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Australias Margaret River Wine Region
by: Eric Simon

Looking for a vacation destination that is off the beaten bath? Perhaps you hunger for something unique. Well, add Western Australia to your bucket list. According to Lonely Planet this is one of the top 10 regions to visit for 2010. The Margaret River Wine Region is largely the product of a very successful experiment that began in the late 1960s. It was at this time that the first significant planting of vines occurred. Chosen for it's perfect Mediterranean climate The Margaret River Wine Region now produces 20 percent of today's premium wine market. With more than 200 grape growers in the region it is a wine lover's paradise.

However don't let the name fool you. Located off the coast of the Indian Ocean Margaret River is known for a lot more than just wine. Locals and regulars are well aware of the beautiful beaches for all sorts of water sports and diversions that include surfing, snorkeling and whale watching. Besides this there are many ways to enjoy nature such as limestone caves, nature trails, wildflowers, horse riding, mountain biking, rock climbing, bush walking, you can even get up close and personal with the kangaroos.

If you just want to relax and well, eat. You've picked the right place. There are award winning restaurants and cafes all over the region. Chef's from around the world make use of plentiful local produce, seafood, olive oil, cheeses, venison, beef and vegetables. Not to mention handmade chocolates. Whether it's a picnic among the wildflowers or a first class eating experience paired with your favorite wine. You will not be disappointed.

Wondering when to make your getaway? Most activities are open year round however do your homework if you have specific adventures in mind. For example, whale watching can be done from June to September. Flinder's Bay in Augusta is the first stop for many whales that make the long trip from Antarctica to the Margaret River Region. From September to December Geographe Bay is the perfect place to spot endangered Blue Whales. Though wildflowers and orchids are on display all year round, guided wildflower tours are only available September 11th - November 12th.

If you've been dying to try some of the most high quality surf anywhere in the world then experience the biggest swells in winter and spring. Also, party goers shouldn't miss the Annual Margaret River Wine Region Festival March 17th - 21st. Here you can find your favorite diversions all in one place, wine, food, music and art. So, while the region welcomes tourists all year long be sure to investigate times and seasons for your favorite hobbies and sports.

It is rare to find so much variety in one place. Come alone or bring the family there is literally something for everyone in the Margaret River Wine Region. Write it on your bucket list and book your vacation today.

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Looking for great Margaret River Wines? Howard Park Wines is a boutique winery based in the great southern region of Western Australia, see the website to buy wine online.
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