4 Must-Do's in Margaret River

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Margaret River is a small town location in the South West of Western Australia, about 300 kilometres south of Perth. “Margs”, as the locals call it, is known for legendary surfing, breathtaking wineries, and magical nature views. The annual Margaret River Wine Regional Festival is a wine and food lovers paradise, and brings in thousands of tourists and locals each year. I spent four days driving along Margaret River and I must admit that it turned out to be of my favorite trips of 2017!

Stunning scenery, great food and wine, friendly people and breath-taking nature. What else do you need?

Here are 4 dreamy tips to include in your trip to Margaret River!

1. ORGANIC FARMS

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Spending your first days on the farms in the Margaret River is an amazing experience for all the nature lovers out there! I highly suggest sleeping at the Fair Harvest Organic Farm, either in the gyspy truck or the Bohemian tents. The farm aims to inspire people to grow their own produce and learn how to live a more sustainable life. You can have a walk in the fruit and vegetable orchard, shower under the stars in a really wild and natural “compost shower”, have lunch in the garden eating super fresh organic products, and much more. The location is also perfect since it’s less than 10 minutes’ drive from the ocean!

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Another farm that is perfect for a delicious breakfast or lunch is the Berry Farm. On the way to this farm you will have the chance to do a chocolate tasting at Temper Temper and visit the Yahava Koffee Work, both located in Rosa Brook Road in Margaret River town.

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2. WINERIES

Margaret River is famous for their wineries, and it rivals the likings of Italy, France, and Napa! There are hundreds of delectable wineries from Yallingup to Augusta and everybody can find a delectable wine to sip on while relaxing in the sun.

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Here are four wineries that I can safely say will amaze you:

  1. Vasse Felix is a perfect place for an afternoon lunch and wine tasting and is open from 10am to 5pm. They do a daily winery tour at 3pm that gives you the opportunity to tour the vineyard and talk with a sommelier!
  2. The chardonnay selection at Cullen Wines is absolutely delectable.
  3. Wise Wine is famous for being the only winery in the Margaret River region with ocean views and is open for lunch and two rounds of wine tasting a day (9.30 and 5.30).
  4. Palmer Wines has won over 50 national and international awards for their stellar wines. The winery in Dunsborough is also one of the few wineries that is open also for dinner! Their alfresco dining and italian foods make for an amazing end to a wine tour in the Margaret River.
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3. SURF AND BEACH

Even though every beach in this area is wonderful, my advice to you is to make sure to stop at least at these four:

Smith’s Beach in Yallingup: Enjoy white sand and blue ocean, and if you’re lucky you’ll have the chance to swim with dolphins! Swimming with these majestic creatures was a once in a lifetime experience, and much better in the ocean compared to in a pool!

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Surfers Point in Prevelly: This surfers paradise is close to the Margaret River Mouth. Here you can surf, windsurf, or simply enjoy the beach and the Australian vibes! According to the day and time, you’ll find two trucks selling either coffee, the Combi Coffee or fish and chips, Hooked Up. Grab a snack and enjoy one of the best sunset you can have in Western Australia!

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Gnarabup Beach is a perfect place to swim in the blue ocean and have breakfast/lunch at the White Elephant Beach Café. Another cosy bar there that is better for dinner is The Common.

Hamelin Bay, near Karridale, is the best place to go if you want to see the stingrays surface close to shore!

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4. LIGHTHOUSES

The two famous lighthouse are located at the opposite capes of the Margaret River. The Cape Naturaliste in the north part of the town and about 13 minutes’ drive from Dunsborough. My favorite was the Cape Leeuwin in the South, only about 10 minutes’ drive from Augusta!

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Enjoy!! And let me know your feedback once back :) 

Byron Bay - My Favourite Spots

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Hi guys! It has been a while since I posted my last article on the blog! I’ve been super busy with yoga classes, travelling and working! But I’m still here and I will soon share with you a few new exciting projects I’m working on!
Meanwhile, I wanted to give you tips and inspirations for your next holiday telling you about my recent trip to Byron Bay!

I fell in love with Australia the first time I visited this amazing country and it keeps on charming me every time more.

Here I’ve selected for you my favorite spots in Byron Bay, from delicious cafes where to indulge in super tasty dishes, to fantastic yoga studios where to reconnect with yourself and create positive energy! Enjoy :-) 

Breakfast/Lunch

Cool and hipster spot where to relax for breakfast, brunch or lunch. Definitely my favourite in the city centre! Highly recommended: Coconut quinoa porridge, smashed avocado toast and beef/kernel/beetroot salad!

Next to Bayleaf Café, Mediterranean restaurant open for both lunch and dinner.

Great spot on the beach where to grab a coffee or enjoy a Sunday breakfast.

Beautiful café with ocean view. Great location and atmosphere.

Easy and tasty spot for a quick lunch or take away! Yummy poke bowls with fresh raw fish. Vegetarian options available.

Grab your coffee/tea/organic smoothie or enjoy a delicious vegan lunch! Tasty raw options included in the menu!

Something different… The Farm!

The Farm, this is for sure my favourite spot outside the city centre! A real bucolic paradise where to lose yourself… Animals, plants, one restaurant serving tempting fresh food, a colourful florist, a dedicated space for workshops and much more…

Dinner

Byron Fresh

Great food, vibrant atmosphere and perfect location for a dinner in town.

Balcony

Book a table on the balcony facing the street and enjoy the atmosphere with a glass of wine!

Sunday Market

Every 1st Sunday of the month don’t miss this super cool market in Byron Bay! Clothes, food stalls, jewelry, furniture, souvenirs and live bands performing from 8am to 3pm: Byron Bay Community Market.

Yoga

If you’re lucky to be in Byron Bay when Fee is teaching, go for that!

Last Special Activity

Do you like horse-riding and you’ve always dreamt of a ride by the beach? Check this out!! Zephyr Horses !

Sydney's Best Brunch Spots

Brunch is a quintessential activity in Sydney. New cafés are continually opening, so choosing where to go can sometimes be a challenge.
Be ready to queue for a table (especially during weekends) and eat some of the most Instagram-able dishes that will make you happy to have left your bed!
The following are some of my favorite spots - all a cut above the rest!

 

Celsius Coffee Co.

Kirribilli Wharf, 1/2 Holbrook Ave, Kirribilli NSW 2061

Kirribilli Wharf, 1/2 Holbrook Ave, Kirribilli NSW 2061

The compact Celsius café perched on Kirribilli's wharf has a menu that may have you wanting to cross the oceans for (literally, Sydney Harbour). It’s a tiny wooden kiosk on the water, close to the ferry stop. Benedict eggs, coconut chia pudding, avocado toast, waffles, coffee, cold pressed juices…all with a million dollar view.
 

Celsius is open 7 days for breakfast and lunch! Enjoy!

7A, 2 Huntley St, Alexandria NSW

7A, 2 Huntley St, Alexandria NSW

The Grounds is a brunch destination in Sydney you can’t miss!

Located in an old refurbished pie factory from the 1990s, this massive flagship space looks like a venue straight out of some fairy-tale. It hosts a grand café, a restaurant, a patisserie, a bakery and many lovely outdoor green corners full of flowers.
There’s even a small petting zoo for the kids, featuring chickens, sheep and pigs.
 

Offering a fresh and rustic menu, the Grounds of Alexandria reinvents classics to deliver the perfect combination of flavours. It is the kind of place you come to brunch, chill and hang out for a while. A real pleasure for both the eyes and taste buds!

Enjoy!! :)