We spent 2 nights in the town of Margaret River; an area known for its wineries and food production...especially cheeses, chocolate and olives' products.
Our accomodation featured lowset villas, set in lovely gardens. And each villa was named after a type of wine; ours was Cabernet Franc. ( I'd never heard of it and had to look it up; a black grape variety that is used in blends)
Again the accomodation was spacious.
Margaret River town centre is quite compact and we enjoyed walking around the streets. While DH got brochures etc from the Information Centre, I 'played' with some of the stuffed toys in their big display.
On the footpath adjacent to the Information centre, I was intrigued by this vending machine. I'd never seen one of these before.
On our full day in the area, we set off early to explore...
Another stop was at a chocolate factory....Temper Temper Fine Chocolates. We bought 2 sugar free chocolate bars which were surprising nice and 2 single chocolates, rum and raisin flavour which were absolutely divine! ☺️
The lovely Vasse Virgin shop with lots of products made with locally made olive oil.
There are sooooo many wineries in this district, but we only visited a few. We stopped at one called the Cheeky Monkey at lunchtime. The grounds behind the main building are filled with lovely gardens, a playground and lots of undercover seating area...just so inviting for the visitors to the winery.
It looked to be very popular with families, so we thought that probably indicated that the food in the cafe was good...and it was!!
My salad was huge...and delicious with a few slices of DH's pizza!
Even though we don't usually add salt to our food, I was impressed by the salt containers on the table...salt from my dad's homeland.
A lovely woodland type garden near their car park...
On our second night we went to an Italian restaurant in the town...the ravioli was delicious!
And then we were back on the road again; this time we were headed for Albany.