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A Family Friendly Yallingup Holiday

Yallingup might be highly regarded for it’s legendary surf and spectacular coastline, but to those in the know, there’s plenty on offer for the entire family. We’ve explored all options, from 35 metres underground, to 18 metres above ground, no level was off limits. Here are a few of our favourites...

Wildflowers, Walks, Whales & Woylies

Seasons come and go, but it’s hard to miss Spring in the South West when nature puts on it’s annual show. There’s plenty to see and do, so dust off that hat of yours and let’s get exploring!

Summer Holidays in Portugal

We have recently returned from a fabulous two-week holiday exploring everything Portugal has to offer, and are itching to share our fabulous memories! From experiencing the great hospitality and generosity of the Portuguese people, to eating the freshest seafood simply grilled on the open coals - we feel that we have truly been able to embrace Portuguese culture, life, and food.   Seeing the various villages of untouched beauty and tasting specialty dishes from all regions made us feel like we were stepping back in time, and Portugal's stunning coastline has the perfect swell for the kids. Though being born and bred in Yallingup ...

Best Boutique Wineries around Margaret River

Discover the lesser known cellar doors we love Taking a wine tour is one of the top things to do when visiting the Margaret River region. And while there are over 200 wineries and countless executive-level wine estates, there are also many boutique wineries around Margaret River. To help in your search for a nice drop at smaller, more intimate cellar doors, we've put together this list of our favourite and best boutique wineries. Cheers and enjoy.   Arimia Set in the bushland, off the beaten track, is a charming little winery called Arimia. As you drive down a secluded dirt road, you may begin to wonder if you've gotten lost in your ...

Margaret River Region Open Studios

This is a fabulous event absolutely worth attending - no matter how far you have to travel! Artists open their studios to the public from 9th - 24th April 2016. It's a fantastic opportunity to meet local artists in their own studio or home, such as Leon Pericles (pictured). At the time of writing we still have accommodation available for most of the event duration.

Birdwatching Margaret River: A guide for nature lovers

Blue wrens, honeyeaters and black cockatoos - here's where to find them Watching and listening to birds in their natural habitat is a relaxing way to re-connect with nature. For visitors, birdwatching in Margaret River may not rank as highly as spotting a kangaroo  but one thing's for sure, there's plenty of opportunity to view Australia's feathered fauna here. Spotting the birds of the South West is a fun way to get out and about in the great outdoors. On a bird walk not only will you encounter the avifauna (galahs, wrens, cockatoos) you'll experience the beautiful landscape of this great region too. Here are 7 places around the Margaret ...

Chocolate, Peanut and Honey Truffles

Delectable treats for your loved one(s)! Valentine's Day is just round the corner, and the best gift is one made with love. A dinner, a box of home made truffles, or (for all the mums with little kids) - a sleep in would be amazing! These truffles are wonderfully simple to make. The kids always help me with the scooping and rolling - I'm sure they devour half the mixture as they work! We wish you, and your loved ones, a fantastic Valentines Day!   Ingredients 60 g butter 380g milk chocolate 110g honey 100ml cream 100g salted peanuts, chopped 200g dark chocolate, melted 50g cocoa   Method Place milk ...

Walking trails near Yallingup

Hiking is a great way to discover the Margaret River region Photos by Jennifer Morton The Margaret River region is a Mecca for nature lovers who enjoy spending a day (or more) in the Great Outdoors. When holidaying in Yallingup, you're spoiled for choice of walking trails that will allow you to discover the region's natural beauty. From short bush walks to multi-day treks along the coast, walking the trails near Yallingup and Dunsborough is an activity for just about everyone. Here are a few of our favourites walk trails in and around Yallingup to inspire you to pack your walking shoes or hiking boots. Caves Trail Head to the entrance of ...

What’s new in Yallingup? Six fabulous new restaurants

It's usually the first question returning guests ask us, "are there any new restaurants... really amazing ones?" Absolutely. 2017 has been good to us (we've been in a good paddock, so the saying goes) with six excellent new restaurants we'd happily recommend to you. Bon appetit!

How to get to Quinninup Falls

A guide on how to find Wilyabrup's most elusive waterfall Quinninup Falls near Yallingup aren't on the well-beaten tourist trail of the south west, and to be honest, they can be a little tricky to find. Electronic maps have been responsible for luring many tourists and locals alike down off-road tracks and sandy paths in search of the hidden waterfalls. But there's no reason to get lost in your search for the elusive falls. It's actually quite easy to find the walking trail that leads you straight to the bushland cascade. In this post, we'll share our tips on you how to get there, who should go and the best times to visit Quinninup Falls ...