Finding us

The Surfers Retreat is at 159 Wilderness Road, Margaret River, Western Australia.

Driving: The Surfers Retreat is a 3 hour drive from Perth. Driving is the best way to travel as you have the freedom to explore. There is unfortunately no public transport or Uber in Margaret River. There is a taxi service

Bus: South West Coachlines

Private transfer: there are a couple of options, Margaret River Passenger Transport and Margaret River Chauffeurs.   

We hope to have an international airport in Busselton some time soon meaning it will be much easier for interstate and international guests to get to us! 


Stocking up on the way

The supermarkets in Margaret River all close at 8pm. If your travelling from Perth and won't arrive until late, we recommend stopping in at the Bunbury Farmers Market on the way down. You will be able to pick up some fabulous produce to throw together a relaxed dinner when you get into the Surfers Retreat. 


Other useful resources

Surfing: want to research the surf spots before you arrive? Buy a copy of the Margaret River Surf Guide in advance.

General information: The official Margaret River Tourism website is a fabulous resource to do more research before you arrive. The visitor centre is also well worth a visit. 

Gigs and event: My Little Events app. Feel like a night out? Want to know what gigs are on? My little events app is the place to check for all the local activities.


Important things to note

Phone coverage: The phone and internet coverage in Margaret River is sketchy at best. You will only get decent coverage on the Telstra network so if your coming from overseas, its worth picking up a sim card. You will have good WiFi at the Surfers Retreat. 
Bushfire: Margaret River is in a very high risk bush fire area. Please familiarise yourself with the bush fire procedures, pay attention to the fire ban signs as you arrive into town and check the DFES website for the latest fire risk level.