A Locals Guide To Margaret River Western Australia-www.ddd13.com

Travel-and-Leisure What does Margaret River, Western Australia have in common with NSW’s Byron Bay and Bali in Indonesia? Surfers know them all as a few of the most sought after surfing destinations in the world. It was surfers who initially introduced these places to the world and helped make them the popular tourist hotspots that they are today. Back in the seventies, when Australian surfers were trying to find the world’s best waves, they found them in their very own backyard at Margaret River. Located around 270 km (168 miles) from Perth on a wide peninsula that juts out into the Indian Ocean, Margaret River is open to all the swells which are created by fierce storms far-off at sea. These waves take shape as they move toward the rough coastline, creating among the most best surfing breaks in the world. As a result, for many years, Margaret River has played host to innumerable regional, national and international surfing contests. Surfing might have put Margaret River on the world map, but its numerous other attractions have made it the popular family vacation spot it is today. Western Australians have always had a creative entrepreneurial streak in them, so it’s no surprise that a large amount of the gourmet food and beverage Margaret River is so renowned for is produced in the region itself. These run the range from fudge and ice cream to farm fresh produce to boutique beers and wines. If you’re visiting the Margaret River area, you are going to be grateful for having so many excellent restaurants and cafes to select from, because you will need a hearty meal at the end of a day’s exploration of the area. A few tourists to the region actually walk there from Perth over the famed Bibbulmun Track, a hiking trail that extends for a total distance of 965 kilometers (600 miles). Whilst you might not want to join the ranks of the ‘end-to-enders’ who take the six to eight weeks required to do the entire trip, you will definitely wish to at least spend a day on the Bibbulmun Track around Margaret River. Augusta, just over 40 km (25 miles) from Margaret River, is well known the whale watchers capital of Australia. Augusta’s Flinders Bay is where the whales come to breed over the winter months between June and September. Both Southern Right and Humpback whales come to Flinders Bay, making it one of the few places in the world where you can get "up close and personal" with these amazing marine giants. Of course, you can’t leave Margaret River without at least going down and watching the world’s finest surfers tackle some of the world’s most difficult waves. One of the most famous surfing spots within the area and the one where the international events are held is appropriately enough known as Surfer’s Point. There are dozens of other legendary breaks in the region, too. Rottnest Island, some 16 kilometers from the coast, has an international reputation, as does the brutal Yallingup Reef. If you’re planning a visit to Perth, make sure to put Margaret River on your vacation itinerary. For that matter, book a Margaret accommodation while you’re making your travel plans and make sure to give yourself a lot of time there, since you won’t want to leave. There’s a Margaret River accommodation for every budget, which means you’re sure to find the perfect spot for you and your family. About the Author: 相关的主题文章: