What’s In Store for Margaret River in Late January & February

2016 looks promising for the wine region as Margaret River greets January and February with a bang!

Our featured business for the month is Scenic Helicopters offering great aerial scenic tours of Margaret River and its nearby towns.


Scenic Helicopters

With offices in Broome and Margaret River, Scenic Helicopters’ aim is to give you the most fun you can have in the sky, and an experience second to none. They pride themselves in delivery of an exceptionally high quality and personalised service. All tours can be tailored as required.

scenic helicopter tours

See the region in style! From magical Sunset Flights to rugged Helifishing Adventures, Beach Romance Packages, Wine Tours and more, there is something for everyone to get excited about!

Website: www.scenichelicopters.com.au

Contact Details:  Jackson McLeod

Phone: 0428 058 157

Email: jackson@scenichelicopters.com.au


Our featured recipe of the month is courtesy of Margaret River Venison. Enjoy this light salad perfect to share with family and friends


mr venison thai venison salad

Thai Venison Salad courtesy of Margaret River Venison


100ml Balsamic Vinegar

100g shaved palm sugar

15ml sesame oil

50ml soy sauce

6 Thai chillies

25g green ginger grated

3 stems lemon grass – soft inner part

2tbsp lime juice


Place vinegar, sugar, oil & soy into sauce pan and stir over high heat until sugar has dissolved.

Remove from heat finely chop all other ingredients and add to liquid.

Chill until ready to serve.


500g Shortloin

30ml Peanut Oil

100g Salad Onion

1 Continental Cucumer

1/2 Bunch Corriander

1/2 Bunch Mint

1 Bunch Basil

Julienne Carrot,Chilli & Spring Onion


Preheat oven to 180 degree celsius.

Put tray and resting rack into oven.

Roll the prepared venison through the peanut oil, quickly sear the striploin on all sides and put it on the rack in the oven. Cook for 25-30 min.

Remove from the oven, cover with a cloth and allow to cool to room temperature.

Slice the venison very thinly. Toss all of the salad ingredients together to evenly distribute them and pour over the dressing.

Put half of the salad onto the plate, cover with the venison and scatter the remaining salad over the top. Pour the last of the dressing over top and serve immediately.


happs iseries pinot noir

Happs iSeries Wine – Pinot Noir

A fruity aroma displaying strawberry, sour cherry, cranberry, vanilla bean and ripe rhubarb characters with some stalk and mushroom notes. The ripe strawberry and cranberry flavours carry on to the palate and combine with glace cherry, green plum with a hint of Ribena and plum. It’s a light to medium bodied wine with good fruit intensity and lively acidity that is perfect for everyday drinking.

Pinot Noir and Margaret River are not well known together as we are a warmer climate, but there are some fabulous pockets in the region where the soils are right and the climate is just right.


Late January Events in Margaret River

19SunSmart Fishing Clinics
19Nannup Family Fun Day
19School Holiday Cinema – Hotel Transylvania 2
19Caves House- Outdoor Cinema
19Courtyard Cinema – Summer Series at ArtGeo
20 to 22SCA/Strikepower Sports Junior Hockey Camp
20 to 22SCA/Strikepower Busselton Hockey Camp
20Caves House Hotel- Twilight Markets
20Courtyard Cinema – Summer Series at ArtGeo
21Squihser & Squasher In The Great Bug Hunt
21School Holiday Cinema – The Good Dinosaur [PG]
21Caves House- Outdoor Cinema
21Courtyard Cinema – Summer Series at ArtGeo
22Courtyard Cine2016 Busselton Junior Open Tennis
22School Holiday Cinema – Alvin and the Chipmunks-Road Chip
22Jahroc Galleries Exhibition Opening Tonight
22El Rio Live Music
22Courtyard Cinema – Summer Series at ArtGeo
22 to 24Junkadelic Brass Band – South West Mini-tour
23Draw your Mandala of Power for creating the best year ever in 2016
23Busselton Lions Club Saturday Morning Shed Sales
23Farmers Market
23Margaret River Lions Club Garage Sale @ Lions Shed Margaret River
23 to Feb 16Jo Broadhurst exhibition at Jahroc Galleries
23 to 24Oysters & Riesling Weekend
23 to 25Western Australian Circus Festival
23Empire presents Rick Steele
23Courtyard Cinema – Summer Series at ArtGeo
24Australia Day Family Day
24Evans & Tate Australia Day
24Sunday Cinema – Spectre [M]
24Courtyard Cinema – Summer Series at ArtGeo
25Courtyard Cinema – Summer Series at ArtGeo
26Caves House- Outdoor Cinema
26Courtyard Cinema – Summer Series at ArtGeo
27School Holiday Cinema – The Good Dinosaur [PG]
27Caves House Hotel- Twilight Markets
27Courtyard Cinema – Summer Series at ArtGeo
28School Holiday Cinema – The Peanuts Movie [G]
28Caves House- Outdoor Cinema
28Courtyard Cinema – Summer Series at ArtGeo
28Gavin Shoesmith Trio
29School Holiday Cinema – Star Wars: The Force Awakens [M]
29El Rio Live Music
29Courtyard Cinema – Summer Series at ArtGeo
30Dunsborough Central Markets
30Busselton Lions Club Saturday Morning Shed Sales
30Vasse Markets
30Farmers Market
30Margaret River Ocean Swim
30Margaret River Lions Club Garage Sale
31Sunday Cinema – The Dressmaker [M]

February Events in Margaret River

2Caves House- Outdoor Cinema
3Caves House Hotel- Twilight Markets
4Open Gardens and Cafe
4Caves House- Outdoor Cinema
4SASKWATCH “Sorry I Let It Come Between Us” Album Tour
5El Rio Live Music
6Busselton Lions Club Saturday Morning Shed Sales
6Vasse Markets
6Farmers Market
6Margaret River Lions Club Garage Sale @ Lions Shed Margaret River
7Busselton Foreshore Markets
7Tracey Barnett ‘Listen to the Earth’ Tour
9Caves House- Outdoor Cinema
10Caves House Hotel- Twilight Markets
11Open Gardens and Cafe
11Caves House- Outdoor Cinema
12El Rio Live Music
13Busselton Lions Club Saturday Morning Shed Sales
13Farmers Market
13Busselton Community Garden Local Produce Market
13Busselton Runners Club Half Marathon & Fun Run
13Margaret River Lions Club Garage Sale
13Surfers Helping Surfers
13A Brunch Party
13South West Craft Beer Festival
13 to 14SunSmart Busselton Jetty Swim 2016 @ Busselton Foreshore
13A Summer Sundowner
13Happs Cinema Under the Stars
13Dunsborough Central Markets
14Busselton Rotary Markets @ Signal Park
14Busselton Jetty Paddle
16Caves House- Outdoor Cinema
17Caves House Hotel- Twilight Markets
18Open Gardens and Cafe
18Caves House- Outdoor Cinema
19El Rio Live Music
20Busselton Lions Club Saturday Morning Shed Sales
20Vasse Markets
20Farmers Market
20Margaret River Lions Club Garage Sale @ Lions Shed Margaret River
21Busselton Foreshore Markets
21Grigoryan Brothers National Tour, This TIme
23Caves House- Outdoor Cinema
24Caves House Hotel- Twilight Markets
25Open Gardens and Cafe
25Caves House- Outdoor Cinema
26El Rio Live Music
27Dunsborough Central Markets
27Busselton Lions Club Saturday Morning Shed Sales
27Farmers Market
27Busselton Community Garden Local Produce Market
27Margaret River Lions Club Garage Sale
27 to Mar 9Yallingup Galleries Leeuwin Exhibition
28Busselton Rotary Markets @ Signal Park

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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