Take a little longer on your trip down to Margaret River and take in the sights. We have come up with some great quaint little places for you to stop and enjoy some local flavours and scenery.
1. The Crooked Carrot:
Located on Forrest Highway, Myalup, The Crooked Carrot is a cafe and marketplace offering beautiful fresh food, great coffee and quality local produce.
We can’t resist their muffins, cakes, pastries, chutneys, sauces and oils. A large iconic Baobab tree, street art and vintage tractors give you an opportunity to walk around and stretch your legs.
2. The Ferguson Valley
Packed with stunning scenery, the Ferguson Valley offers a wide range of activities to suit the whole family from wine tasting, forest walks, a visit to the quirky Gnomesville to see the sheer amount of Gnomes who call the place home.
3. The Big Orange – Harvey
Harvey is a small quaint down about half way between Perth and Margaret River. Harvey is also the home of the Big Orange complete with a viewing platform – a novel experience for the whole family.
it is very small but has beautiful green park and some quaint little stores (eg. candy cow). My favourite is just next to Candy Cow and is a gourmet foods store, they have samples available to try too. I can highly recommend one of the pesto’s it has almonds and hazelnuts and is always on tasting (I can’t remember its name sorry). They also have a cute little bakery for a nice snack.
5. Capel Vale winery and restaurant
Capel Vale is a beautiful vineyard found just off Bussell Highway, approximately 20 minutes from Busselton. Why stop there? Their fantastic matching lunches! Each dish is perfectly selected to highlight a specific flavour of their award-winning wines.
6. Yalgorup National Park
Just 40 minutes south of Mandurah, Yalgorup National Park has 10 beautiful lakes and woodlands and many nature trails so explore. It is also home to the thrombolites, rock-like structures said to be the world’s oldest living organissms. This is a perfect pitstop to do with the family for a picnic and some leg stretching walking.
7. Lake Clifton winery
The Lake Clifton Winery, famous for its fruit wines, can be found just 30 minutes south of Mandurah. Wine flavours include Mulberry, Mango, Strawberry and Apricot and heaps more – so for a little something different, we definitely recommend a stop here.
These are just a few suggestions of some fabulous places to pitstop on your way down south – have you got any favourites not mentioned here? Let us know in the comments below!
Alternatively, if you fancy a little Margaret River magic without the self-drive element, why not let us take you on a comfortable air-conditioned bus, complete with free wifi – so you can sit back, relax and enjoy all the sights and tastes of Margaret River Region on a Margaret River Food & Wine Day Tour with us.
Whilst down there, make sure you check out these fab things to do in and around the Margaret River region.