So, it appears that the travel guide giant, Lonely Planet, has declared Margaret River, and indeed the whole SW region, the #1 Asia-Pacific place to visit in 2019. Well… We’ve got one thing to say about that:
Lonely Planet… What on earth took you so long…?
After all, the friendly locals have been welcoming visitors to our ‘Bush meets Ocean’ region for a long, long time… So you’re kinda way behind the program if you’ve only just discovered us.
But there’s obviously a legion of travellers who’ve yet to be privy to the secrets of Margaret River and the surrounds. And much as we’d love to keep our corner of the globe all to ourselves, it’d be churlish of us not to share. So to celebrate the fact that the good folks at Lonely Planet have well and truly let the cat out of the bag, we take a look at 5 reasons why this diverse and unique region should hold a well-deserving place on everyone’s bucket list.
1. The picture-postcard perfect beaches
2. The gourmet food, culinary delights and foodie festivals
3. The award winning wineries and craft beer breweries
4. The phenomenal flora and fauna
Nature truly does take centre stage with epic shows such as Humpback Whale migrations, 350 species of native birds, bouncing kangaroos, rock formations dating back 1,500 million years, miles upon miles of pristine walking trails and caves glistening with crystal formations. If social media’s your thing, then this is one of THE places on the planet to fill up your Insta feed with selfies that’ll make your followers wild with envy…
5. The achingly hip towns
The delights of places such as Margaret River with its plethora of wineries, craft breweries and artisanal food offerings, or Busselton with its world famous 1.8km long wooden jetty and amazing historical heritage will beguile and seduce. There’s the unexplored seaside beauty of the quintessential coastal town of Augusta to discover, not to mention Denmark and Walpole – towns where tall, ancient forests give way to pristine white sands, and are one of the premier habitats in the word for unique terrestrial biodiversity.
Quite simply, the region is spectacular, with so much to see and you’ll be planning your return before you’ve even left. However long you get to stay, it’ll never be enough. And the marvels on offer are matched only by the friendliness of those who live here.
So we’d love to extend the hand of welcome, not to mention provide you with insider tips about the wonders of our region. Private Properties has been accommodating adventurers for over 25 years, and when it comes to luxurious accommodation we’re happy to blow our own trumpet and say that our gorgeous private holiday homes really are second to none. From beachside glamour to rural bush eco housing, we know a thing or two about beautiful accommodation.
Check out our bespoke properties at www.privateproperties.com.au or give us a call on 08 9750 5444 to discover the ultimate in holiday luxury.