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Introducing Margaret River

Nestled discreetly amid ferns, palms and native jarrah trees, Margaret River is a world away from the hustle and bustle of modern day stress and offers newlyweds an unforgettable romantic honeymoon getaway.

Margaret River is one of the world’s great wine-making regions, so if sipping delicious wine while snuggling up to your partner by the fire sounds like a good idea, then this could be your perfect honeymoon destination.

With a choice between stunning natural landscapes and award-winning architecturally designed wineries, restaurants and boutique accommodation houses, there is a perfect romantic getaway to suit your honeymoon style.

What to do and see

There is so much to do in this region. Just 10 minutes from the town centre is the coast and the famed Surfer’s Point. The serene aqua water of Hamelin Bay provides the perfect ambience for relaxing in the sun, beach combing, swimming, snorkelling or scuba diving out on the shipwrecks.

But if the spectacular surf, sea and pristine beaches aren’t enough to grab your attention, try the spectacular caves, rocks and cliffs at Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park. Or, if you love walking or cycling, then explore the many tracks that snake their way through the forests and coastal heath – the Bibbulmun Track is one of Australia’s greatest walks.

See large stingrays and schools of dolphins playing in the waters of Hamelin Bay and lookout for pelicans, black swans, red necked stints, egrets and cockatoos along the Blackwood and Margaret rivers' meandering waterways.

Where to stay in Margaret River

Choose from a range of accommodation options that include boutique hideaways, lakeside villas and eco-resorts, including the following…

Margarets Beach ResortMargarets Beach Resort
Location: Gnarabup Beach
Rating: 4-star
Prices: from AUD264 per room
Description: This property is a 5-minute walk from the beach. Overlooking Australia’s Southwest Coast, the 4-star Margarets Beach Resort has beachside accommodations with free Wi-Fi. Guests enjoy a large outdoor pool, a restaurant and bike rental service. It is located a 10-minute walk from Gnarabup Beach. The self-contained apartments have views of either the pool area, gardens or the beautiful coastline. Each apartment includes a flat-screen TV with cable channels and a DVD player. Some feature a spa tub. For leisure, guests can explore the surrounding region on a bike or use the sauna. Other amenities include a children’s playground, BBQ facilities, a tour desk and free on-site parking. An extensive wine list accompanies fresh seasonal specialties at the award-winning Gnarabar Restaurant. The bistro has a casual dining environment with comfortable couches and a laid-back atmosphere. Just a 10-minute drive from the center of Margaret River, Margarets Beach Resort is a 50-minute drive from Busselton Airport. It is a 3-hour drive from the center of Perth.

Grand Mercure Basildene ManorGrand Mercure Basildene Manor
Location: Margaret River
Rating: 4.5-star
Prices: from AUD213 per room
Description: In the middle of landscaped grounds in the Margaret River wine region, Grand Mercure Basildene Manor features spacious rooms and suites, a swimming pool, a terrace and a tennis court. Each morning, a buffet and a breakfast menu are served in the manor conservatory. Devonshire tea is also available daily. You can enjoy lunch and dinner at a number of restaurants within a 10-minute drive of the hotel. Guests can choose between refurbished rooms with a large double bed and a private bathroom, or spacious suites with a lounge area, a private bathroom with a freestanding bathtub, and a private courtyard or balcony. The Grand Mercure Basildene Manor Hotel is just over a mile from the center of Margaret River. It is a 15-minute drive from the Leeuwin Estate and a 20-minute drive from Lake Cave. Busselton is a 45-minue drive away.

Margaret River ResortMargaret River Resort
Location: Margaret River
Rating: 4-star
Prices: from AUD207 per room
Description: Just an 8-minute walk from the river, the Margaret River Resort offers air-conditioned rooms with TV, an outdoor swimming pool and an on site pub serving meals and local wines. Free car parking is available. All rooms at Margaret River Resort feature a private bathroom and tea and coffee making facilities. Some rooms also feature cooking facilities. Facilities include a sauna, tennis court and a children’s play area. A guest laundry is also available. The Knights Inn pub is constructed in a traditional English style. Guests can relax with an ale or a glass of wine from the famous Margaret River region. Guests are welcome to dine at the Maharaja Indian Restaurant located behind the pub. It offers a wide range of traditional Indian cuisine. Margaret River Resort is located less than than 10 minutes' walk from the vibrant town centre. It is a 10-minute drive to Margaret River Airport.

Quality Inn Margaret River Quality Inn Margaret River
Location: Margaret River
Rating: 4-star
Prices: from AUD184 per room
Description: The Quality Inn Margaret River provides spacious guest rooms in a quiet garden setting. This 4-star hotel is an ideal base for exploring the Margaret River region. The hotel includes a range of guest rooms, including family suites, all of which are air-conditioned and have private bathrooms. All of the guest rooms have a spacious porch, many of which overlook the gardens. Recreational facilities at the hotel include an outdoor swimming pool, mini golf and a children’s playground. There is also an on-site barbecue area. Barbecue packs are available from the hotel upon request. The restaurant at the Quality Inn Margaret River is open daily for breakfast. Dinner is available 7 nights a week, where the seasonal cuisine can be enjoyed on the outdoor deck overlooking the lake.

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Best time to visit Margaret River

Any time. The Margaret River Region enjoys a Mediterranean-style climate with warm and dry summers that start from early December to February, and cool and wet winters from June. Spring and autumn are temperate with more rainfall than summer. Summer temperatures average 28°C and winter 15°C.

Latest update about this honeymoon destination: 9 February, 2017


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