Winter in the South West

people enjoy wine and beer beside an outdoor fire pit

It’s time. Only a month left of autumn and winter shall be upon us. Time to break out the Ugg boots and unpack your best flannel. But you won’t hear any complaining from me. I love this time of year. Winter in this beautiful place is when the Margaret River Region truly comes into it’s own. Whilst we’re going into the last month of Djeran, there’s still a beautiful midday warmth. Seeing so many salmon running means there’s lots of happy fishermen around. Those first rains mean the lush greens are starting to flourish and the local kangaroos are out in full force. Hail rain or shine, there’s always something wonderful to experience in the South West. So embrace winter and get that South West holiday planned to perfection.

There’s plenty to keep you entertained this winter

From marathons to writers festivals, comedy roadshows to live music, mountain biking to truffle foraging, May and June are looking mighty fine. July hosts (along with yet ANOTHER school holidays (say it isn’t so) and the food and wine joy that is Cabin Fever Festival. There’s two weekends packed full of food and wine experiences which sell out every year. See our friends at Margaret River Region for more details about all local events.

Rhapsody for Cancer dinner is back again this June at Tiller Farm. A night for foodies and a very important cause, the calibre of George’s locally grown menu is sensational. And with museum wines of Brash Vineyards and Forester Estate pouring, prepare to be treated like royalty. Music and dancing are also on the menu along with some amazing auction items (with a stay donated by yours truly). Contact Anne for tickets and more details about how to support this fantastic event.

Our favourite wintery activities

We are so spoilt for choice in the Margaret River Region. On a really rainy days the Caves are a wonderful place to stay dry and immerse in nature. There are four to choose from with Ngilgi Cave only 5 mins from Bina Maya.

Wrapping up for a winter bush walk is a great way to build your lunch time appetite. If your staying at Bina Maya there’s some wonderful walks through the firebreaks in the area to immerse in some forest bathing. We also love walking the trails near Vintners Ridge which as we get more rain, has some beautiful falls. The trail from from Dunsborough beach to Castle Rock/Meelup will certainly get you in the mood for food.

Speaking of food….my go to would be to pop into Claudio’s for a delicious pinsa to pack for a little hike. There’s also another new fabulous foodie business opening in Vasse this winter. Now that the famed Vasse Felix baton as been passed on, Brendan Pratt will be tantalising our taste buds with gourmet toasties and coffee- drive through style. Coffee Heads coming soon; can you imagine how good this is going to be?

If you’re in need of a break to the fabulous South West this winter remember that Bina Maya was built to enjoy year round. With toasty woodfires, underfloor bathroom heating, reverse cycle aircon in every room; cosy blankets, games, books and streaming services. Our balconies are all undercover to enjoy the stunning forest views on the rainiest days. And each villa also has its own private outdoor fire pit. So don’t forget the marshmallows!

We are running some limited specials (which sell out every year). Stay 4 nights and only pay for 3 nights valid May-June Sun-Thurs. Please see specials for each accommodation option with dates available using bookable links via Luxury Villa One, Luxury Villa Two and The Residence

If you need any further help with dates please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

xx Sara