Travel and Accommodation



Rolling vineyards set against a backdrop of ocean and forest let you easily hop from one experience to the next. See amazing humpback whales, explore ancient caves and then stroll through forests of timber giants. Or spend the day at one of Margaret River’s great wineries, where you can relax with a glass of the region’s world-renowned wine, matched with local truffles and crayfish. The area surrounding the race course is a holiday maker’s paradise!

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Margaret River Region:

There’s no better destination in Australia to kick back and unwind surrounded by nature, beautiful vineyards and glorious coastline, than WA’s South West. After the race, refresh the body and soul in this ultimate landscape. With a vast selection of accommodation options, including luxury retreats, group and family accommodation, budget lodgings, bed and breakfasts, caravan and camping grounds, the Margaret River Region offers something for everyone. 

Margaret River Busselton Tourism Association

A central booking agency which is a great reference when looking for a place to stay.

Karri Ridge Chalets

  • Situated in the Margaret River Region, two spacious self- contained chalets in a farm setting.   The chalets provide short term accommodation.  Great location for access to Margaret River Region, Augusta, Hamelin Bay and the Blackwood River.  Two Bedroom chalets with a full kitchen, laundry, spa bath, bbq facilities, wood fire and air-conditioning.  A great place to visit and enjoy all the Margaret River Region has to offer.
  • Located very close to the event start line
  •  Each chalet has 2 Queen Beds, one single and one rollaway, sleeping up to 6 people.
  •  Cost $180 per night for a couple plus $20 per night for extra adults
  • Contact – Tania Edwards on [email protected] or Mo. 0408 447 331
  • For pics of the chalets see FB page @karriridgechalets2016 

Turner Caravan Park and Chalets

  • Promising excellent facilities, Turner Caravan Park offers a number of picturesque camping sites and three new chalets with views to the Blackwood River. You can often see visiting dolphins cruising the river. Large stingrays and pelicans are often happy to share your catch of the day near the filleting tables. Located just a 15 minute drive to the event start line.
  • 2 bedroom chalets from $190 per night for 2 adults
    Camping from $33 per night for 1-2 adults
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Flinders Bay Caravan Park

Nestled on the shores of Flinder’s Bay, this beachfront caravan park offers shady, private camp sites and is dog friendly. Located just a 20 minute drive to the event start line. Camping from $33 per night for 1-2 adults

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Car Hire

Travel by car is recommended and car hire is available from Perth Airport. An alternative option is to catch a public bus from the Airport (East Perth Terminal) to Margaret River. Visit or call 1300 662 205 for more information and bookings.


We recommend the following cafe’s and restaurants whenever you are visiting the Margaret River region before / during  / after the event:

The White Elephant

You’d be forgiven for thinking that the White Elephant Cafe’s number one best-seller was the stunning 360 degree views of Gnarabup Bay and we agree it’s worth the visit for that alone, but you’ll soon discover that the food and drinks at the White Elephant Cafe are as superb as the view and you’ll be back time and time again… Open daily for breakfast, lunch and fabulous coffee from 7:30am til 3pm.

Website –   Instagram tag – @whiteelephantcafe

The Common

Enjoy a drink on the deck as the sunsets over the ocean or grab a seat in the restaurant or bistro and tuck into one of Chef Sean’s tasty menu offerings, there’s a great mix of creative Chef Sean dishes and delicious bistro favourites. Pair your meal with one of the many selections of local wines or craft beers. Pop in from 5pm – 6pm for Happy Hour where you’ll find a range of special prices on both food and beverage including $10 pizza’s and half price kids meals. Open 7 days from 4pm til late.

Website –   Instagram tag – @the_common_mr 

Visitor Information 


100 Bussell Highway, Margaret River WA, 6285
Open 9am – 5pm every day except Christmas Day
[email protected]
(08) 9780 5911
Tip: the Margaret River Visitor Centre is surrounded by fantastic places to eat, so ask our local experts where to go for great coffee, a sumptuous winery lunch or unforgettable evening meal.


(Busselton Foreshore – beach end of Queen St) Lot 431 Queen Street, Busselton WA 6280
Open Monday- Friday: 9.00am-5.00pm, Saturday, Sundays & Public Holidays: 9.30am-4.30pm, Open 9am-3.30pm Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
[email protected]
(08) 9752 5800
Tip: Busselton Visitor Centre is located next to the famous Busselton Jetty. Be sure to take a wander while you’re there!


Shop 1 Dunn Bay Centre, 31 Dunn Bay Road, Dunsborough WA 6281
Open Monday- Friday: 9.00am-5.00pm, Saturday, Sundays & Public Holidays: 9.30am-4.30pm, Open 9am-3.30pm Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
[email protected]
(08) 9755 3517
Tip: Dunsborough Visitor Centre is located a stone’s throw away from some of the region’s most glorious beaches. Ask our local experts about the best spots.


Corner of Ellis Street and Blackwood Avenue, Augusta WA 6290
Open 9am – 5pm every day except Christmas Day
[email protected]
(08) 9758 0166
Tip: ask our local experts for the best spots to see whales (June – August) and wildflowers in spring.