Margaret River WA was originally a chilled out surfie town, but has evolved into the ultimate smorgasbord of fine wine, good food and spectacular scenery – just a three-and-a-half hour drive south of Perth. No trip to Western Australia is complete without a pit stop at Margaret River. There's a fine supply of world-class wineries, boutique breweries, and restaurants overlooking sweeping vineyards and surf breaks. The wine is definitely top notch - the region produces less than one per cent of Australian wine, but wait for it - over 15 per cent of the country's premium wine. And with 60 plus wineries to choose from, you won't be stuck for choice. Some of Australia's best chefs can be found in Margaret River WA, producing a feast of top tucker to be had - think exquisite cheeses, jam, condiments, olives, marron (freshwater crayfish).And you can't beat this - there are even chocolate, fudge and ice-cream factories with free tastings.
Teamed with a thriving arts scene - there's just about an art or craft gallery on every corner - it's the perfect place to soak up some West Australian culture and pick up a souvenir or two .Accommodation-wise, there's something for all budgets. Getting there is also easy. Drive, fly or hop on a bus. Margaret River is just three-and-a-half hour drive form Perth. The delightful Blackwood River which flows through the south west of the State offers some excellent scenic walk trails along its banks. The Blackwood is the largest river in the south west and begins its journey near the wheat belt town of Wagin, before flowing through Boyup Brook, Bridgetown and Nannup to its final meeting place at the coastal waters of Augusta. The towns of Bridgetown and Nannup offer the easiest access. There are many walk trails along the river from these towns, and you can also go canoeing and kayaking along some stretches. Go bird watching and see native water birds and forest species from special bird hides in Nannup. Enjoy the tranquility of a forest walk in Bridgetown which takes you deep into the picturesque Blackwood Valley. Bridgetown and Nannup are about a three hour drive south of Perth Denmark WA is where towering tall trees meet the ocean, a place that you’ll fall in love with. It has a relaxed village atmosphere, romantic timber milling history and incredible coastal scenery.
Just 45 minutes drive west of Albany on the southern coast, Denmark stands on spectacular Wilson Inlet and boasts glorious swimming, surfing and fishing beaches. Named after naval surgeon Dr Alexander Denmark, it became a colonial settlement in 1826 and thrived as a logging town. Your first stop should be one of the most beautiful places in Denmark - William Bay.In the midst of this white sandy beach stands Greens Pool, a sheltered natural lagoon with glittering emerald water ideal for snorkelling. Stroll east to Elephant Rocks, huge elephant-like granite boulders standing in picture-perfect contrast to the vibrant blue sky and sea-green water.