Travel and Accommodation

MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR MARGARET RIVER ULTRA MARATHON WEEKEND

... BOOK IN SOME TIME TO ENJOY WESTERN AUSTRALIA’S BEAUTIFUL SOUTH WEST REGION!

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!

Start exploring at www.westernaustralia.com 


Trail TripS 

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Need some assistance in getting to the start line? Why not take the hassle out of planning your trip by getting in touch with Trail Trips!?

The team at Trail Trips have your next trail running holiday sorted.  Their relationships with some of the leading race directors around the globe allows you to take advantage of guaranteed entry, whilst the Trail Trips team takes care of all the flights, accomodation and travel that you need to make it happen.  Let Trail Trips do the work so that you can focus on getting to the start line and having some fun.

A Trail Trips package includes:

  • GUARANTEED RACE ENTRY
  • Perth airport transfers;
  • 1 nights accomodation in Perth
  • 3 nights accomodation in Margaret River
  • Return bus transfers between Perth and Margaret River
  • Transport to and from race precinct
  • Post event celebration dinner with group
  • 15 week Training Plan
  • Trail Trips touring merchandise

CLICK HERE to visit their webiste and register your interest.

 

Suggested Accommodation

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 tania@optimaagriculture.com.au 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
    For more information www.turnerpark.com.au

 

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

For more information www.flindersbaypark.com.au 

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 www.transwa.wa.gov.au or call 1300 662 205 for more information and bookings.

SUGGESTED CAFE'S AND RESTAURANTS

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 - www.thewhiteelephantcafe.com.au   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 - www.thecommonbistro.com.au   Instagram tag - @the_common_mr 

 

Visitor Information 

MARGARET RIVER VISITOR CENTRE

100 Bussell Highway, Margaret River WA, 6285
Open 9am – 5pm every day except Christmas Day
welcome@margaretriver.com
(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 VISITOR CENTRE

(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.
welcome@margaretriver.com
(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!

 

DUNSBOROUGH VISITOR CENTRE

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.
welcome@margaretriver.com
(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.

 

AUGUSTA VISITOR CENTRE

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

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