Margaret River Visitor Centre

Margaret River Visitor Centre

Margaret River Visitor Centre
4.5
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Margaret River Visitor Centre is located in the heart of Margaret River Town which is central to the amazing array of attractions, wineries, breweries and more throughout the region. Talk with one of our local experts to arrange tours and accommodation within Your Margaret River Region and beyond, utilising our free booking service. We offer a huge range of experiences from cave tours to eco quad bikes and of course winery and brewery tours to sample some of the region's fantastic wine, cider and beer. Drop in to pick up your FREE Regional Magazine and Map. Also check out our great range of local gourmet produce, gifts and souvenirs to take a reminder of your visit home with you.
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Joanne Grant
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Friends
I love the visitor centre. The staff are very knowledgeable on what's on in the area and what's good to visit.
Written 8 May 2023
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Thanks so much for your kind words. We hope that you enjoyed experiencing some of our recommendations. Peta - Visitor Services Manager
Written 15 August 2023
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car0leb66
Brisbane, Australia245 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
This Visitor Centre is a must-go at the start of a visit to Margaret River area. The volunteer staff are helpful and informative and there is a wealth of brochures and map information to collect on the area. Even if you have been to the area before things change from year to year. There is also a wide selection of tempting tourist goods for young and old. I was impressed by the high standard. The display of wildflowers in the window is particularly impressive. It is good to see the area thriving again after pandemic times.
Written 29 January 2023
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Hi there car0leb66, So nice to have our visitors back after a challenging few years so thank you for your lovely comments. You are correct, things change year to year but even season to season and I am always happy to lay down the challenge to any repeat visitors that there is always something new or interesting to check out. The next 6 months will be incredible for bushwalking, wildlife and wildflowers. We also have a sister visitor centre in Busselton so hope we get to see you again soon. Peta - Visitor Services Manager for Margaret River Region
Written 6 April 2023
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Richard T
Burnley, UK1,237 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
I waited patiently in the queue. The staff were friendly, patient, and very knowledgeable on all things local to Margaret River.
Written 15 December 2022
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Hi Richard T First of all...sorry there was a queue, but I am glad the wait was worth it. Once you get the team sharing their advice, its hard to stop, as we're a bit proud and passionate to share 🤓 Feel free to drop in again next time you visit or you are always welcome to reach out online via our website, phone or other online services. Peta - Visitor Services Manager
Written 6 April 2023
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Olive B
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3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
The Visitor Centre is excellent and the staff most helpful. However, the town itself is really lacking. We were there last week for 4 nights and found it very hard to find somewhere to have a coffee after 1.30-2pm each day. Most cafes had closed for the day or about to close and had their kitchens closed. Even some restaurants at night were closing their kitchens early. We know that many had a shortage of staff, but most holiday makers, I'm sure would be happy to wait a little longer.
The town was packed with holiday makers and we thought businesses would be happy to stay open. Disappointed.
Written 16 November 2022
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Hi 602oliveb Thanks for the great feedback about our visitor centre team. Yes most cafes are open early morning to about 2pm for lunch or coffee but there are a handful of places that will still serve after that time. We are very much a daylight orientated region so our definition of a late dinner or night out is a little different to the big smoke I'm afraid. It can take some getting used to. My suggestion for next visit is to frequent the town centres in the morning (for cafes, galleries or retail therapy) and return of an evening for an apres drink or dinner. We find that most visitors are generally out and about exploring beautiful beaches, ancient caves or stunning vineyards and cellar doors of an afternoon. With all the fresh and salty sea air surrounding us on three sides, we are often tuckered out by 9pm 😴 You are correct though, like much of regional Australia we have continued to battle through staffing and shortages so many of our small family businesses cope by making sure they are open or servicing visitors at the times of highest demand. Thanks for your understanding and I hope the above tips help navigate our quirks for next visit. Peta - Visitor Services Manager
Written 6 April 2023
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Chizzel
Perth, Australia2,461 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 • Couples
Unfortunately, this post doesn't really have anything to do with the visitor centre although Im sure they works have suggested this waking tail if we had gone there.

We visited Margaret River and did a walk through the townsite.  Margaret River townsite has an ample supply of restaurants,  cafes, bars and pubs to frequent.

As we had our dog with us we were more interested in having a look around on this occasion. We stumbled across a walking trail (Alfred Bussell trail) on the outskirts of the town. Make sure you look up the signage before walking or you may make the same mistake as us and follow the road to a fire break track like we initially did.  Eventually we found our way and enjoyed a pleasurable walk along a Brook.We visited and did a walk through the townsite.  Margaret River townsite has an ample supply of restaurants,  cafes, bars and pubs to frequent.

As we had our dog with us we were more interested in having a look around on this occasion. We stumbled across a walking trail (Alfred Bussell trail) on the outskirts of the town. Make sure you look up the signage before walking or you may make the same mistake as us and follow the road to a fire break track like we initially did.  Eventually we found our way and enjoyed a pleasurable walk along a Brook.
Written 27 September 2022
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Hi Chizzel Glad you enjoyed the Alfred Bussel Trail that links our town centre to a hub of walk trails and mountain biking trails around the northern perimeter of the town centre. Some of them are parts of old railway lines used to freight incredible hardwoods to sailing ships back in the day. We have lots of great walk guides and maps in the visitor centre, including dog friendly. The beautiful brook you mention is actually the Margaret River funnily enough. Peta - Visitor Services Manager
Written 6 April 2023
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Francois L
Saint-Nom-la-Breteche, France1,300 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021 • Solo
More a shop than a visitor center. You get the information you are looking for with limited amount of smiles. It’s a pity because there are so many great places around !
Written 28 July 2022
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Hi Francois, Our accredited visitor centre in Margaret River is open 9am - 5pm, seven days a week. We only close on Christmas Day. But... it sounds like we let you down somehow on the day of your visit, so our apologies. Other than our very popular and free regional touring maps and local region guides we also stock regional event programmes and 150+ local attraction brochures and interactive displays to help showcase all the incredible local experiences on offer. We also have an area of information for travels across other parts of the South West and W.A We do feature a big range of seasonal gifts and souvenirs which a lot of visitors love to buy. We try where possible to source locally or Australian made/designed items and feature a lot of local artists/writers. Purchases contribute to supporting our free visitor information and part-proceeds of several ranges also go to local conservation projects or community groups. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience and we aim to do better next time. Peta - Visitor Services Manager
Written 8 September 2022
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Fosseboy
Western Australia, Australia652 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
Good staff who know their stuff. Good map of Margaret River Nice toilets. Great range of interesting gifts.
Written 7 May 2022
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Hello Edward S, We pride ourselves on offering those holiday essentials as wells as knowing our stuff. Come and test us out again next visit, we always have something new to share, even if you get down to the Margaret River region frequently. Regards, Peta - Visitor Services Manager
Written 15 July 2022
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Vari B
Adelaide, Australia59 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
Staff members gave us much time as needed to explain different routes, and what was a must do in the area which were then highlighted on maps given to us.
Written 2 May 2022
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Hi Vari B, What can I say...our team love to chat and share their local insights so you have the best stay in the Margaret River region. Our free touring maps are a great way to unravel an itinerary and get off the beaten track. We've got some great new little series of self-drive guides we've just produced for next time you're in town, pop in! Regards, Peta - Visitor Services
Written 15 July 2022
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Monica
London, UK168 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
Very informative staff. This is packed with information to places to visit or drive by. Lovely gift shop supporting the indigenous tribes and reasonably prices. Definitely a must to stop by
Written 14 April 2022
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Hi monicacZ2312BE, Thanks so much for your comments. We aim to please when it comes to some great local gifts and licensed Aboriginal artworks. The team love to hear who will be the lucky family or friend back home who gets a souvenir or taste of the region. We seem to specialise in gifts for the house or pet sitter back home too. Hope you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again soon! Regards, Peta - Visitor Services
Written 15 July 2022
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AussieClogwog
Perth, Australia101 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021
We popped in right on closing time but staff were still happy to help and did not rush us at all. The centre has a great selection of gifts.
Written 2 December 2021
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Hello AussieClogwog, Thanks for sharing your lovely comments here on TA. The start and end of the day are often our busiest times, because people are either travelling to get to us, or if we've done our job right, their out exploring the magnificent Margaret River Region. We are open 7 days from 9am to 5pm, so pop in again on your next visit and we might have a few more hidden gems to share with you. Regards, Peta - Visitor Services
Written 15 July 2022
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