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Beautiful Beaches for Swimming, Surfing & Sightseeing

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Surfers Point Margaret River

SPECTACULAR beaches throughout the Margaret River Cape to Cape Region provide stunning views, swimming and surfing.   Gnarabup Beach boasts the White Elephant Café fabulous for Breakfast, Lunch or Coffee whilst soaking up the views or swimming.  Surfers can often be spotted riding the waves at Surfers Point, Gracetown and Redgate.   Hamelin Bay is home to Stingrays during the warmer months.  Canal Rocks and Sugarloaf Rock are absolutely stunning.  River Mouth is fabulous for canoeing.   Surfers Point is a fabulous place to watch the sun set into the ocean.  Let us give you tips for great beach scapes.

Wineries – Breweries & Wine Tours – 10% discount available for some tours

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10% discount for guests staying at Edge Of The Forest Accommodation Margaret River

WINERIES & BREWERIES  Margaret River is one of Australia’s premier wine regions.  Many Winery offer tastings,  lunch and some offer behind the scenes tours.  Whetere Iconic or Boutique cellar door we are happy to help you make your choice.  Lunch in a winery can be a wonderful experience with world class chefs showcasing local produce.  Some wineries have playgrounds to entertain the children.  Brewhouse Brewery is just 3 minutes walk from Edge Of The Forest and there are many other fabulous breweries in the region.

WINE TOURS –   Visit our SPECIALS PAGE for details of Wine Tour Operators who will give you 10% discount as a guest of Edge Of The Forest.

Margaret River Walk & Cycle Trails join the Property

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Edge Of The Forest is perfectly located within easy walking distance to town but also on the edge of the Forest with Walk and Cycle Trails to Beautiful views of the Margaret River, birdlife and native flora.  Strolling through the Forest is both invigorating and relaxing, there are many places along the track to head down to the river to seating rest areas or fallen logs crossing the river. Cycling is also great along these trails.

Restaurants – discounts available

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Edge Of The Forest guests receive 10% discounts at selected restaurants

Margaret River has a range of restaurants to suit everyone.  There is a strong emphasis on local Produce and Wines.  All Guests staying at Edge Of The Forest are eligible for 10% discount at the following Restaurants.


Boranup Karri Forest, Gallery, Café & Caves

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Boranup Forest is just 25 minutes drive from Margaret River Accommodation Edge Of The Forest Motel

Boranup Karri Forest is 25 minutes South of Margaret River on Caves Road.  Towering Karri trees, some over 60m in height, undulate across the valley making for breath-taking scenery .  This is one of the best sights in the Margaret River region.  Visit Lake Cave for a spectacular experience.  Call in for a coffee or lunch at Café Boranup then take a stroll through Boranup Gallery for some amazing local Arworks and paintings.

Behind The Scenes Wine Tours

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VASSE FELIX WINERY – Bookings Essential                                     The Original Tour or The Epicurean Tour  – Each tour will take you behind the scenes looking at wine making, check details on the website.

CAPE MENTELLE WINERY  Behind the Scenes Tour or Food & Wine Pairing Experience. Tours commence at 11.30am and are available:  Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL (by midday one day prior)  by phone 08 9757 0888 or email   Enclosed footwear is required to take the tour.

As you are taken around Voyager Estate’s vineyards, winery and underground cellar.

Local Produce Outlets & Farmers Markets

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FARM GATES & PROVIDORES – The Margaret River Region is home to amazing local produce.  Amongst the produce on offer you will find Olive Oil and related products, Nougat, Fudge, Ice Cream, Chocolate, Cheese, Venison, both from the farm gate premises and also in Margaret River township.  At the top of town is the Fudge Factory where you can view Homemade fudge and chocolate made in front of your eyes with free tastings.

FARMERS MARKET – Each Saturday morning in Margaret River the Farmers Market is held in the grounds of the Tafe.  Some mornings there are up to 50 stalls.  Only local Shires and surrounding South West Producers are eligible to host a stall.  There is a breakfast bar and coffee van and stall holders are happy to chat.  You will find fresh fruit, vegies, olive oil, locally raised meats, bread, handmade cheese, chocolate amongst the produce on offer.

Events in the Margaret River Region

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Beerfarm  Art lovers come on down to Margaret River for the annual Open Studios Event.

The Margaret River Region Open Studios is a 16-day event offering a trail of discovery for all art lovers. With over 130+ artists, this is the largest event of it’s kind.

Artists and artisans are expected to open the doors to their art studios and workshops, delivering a unique experience for art lovers to meet the creator of the artwork, peruse original artworks and of course purchase artwork. Work may include painting, drawings, sculpture, hand blown glass, print making, handmade furniture, as well as jewellery, ceramics, textiles and many other media.

Geographically grouped venues across Busselton, Margaret River, Augusta, Vasse, Yallingup, Quindalup, Dunsborough, Cowaramup will be shown on maps so visitors can design their own art trails.

Entry is FREE to all Art Lovers.

Margaret River –  Readers & Writers Festival  1 – 3 June 2018

The Margaret River Readers & Writers Festival is the flagship annual literature event of Arts Margaret River. It is the biggest regional literary event in Western Australia and aims to foster a love of literature and the arts within the community.

Each year, the festival brings an array of thought-provoking writers to the region including novelists, journalists, academics and established and emerging storytellers from WA, interstate and overseas.

The Margaret River Readers & Writers Festival will celebrate its tenth anniversary in 2018. What began as a modest local project in 2009 has grown to be Western Australia’s largest regional literary festival with a significant youth component that tours schools in the Shire of Augusta-Margaret River and the City of Busselton.


Memorial Park, Willmott Ave & Townview Tce     |Recurring Event (See all)

The World Food Twilight Market will see up to twelve ‘world food’ vendors serving affordable ready to go food from around the globe and beverages to the community; The twilight market will essentially be an international food hall held outside in the park with lighting and seating creating a welcoming environment for all attending.
The aim of the event is to enhance the Margaret River community’s sense of place, the opportunity for a shared cultural experience; as a special event that is affordable and fun. We hope to encourage community participation, create tolerance and diversity, to engender pride and overall, strengthen community spirit.

SUNSET WITH FISH & CHIPS @ SURFERS POINT – 5 – 8 pm– HOOKED UP FISH & CHIPS.  Every Wednesday to Saturday –    Check their Facebook page for current opening days as the cooler weather approaches    Hookedupfishandchips


Live Music @ Colonial Brewery   Recurring Event (See all)    Colonial Brewering Co, Osmington Road DJ & $10 pizzas every Friday 6-10pm, Live music on Saturday until 9pm!

 BREWHOUSE  BREWERY is located 80 meters from Edge Of The Forest – Every Friday there is live music from mainly local musicians as well as national and international artists. Music kicks off  5:00pm.   Each Sunday you can expect live music throughout the entire year. In Summer we’ll also have a DJ playing til late.  So make Sunday Sessions @ Brewhouse Margaret River a ritual for families and friends. Enjoy the music, the food and the beers from our beer garden, by our cosy fire or from our indoor-outdoor deck.

BEERFARM  – December till April  Live Music every Saturday & Sunday afternoon.  Quality Blues, Country, Bluegrass and Rock n Roll  The venue opens from 11am on summer weekends and live sets are typically under way by 3pm.  Rain or shine .  Check our Facebook space for details as they come but be assured that live music has a safe home down on the Farm every weekend.

SETTLERS TAVERN – OPEN MIC NIGHT Open Mic Night @ Settlers Tavern   Wednesday evenings from 8.30pm.  Free entry All talented and budding musicians, artists and comedians welcome! Don’t be shy, all musicians kick start their career and perform with passion at Open Mic nights around the world. Settlers Tavern has a weekly Open Mic night to support local talent..

Whale Watching

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Stay at Edge Of The Forest Margaret River Accommodation then go on a whale watching tour

Each year Humpback and Southern Right whales journey from Antarctica to the Margaret River region. Flinders Bay in Augusta from June to September.  Whale watching here is a very unique experience because it’s one of the few places in the world where you can observe Southern Right and Humpback whales interacting.  From September to December the whales move up to the more sheltered Geographe Bay.  Endangered Blue Whales have also been spotted here.

Cape to Cape Track

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Our Margaret River Accommodation is a great base to walk the Cape to Cape Track

In the far south west corner of Western Australia, a broad peninsula projects into the Indian Ocean.  Running north to south along its western edge, between Cape Naturaliste and Cape Leeuwin, is a windswept limestone ridge, perched on a basement of ancient and resistant granite rocks. This long thin strip of land forms the backbone of the Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park, and is the setting of the Cape to Cape Walk Track, a 140 kilometre long trail

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