Our Margaret River Family Trip for Throwback Thursday

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Jewel Cave

It happened a while ago, but I thought people would still find it interesting, so here’s my contribution to Throwback Thursday: a brief rundown of our trip to ‘Margs.’

While in Western Australia we took a 3-hour road trip from Perth to Margaret River to spend some family time in the sunshine and great outdoors.  The photo mosaic reflects pretty accurately how we spent our time, that is, mostly in caves.  They were beautiful viewing and an excellent escape from the heat. I underestimated how many steps there were for one of the caves and was embarrassingly a bit puffed after the climb. The children seemed to be fine though, which only made it more embarrassing.

The Margaret River region is most famous for it’s surf and wine. And for good reason, they’re amazing in this part of the world.  Just remember, like I wrote about in my post about Perth, visit the beaches earlier in the day because later in the day can be too windy. Many of the larger wineries have restaurants attached and large manicured gardens surrounding.  This can be great when touring around with children, have a feed and a good runaround.

There is an information centre in the Margaret River township that is very helpful and their website is similarly useful.  There are many options for accommodation, from budget to luxury.  With many activities suitable to families including farm experiences like fruit picking, mazes to run through and free tastings at the chocolate factory and the dairy company.  It’s a very popular destination, so it pays to book in advance and expect ‘tourist prices’ at the attractions.

We really enjoyed being out of a city environment and we were also lucky with the weather.  It reminded me how refreshing it can be to experience proper wide open space and fresh air.  Hopefully my vow to do it more is going to come true on our current trip around Europe.

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2 Comments on “Our Margaret River Family Trip for Throwback Thursday”

  1. Bronwyn Joy

    We (meaning, the kids) are very into caves at the moment. I’ll have to pin this one for that trip to Perth we keep idly saying we should go on (it’s so close!).

    1. Summer

      They are really great caves to visit with kids because they are so easy to access. We did three caves over two days. You could spread the visits out over your visit and use them as bribes for good behaviour while you visited wineries in between. (;

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