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3 Days in Margaret River for First Timers

Curated by Leah Still JollLeah Still Joll is a freelance writer based in San Francisco with a specialty in travel writing. Her favorite destinations include Maui, Sayulita, the Northern California coast, Paris, Morocco, Indonesia, and Western Australia.

With three days in Margaret River, you can take a deep dive into wine making (and tasting),  go surfing or whale watching, and maybe even glimpse a woylie. Here are our favorite ways to spend 72 hours in this Western Australia hot spot.

Day 2

Get oriented with the Margaret River wine region on a half- or full-day tasting excursion that covers a few wineries and other culinary attractions. Some tours include lunch; others stop at breweries or beaches as well as wineries. If you’re a coffee lover, join the “coffee safari” at  Yahava KoffeeWorks to learn all about the roasting process.

Day 3

Gain more insight into the local wine and food scene at a winery like Vasse Felix, Leeuwin Estate, or Voyager Estate. Besides tastings, you might get a behind-the-scenes tour of the property, check out grape varietals in the vineyard, indulge in a multicourse lunch, meet the winemakers, or watch a cooking demo. In the evening, relax over dinner—and maybe another glass of wine—in downtown Margaret River or nearby Dunsborough.

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