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Where To Stay in Margaret River Western Australia in 2024

If you are planning to visit Perth in Western Australia one of the best side trips is a visit to the premier wine region of Margaret River.

There are so many fun things to do in Margaret River.

Are you looking for Margaret River accommodations for your next staycation?

Margaret River Wine Region
Western Australia’s premier wine region – Margaret River

Our article covers where to stay in Margaret River from top travel bloggers who share with us their favourite places to stay in Margaret River from a family tourist park, a farm stay, beach villas and a luxury boutique hotel that has us all wanting to book that flight ticket now!

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Staying in Margaret River

Check out these 4 places to stay in Margaret River here.

BIG4 Taunton Farm Holiday Park Margaret River

By Erin from Explore with Erin

Big 4 Taunton Holiday Park Margaret River
BIG4 Taunton Farm Holiday Park

It’s not often you’ll find affordable family accommodation in Margaret River so when I stumbled across the BIG4 Taunton Farm we packed up the 3 kids and headed down for a stay in one of their 2-bedroom cabins. One room had a Queen bed, the other had 2 sets of bunks, also included a kitchen, living room, bathroom, and patio for watching the sunset over the farm. 

Taunton Farm is not your typical beach/pool stay, but rather a farm stay. On-site children can feed the farm animals, ride the tractors, or spend all day on the bouncy pillow. Which is what my kids did. There is plenty of safe space for bike riding or nature walks in peaceful rural paddocks. There are free gas BBQs and a log fire.

It is situated back from the busy Bussell Highway, 10 minutes north of Margaret River and 20 minutes south of Busselton. Next door is the Dairy Factory and not far at all is the Chocolate Factory. Even better. 

Cape Lodge – Margaret River Accommodation Luxury

By Jo from Lifestyle Fifty

Cape Lodge
Cape Lodge

You’ll find Cape Lodge on Caves Road, between Dunsborough and the Margaret River town sites.

As a luxury small hotel, it’s received many awards including, “Best Boutique Hotel in Australia.” It’s hosted pop royalty (Kylie Minogue), celebrity master chefs, and Oprah Winfrey stayed here on her visit to Australia.

But Cape Lodge isn’t swanky. It’s quietly elegant, a private country house hotel surrounded by its own vineyards. The epicurean restaurant offers gourmet cuisine along with fine wines from the estate. 

We love the accommodation which consists of just 22 private rooms with lake or garden views situated on 40 acres of parkland. You can stroll around manicured lawns and gardens, relax by a private lake, play tennis, or perhaps take a dip in the pool.

Chandler Smith Beach Villas

By Jane from Staycation Australia

Chandler Smith Beach Villas
Chandler Smith Beach Villas

One of the best family holidays we have had is staying at Chandler Smith Beach Villas whilst touring Margaret River.

The villas are located in Yallingup, just a 20 minutes drive from the wineries of Margaret River, Dunsborough is 15 minutes away and Busselton is a 30-minute drive.

The villas overlook Smith Beach which is 200 m away. The large balconies were perfect for enjoying breakfast in the morning and watching the sun go down in the evening with a glass of wine.

In the early mornings, the local kangaroos would come and pay a visit and you could see them grazing nearby at sunset.

Margaret River Tourist Park

By Bailey from Destinationless Travel

Margaret River Tourist Park
Margaret River Tourist Park

Margaret River Tourist Park is easily one of the best places to stay in Margaret River for those on a budget, or who love the outdoors! What’s so great about this place is that although it’s a “tourist park” or a campground with facilities, they also offer chalets featuring 1-3 bedrooms. These chalets are perfect for families or anybody who like to have a living area and full kitchen. 

Margaret River Tourist Park also has a few great shared amenities on its grounds too, like BBQs and an outdoor swimming pool. This is perfect for relaxing after a busy day exploring all of the fun things to do in and around Margaret River.  

The location is also ideal, within walking distance to the main street in Margaret River, but far enough away that it’s peaceful and quiet. 

Chalets and campsites are also super affordable here. It’s the perfect place to stay in Margaret River for families. 

How To Get To Margaret River

From Perth Airport

Perth Airport is 280 km away from Margaret River with an average driving time of 3 hours.

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We hope you enjoyed our article on the best Margaret River accommodation to suit all budgets. Feel free to share our article with family and friends. If you have stayed in the Margaret River at one of the properties mentioned or another let us know we would love to hear from you.

We have covered the best Margaret River accommodation to suit all budgets and travellers. You will love the Margaret River region where there is so much to do and see, just make sure you allow enough time to visit. We hope you enjoy your stay in Margaret River.

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2 thoughts on “Where To Stay in Margaret River Western Australia in 2024”

  1. Although I live in SWA and visit Margaret River often, this has given me a couple more great ideas for places to stay. Thanks for including my top pick too – I hope everyone who visits Cape Lodge will love it as much as we do. I’ve Pinned this post to my WA and Australian Pinterest boards and shared on Facebook hopefully to spread the word and help others discover our lovely South West region 🙂

    1. Jane Dempster-Smith

      We can’t wait to return to Western Australia and our favourite wine region! Thank you for your contribution – we can’t wait to check out Cape Lodge.

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