Winter in South West


Why winter is the perfect time to visit the South West

April 28, 2021

If you ever needed another reason to escape to the South West, then let winter serve as the perfect excuse. The last hints of warmth in autumn lead into long winter nights that fill the senses, from the best food and drinks the region has to offer, to the breathtaking landscapes. Topped off with cosy nights by the fire and memories with family and friends. This all serves as the perfect backdrop for a diverse event season for the South West. 

No matter your interests there is something for everyone this year, from sports to arts and the classic food and wine, we’ve broken down the South West events not to miss. 


Don’t miss your last chance to enjoy the free live music on the lawn at Aravina Estate, with Bella Blackmore playing Saturday, May 1, and Ricky Green on Saturday, May 8. If you’re down in the South West already this is a quiet and relaxing way to spend the weekend enjoying the food and wine on offer. 

If you’re looking for something to dance to, The Rubens and Thelma Plum among many other amazing artists will be making their way down to Margaret River, be sure to grab tickets while you can. 

Rubens and Thelma Plum

Food & Drink

It’s no secret that the South West region produces some of the best food and wine on the planet (and no, we’re not biased). This June and July, you can uncover your favourite local wine, beer, and produce and indulge in the most delicious experiences, with dining events with world-class chefs serving up all of the wintery goodness at Truffle Kerfuffle, and Cabin Fever. 

Truffle Kerfuffle provides a weekend celebration of the luxurious fresh black truffles, and Cabin Fever serves up 10 days of fire, food and fine-tunes from Busselton to Margaret River and everywhere in between. 

best food and wine


There’s a lot on offer to indulge in in the South West but if you’re looking to expand your horizons then an event to explore the arts is just for you. Starting with the first weekend in May, local galleries and venues in Ferguson Valley will open their doors, showcasing artists of the region in a free Art Trial event. 

Later in the month, you can celebrate all things storytelling with the Margaret River Readers & Writers Festival, that brings together talented novelists, journalists, creative thinkers, established and emerging storytellers from WA, interstate, and overseas to push the boundaries of your thinking. Lastly in June, Emergence Creative Festival is back for an immersive anti-conference in Margaret River, merging the best in culture and creative thinking.

Margaret River Readers & Writers Festival
Margaret River Readers & Writers Festival


If you’re looking for something action-packed to get you out into the great outdoors there are events for you too. The SunSmart Busselton Festival of Triathlon celebrates 20 years this year, so if you’re in Busselton for the start of May, you can get your running shoes on and take part, or kick back and enjoy the festivities. 

If you’re a little further down the coast, you can cheer on those taking part in the Margaret River Ultra Marathon, or see the best surfers in the world battle it out on the waves at the iconic Margaret River Pro.

surfer in Margaret River

Whatever events take your fancy, you can be sure to find a place to rest your head after a long day with Exclusive Escapes. We have an extensive  portfolio of luxury and family holiday homes throughout the South West region for you to book this winter.

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