Outback Towns

Margaret River

Margaret River is located in the South West of Western Australia, in the valley of the Margaret River, south of Perth.

About Margaret River

The town is named after the river that runs through the region.  Historically, the area was known for hardwood timber and agricultural production but is now famous for its surfing, caves and wine.

The Margaret River region is well known for its wine production, attracting around 500,000 visitors each year, with nearly 5,500 hectares under vine and around 150 wineries.  The region produces just three percent of total Australian grape production, but commands over 20 percent of the Australian premium wine market.

There are several hundred caves located near Margaret River, in Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park, six of which are open to the public. The most famous of these is the multi-chambered Mammoth Cave, first discovered by European settlers in 1850. The other five caves open to the public in the area are Jewel Cave, Lake Cave, Ngilgi Cave, Calgardup Cave and Giants Cave. Many other caves can be accessed with a permit by experienced cavers.

This is one of the premiere regions in the world for surfing, with over 75 top class surf breaks spread over 130 kilometres of pristine coastline from Cape Naturaliste to Cape Leeuwin.  Margaret River's Surfers Point is home to the Telstra Drug Aware Pro Margaret River, which is usually held around March-April.

Features

  • ATM
  • Fuel
  • Airport
  • Hospital
  • Medical Centre
  • Chemist
  • Dump Point
  • Groceries
  • Mechanical Repairs