Margaret River is one of WA's most popular tourist destinations. It is a 'must see' for those who want to experience beautiful forests of the South West, legendary surfing spots, beaches, caves and award-winning wine and art...



The beaches around Margaret River are pristine, accessible
and relatively uncrowded, extending from the calm waters of Geographe Bay (Dunsborough) down to meeting of two oceans in Augusta. We often have guests come back from a day at the beach saying that they spent hours there, on a beautiful day, and had it all to themselves.....

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Matan's Lodge is located on the Caves Road, half way between the town and the beach, and central to the galleries, caves and wineries.


A Little About Western Australia

WA is almost four times the size of Texas. It has 8,000 miles of coastline and climatic zones ranging from tropical through to temperate. If you had to find just one word to describe the State of Western Australia, it would be Capital B for BIG. Even the sheep stations are the size of Ireland.



WA is one half the size of continental USA and has a population of fewer than 2 million people. The city of Perth has 1.7 million people. 300.000 people share a countryside as large and as varied as the western half of the USA.

WA's nickname is the Wildflower State. There are over 8000 varieties, including exotics like the donkey orchid or the state flower the kangaroo paw.

Speaking of kangaroos there would be 20 or more within 100 yards of Matan's Gallery and Lodge. They are not tame, but they do come right up to the house and nibble the lawns.... Great photo opp!