With good food, good wines, surfing, day and night activities, attractions galore and excellent hostels, the Margaret River region is one of the main stops for backpackers making their way through Western Australia. Being located only three and a half hours south of Perth it is easily accessible by car, air or bus with services making their way through this region every day. It has a Mediterranean climate for pretty much most of the year and even come winter and the cooler months there are still plenty of things to see and do as it comes alive with a whole other dimension. Imagine cosying up around an open log fire with a good bottle of local Margaret River wine from a recently visited vineyard or waking to the smell of the crisp air each morning as you set out on a new adventure every day.
Margaret River has so much to offer the travelling backpacker with its many sights and sounds, delights and attractions that you can experience all for yourself. You can check into a hostel of your choice where the beach is just a short walk away or arrange a bed that is just minutes from the wineries. Ask the staff where to go and what to do as they are always helpful and willing to make your stay with them a memorable one and set out on a day of adventure from where ever you might be based. Explore the forests and National Parks, go for a kayaking trip up the Margaret River and winding waterways and snaking rivers or set out on an eco tour with a helpful guide. You can also arrange to pitch a tent or park your van at the local caravan site where rates are cheap and facilities are good!
There are food and wine tours to enjoy, cruises and charters for you to book onto so that fishing, diving and snorkelling are all accessible. There is world class surfing beaches, secluded inlets and bays, pristine beaches and plenty of water fun to be had. Margaret River was voted as one of the top 10 regional holiday destination for 2010 making this a great place for all backpackers to come to. With plenty of work for backpacker in need of a few pennies, great hostels to check into on top of excellent attractions and activities you really should not pass up the opportunity to visit Margaret River. With it beautiful beaches, wineries, forests, limestone caves, dining options, eateries and activities for all, this truly is a great destination that should be put on your list of spots to visit.
With coastal walks, forest tracks, shipwrecks to dive upon, deep sea fishing, sailing cruises, stunning lookouts, heritage and culture and wrapped up into one location you are definitely going to need more than just a couple of day to truly experience all that Margaret River has to offer. There is the chocolate factory, the fudge factory, breweries as well as countless wineries, olive groves, wildlife parks, a reptile park and interesting mazes to make your way through! You can base your trip around one of the annual events, markets or come to see the wildflowers in spring time. You can come and make your own tracks and set your own itinerary or set out with a sightseeing group or tour who can do all of the driving for you.
The Margaret River region is said to be the gem of the south west so come and discover the many highlights and wonderful attractions and fun filled activities not to mention stay at many great budget accommodation properties and hostels that Margaret River has to offer.