Published: Wednesday, 28 September 2011 08:41
Written by Emily Cordz
Mention Margaret River to a wine connoisseur and you will soon be hearing about the multitude of world class wines the region produces. Before wine, it was the world class waves that brought Margaret River international acclaim in the surfing circuit. Couple the wine and surfing with gourmet foods, natural wonders and excellent year round weather and you have a destination that’s sure to please.
Margaret River is located 268 km south of Perth. To get there you head south and stay near the coast. Depending on your available time you can stay on the major highways and make it in a little over three hours, or take your time and explore the many small roads and towns along the way.
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Published: Friday, 23 September 2011 08:38
Written by Vicki Sly
Many believe that you can never quite experience the “real” Western Australia unless you step outside the city and away from the coast.
It is true that the bulk of Western Australians live in Perth (about 1.7 million out of 2.3 million) and a great majority of the rest live in the regional coastal towns, but there are those that choose to live a different kind of existence, life on the land.
For travellers who want to escape the hustle and bustle of city life for a while, experiencing this pastoral lifestyle in all its glory is a real option.
Farm stays offer the chance to get your hands dirty, work with animals, breathe in the Australian bush, take a hike and best of all, meet the locals who are working the land.
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