Explore Our Region
Our team loves the Margaret River region and have prepared the following information for visitors to the area.
So if you are looking for particular locations of interest read through our comments for more information and links to local tourist or accommodation centres.
Pinjarra - Geographe Ford team enjoy going to the Peel Zoo and watching the amazing bird wildlife along with the areas rich history, and being the home town of a former State Premier makes Pinjarra a real place of interest. Driving the South West.
Boddington - Geographe Ford supports Boddington as a new super town and is the centre of a sheep and timber district as well as a service centre for the nearby bauxite and gold mines. Driving the South West. Read more...
Narrogin - Geographe Ford think people should check out the Narrogin Old Court House which has been a Museum since 1976 and is a major attraction for tourists. Driving the South West. Read more...
Harvey - Geographe Ford enjoys the West Australian dairy industry town of Harvey, It contains an agricultural college, Forest Products Commission's Timber Technology Centre, and is the headquarters of both the Harvey Fresh (1986) and Harvey Beef (1919) brand names which is none for its quality. Driving the South West. Read more...
Lake Grace - Geographe Ford love checking the Multi Art Space out in Lake Grace; the artists have added a new dimension to the town. The "Multi Art Space" allow local residents to learn and participate in key artistic projects. Many of the artistic works are based on recycled materials such as plastic bags, aluminum cans and plastic bottle tops. A number of local residents have become award winning artists including Kerrie Argent who won the Sculptures by the Sea people's choice in 2010; it’s a must to check out. Driving the South West. Read more...
Wagin - Geographe Ford enjoy going to the annually Woolorama, one of Western Australia's largest Agricultural Shows in Wagin. The event held in March regularly attracts over 30,000 visitors. Wagin is one of the largest towns in the Southern Wheatbelt region. Driving the South West.
Dumbleyung - We believe it is a must to go to see the lake Dumbleyung it a well-known attraction. The Lake is famous for Donald Campbell breaking the World Water Speed Record there in 1964 in his boat called the "Bluebird". Driving the South West.
Collie - Geographe Ford understands and appreciate Collie has a significant role in the provision of electricity for Western Australia. There are two coal mines in the town and three power stations. The government of Western Australia will soon commission a new base load power station, for which a number of Collie base proposals have been made. Driving the South West.
Donnybrook - Geographe Ford believe it is a must to go to the Donnybrook Apple Fun Park, the largest free-entry playground in Australia, opened in Easter 2008 in time for the Donnybrook Apple Festival, The fruit-themed park has play equipment and an adult exercise area. Driving the South West.
Katanning - Geographe Ford believe the town of Katanning is an interesting place due to having a castle-like structure which was built as a winery. The town's entrance features an antique truck loaded with imitation wool bales, a windmill, and several sculptures of sheep made from corrugated iron, a must visit. Driving the South West.
Capel - Geographe Ford realize Historically, Capel is a farming area; traditional agricultural pursuits include dairy and beef. In recent times, Capel has become popular for hobby farms, and a number of innovative agricultural pursuits have been introduced, including alpacas, viticulture, aquaculture and growing of blue gums. There is also some mining of mineral sands in the Shire, and tourism is increasingly important to the Shire's economy. Driving the South West.
Busselton - Busselton is home to the longest wooden jetty (pier) in the southern hemisphere stretching almost 2 km out to sea.
Construction of the jetty began in 1853 and was continually extended until the 1960s when it reached its current length of 1841 metres. It was closed to shipping in 1972, and maintenance was discontinued for a time. It has since been restored, and is now the site of an underwater observatory and an interpretive centre.
It has also has been said that it's the third longest wooden structure in the world. Driving the South West. Read more...
Dunsborough - We love Dunsborough as it is popular tourist destination for Western Australians; it was voted the state's best tourist destination. During the last decade the town has grown quickly and become quite affluent; consequently cafes have popped up everywhere. The town is a common destination for annual school leavers in WA, Driving the South West.
Margaret River - Geographe Ford supports Margaret River as a must place to go in the South West, weather you want to surf taste wine, or travel the several hundred caves, there is so much to do, you will need to go more than once.
Nannup - Geographe Ford think people should try Nunnup out for the Flower and Garden Festival held in August each year and the largest of Nannup's annual festival the Nannup Music Festival (formerly the Southwest Folk Festival) held over the Labour Day long weekend in March each year and includes street performance and market stalls as well as a variety of musical performances.
Bridgetown - Geographe Ford believe Bridgetown is a beautiful region and is the jewel in the crown of the South-West. Located literally in the centre of the South-West, you are close to forests and National Parks, wineries, heritage walks and trails, and some of the state’s most stunning heritage buildings. Bridgetown was recognised as a “Heritage Town” in 2000, a must see. Read more...
Albany - Geographe Ford say go to Albany so much to see and do, the building with the greatest tale to tell is Whale World - the only museum of its kind in the world to be housed in a formerly fully-operational whaling station. The industry met its end in 1978, creating a safe port of call for migrating humpback, southern right and blue whales. Spot them from the shore or hop aboard a whale watching cruise for a magical encounter.
Albany is one of the most scenic coastal landscapes for whale spotting or just taking in the fresh sea air is Torndirrup National Park. Here, the Southern Ocean has sculpted the granite coastline into striking formations known as The Gap and Natural Bridge. Read more...