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Family Friendly Holidays: Margaret River

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Escape to one of Western Australia's favourite holiday spots with the kids.

Margaret River is world-famous for its wineries and surf culture, but it is also a favourite destination for families. With plenty to see and do for the little ones that includes farms, playgrounds, skateparks and tourist attractions, plus Busselton and Dunsborough just a short drive away, there's a never ending list of things on offer.

Where to stay:

For Camping and Caravan sites, plus cabins and villas

Margaret River Tourist Park

Powered, unpowered and ensuite sites, plus cabins and villas
Kids playground
Jumping pillow
Short walk to city centre

RAC Margaret River Nature Park

Café and kiosk
Nature playground
Books and games available for hire

Big 4 Taunton Farm Margaret River

Situated on a working beef and sheep property
Feed the animals, take wildflower walks and enjoy the farm
Facilities include playground and new bouncy pillow for the kids, plus a kiosk

Apartments and hotels rooms

Margarets Beach Resort

Outdoor swimming pool (heated September - May)
Children's playground
Located just 500 metres from pristine Gnarabup Beach

Forte Leeuwin Apartments

Outdoor swimming pool, plus sauna and heated outdoor spas
Gymnasium and half tennis court
Children's playground

Where to eat:

Settlers Tavern

Has a great menu for kids
Is also dog friendly!
Located right in the heart of town

Cheeky Monkey Brewing Co

Award-winning restaurant and bar with an amazing playground
Enjoy the panoramic views overlooking the picturesque lake and vineyard

Toastface Grillah - serves delicious toasted sandwiches
Teddis Big Spoon - serves Korean cuisine

What to do:

A Maze'n Margaret River

25 year old Giant Hedge Maze
18 Hole Amaze’n Mini Golf
Also features many other mazes, plus puzzles and outdoor games such as giant chess, draughts, jenga
Playground, plus air-conditioned café for snacks

Skatepark and Youth Precinct
Located on Wallcliffe Road, the skatepark has facilities for skaters, scooters and BMXers of all abilities and ages
Includes a half pipe with extension, a bowl, wave ramp, quarter pipe, fun box and numerous roll-ins and hips.


Caves to explore include Mammoth, Jewel, Ngili
See amazing formations and hear about how flora and fauna lived long ago
Tours available daily

Sunflower Animal Farm

Meet a range of furry new friends
Feed the animals

Ninjas in Mocean Play Centre
Indoor play space an fitness centre catering for ages from 0 to teens
Adult fitness sessions also available!
Two play zones - soft play and ninja/parkour zone.

Margaret River Chocolate Co

The original chocolate factory offers delicious chocolate tasting!
Also serves ice cream and coffee
Plenty of chocolate for sale too!

Image: Margaret River Chocolate Co website

Beaches nearby

Eagle Bay
Meelup Beach
Gnarabup Beach
Busselton Beach
Bunker Bay
Injidup Beach
Smith's Beach

Nearby towns and attractions

10-15 minutes to Cowaramup
30 minutes to Augusta and the Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse
35 minutes to Yallingup Beach
40 mins drive to Dunsborough
40 mins drive to Busselton

Image: Wikipedia Commons

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