• Australia,  Travel

    Good Food at Vasse Felix

    Vasse Felix produced Margaret River’s first Cabernet Sauvignon at the Estate in 1972 and the wines maintain a reputation as regional and national benchmarks. Founder Dr Tom Cullity searched the region relentlessly for his first vineyard site, before selecting 8 acres in Wilyabrup, which today remains at the heart of the Vasse Felix Estate. All winemaking from vine to bottle…

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    Margaret River Farmers’ Market

    A Farmers Market is always on my To do List when travelling. I was at the Margaret River colourful and lively weekly Farmers’ Market and truly enjoyed few hours of my time there. This is the place go and meet your friends, shop for food and things, listen to music and just eat and drink with your family. Somehow food…

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    Australian Truffles

    Australian Truffle Traders is owned by two families – the Pottingers and the Booths. It is located about 300 km from Perth in the Southern Forests of Manjimup. This area has the perfect conditions for the cultivation of truffles: rich Karri loam soil, a pristine environment, plentiful rainfall and rich farming traditions. This farm’s first truffle orchard of hazelnut and…

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    Hand-Made Cambray Cheese

    I stopped at the Cambray Dairy Farm located about 12 km outside the picturesque town of Nannup, conveniently situated between the Margaret River wine region and Pemberton, famous for its tall trees. Cambray farm makes genuine hand-made farmhouse cheese using age-old techniques. It’s a family business – husband Bruce has experience in sheep farming, wife Jane is a passionate cheese maker…

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    The Art of Fine Wine at Leeuwin Estate

    I was spoilt for choice when it came to looking for a good place to know more about wine and wine tasting, Then it struck me that the Margaret River region is the ideal location for my purpose. This place is home to more than 200 wine producers and almost 100 tasting rooms (cellar doors). Leading Australian wine commentator, James…

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    Olio Bello

      I have been to several olive farms in many countries and each one is a new learning experience. I visited the Olio Bello, a 320 acre property situated in the beautiful Margaret River region. Olio Bello means “beautiful oil” in Italian language. The ideal Mediterranean climate and organic principles are perfect for this farm’s award winning olive oils There…

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    Vasse Virgin Moisturisers and Soaps

    I found Vasse Virgin nestled in the heart of the Margaret River Region. A beautiful tree-lined drive way led me to the soap factory and showroom – a heaven of wonderful aroma. I met Loui Scherini, one of the founders of Vasse Virgin and had an interesting chat with him. It seems the whole idea of making soaps chemical free…

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    Margaret River Bakery and Tea Rooms

    One of the best bakeries that I went in Perth, the Margaret River Bakery and Tea Rooms is very charming with an interesting collection of mismatched furniture, vintage china pieces, lamp pieces and chalk board menus. The place is always full and food deliriously good. They have everything I like – carrot cake, hot pies, doughnuts (only 50 cents each)…

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    Cows Rule Cowaramup

    Cowaramup is also known as Cowtown by many people is about 12kilometres north of Margaret River in the Shire of Augusta-Margaret River. This little town has about 40-over life-sized fibre glass cows and calves displayed all over the town……..in the shops, parks, streets and even outside clinics and even petrol kiosks! I found a great place to stop over for…

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    Jewel in the Cave

    Jewel Cave is the home to the spectacular Jewel Cave Preservation Centre. There is a retail and café area within the premise and the also conduct educational and visual tours. Entering the Jewel Cave is a surreal experience – it is an underground wonderland of a display of nature’s best works! The thousands of years old stalactites and helectites ,…

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    Cherry Top Farm in Tasmania

    Farmers John and Lesley Gallagher have been running Cherrytop Farmstay accommodation since 2002. I had a wonderful slow down kind of life and shared some wonderful moments in the farm. There was so much to do - from farm walks, climbing treehouses, bird watching, foraging, seasonal fruits and berry picking and camp fires under the stars to watch full moon…

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    Tasmanian Beauty

    Tasmania is a giant animal and fauna sanctuary. You can see different types of birds or watch dolphins and seals frolicking in the wild. Rugged Tasmania is the perfect place for walking through rainforests, climb cliffs and or just stand on top of jagged mountain peaks. At times, I felt like I was the only one on Earth……..it is just…