Margaret River Dozen (or how to hang like a local!)

01Watch the sun dip in the Indian Ocean from Surfer’s Point (and if the swell’s pumping see the surfers paddle in at one of the world’s biggest breaks where they hold the Margaret River Pro each April www.worldsurfleague.com

02Do a long lunch at a world class winery restaurant or better still if you are here in November partake in the best food and wine event on the planet with the most revered chef’s cooking up a storm inspired by our region’s abundant natural produce www.gourmetescape.com.au

03Hire a canoe or stand up paddle board to explore the Margaret River, it is surprisingly quiet! If your feeling braver learn to surf – gear and coaching from the super friendly Josh Parmateers www.mrsurf.com.au

04Drive along Caves Road with a road trip soundtrack blaring and explore the Boranup Forest in the Leeuwin-Natralist National Park, have a picnic and inhale the pristine air

05Walk a section of the Cape to Cape Track, even better during the spectacular Spring wildflower show or when the majestic whales are migrating along our coastline

06Taste some of Australia’s best Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon, try something acclaimed and discover something fresh and interesting

07Get creative and check out the art galleries around our region or simply appreciate the coastal art trail as you meander from the Rivermouth in Prevelly to Rifflebutts Reserve

08Head underground to beat the heat or escape the rain through our laybrinth of caves (Jewel Cave is as good as it gets)

09See where two oceans meet at the Leeuwin Lighthouse, Augusta

10Fish from our clean, bountiful ocean! Try squidding off the Gnarabup jetty after dark, beach fishing off Georgette Beach at dusk for Herring or Taylor or in Autumn try your luck when the salon are running!

11Shop at the Farmer’s Markets every Saturday morning in town to meet the artisan producers of our coveted seasonal, local produce

12Grab and coffee or juice at the White Elephant Beach Cafe right on the sand at Gnarabup Beach and chew the fat with the locals

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