Margaret River is a town in the South West of Western Australia located in the Margaret River Region, almost three hundred kms south of Perth.
Renown for wine, surf and unprecedented natural beauty, Margaret River has everything going for it. Margaret River draws overs 1.5 million visitors every year and is one of Australia’s most popular holiday destinations.
Margaret River is a beautiful rural town which has grown tremendously in the last decade. This well loved and much visited town is the flagship of the Region!
The Town of Margaret River sits along the Margaret River which flows to the ocean from the Blackwood Forest to the east, to the ocean in the west at Prevelley. Surfers Point at Prevelley is the spot to watch the locals catching waves.
Famous for spectacular natural beauty, world class wine and world class surfing, Margaret River is a beautiful town in a wonderful part of the world.
The town itself is well laid out with clear parking bays and streets lined with boutique shops. If you like to shop, do it here.
The River for which the town is named runs through the countryside from the east and makes great waves to the west at Rivermouth break in Prevelley!
Margaret River is easily accessed from the North via Busselton and Dunsborough or Yallingup, and is on the route for anyone travelling north from Augusta along the Bussel Highway.
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The town is a hub for the region. It is unique and charming.
There is everything you need in Margaret River including a supermarket. If you are passing through but would like to stop we recommend Rotary Park at the junction of the Bussel Highway and the Margaret River which offers a shady respite with benches, toilets and barbecues.
This park gives you and opportunity to briefly explore some of the History of Margaret River by crossing the footbridge and exploring a living-history of Margaret River. Margaret River Rotary Park and Heritage Trail is located north of the town at the junction of the Margaret River and the Bussel Highway. You will find discover original settlers buildings including the Old Milking Shed, Dairy and Group House.
The relaxing, educational and beautiful park offers plenty of shade even on the hottest of days.
Margaret River Rotary Park and Heritage Trail is the trailhead for the Ten Mile Brook cycle and walking Trail, a 15 km return trail along the brook to the Ten Mile Brook Dam.
Margaret River's coast to the west of the town is a renowned surfing location, with world wide notoriety for its surf breaks, notably Prevelley to the west.
Surfers Point at Prevelley is the spot to watch the locals catching waves.
When talking about Margaret River amongst other inhabitants of the south-west, "Margs" is the way Margaret River is casually referred.
"The town is named after the river, which is presumed to be named after Margaret Whicher, cousin of John Garrett Bussell (founder of Busselton) in 1831.
The name is first shown on a map of the region published in 1839. European migrants lived in the area as early as 1850, with timber logging commencing in around 1870. By 1910, the town had a hotel which also operated as a post office." ~ Wikipedia
After the first world war, the Government of WA developed The Group Settlement Scheme which was designed to attract pioneers to settle in Western Australia.
The settlers established farms in the area.
The Busselton to Margaret River Railway was built in the early 1920's.
The Margaret River to Flinders Bay Railway Line opened in 1925.
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