Food and wine heaven: the Margaret River Area

We headed towards Margaret River region via the lighthouse at Dunsborough, where we also took a short trail walk. We stayed at Gracetown Caravan Park which is only 12km from Margaret River itself and just 4km from the beach. Being the long weekend coming up, we took it when we found it was available. The areas is so dry, even though there is water in the river, it is not flowing into the ocean as we discovered in one of our drives.

Another day was spent touring the food places such as the cheese factory, the chocolate factory and a nut factory and checking out various local beaches such as the one at Yallingup as pictured above. On yet another day we did a tour of 3 wineries that specialize in fortified wines since both Bob and I prefer Port to regular wines.

On our way out of the Margaret River region we just had to stop at Blackwood Meadery. We had tasted Mead some 25 years ago and loved it. It is so hard to come across a bottle. Of course at these places we just had to buy some of the produce... we just couldn’t resist it. All through our holiday I love to note different birds and flowers that I may not have seen before. Sometimes one of us is lucky enough to get a decent photo. Above is a photo of a  beautiful White eyed Honeyeater feeding on a colourful & I guess yummy grevillea.

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