Where To Stay In Margaret River

With four nights to play with in the Margaret River Region, I decided to split our time between a rural cottage and a luxury hotel.  There are overwhelming accommodation options in the area but I was delighted with both of my choices and would happily recommend them.

Wildwood Brook Cottage, Yallingup

Yallingup is a very convenient base for exploring the Margaret River region.  

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Where To Eat & Drink In Margaret River

One of the best things to do on a Margaret River holiday is to eat.  And drink.  The region’s fertile soils are the foundation of many delicious wines, including award-winning Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignons.  Best of all, these world-class wineries keep families in mind by providing playgrounds, toys, sand pits and fantastic kids menus.

I didn’t want to leave anything to chance as we had five days to play with and I wanted to try as many places as possible.

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Activities For Kids In The Margaret River Region

Stunning beaches, tonnes of activities for the kids, world-class wines.  How could you not love Australia’s Margaret River region.  After a fun few days in Perth/Fremantle and an overnight on the Ferguson Farmstay, we headed 90 minutes south to this famed region. Enroute we drove via Busselton to get a look at the famous jetty (the longest in the southern hemisphere).  

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Margaret River Roadtrip: Dolphins & A Farmstay

Following a wonderful three nights in Fremantle, we set South for the Margaret River region.  Instead of racing through the three hour drive, I decided to book a night at the Ferguson Farmstay, which is just under two hours from Fremantle.

A friend had told me there wasn’t masses to do enroute, particularly as the beaches get more beautiful the further south you drive.

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A Guide To Perth/Fremantle With Kids

The first port of call for our Western Australia roadtrip was its capital Perth.  Having read reports that the Perth CBD was a bit boring, I chose to base ourselves in Fremantle, its livelier neighbour, about 25 minutes drive southwest.  I was so pleased with this decision as it meant we could easily walk out of our apartment and wander around the local shops and restaurants.

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