JUST IN CASE YOU HAVE PACKED AND OFF TO WESTERN AUSTRALIA, HERE IS WHAT TO DO IN MARGARET RIVER, SOUTH OF PERTH AND A WONDERFUL REGION TO EXPLORE, PREFERABLY WITH A GLASS OF WINE IN ONE HAND AND A BOTTLE IN THE OTHER!
August in Augusta-Margaret River
plenty happening since we last touched base, which means we’ve got lots
for you to read in this edition of the e-News! Here’s a quick
rundown - we launched our very first national TV advertisement for the
Margaret River region, ticket sales for Gourmet Escape have been
officially announced, there’s loads of invigorating events coming up to
take off that winter chill, and spring is just around the corner – we
can’t wait for sunshine and wildflowers!
So sit back,
relax and enjoy (and just quietly, we suggest this month’s e-News would
go nicely with a glass of Margaret River Cabernet).
forward to seeing you down here!
& the Augusta Margaret River Tourism Association Team
with Fast Ed August 13,
Anytime, Margaret River
of Australia’s best loved celebrity Chefs, Fast Ed Halmagyi, is coming
to Margaret River! "An Evening With Fast Ed" is set to
take place at Margaret River’s newest wine bar, Morries, co-hosted by
the Margaret River Book Shop, on Monday 13th August. Fast Ed is
best known as the man behind the stove on Channel Seven’s Better Homes
and Gardens. His recipes are served on thousands of Australian dining
tables every week. Ed has won international food media awards for his
TV work, hosts a weekly national radio show and has published his own
magazine. Ed will be signing copies of his latest cookbook, The
Food Clock, and working with the chefs at Morries to present a taste of
his delicious recipes. Guests will enjoy a taste plate and a
complimentary glass of premium Howard Park wine, the winery sponsor for
the evening. Bookings essenti! al.
Girls – final show ever! August 16, 2012 Settlers
Tavern, Margaret River
ten years, The Beautiful Girls has been the vehicle that has taken Mat
McHigh and his boot-full of songs from country to country, stage to
stage and heart to heart. It's been a decade long road trip,
filled with shades of poetry that would have made Kerouac nod in
approval: weariness birthing blessings, victories amidst
exhaustion. This is the end of the Beautiful GIrls - an immense
celebration of ten incredible years. It's time to take her on one last
unique adventure: 26 stops around the nation, shows unlike anything TBG
have done before. In a night more reminiscent of theatre, Mat invites
you along to 'An Evening With the Beautiful Girls' - a two part show
reflective of a decade, divided into a stunning acoustic set to warm
the heart, followed by a second set plugged in and electric to warm the
bones. Doors open 9pm - tickets through Oztix and Heatseeker.
as one Aussie favourite winds up their career, others emerge! Up
and coming artists Owl Eyes and Stonefield have combined their national
tour and will play Settlers Tavern the following night. This will
be a huge week for live music fans.
Coopers Family Beer Dinner August 16, 2012 Settlers
Tavern, Margaret River
Cooper cousins Glenn and Tim of Coopers Brewery will pay
a visit to Margaret River on August 16th for a splendid
Coopers Family Beer Dinner to be held at Settlers Tavern. Marking the
150th anniversary of Coopers with a nationwide road show,
the duo will talk about the company’s history and philosophy, as well
as discuss plans for the future. Head down for an evening of world
class beer, food and good times! Limited seats available –
tickets through Oztix and
Watershed Truffle Degustation Dinner August 18, 2012 Watershed
Wines, Margaret River
Engage your palate and awaken your senses with this sit
down culinary extravaganza, where the truffle is the star of the show
– and who doesn’t love truffles! The inaugural Watershed
seven course degustation dinner is on Saturday 18 August at 7pm at
Watershed Winery Restaurant – tickets are limited so bookings are
As in all good scripts CinéfestOZ began as a dream - a
dream of developing the beautiful seaside town of Busselton into the
equivalent venue of a cinematic experience to rival St Tropez. A film
festival which showcased the very best of the extraordinary talent,
exhibited by both French and Australian film makers – a festival which
would celebrate the historic harmonics of French influences on our southwest
corner of the state. And it is back in 2012! The film schedule and
iPhone app for ticketing will both be released tomorrow, Saturday 4
August, so make sure you check it out online!
The whales are on the move – it’s about this time of
year when the southern right and humpback whales start to head north
from Augusta to the warmer waters of Geographe Bay. Whale watching
charters are in full swing, with All Sea, Legend and Naturaliste
Charters soon to be moving their twice daily tours up to Busselton and
Dunsborough. What a great reason to visit the Margaret River region!
Wildflower season September – November 2012 Margaret River
One of the Margaret River region’s most iconic
ecotourism experiences will be back in spring 2012. In September, the
Margaret River region comes alive with a stunning array of more than
2,500 wildflower species with 150 spectacular orchids. To add to the
experience, wildflower tours hosted by the Augusta Margaret River
Tourism Association are set to run in October – specialist guides take
visitors on an up close and personal natural journey of the colourful
Australian landscape. Watch this space for more information!
Ball Tickets from Community Bendigo Bank
Tigers Live music funk hip hop
Barnett Blues on the Verandah
“Fast” Ed Hamalgyi from Better Homes and
Anytime 6 – 7.30pm (tickets required)
Dinner 5.30 8.30 tickets $75
Beautiful Girls tix@oztix
Flowers Flower and Garden Festival
Owl Eyes and
Oz - Australian films with French influences
events page for more inf
Grasshoppers - live music funk reggae
River Farmers Markets
St, Margaret River
First Margaret River region TV ad goes national!
We are proud to announce our very first television
advertisement campaign has officially hit the east
coast! The fifteen second advertisement is part of a vigorous marketing
strategy aimed at creating destination awareness and boosting the
national profile of the Margaret River region as a world class tourism
destination. It plays on a best kept secret concept by tempting
visitors to “come find us in Western Australia”. It will be
running for four weeks and reaching people in regional NSW and
Victoria,! as well as Sydney, Melbourne and Perth.
New Service Alert – Anita Revel: Yes I Do Weddings
The Margaret River region provides a spectacular setting
to tie the knot, and Anita Revel is an authorised Civil Marriage
Celebrant who can help make that special day absolutely
perfect. Anita’s business “Yes I Do Weddings” offers memorable
wedding ceremonies with a modern twist.
To find out more about Anita Revel: Yes I Do Weddings,
please visit her operator
page on our website.
River Pet Retreat is Margaret River’s first (and only!) luxury
accommodation for pets. The retreat is situated in a premium location,
nestled on a 100 acre property amongst; native forest, streams,
vineyards and a clear blue dam. Newly landscaped, your pet will enjoy
1,200 square metres of lawn play area, to ensure that your loved one
receives all the interaction and playtime they require.
in early spring of 2012. For more information on Margaret River Pet
Retreat please visit their operator
page on our website.