Western Oz Wine & Beer Wonderland
Collected by Jennifer
With so many miles to cover, a nice go-to for the Wild Wild West of Oz
For a slightly longer excursion (three days or more), try Margaret River's vineyards. How to Get There: Rent a car. The drive from Perth’s airport takes about three hours. What to Do: Margaret River isn’t just one of the best wine regions in ...
South Terrace &, Henderson St, Fremantle WA 6160, Australia
This is a fairly large market with treats galore. Lots of artisanal products and artwork as well. Highly recommended that you take a walk about and perhaps stop for a drink like I did, at this cafe at one of the exits of this market. More...
Caves Rd & Tom Cullity Drive, Margaret River WA 6284, Australia
Vasse Felix is the original, and oldest, of the Margaret River wineries. However, it isn't just the wine which should propel you to meander up the long, tree-lined drive to the main building to spend an afternoon enjoying the fruit of Founder Tom...
Caves Rd, Yallingup WA 6282, Australia
Tucked into the patchwork hills of the Margaret River wine region, Cape Lodge is a three-hour drive or 45-minute flight south of Perth. This country getaway sits on 40 acres of vineyards, native bush, and lakes a short drive from peaceful towns...
Stevens Rd, Margaret River WA 6285, Australia
Leeuwin Estate is famous for its outdoor concerts and its “Art Series” wines, whose labels are emblazoned with contemporary Australian art. Enjoy a wine flight on the deck before exploring the subterranean gallery, which exhibits paintings by John...
20 Auger Way, Margaret River WA 6285, Australia
Learn about the indigenous Wardandi people on guide Josh Whiteland’s Koomal Dreaming bush walk. It ends with a didgeridoo performance inside Ngilgi Cave. Bushtucker Tours leads canoe trips that focus on native foods (shown), fauna, and medicinal...
490 Seven Day Rd, Manjimup WA 6258, Australia
Manjimup, east of Margaret River, produces Périgord truffles between May and August. With the Wine & Truffle Co., Australia’s largest cultivator, guests can follow labradors as they sniff for truffles beneath oak and hazel trees. Afterward, lunch...
Level 10/225 St Georges Terrace, Perth WA 6000, Australia
Before my visit to the beautiful Saracen Estates, I was far from being a fan of most types of Chardonnay, particularly any with much oak. However, while tasting at the Cellar Door in this Margaret River Winery -- known to be one of the best in the...
18 Yallingup Beach Rd, Yallingup WA 6282, Australia
At one time, the Caves House Hotel in Yallingup was the premier resort in Western Australia's wine country. Art Deco elements still remain in common rooms like the dining area and bar, which make it easy to imagine its heyday, helped by black and...
40 Mews Rd, Fremantle WA 6160, Australia
The Little Creatures microbrewery, housed in a converted shed overlooking the waters of Fishing Boat Harbour, was founded in 2000. After a morning spent exploring historic Fremantle, repair to the brewery’s convivial outdoor terrace and order one...
Brookfield Place, 125 St Georges Tce, Perth WA 6000, Australia
The old print house for The West Australian newspaper has been reborn as the ambitious multi-venue Print Hall Bar & Dining Room. The printing presses are long gone, but the space’s soaring columns and intricate art deco details remain. The ground...
100 St Georges Terrace, Perth WA 6000, Australia
A little out of place in Perth’s St. Georges Terrace business strip, Greenhouse Restaurant is a delicious dining experiment, built with 100 percent recyclable materials. Beat the crowds and arrive for breakfast, when executive chef Matt Stone...
REAR, 222 William St, Northbridge WA 6000, Australia
Bringing two of Perth’s current obsessions—rooftop bars and throwback cocktails—together, the Mechanics Institute exudes old-school industrial cool. Look for the laneway entrance next to the beloved burger joint Flipside (order from the bar and...
Margaret River WA 6285, Australia
As a country known for its world-class beaches, perhaps the nicest of them all are rarely visited, or even familiar to the millions of vacationers who descend on the country each year. Margaret River boasts some of the most picturesque scenery in...
4259 Caves Rd, Wilyabrup WA 6280, Australia
Good food and wine is just about everywhere in the Margaret River Wine Region and with so many options to choose from defining the best places is nearly impossible. One options is organizing your day around breweries and connecting with the region...
1 City Farm Pl, Perth WA 6004, Australia
Founded in 1994, Perth City Farm was built on a former scrap metal yard and a battery recycling plant. It's hard to imagine that the grounds were once used for something entirely different. Today though this is a thriving urban farm hosting...
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