THE HIT LIST
HIGHLIGHTS FROM MARGARET RIVER INSIDERS.
Cape Mentelle Sit back under the stars and enjoy Movies at Cape Mentelle. This outdoor cinema at one of the region’s oldest wineries operates during the summer months. 331 Wallcliffffe Road. (08) 9757 0888; capementelle.com.au Cheeky Monkey Brewery and Cidery Enjoy craft beer and cider tastings, and delicious pizza, while the kids visit the playground. 4259 Caves Road. (08) 9755 5555; cheekymonkeybrewery.com.au Margaret River Farmers’ Market Pick up handmade cheese, olive oil, locally raised meats, bread and vegetables, as well as Bahen and Co chocolate, at this popular farmers’ market. 181 Bussell Highway. margaretriverfarmersmarket.com.au Prevelly Beach The beach near the mouth of the Margaret River is a mecca for surfers. Stop at the old Greek chapel on the hillside, breakfast or lunch at the nearby White Elephant Beach Café, then hire a canoe and paddle up the river, learn to paddle board, catch a wave or go snorkelling at Gnarabup. Caves Take a self-guided or guided tour of the remarkable caves in the limestone ridge of Cape Naturaliste. Admire the reflflections on Lake Cave’s permanent lake or learn an Aboriginal legend in Ngilgi Cave. margaretriver.com
Vasse Virgin Visit the soap factory and see olive oil skincare products being made by hand, and sample olive oils, olives, dukkah, fennel mustard and more. 135 Puzey Road, Wilyabrup. (08) 9755 6111; vassevirgin.com.au Margaret River Venison Call in to the farm shop for venison cuts, or try their sausages, burgers and smallgoods such as salami and prosciutttto. 5103 Caves Road. (08) 9755 5028; mrvenison.com Boranup Gallery Paintings, furniture, sculpture, photography and prints by Australian artists. 7981 Caves Road, Margaret River. boranupgallery.com