Margaret River, Western Australia
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.