• Steve & Paul

Margaret River, Western Australia

Western Australia, covering the entire western third of the country, is made up mostly of the arid Outback. Perth beaches are what we consider to be some of the best in the world, wide with good surf.


POP: 14,000

AREA: 2,243 km²

GPS: 33.9550° S, 115.0750° E

CUR: Australian Dollar



Its population is concentrated in its fertile southwest corner, home to the Margaret River wine region and the riverside capital, Perth.

The shire of Augusta & Margaret River covers an area of 2,243 square kilometres (866 sq mi) and had a population of over 14,000 at the 2016 Census, about half of whom live in the towns of Margaret River and Augusta. Nearly half of Augusta-Margaret River's land area is state forest or national park. 


We have stayed at some terrific places over the years, like Empire Retreat, Basildene Manor and Hidden Valley Retreat.