Summer in Margaret River means beach mornings, stunning (albeit breezy) sunsets and the palpable feeling of anticipation as the region’s viticulturists and winemakers study the weather night and day to nurture their grapes through their ripening.
In addition to the wine tours, long lunches, caves, lighthouses, ancient forests and beaches, the Vasse Felix Cellar Door team have put together a selection of their favourite places and activities to help you make the most of your next visit.
In town? Grab a coffee or breakfast at the boho meets shabby chic, Margaret River Bakery. Also find great coffee at Sidekick or Witchcliffe's Yardbyrd.
Stroll from Prevelly to White Elephant Cafe for breakfast with unrivalled beach views.
Not a surfer? Hire a SUP board or kayak and explore Margaret River from the Rivermouth or head to the sheltered waters of Castle Bay.
Have a morning swim, then a coffee and pie at Gracies General Store or Yallingup Coffee Van.
Saturday AM, visit Margaret River Farmer’s Market to grab farm-fresh produce for a picnic.
Hike along Conto’s Clifftop Walk, part of the Cape to Cape Track. Sunscreen, water and sneakers essential! Image @capetocapeexplorertours
Stock up on biodynamic bread, baked daily by Yallingup / Margaret River Woodfired Bread.
Hike or bike the Wadandi track, part of the international Rails to Trails collection that runs along the former Busselton to Flinders Bay Railway.
Buy gourmet, local meat from The Farmhouse for a BBQ at Surfer’s Point to catch the sunset. (Top with condiments from Providore and Vasse Felix wine!)
Check out local and Australian art at Jah Roc Gallery, such as their bespoke wooden furniture.
Walk the Southern Hemisphere’s longest wooden plank jetty; Busselton Jetty. Fun fact, its original beams are used in the Vasse Felix Restaurant.
Play it cool at new-generation concept stores like Sugarman or Margaret River Collaborative.
The kids will LOVE Simmos Ice Creamery, Dunsborough or Candy Cow fudge, Cowaramup.
Capture the ultimate sunset photo or selfie at Sugarloaf Rock, Cape Naturaliste or at Redgate Beach.
Explore local studios like Sensei Pots (makers of Vasse Felix tablewear) or visit in April for Margaret River’s Open Studios to meet esteemed local artists.