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Margaret River WA

Margaret River

Postcode: 6285

Margaret River is a town and river in the South West of Western Australia, located 277 kilometres (172 mi) south of Perth, the state capital. Its Local Government Area is the Shire of Augusta-Margaret River.

The surrounding area is known informally as the Margaret River Wine Region and has become known for its wine production and tourism, attracting an estimated 500,000 visitors annually. In earlier days the area was better known for hardwood timber and agricultural production.

The town of Margaret River is located 9 kilometres (5.6 mi) inland from the Indian Ocean at a point about halfway between Cape Naturaliste and Cape Leeuwin in Western Australia’s South West region. The river after which the town is named begins about 45 kilometres (28 mi) to the east.