July 2013 Newsletter

What’s Hot in Margaret River?

Margaret River Gourmet Escape tickets are now available! Click Here!

Image from Jester’s Flat

It’s the start of winter in Margaret River! At this time of the year horse riding at Jester’s Flat on a Bushman’s Ride is the best activity to go because of the stunning view of the green fields, autumn and winter colours, and a huge log fire to gather round after the ride.

If you would like to know more about horse riding, simply visit Jester’s Flat website or pay them a visit at 1549 Rosa Brook Rd, Margaret River. You can also call them at 08 9757 4562

Latest Deal of the Month!

Enjoy a short break in the Margaret River region for just $122.50 per person per night at  the 41/2 star Darby Park Margaret River

Why we love this deal

  • Regularly valued at up to $612, two people can stay two nights any day of the week, yes – weekends are included!

  • This offer includes a $100 voucher to spend at Wino’s restaurant, just across the road

  • Also receive two $50 vouchers towards additional nights or to use on future visits

  • As an added bonus, receive continental breakfast for 2 on your first morning.

  • Up to two extra people can stay for an additional $34 per person per night, bedding is a double sofa bed

  • Recently awarded a ‘Certificate of Excellence’ by TripAdvisor, the property is located in Margaret River town, an easy stroll to restaurants and shops and  a short drive to nearby wineries and beaches

  • Accommodation is a one bedroom fully self contained spa apartment with forest or pool views


* This special is available for stays until 26 September, 2013.

* Bookings are essential and are subject to availability.

To find out more or book call 08 9757 2033 or visit www.darbypark.com.au

Recipe of the Month

Sea Gardens Café is the culmination of 25 years experience.  Gilles England-Brassy has created the ultimate café experience that is not just about great coffee; it is about “Coffee Conversations” with the locals.

Sea Gardens has given Prevelly, Margaret River a heart and soul it so desperately needed.

Fair-trade, organic coffee and local produce are at the heart of Sea Gardens but you won’t find the snobby coffee crowd here.  What you will find is a delicious team, a sexy and simple menu, fresh tunes daily and great banter to pep you up before we deliver your daily drug…the coffee bean made just the way you like it.

Our recipe of the month is shared to us by Rachel of Sea Gardens. Enjoy these brilliant and delicious brownies.



Oven 180 degrees/gas mark 4

A lined 33cm brownie pan

375g butter

375g chocolate

225g flour

500g caster sugar

tbsp of vanilla extract

6 large eggs

tsp of salt


Melt chocolate & butter together in a pan & allow to cool.

In a separate bowl sift together flour & salt.

Cream eggs, vanilla & sugar until light and fluffy

Add chocolate mix to egg mix & carefully combine.

Add flour a third at a time & combine.

Pour into pan & cook for approx 25 mins until top has dried to a paler brown & is speckled.

Note it keeps on cooking once out of the oven!

If preferred, when combining all the ingredients you can add nuts, fruit, choc chips to personalise.

Allow to cool, then cube & enjoy!


2012 Chenin Blanc from Voyager Estate – This is an easy-drinking aromatic white, not complex or overly wooded, but retaining vibrant ripe fruit flavours. Lovely fresh aromatics, fruit weight, natural acidity and a touch of sweetness.

Upcoming Events for the Month of August

1 – Gnarabar’s Wine Night

1, 8, 15, 22, 29 – Karaoke Thursdays @ The Knights Inn!

2 – Friday Night Feast @ Eagle Bay Brewing Co

3, 17 – Vasse Markets

3 – The Cowaramup Hall Market

4, 18 – Town Square Markets

7, 14, 21, 28 – Backpacker Wednesdays @ The Knights Inn

8, 14, 22, 28  – Informal Wine Classes @ Killerby Wines

10, 24 – Busselton Community Garden Market

10, 24 – Margaret River Farmers Markets

10, 24 – Lions Club Garage Sale

11 – Capes Art Market @ Happs

12 – Sarah Blasko – I Awake @ Arts Margaret River

15, 16, 17, 18 – Nannup Flower & Garden Festival @ Nannup Town Centre

17 – International Lighthouse Day @ Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse

29 – Sea Gardens Book Club

30, 31 – Wine Experience with Lamont’s @ Smiths Beach Resort!

30 – OzOpera – Don Giovanni @ Arts Margaret River

Upcoming Events for the Month of Mid-September

1, 15 – Town Square Markets

3 – Chet Baker @ Arts Margaret River

4, 11 – Backpacker Wednesdays @ The Knights Inn

5, 12 – Karaoke Thursdays @ The Knights Inn!

5 – Gnarabar’s Wine Night

6 – Friday Night Feast @ Eagle Bay Brewing Co

7 – Vasse Markets

7 – The Cowaramup Hall Market

8 – Capes Art Market @ Happs

12 – Mikelangelo and the Black Sea Gentlemen @ Arts Margaret River

14 – Busselton Community Garden Market

14 – Margaret River Farmers Markets

14 – Lions Club Garage Sale

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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