Margaret River may be best known for its breathtaking views, world-famous wines and delicious local produce. But a lesser known fact is that it’s an amazing family-friendly destination with a gorgeous natural landscape and pristine beaches – perfect for families seeking a relaxing weekend getaway from the bustle of city life.
Just a three-hour drive from Perth, read on to find out what Stayz recommends as the best places to eat, drink, play and stay for families in Margaret River.
Enjoy wine-tasting in Margaret River
Wine enthusiasts will be spoilt for choice with more than 100 cellar doors in Margaret River to choose from. These venues not only serve amazing wine, but many are also kid-friendly with a number of popular spots offering large open spaces and play areas. The must-visit wineries include Voyager Estate, Cullen Winesand Vasse Felix. Visit with an empty stomach and feast on charcuterie, cheese, fruit and wine, while watching your kids run wild with fun.
For those who prefer a sun-downer beer, visit one of the many craft breweries available.Cheeky Monkey Brewery, with its beer on tap, yummy pizza and a large sand playground for your kids, will be a definite hit as you wind down for the day.
Dine all day on delicious local produce
For breakfast, head over to theWhite Elephant Beach Cafe, a friendly spot that serves toast and eggs just the way you like it. Overlooking the ocean, your kids can play by the beach while you sip freshly brewed coffee.
Rustico at Hayshed Hill also comes highly recommended. Offering Mediterranean styled fare, pizza and tapas, Rustico also has a cellar door with some lovely Cabernet Sauvignons to take home.
Margaret River has an impressive number of chef-hatted restaurants as great dinner options, including the two-hatted Wills Domain and one hat Amelia Park. These authentic dining experiences showcase the best organic fruit and veg in the region.
For mementos to bring home to friends and family, visit the Margaret River Chocolate Company. With free chocolate tastings at every turn, it’s a sight to behold and you’ll definitely leave with a little something for home.
Discover all the best kids’ activities in Margaret River
Your kids will love a visit to the animal farms located within Margaret River. Wonky Windmill Farm is worth a visit with petting and feeding opportunities with its farm animals. Plan a visit in the mornings when it's milk-time for the baby cows and sheep.
Other family-friendly things to do include a visit to one of the many beaches in and around Margaret River including Margaret River Mouth, Yallingup Beach and Hamelin Bay. These beaches are pristine and uncrowded, giving you the space and time to enjoy a fun afternoon with your family.
Places to stay in Margaret River with the family
Margaret River offers a wide range of accommodation options including beach houses, cabins and farm stays.
Your kids will love a stay at this sprawling six-bedroom farm house in the heart of Margaret River, with a spacious outdoor verandah and pizza oven to boot. It overlooks the vineyards and is just walking distance to Cheeky Monkey Brewery.
Alternatively, families who love the beach can opt for this four-bedroom beach house with ocean views. It is great for large families with fun amenities including a pool table and toys for the little ones.
Written by Charlene Tan, PR Manager at Vrbo