Tag Archives: Margaret River

Year of the Kangaroo

8th August 2015 So there it is. 12 Months of travelling around and living in Australia. So much done but so so much more still to do. It only feels like yesterday that we arrived off the plane in Perth in search of adventure and (after 7 months in Asia), wine and cheese! What started […]

Reeling in the Year:2014

Today marks one year since we pulled on our rucksacks and said goodbye to Lucy and Martin in Greenwich, London. We boarded the train to Heathrow with a one way ticket to Perth Australia via Delhi, Bangkok and Bali. Our tummies were tumbling, there was mixture of excitement, fear, sadness and nerves inside. Little did […]

West Is Best: Highlights of Western Australia

Our month in Western Australia had come to an end, it was time to pack up those rucksacks and bid farewell to Eilidh, Baxter and Misty the cat. We were both sad to leave but we had to head east. We absolutely loved our time in the west. Certainly Western Australia is under sold and […]

Lighthouse Family

It is not every day you climb the tallest lighthouse on mainland Australia and observe breathtaking views of where the Southern and Indian Ocean’s meet. Well it is if you work there, but we don’t 🙂 The lighthouse in question was in Cape Leeuwin – named after the first known ship to visit the area, […]

Red..Red..Wine!

After 7 months in Asia we had missed cheese, chocolate and wine. Thankfully we were in the best region of Western Australia to get our fix- Margaret River. There are 150 cellar doors – wineries in a 100km area. Enough to keep Gerry Finn merry! The region accounts 20% of Australia’s premium wine export. Not […]

Townies

With our Wine Tour booked for tomorrow we headed into Margaret River Town to check out what else was on offer. Originally set up in 1839, the town expanded rapidly as part of a resettlement scheme at the end of World War 1. Margaret River is now the centre of one of the best wine […]

On The Beach

Margaret River is all about the two Ws – Wine and Waves. We will talk about Wine in a later post.The second W, waves, are in abundance on the coastline between Gnarabup and Surfer’s point at Prevelly Beach. We stayed here in a beach hostel. The room was nice and the shared kitchen and dining […]