Best of the West, A Spotlight on Western Australia

High-octane performances, gourmet food, awarded wine, picturesque scenery and glorious summer weather...

Here are our top picks for what’s on offer in Western Australia between the months of October to March.

Margaret River Gourmet Escape 

Internationally acclaimed chefs and Australian culinary icons will converge on wine wonderland, Margaret River, a few days during the month of November, to bring the best of the foodie world to Western Australia for the annual Margaret River Gourmet Escape.

Beach barbeques, premium wine tastings and long table lunches, alongside names like World No. 3 Massimo Bottura, Clare Smyth, Heston Blumenthal, Rick Stein, James Halliday and many more all feature on this year’s three-day program. 

  • When: November each year.
  • Where: Margaret River Wine Region
  • Getting there: Margaret River is located three hours’ drive south of Perth Airport.

Plan Your Western Australia Holiday 

Flights to Perth: Virgin Australia operates flights to Perth daily, direct from all mainland Australian capital cities, and major Western Australian regional centres.

Western Australia Holiday Packages: Our partner, Virgin Australia Holidays offers exceptional Margaret River and Perth holiday packages.

Western Australia Car Hire: Take to the road and discover the best of the West. Book a car for pick up at Perth Airport, and receive great rates from our car hire partners.   

Words by Briony Skinner - Published 14 October 2013
Quick Facts 
Population Approx 1.5 million
Area 5,386 km2
Time Zone GMT +8
Languages English (official)
Currency Australian dollar (AUD)
Electricity 220 – 240v 50Hz
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