Travelling from abroad this year?
The Margaret River region is a uniquely beautiful corner of the world, offering a diverse range of activities; everything from foraging the local forests to catching the biggest waves.
Whether it’s an indulgent weekend escape you’re planning from within Australia or an extended exploration of the region from overseas – you can create your dream holiday with one of our trusted travel partners. AND GUESS WHAT – They are selling now!
To speak to one of our trusted partners regarding a bespoke package for you and your guests to this years Margaret River Gourmet Escape click here!
How To Nail Your Instagram!
No matter which season you visit Margaret River you are guaranteed to be welcomed with breathtaking scenery, internationally renowned wineries and some seriously jaw-dropping beaches. All this beauty encapsulated in one region leaves you with the perfect opportunity to up your Instagram game.
Check out our top picks for most instagrammable locations in this gem of a region!
1. Enjoy a superb sunset like no other.
Sugarloaf Rock – (@youngadventuress via instagram)
2. Venture to the most south-westerly point of Australia.
Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse- (@youngadventuress via instagram)
3. This one may only occur once a year but a BBQ of this scale on Castle Rock Beach is a MUST for your feed.
The Gourmet Beach BBQ – (@youngadventuress via instagram)
4. Take a dip into heaven
Injidup Natural Spas – (@thewanderfullylost via instagram)
5. Feast your eyes on Busselton Jetty, the longest wooden jetty in the southern hemisphere
6. Make some new friends in the waters of Hamelin Bay
7. Okay this place may not be in Margaret River but how could we leave out the iconic Quokka photo that you need to capture on Rottnest Island.
Rottnest Island – (@youngadventuress via instagram)
Get Chunky’s Giant Chewy Cookies
Get Chunky is known for creating the most mouthwatering, over the top, chewy cookies and we have been lucky enough to get an exclusive recipe just for you to try at home!
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes
1 x cup plain flour
1 x cup rolled oats
1 x cup desiccated coconut
1/2 x cup brown sugar
1/4 x cup caster sugar
125g x unsalted butter
2 x TBS golden syrup
1 x tsp bicarb soda
1/2 x tsp salt
2 x TBS boiling water
1. Preheat fan forced oven to 140 degrees. Line baking trays with baking paper
2. Place butter and golden syrup in a saucepan over low heat. When the butter is melted, add the bicarb soda, hot water and stir until well combined then remove from heat.
3. In a separate bowl, combine the rest of the dry ingredients (flour, sugars, oats, salt and coconut)
4. Add butter mixture to dry ingredients and stir together until well combined.
5. Roll the dough into 100g balls and only place about 6 dough balls per tray. Using your palm, press down onto the dough to create 1cm thick cookies.
6. Bake for about 20 minutes or until golden brown. The longer you bake the crispier the cookie.
7. Let cool on baking trays for a few minutes and then transfer to a cooling rack.
Don’t have time to get creative and make cookies yourself? Check out Get Chunky’s Instagram page to find out where you can buy these giant pockets of gooey deliciousness!
Image credit: Urban List Perth
Coastal Fishing Experience
Margaret River’s Aboriginal owned tourism company, Cape Cultural Tours, has added a unique coastal fishing tour to their range of Cape Naturaliste indigenous experiences.
Djiljit is a traditional word meaning ‘fish’ and the new Djiljit Coastal Experience sees visitors fishing with traditional Wadandi custodians in the spectacular seascape of Meelup Regional Park, and the Capes region.
“The local Aboriginal people named Meelup ‘place of looking at the moon rising’ because the full moon appears to rise out the sea. Wadandi fish by the phases of the moon, and the crystal
clear waters here are home to herring, salmon and bream,” said Josh Whiteland.
“Your guide will pass on the stories of the ‘boodja’ country – during a walk along the pristine coastline. It’s common to see dolphins, whales and schools of fish from the coastal ridge,
depending on which of the six Aboriginal seasons we are in.”
“Visitors learn how these seasons influence what the Wadandi gather and hunt as the guide explains the area’s flora and fauna and teaches you how to prepare your fish and forage for your salad. Ultimately, everyone enjoys a BBQ lunch on location!
The Djiljit tour will operate February to May annually and is suitable for couples, families and small groups and includes all fishing gear and beach towels, a BBQ lunch cooked on location
served with refreshments and Margaret River Region beer and wines.
Image credit; Cape Cultural Tours Margaret River