Any plans for the weekend? Why not head to the Flourish Festival in Margaret River that’s running from the 7th – 9th October? Try something new, book into a photography workshop, permaculture talk or cooking class, or learn about protecting the biodiversity of the region as well as gardening and if you have time perhaps take off to one of the amazing wine estates like Voyager above, for lunch.
“Wharncliffe Mill will be the hub of activities on Saturday 8 October from 9am-5.30pm when a festival day for the whole family will inspire you to look at the region in a way that many of us may never have before. A gold coin entry event, Flourish Margaret River will give visitors access to experts from a variety of fields who will be running free workshops and talks, expo stalls and a variety of special tours of the region,” explains Lisa Hoskin, acting Marketing and Communications Manager.
“There will be two sessions run by the Margaret River Camera Club that focus on photographing nature at its finest. At $45pp this is the only paid workshop but with a one hour classroom session followed by two hours in the field, with delicious local produce to enjoy, you’ll be a pro in no time,” says Lisa. Bookings are recommended.
For those feeling adventurous head out on one of the many tours departing from the Festival site or from nearby. Explore the flora of the region on a wildflower or orchid tour (it’s Springtime and they are gorgeous!), discover a whole new view from horseback or mountain bike, get lost in a hedge maze, dabble in the waterways of the region or gain a greater understanding of the bushland through the eyes of the traditional owners of the land – the Noongar people. Tours depart throughout the day and vary in cost – some of them are even free!
Pick up a copy of the program next week from Margaret River and Augusta Visitor Centres or it can be viewed online now at www.flourishmargaretriver.com. To purchase your tickets to the many tours and events on offer visit the website or call the Margaret River Visitor Centre on 9780 5911.