played position on triple j, received support from the UK’s BBC Radio 1 and was playlisted on Radio X in the UK.
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- 08 9227 0588
The South West Mudfest is the the mud run for everyone!
- Dates:Sep 29
- Venue:Bootleg Brewery
- Time(s):9.00am to 3.00pm
- Festivals:All Festivals
- Venue Address:Bootleg Brewery, 37 Wildberry Rd, Wilyabrup WA 6280
- Ticket Price FROM:$44.00
- Hosted By:South West Mudfest
Grab your mates, grab your kids or grab your dog – the mud run for everyone returns to Bootleg Brewery in 2019 promising the ultimate spring holiday fun!
We’re the craziest, funniest and muddiest obstacle race in the South West, and all about having a muddy good time with family and friends.
Our action packed, family friendly, 5-6km Mud Mayhem course is suitable for every family member aged 9+ years.
Back by popular, keep those little mudsters entertained with the return of our Kids Course or wear out your pooch in our Muddy Paws Challenge.
Whatever you choose, prepare to get down and dirty at the South West Mudfest!
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- (08) 9755 3657
You Am I and Jebediah are two legendary bands that have resonated with Australian music fans for over two decades.
- Dates:Oct 4
- Venue:Dunsborough Tavern
- Venue Address:2 Dunsborough Pl, Dunsborough
- Ticket Price:$55.10
- Music:Concert Tours,Gig Guide,Popular Music
As close friends and mututally agreeing that two is always better than one, the bands will tour together through late 2019 bringing all their hook laden punk rock to life for audiences around the country from Purple Senakers and Berlin Chair to Leaving Home and Harpoon.
Visit JahRoc Galleries during the Strings Attached Guitar Festival 11-13th October and groove to some live blues guitar by Graeme Dickinson with a glass of Margaret River fine wine, whilst perusing an exhibition of artistically embellished ukuleles, an enviable private guitar collection you would dream to own, and some groovy designer timber guitar stands.
- Time(s):10am - 5pm daily. Opening Event 4pm - 6.30pm
- Venue:JahRoc Galleries
- Hosted By:JahRoc Galleries
- Venue Address:83 Bussell Highway, Margaret River, WA
- Ticket Price:Free
- Type:Art Exhibitions,Free,Music
- Music:Rhythm & Blues
- Visual Arts:Painting
- Food & Drink:Wine
Join JahRoc Galleries for the opening celebration soiree on Saturday 12th October between 4-6.30pm. All are welcome to this free event.
Twenty of JahRoc’s artists have embraced the challenge to each paint a Ukulele for this inaugural “Get Uked” exhibition. Their idea is “If we can’t play a ukulele then we’ll decorate one, and let those who can play it, enjoy it even more for its artistic style!” These fun little instruments truly are functional pieces of art… play it, then display it for all to admire. The only dilemma is choosing your favourite one…or two!
A showcase of some very special high end guitars from private collector’s will also be displayed at JahRoc during the festival, including a custom made Casimi and a Mark Mainguard acoustic guitar. It is a truly unique opportunity to see these fine boutique guitars in the flesh, a wish come to life for many admirers of these musical works of art.
JahRoc’s Gary Bennett and David Paris are renown for creating artistic furniture of heirloom quality, and have designed a fabulous collection of wooden guitar and ukulele stands to entice the Strings Attached crowd, alongside many more of their fine furniture pieces. Designer Gary Bennett will be available to discuss custom orders as well.
Get down to JahRoc during the opening soiree to experience Graeme Dickinson live, playing a wide collection of Blue’s music from the 1920’s onwards, including some originals, with some Americana thrown into the mix.
JahRoc Galleries, 83 Bussell Highway Margaret River. http://www.jahroc.com.au
- [email protected]
- 1300 909 995
Amy Shark, San Cisco, Seth Sentry & more scheduled for Here Comes the Sun Festival in Margaret River this October!
- Dates:Oct 12
- Venue:3 Oceans Winery
- Venue Address:3 Oceans Winery, 8141 Bussell Hwy, Metricup
- Music:Music Festival,Popular Music
- Hosted By:Macro Music
- Ticket Price FROM:$99.90
- Ticket price TO:$119.90
There is nowhere on Earth like WA in summer, especially if you get to spend it in the south west paradise of Margaret River. Ushering in the good half of the year, Here Comes The Sun is a brand new annual event that celebrates the change in weather that can only mean the coming of summer. Featuring an outstanding line-up of music legends, plus tantalising artisan foods, visual art and activities native to the region, Here Comes The Sun is a blissful new addition to the local calendar, set to make its inaugural appearance on Saturday, October 12 at Margaret River's 3 Oceans Winery.
Having already been the venue of choice for acts like Xavier Rudd, Passenger and Rüfüs Du Sol, 3 Oceans Winery is the perfect home for Here Comes The Sun. From its stunning grounds to its selection of internationally renowned wines, 3 Oceans is the star of Metricup – located 16 kilometres from Margaret River & 30 kilometres from Busselton down the Bussell Highway.
As a special treat for all her fans out west, the irresistible Amy Shark will headline Here Comes The Sun as a WA exclusive. Bursting her way into the hearts and minds of music lovers with her 2016 smash single Adore, Amy is a true national treasure whose soulful voice and otherworldly songwriting keep going from strength to strength. A performer who needs to be seen to be believed, the über talented Miss Shark will be playing tunes from her wildly successful debut album Love Monster, which has won her a staggering six ARIA Awards and millions upon millions of streams and views worldwide. Here Comes The Sun is proud to present an exclusive performance by a truly gifted artist well on her way to becoming a global music phenomenon.
In another WA exclusive, hometown heroes San Cisco will be taking a moment from conquering the world to grace the stage at Here Comes The Sun. What else can be said about this incredible band... they have risen from fresh-faced Fremantle youngsters to being one of the greatest indie-pop bands Australia has ever produced. With an armada of killer singles under their belt – from the breakthrough Awkward to worldwide smash When I Dream – San Cisco are beloved both at home and overseas for their joyous, uplifting songs that bring a ray of sunshine to everyone who hears them.
From pop to hip hop, and Here Comes The Sun breaks out another big gun in legendary Melbourne rapper Seth Sentry – who heads out west on the tail of his amazing new single Wrong One. With more awards than he has shelf space for, Seth has been a relentless force since debuting with The Waitress Song in 2009. It seems like everything Seth touches turns to platinum, with two albums under his belt that are regarded as pure Australian classics: This Was Tomorrow (2012) and Strange New Past (2015). A consummate performer and all-round gentleman, Seth Sentry is one of the best to ever do it, putting on the kind of incendiary live shows that have earned him the rightful accolade of being a bona fide Aus hip hop icon.
Rubbing shoulders with the veteran performers are legends-in-the-making Good Doogs. Crafting exhilarating surf rock out of pop hooks and punk energy, Good Doogs bring the summery vibe every single time they hit the stage, and what better place for them than Margs? The last 12 months has been impossibly huge for the WA locals, who have released a slew of hit singles to rave reviews, and Here Comes The Sun serves as the perfect opportunity to see them before they become the biggest thing on the planet.
Also representing the best in Australian talent, PLTS (that's 'pilots') are continuing on their rise to the top, with a stop-over in WA for Here Comes The Sun. The Byron Bay three-piece kicked off the year by releasing the heart-wrenchingly beautiful Lonely Leaves EP, and continue to solidify their reputation as one of the best live acts in the country. Performing fan favourites like the soaring Without You, PLTS will undoubtedly be a highlight of the day for all in attendance – providing the kind of world class songwriting that has made them darlings of Triple J Unearthed.
Margaret River songstress Paige Valentine will prove why she is such a big hit in her hometown (and recipient of a literal handful of WAM Award nominations). The owner of a truly stunning voice, Valentine's music blends power and seduction in a way that is beyond compare, with songwriting chops that earned her a coveted finalist spot in the Vanda & Young International Songwriting Competition. Performing Here Comes The Sun in full band mode, Valentine will pair the intimacy of her solo material with the high energy of a full live ensemble.
But Here Comes The Sun doesn't stop when the bands do. After 10pm the official after-party kicks into gear with the ever popular Get Down Club DJs. Pulling out all the house classics from the '80s and '90s, Get Down Club will keep the good times rolling with a choice selection of disco and tech house guaranteed to keep the dancefloor pumping.
Here Comes The Sun is a sustainable, thoughtful and environmentally-conscious endeavour – made by music fans for music fans. Focusing on positive vibes and superlative talent, Here Comes The Sun looks forward to becoming a flagship event that will provide the highest quality entertainment for locals and visitors.
Experience an iconic ride down South, along some of Margaret Rivers private and exhilarating trails and scenery.
- Dates:Oct 17 - 20
- Venue:Margaret River Town
Welcome to the home of Cape to Cape, Australia’s largest, longest running and most popular four day MTB stage race held from 17th to the 20th October 2019. Based in Margaret River Western Australia, this iconic riding experience includes access to stunning private trails, vineyard visits, brewery finishes and some of the warmest hospitality the region has to offer.
Starting at Cape Leeuwin lighthouse and finishing four days later at the famous Colonial Brewery, the course makes its way through a network of trails along the coast, through National Parks, forest, farm lands, mountain bike parks, and bush before finishing back at Margaret River. Roughly 210km and 2,500m of climbing in total, each day’s riding is between 45km and 65km and has its own special terrain and environment to keep things interesting with a mix of fast flowing single trail, farm tracks, groomed downhill trails and fire trails – many through private land that can only be ridden while racing the Cape to Cape.
There’s nothing too technical and it's easily ridable for anyone with a reasonable level of fitness and MTB skills.
Held in the stunning Margaret River region of Western Australia since 2008, the Cape to Cape IRONMAN Mountain Bike stage returns on 17–20 October 2019.
- Dates:Oct 17 - 20
- Venue:Margaret River Town
- Ticket Price:Free for spectators
- Venue Address:Margaret River Town
- Sports:Endurance,Triathlon / Ironman,Spectator Sports,International Comp
The Cape to Cape MTB stage will celebrate 10 years in October, and with more than 2,000 expected competitors is widely recognized as Australasia’s biggest MTB multi-stage endurance race. The creation of the Cape to Cape in 2008 introduced a new major mountain biking event to the magnificent South West region of Western Australia that has engaged the community, showcased the natural environment and developed a fraternity of riders and supporters who return each year.
Don’t miss the chance to see Kyle’s renowned live show when he tours his exceptional debut album, Too Young, in November.
Singer/Songwriter, surfer, young father & environmental enthusiast, Kyle Lionhart honed his craft busking on the streets and beachfronts of Byron Bay and has built a sizeable and extremely loyal fanbase.
Over the past few years, Kyle has released two highly acclaimed eps, garnering close to 20 Million streams, has had sold-out headline shows and tours throughout Australia & UK, played at Splendour In The Grass and Byron Bay Blues festival as well as shows alongside the likes of Foy Vance, Xavier Rudd, & Niall Horan.
This is an 18+ event.
- [email protected]
- (03) 5261 5511
The Act-Belong-Commit Augusta Adventure Fest is the biggest adventure race in the world, and it's back even bigger and better in 2019.
- Dates:Nov 2 - 3
- Venue:Augusta Region
- Sports:Cycling,Endurance,Swimming,Other Sports & Fitness
The Act-Belong-Commit Augusta Adventure Fest annually attracts over 3,000 competitors to tackle the demanding off road courses that include a mixture of ocean paddling, coastal running, swimming and mountain bike legs through this pristine landscape.
The weekend includes the full distance adventure race on Sunday with a 57km course and half distance MINI adventure race with an easier, but no less spectacular 27km course.
The off-road adventure courses for both events have been refreshed for 2017 with a new leg order and changes to each discipline set to provide a new challenge for event participants.
As part of these changes, both races will start with a spectacular mass paddle start on Hardy Inlet that will see over 600 competitors start racing on their kayaks at the same time.
Sam Maffett, Rapid Ascent General Manager - the event managers, said he was excited to be bringing the 12th edition of the race to Augusta.
“Our mission is to create races on iconic courses that are both challenging and enjoyable for the go-fast athletes through to weekend warriors who simply love a competitive adventure. We believe the Augusta Adventure Fest offers all this and more.
“We love seeing the competitive rivalry, the accomplishment and the pure fun that adventure racing brings to people of all ages and backgrounds. Bring on November!”
The festival also includes the Act-Belong-Commit Augusta Junior Survivor, a 4km super fun running and obstacle adventure challenge designed especially for children aged up to 13 years of age. Every year sees a sell-out field of 900 kids who have an absolute blast as they make their way around the course, which for some is their first race.
The Act-Belong-Commit Augusta Adventure Fest is proudly presented by Healthway with the support of Mentally Healthy WA, and the State Government through Tourism WA’s Regional Events Program, which is funded by Royalties for Regions.
Augusta is an adventure paradise and the Augusta Adventure Fest is the ultimate race experience for any outdoor enthusiast and those looking for their next adventure.
In 2019 we are coming back bigger and better for Western Australia Gourmet Escape presented by Westpac from 8-17 November.
- Dates:Nov 8 - 17
- Venue:Margaret River Region
- Type:Food & drink
- Food & Drink:Festival,Wine
What you can expect is ten days of extraordinary events which will be taking place across 3 of Western Australia’s most renowned regions. The food and wine adventure will begin in the Swan Valley, extending to Perth and ending the Margaret River Region. A truly magical showcase of Western Australia’s premium produce and wine, with celebrated international and Australian culinary talent.
In the past seven years, some of the biggest names in the culinary world have visited Margaret River including the likes of Nigella Lawson, Heston Blumenthal, Marco Pierre White, Curtis Stone, and Rick Stein to help us showcase the region’s finest wines, craft beers, and amazing local produce. This once-a-year chance to feast, sip and party your way through an array of new fine dining and casual events plus the old favorites, including the Westpac Gourmet Beach BBQ and the Gourmet Village at Leeuwin Estate will be here before you know it!
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A festival of song with community singing at its very heart.
- Dates:Nov 8 - 10
- Festivals:All Festivals
- Hosted By:City of Busselton
- Music:Music Festival,Other Music
Proudly supported by the City of Busselton.