The Margaret River region in South West Australia has so much to offer the traveler seeking it all: turquoise beaches, adventure, one of a kind landscapes, gourmet food, and delicious wine. You could spend weeks in the Margaret River area and never run out of things to do. The rugged untouched landscape along the coast will have you entranced within moments. The wildlife on the roadside will have you slowing down and paying attention to details in seconds. The vast range of fine foods and wines will have you nibbling the days away. The forests and caves will have you off on an adventure in a minute. I was surprised by all that Margaret River had to offer me…as a hyperactive traveler. I was relieved that it had it all; I didn’t have to choose just one activity. Not a day went by when I wasn’t out exploring the area and finding new and unique things to see and do.
Being involved with home swapping has allowed me to travel the world while only paying for my transportation. But now, with work and other demands, travelling abroad is becoming less frequent. Yet with still having the need to regularly get away, I came upon the perfect solution – house swapping locally where the swap is only a road trip away. Here homeowners trade their city homes for country retreats and vice versa offering everyone a much needed change of pace without the stress of a long distance trip. Continue reading →
You can’t visit Western Australia without visiting stunning Margaret River in South West Australia. Margaret River (277 kilometres south of Perth) is known for its astound Australian wine production and tourism. The Mediterranean weather is perfect for vineyards and wine production. Many visit Margaret River to escape the extreme summer heat and harsh winter temperatures. The beautiful green landscape has vines covering over 50 square kilometres and over 140 wineries in the area; the South West region is the perfect place for a tasting and sipping tour. Although wineries range in size, most are small intimate family run wineries with their own unique style and feel. Touring the one of kind wineries and expansive properties was a post card perfect view of Australia-a different experience for me in Australia.
Margaret River (Margs as the locals call it) in South West Australia is known for its wineries and turquoise beaches, yet it’s also popular for its natural wonders. Beyond its renowned surf coast, you’ll find endless walking tracks through Australia’s South West forests and hundreds of caves in the area (over 300 in fact). The caves in Margaret River are all located in the Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park with 6 open to the public. Spelunking in Giant’s Cave was my first time caving in Australia. I couldn’t have picked a better place to do it. Continue reading →
Western Australia is known for its rugged untouched coastline and its turquoise beaches. The Sunset Coast is one of a kind in the fact that each beach looks slightly different with water of different shades of turquoise. Hotels do not line the beaches as they do in much of Queensland and Eastern Australia. As soon as I arrived in Perth, the first thing I wanted to do was explore the beaches on the West Coast. For me, the beaches tell it all. Here is what I found: