Margaret River and South
Margaret River was settled by Europeans in the 1850s, and grew rapidly after World War 1 through migrants from the Group Settlement Scheme.Vineyards were first planted in the area in the mid 1960s, and the very first vintages appeared in 1971. Since then Margaret River has grown to be recognised as producing some of the best wines in Australia, and the region accounts for almost one quarter of Australia’s premium wine market.
Caves Road is a special stretch of road that runs from Yallingup (at the top of Cape Naturaliste) to Augusta (the south west tip of Australia).
The road winds through Jarrah, Karri and coastal forest, and is home to some of the finest vineyards in the Margaret River region.
The township of Dunsborough is located on Geographe Bay, a curving expanse of beaches and rocks that runs east from Cape Naturaliste.