Margaret River Voted Best Town

Out of all Australian towns, Margaret River of Western Australia secured the top spot.  Readers of a prominent national tourism magazine voted Margaret River as Australia’s best town.

The news article “Margaret River named top town” has full details on this story. It says, “The title was announced at the second annual Australian Traveller Readers’ Choice Awards, held in Sydney on Tuesday. The South West tourist hot spot won the gong for the second year in a row.”

The event was held on Tue, December 04th and drew around 200 Australian tourism and leisure industry stakeholders.

George Rickard, editor at the Australian Traveller magazine, said that the awards were an indication of the national tourism trends in 2013. What this means is that Margaret River tourism companies can look forward to a great year ahead.

Augusta Margaret River Tourism Association’s CEO Simon Ambrose said that he was anticipating a rise in tourists to the region after it was voted the best Australian town.

“Consumer opinion is becoming a hugely popular source of reference when making travelling plans, and the Australian Traveller Readers’ Choice Awards are the only consumer awards for tourism in Australia,” said Mr Ambrose.

“To have taken out this award is a huge achievement and we expect holidaymakers to flock to visit Australia’s Best Town!”

He further noted that Margaret River offered travellers something that other towns couldn’t.

“It is utterly unique – its individuality is unparalleled anywhere in the world,” Mr Ambrose said, before adding, “Where else can you visit ancient limestone caves, towering karri forests and pristine secluded beaches whilst savouring world class wine and gourmet local produce all in the one day?”

Margaret River isn’t just counting on its good reputation. Just a few weeks ago a new wine and food festival, The Margaret River Gourmet Escape, was added to the town’s calendar.

Almost 10,000 people enjoyed a rare opportunity to rub shoulders with celebrity chefs, experience the Gourmet Village at Leeuwin Estate and attend events such as long table lunches and beach BBQs.

In 2013, surfers and surfing enthusiasts can look forward to Drug Aware Margaret River Pro, which was recently granted the World Championship Tour status.

Kimberley also won two awards at the Australian Traveller Readers’ Choice Awards; dream destination in Australia and Australia’s best adventure holiday destination.

For more information on Margaret River WA, you can visit the website

About Benji

I am married and live on a farm near Margaret River with my wife, daughter and son. I set up The Margaret River Guide to assist people coming to Margaret River Western Australia to easily find what they are looking for. I also wanted to allow people to find activities they did not know about and to be able to openly comment on/ review businesses.

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