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18 February 2021 | Pattullo Angus

Romantic Getaways in the Margaret River

Plan your romantic getaway to the Margaret River with our insider’s guide on where to stay, where to eat and the best things to see and do for couples and honeymooners of all ages. We’ve rounded up the best accommodation in the Margaret River region, from central stays in town to secluded bush retreats, and provided plenty of inspiration for things to see and do, from the best wine tours to epic sunsets.

THINGS TO DO

Dreamy sunsets, dinner with a view, foodie wine tours and magical caves. The Margaret River region is a wonderland for couples and honeymooners.

Sunset Picnic

The west coast offers plenty of prime sunset spots, and one of the best is the view from Surfers Point. Overlooking the wild shoreline, Surfers Point is well equipped with viewing platforms and wooden benches so you can settle in with fish and chips and a chilled bottle of our 2020 Charlotte Sauvignon Blanc. Toast to a great holiday as you watch the sunset and the surfers riding the last of the day’s huge waves at Main Break.

Forest Bathing

The Boranup Karri Forest is a magnificent place to get back to nature. It’s an easy 25-minute drive south of Margaret River town along Caves Road and the Karri Lookout on the eastern side of Caves Road is an ideal photo opp. If you’d prefer to take the car, Boranup Drive is a scenic drive and is suitable for two-wheel drive vehicles. The road winds its way through stunning forest and loops back to Caves Road. On the way, stop at Boranup Lookout, which takes in views across the picturesque forest and the stunning turquoise waters of Hamelin Bay. The lookout also marks the start of some lovely bushwalks and has a beautiful picnic spot. Other options for lunch include packing a picnic to enjoy at Hamelin Bay or a barbecue at the local campground.

Dinner with a View

Come for the food and swoon over the views of Geographe Bay at Equinox Restaurant and Bar  on the iconic Busselton Jetty. The restaurant offers relaxed all-day dining and the menu is a diverse mix of local seafood, pizzas, grills and global dishes, from a pulled pork burger to pasta of the day. Bonus: you’ll find our wine on the drinks list.

Go Underground

The Margaret River Caves are a system of more than 100 highly decorated limestone caves that lie beneath the surface of the Leeuwin Naturaliste Ridge. The caves are a magical site to behold, with crystal-like stalactites creating a surreal subterranean world to explore. Highlights include Jewel Cave with its enormous pastel-hued chambers; Lake Cave, which has a permanent lake that reflects the light in all directions; and Mammoth Cave, the most easily accessible of the caves.

Wine Tours

There are a number of guided wine tours designed to help you navigate our incredible Margaret River wineries. Tours range from half day itineraries to full-day routes that include lunch and take in some of the local sites, from caves to farm gates and lookouts. Tours that we recommend, and which regularly visit our Cellar Door, include Harvest Tours, Cheers Tours and All About Margaret River. For the adventurous try Surf n Dirt Adventures who will take you off the beaten track to discover places you won't find on your own! Enjoy a fun adventure including kayaking, mountain bike riding, surfing and wine tasting. 

WHERE TO STAY

From luxury retreats to romantic guesthouses, options abound for couples and honeymooners in Margaret River town and surrounds.

Acacia Chalets 

Set among natural bushland with the Leeuwin National Park as a beautiful backdrop, Acacia Chalets are just a 10-minute drive from Margaret River Town and the beaches of Gnarabup and Prevelly. The stylish self-contained chalets have open-plan kitchen and living areas, and generous bedrooms and decks that overlook the magnificent WA bushland.

Hidden Valley Forest Retreat

As the name suggests, Hidden Valley Forest Retreat provides unique, self-contained luxury accommodation in in a secluded pocket Margaret River bushland. This is the spot for couples seeking relaxation and effortless barefoot luxury. There are four modern cabins dotted among the magical property that capture the spirit of the bush. Listen to the birdsong from your bathtub, enjoy your morning coffee on your private deck or stroll along the lake’s edge before you return to your room for a night with your loved one by the wood-burning fire.

Eight Willows Retreat

There are 25 luxury self-contained chalets, including a newly refurbished 4-bedroom house known as ‘The Residence’, nestled among the gumtrees at Eight Willows Retreat. It feels a million miles from anywhere, but in fact it’s just a 20-minute drive from the towns of Margaret River town and Busselton, and a short distance to some of the most iconic wineries in the region. For breakfast, there are fresh eggs from the resident hens, and seasonal fruit (including apricots, figs, peaches, lemons, limes and mandarins) from their orchards. On the property, you can fish for trout (rods are available for hire), follow the walking trails lined with native wildflowers and look out for kangaroos, bobtails and kookaburras on your doorstep!

Vintages Margaret River 

For accommodation in the heart of town, check into one of the stylish units at Vintages. Tucked one street back from a beautiful riverside forest reserve, Vintages offers the best of both worlds with the Margaret River’s cafes, restaurants and boutiques on your doorstep, while still being ensconced in nature when you head back to the privacy of your room.

Prideau’s Margaret River

For a contemporary twist on a motel stay, head to Prideau’s, which is also located in the heart of town. Rooms are comfortable, modern and spacious, with a variety of configurations to cater to all tastes. There are Courtyard Rooms with leafy ground-floor courtyards, beautifully appointed Upstairs Spa Studios with open-plan living and kitchens, and Balcony Spa Rooms with roomy private balconies.

The River Hotel

This Margaret River pub offers classic pub accommodation with rooms above the bar, but their self-contained 2-bedroom villas up the ante for a romantic getaway. Villas have a rustic feel with wooden interiors, views of the bush and loft bedrooms. Enjoy dinner at The River, which showcases plenty of local produce in a creative menu with a global flavour – think Yellow Fish Curry, Squid and Porkbelly Okonomiyaki and Spiced Cauliflower Pakoras – then retreat to the seclusion of your villa for a nightcap.

Rosewood Guesthouse

When you arrive at this charming BnB, drop your bags in your room then jump in the vintage 1956 Rolls Royce named ‘Rose’ for a private wine tour. From the rooms to the Rolls, Rosewood offers old-world luxury in a convenient location in the centre of Margaret River town. Breakfast is included in your stay, and there’s a guest lounge and barbecue area among the manicured gardens for self-catering.

Llewellins Guest House

Ideally located only 10 minutes drive between the town, world class surf beaches and caves, the golf course and famous wineries. Llewellin’s is a destination suitable for couples, specialising in gourmet breakfasts created by our resident chef. Set in 8.5 acres of tranquil native bushland, surrounded by peppermint trees and wildlife.

Margaret River Guest House

Located in the heart of Margaret River, The Margaret River Guest house is a two minute walk to Margaret River Town centre. The historic guesthouse was built in the 1920's as a convent for the settlement of Margaret River.  You can even stay in the converted Chapel.

COME AND VISIT OUR MARGARET RIVER CELLAR DOOR

While you’re in the Margaret River, we’d love to welcome you to our Cellar Door. Brown Hill Estate is just 12 kilometres south east of Margaret River’s town centre. We offer winery tours and seated Cellar Door tastings every day between 10am and 5pm – bookings available and walk-ins welcome. Looking for a special experience? Book our private Barrel Hall Tasting hosted by one of our family members.

Read More!

Our guide to visiting the Margaret River Caves 

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