Although tourists usually outnumber locals, Margaret River still feels like a country town. The advantage of basing yourself here is that after 5pm, once the wineries shut up shop, it's one of the few places with any vital signs. Plus, it's close to the incredible surf of Margaret River Mouth and Southside, and the swimming beaches at Prevelly and Gracetown.
Margaret River spills over with tourists every weekend and gets very, very busy at Easter and Christmas. Accommodation prices tend to be cheaper midweek.
These are our favorite local haunts, touristy spots, and hidden gems throughout Margaret River.
Whether it’s a guided tour of a historic landmark, private tasting of local delicacies, or an off-road adventure — explore the best experiences in Margaret River.