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Pacing a visit to Margaret River

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Pacing a visit to Margaret River

We have 5 nights in a rural location by Yallingup and the use of a hire car. We would like to combine the best of the coast with some fine dining. Any hot tips from those who know this region well?

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1. Re: Pacing a visit to Margaret River

You will really enjoy this region. We are going down there tomorrow!

Most of the vineyards have some excellent restaurants. The following have all been nominated for Gold Plate Awards.

Voyager Estate - Margaret River

Xanadu Winery - Margaret River

Driftwood Estate - Yallingup

Amberley Estate Winery - Yallingup

Wise Vineyard Restaurant - Dunsborough

You could also try Cape Lavendar at Metricup.

We always take a visit to the Berry farm for morning or afternoon tea. You will find that in Bessell Road, Margaret River.

The best web site on this region is here:

http://www.downsouth.com.au

Somebody has suggested that Adrian's Seafood Grill in Dunsborough is a nice place to go if you like fish etc

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2. Re: Pacing a visit to Margaret River

Thanks for your tips, ausmum. A further sub-question: Given that we only have a few days, should we try to reach as far southas Augusta.

Are there any must-see locations south of, say, Cowrarump Bay,which we would regret missing after our return??!!

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We're not talking huge distances here, Augusta is no more than an hour's comfortable driving. Most people stop at Margaret River or thereabouts because it's wine-famous but really Augusta is only another 30 mins. There's not the same amount of accommodation, but it's a sort of kick-your-shoes-off sort of town with a bit of whale watching possible (month dependent) a lighthouse to climb and some nifty little white bays you can explore. You can get good meals at the Augusta Motor Inn or dine at a few of the little restaurants here and there. There's a great bakery, butcher, local supermarket and other interesting places to shop. If you take a look at a map, you can travel down one way and return another to Yallingup.