Perth Weekend Getaways – Cape Lodge, Margaret River

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When you've had enough of city life and it's time to escape for the weekend to cooler 'down south' climes your thoughts might turn towards the Margaret River region. Ahh, the beaches, the … [Read more...]

Who’s for a Road Trip Australia? Try the Cape to Cape in the South West!

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This post is sponsored by Nuffnang. Let's Go - Road Trip Australia - LoVe Drives - The South West Cruising between the two capes of the south west region of Australia on a sunny summer's day, I … [Read more...]

5 Luxury Getaways in Western Australia

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Love a bit of Luxury? I know I do, and if there's a chance to take off for a weekend for spa treatments, fine wine and wonderful food then I'm your gal! So I thought today I'd pick 5 of our … [Read more...]

Top 10 Things to do in Margaret River and the surrounding region

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We’ve just returned from a weekend of discovery down south that included a stay in a fairytale cottage in the forest, a Shakespeare production  outside by the vines at Voyager Estate, and a very … [Read more...]

Take a Walk on the Art Side around Margaret River … and beyond

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As much as I love food, wine and having a good time, sometimes it’s necessary to rein in my philistine and bolster my culture vulture which often skulks in the sidelines. On those occasions there’s … [Read more...]

Top 10 Places in Western Australia by The WA Tastemaster

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Western Australia is an extraordinary State, and who better to let us into a few insider secrets than a very special Guest Poster today, Rich Keam, who has one of the best jobs in the world. Yes … [Read more...]

The Margaret River Gourmet Escape

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I'd been looking forward to the Margaret River Gourmet Escape ever since the first adverts came out. First of all I love Leeuwin Estate (so beautiful) and secondly despite my widening girth, I … [Read more...]

Pure luxury at Empire Retreat. “Beaches and Breweries” Part 2.

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Getting away from it all is something we love to do, and although I do love being in the bush, you have to remember (ahem, Dave) that I'm a girl, so I'm also quite keen on the idea of not being too … [Read more...]

Episode1. Beaches and Breweries. Duckstein Brewery Margaret River

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You’d be mistaken if you think that Margaret River is all about wine. Of course it is in one sense but there’s a growing boutique beer brewing industry that is not only close-knit but also creative, … [Read more...]

Top 10 things to do on a rainy day in South West Australia

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Winter's set in, summer clothes are  packed away, and the winter woollies are being pulled out of cupboards along with Ugg boots and slippers. Yep, it's officially winter in South West Australia, a … [Read more...]

12 Reasons you should travel around Western Australia

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Trying to limit myself to find just 12 reasons for you to travel around Western Australia, was an exercise in containment. This amazing State is so huge and varied that you could pack your bags for a … [Read more...]

Sensational Luxury Accommodation in Margaret River Region

Luxury Accommodation in Margaret River

Yesterday I wrote about Budget Accommodation in Margaret River, so to balance the scales, today I'm writing about luxury. Not any kind of luxury mind you, but movie star luxury, the sort of high … [Read more...]

Budget Accommodation in Margaret River, South West Australia

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"But Western Australia is SO expensive" a member of my family complained after a couple of days whilst here on a two week visit from the UK. I nodded in agreement. It is, and especially coming from … [Read more...]

Australia Day in Margaret River

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It's late afternoon and a cooling breeze is rustling through the tall peppy and gum trees around Riverglen. A kookaburra is cackling and two green parrots are peeping at me from a branch as they inch … [Read more...]

Margaret River Wineries, Shakespeare and a little farm cottage tucked deep in the woods.

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Margaret River Wineries offer much more than just wine. "Thank God it's Friday," I said as I picked He Himself up from work last week. "Me too," he replied as we put on our sunnies and headed … [Read more...]

Four fabulous things to do in Margaret River and the surrounding region.

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Four Reasons in one day. Forest, beaches, sensational wine and scrumptious new generation Aussie food. Definitely four reasons to visit Margaret River for a day. Great things to do in Margaret … [Read more...]

Sunset & Sunrise Saturday

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Do you love a golden Sunset? I know I do. And since we moved to Western Australia, we've been blessed with the most beautiful sunsets you can imagine. WA is a fabulous place for sunsets and a … [Read more...]

3 Funky Cafes in The South West

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"Deja Brew - The Feeling that you've had this coffee before." Author Unknown Don't you love Funky Cafes? You know, the sort that are quaint and quirky, that serve good food, and preferably also … [Read more...]

Cape Lodge Margaret River and 11 Great Things to Do in the Region

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Have you ever wanted to feel like Royalty, just for one night? You know, whisked away to somewhere exclusive and beautiful that's hidden from the world at large, where everything is top of the … [Read more...]

2 Easy Bike Trails around Margaret River Western Australia

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Rail Trail bike ride.  Margaret River Western Australia It was nearly a case of 'last seen lost in forest' as He Himself and I set out with some friends for what was to be a leisurely bike ride in … [Read more...]