Looking for the best towns in Western Australia? Margaret River is a beautiful little town with a feel-good vibe just three hours drive south of Perth. The township of Margaret River is nestled between vineyards and towering Karri forests and the locals mainly consist of surfers, winemakers, artists and people who enjoy an alternative lifestyle. Known for its craft breweries, world class wineries, stunning caves and huge waves, at night the town comes alive with fantastic restaurants, wine bars and pubs with live music. With all this its no wonder it is such a hotspot for tourists.
The Best Towns In Western Australia – Margaret River Overview
The picturesque Margaret River is 40km long and flows out into the Indian Ocean at one of the world’s most famous surf breaks, Surfer’s Point. 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.
Before British settlement in the 1850’s the area was inhabited by the Noongar people and has a history rich in indigenous culture, considered one of the oldest continually occupied habitats in the world, with a history dating back approximately 50,000 years.