Margaret River, Western Australia

After his initial submission for Photo Friday, we’re glad to see Kevin contributing once again, this time to share about his retreat at Western Australia. I hope you enjoyed it as much as we do, and remember to contact us should you be interested in contributing!

Margaret River is a little town about 4 hours south of Perth. This quaint settlement is home to numerous vineyards and farm stays, making it ideal for those who wish to get away from the urban sprawl. The region is also well known among trekking groups as winding paths bring visitors right up to nature’s door step. Margaret River is also within proximity to sandy beaches of the Indian ocean, as well as popular surfing spots.


During our visit we stayed over at the Gilgara retreat. The retreat provides visitors with the option of luxurious modern out-houses complete with cooking facilities. Those on a budget can opt for twin rooms within the cottage-like main house for a conventional bed and breakfast experience. The Gilgara compound opens itself to visiting kangaroos and a variety of avian wildlife unique only to Australia.

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About the Author. Kevin Moe. Kevin is a graduate student from the National University of Singapore specializing in nano-systems and fundamental research. When it comes to the bigger things in life, he can be found outdoors capturing latent perspectives and precious moments with his camera, despite his dismal collection of lenses. When it rains, he plays the piano.


5 Comments on "Margaret River, Western Australia"

  1. marina villatoro on Sat, 1st Aug 2009 1:18 am 

    Australia is so diverse! Every time i see pictures its’ of totally different landscape.

  2. Dominique on Sun, 2nd Aug 2009 2:49 am 

    I love lighthouses (I’ve blogged a lot about Midwest lighthouses on my site), so I really enjoyed seeing the light here. The all-white color scheme is a little different from the white light houses I’ve seen here (they usually have black or red trim at the top of the tower).

  3. jessiev on Sun, 2nd Aug 2009 4:12 am 

    this is so beautiful – definitely a place to explore. thanks for sharing!

  4. Piercing on Mon, 3rd Aug 2009 12:28 am 

    There’s a lot of info. I’ll be back again.

  5. babafisa on Mon, 3rd Aug 2009 4:29 pm 

    Thank you very much for that excellent article

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