How to Spend 24 Hours in Margaret River
Margaret River is a spectacular place to visit, even for just one day, there’s plenty to do in 24 hours. From exploring gorgeous beaches and discovering local wildlife to indulging in our regional produce and of course visiting us for a wine tasting with our family here at Brown Hill Estate. You will find something for everyone
Read on to discover our recommendations for the best things to do during a short visit to our region.
Hit the Beach and Breakfast
Margaret River is home to many beautiful beaches, the perfect backdrop for a leisurely walk or a dip if you’re keen. One of our favourite spots for both is the foreshore at Gnarabup Beach where you’ll likely catch regular swimmers eager to welcome newcomers to the group.
After all that exercise, you’ll be needing to re-fuel. The White Elephant Café is conveniently located at Gnarabup also, with great coffee and breakfast with a view.
Explore Our Forests and Caves
Jump in the car and enjoy a drive through our region’s natural wonders. Head south down Caves Road, where you’ll pass through the towering Boranup Karri Forest. The sight of these enormous Karri trees, some over 60m, are sure to impress, along with the beautiful array of flowers, bird song and eucalypt aroma.
Your next stop along Caves Road is a ‘must-do’ – a visit to the Jewel Cave. As the name suggests, this natural cave is full of shimmering crystals. The cave consists of three chambers, each filled with pristine examples of helictites, cave coral, pendulites and a very large stalagmite.
Meet the Local Wildlife
For those who are keen for an encounter with Margaret River wildlife, we suggest heading to Hamelin Bay to view the stingrays. The boat ramp or jetty has the best vantage point, and throughout summer, and some winter days, you’ll spot the locals! The stingrays are generally hunting for their food and are perfectly harmless when left alone to do their thing.
The Best Lunch in Margaret River?
There’s so many wonderful places to eat in the region, and lunch at the iconic Leeuwin Estate would be one of the best. The experiences combine the best of Western Australian produce matched to wines from the estate with an incredible view. After lunch, a stroll down the main street in Margaret River will give you a flavour for more local goods and unique shops. Our favourites include Vasse Virgin for olive oil based goodies, Finch for stylish womenswear and Lloyds is a treasure trove for homewares.
Wine Tasting at Brown Hill
You didn’t think we’d leave ourselves off the list, did you? We love to welcome visitors (and locals) to our Brown Hill Cellar Door for a wine tasting with our family. We’re a scenic 12-minute drive from the centre of Margaret River, located in the charming village of Rosa Brook. Our Cellar Door is located inside the winery, so visitors can observe the winemaking process as it happens throughout the year. Our bookable wine tasting experiences takes visitors on a journey through our three wine ranges. Discover for yourself why this is #1 place to visit on Tripadvisor.
After picking your favourite wine, we recommend grabbing a bottle to share with friends over a stunning sunset. Our favourite spot is Surfers Point, with a natural theatre setting giving everyone a sensational view.
A Local Margaret River Dinner
Finish an action packed itinerary with dinner at Miki’s Open Kitchen. The freshest local produce is crafted into a tailored degustation, with a choice of Japanese sake and whisky, and local wines to pair with the dishes.
There’s plenty more to do for those who choose to stay a little longer. Check out more of our recommendations while you’re in the Margaret River region: