The region exports red and white wines all over the world, grown in over 200 vineyards and produced in over 60 wineries. Most are open to the public, offering cellar sales and wine tasting as well as Margaret River gourmet produce.
The landscape is always picturesque and frequently dramatic, popular with hikers, climbers and cavers. The beaches of the Margaret River area are world-renowned for powerful surf; towns like Yallingup are a Mecca for experienced riders of waves and wind.
Margaret River Township, 290km south of Perth, is quaint and chic, its streets lined with speciality stores, cafes and pubs.