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Feels Present – An Evening with Henry Rollins

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Henry-Rollins-2016Henry Rollins returns to Australia this September, in what will be his first all talking affair since 2012 – his longest break from the Antipodes since 1995! The mammoth month long national tour takes in all corners (and comers) from Newcastle to Hobart, Lismore to Margaret River, Milton to Alice Springs as well as the usual expected city hot spots.

Since his last sold out national tour in 2012, Henry, as you would expect, has been busy. Making a number of TV series for National Geographic, and the History Channel, had his first starring role in a feature film ‘He Never Died’, and been a part of one of the greatest live music / silent film projects ever undertaken, along side the likes of Grace Jones, Lemmy, Iggy Pop and many more legends of the game in Gutterdämmerung.

The September visit also has Henry making his long awaited debut at the iconic Sydney Opera House Concert Hall as well as the Melbourne Arts Centre’s State Theatre.

The epitome of a Renaissance workaholic, traversing multiple arts genres, Henry is an actor (Sons of Anarchy, He Never Died, Gutterdämmerung), voice over artist, author (over 25 books), photographer (Occupants) columnist (LA Weekly, Rolling Stone Australia), TV host (National Geographic, History Channel, IFC), radio DJ (KCRW), activist and spoken word performer (delivering countless shows around the world).

As a solitary traveler with insatiable curiosity, Henry has toured the world as a spoken word artist, as frontman for both Grammy Award nominated Rollins Band and Black Flag, favoring road-less-traveled locales in places such as Nepal, Sri Lanka, Siberia, North Korea, South Sudan and Iran and … Australia!

Enjoy the music of Henry Rollins this Sunday 25th September, 8pm at Margaret River Cultural and Events Centre which is just a few minutes away from our Margaret River Beach House.

For booking information, please visit http://www.prevellyvillas.com.au

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Rainy Day Fun in Margaret River Part One

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Worried about waking up to cloudy skies? You’ll find no shortage of fun rainy day activities to keep the whole family entertained close to our holiday accommodation Margaret River. Here are just 3 great ideas worth considering.

Candy Cow, Cowaramup

A must-visit attraction for anyone with a sweet tooth, Candy Cow invites sweet lovers to sample a vast array of premium handmade candies, including delicious fudge, honeycrunch, chocolate and French nougat. You can stock up on goodies and see how the mouth-watering treats are made thanks to the live cooking demonstrations. The attraction is located in Cowaramup, not far from our Margaret River winery accommodation.

Country Life Farm, Dunsborough

This popular attraction is home to the biggest and most fun indoor play area in the Margaret River region, with a huge array of toys for big and small kids, and free tea and coffee for parents. There are also undercover Dodgems, and an indoor space where the kids can pet rabbits and guinea pigs. If the skies clear, there are also many animals to meet outside, including horses, pigs, alpacas, and even kangaroos. Don’t forget to check it out during your stay at our holiday accommodation Margaret River!

Dunsborough Tavern, Dunsborough

After checking out Country Life Farm, why not grab a bite to eat at the nearby Dunsborough Tavern. As well as offering a delicious menu, the pub is home to a big indoor playground sure to extinguish any remaining rainy day blues. We recommend you check it out during your stay at our pet friendly accommodation Margaret River!

Book your stay at Beachside Prevelly Villas holiday accommodation Margaret River today!

Experience Margaret River from the Sky

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To see Margaret River like you’ve never seen it before, head to the sky. These air- bound adventures close to our Margaret River winery accommodation will satisfy the thrill seeker in you while offering superb, birds-eye views of the region’s beautiful forests, towns and seascapes.

Busselton Aero Club

Learn to fly over one of Australia’s most beautiful coastal landscapes! This unforgettable experience includes a pre-flight briefing, during which you will be

shown how to operate the light aircraft. What follows is then a one hour scenic flight with incredible views over Geographie Bay and the glittering ocean. During this flight, guests at our pet friendly accommodation Margaret River will be given the opportunity to take control of the plane under the watchful eye of the experienced instructor.

Scenic Helicopters

During your break, you can see the region in style and tick off a bucket-list experience on a scenic helicopter flight or two. With a range of sunset flights, romantic beach packages, wine tours and even ‘heli-fishing’ adventures to choose from, this is well worth a look during your stay at our Margaret River winery accommodation.

Southern Skydiving

If you have a need for speed and a craving for pure adrenaline, this 15,000 feet tandem skydive is the experience for you. Taking place not far from our holiday accommodation Margaret River, the dive features spectacular ocean views. Whether you’re able to keep your eyes open to appreciate them is up to you!

Book your stay at Beachside Prevelly Villas Margaret River winery accommodation now and start planning your break today!

Margaret River Readers & Writers Festival 2016

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Margaret River Readers & Writers Festival

The eighth annual Margaret River Readers and Writers Festival will run over three days June 3-5 this year. Close to 50 authors, poets, playwrights, musicians, explorers and comedians will descend upon the town to present talks, readings, recitals, panel discussions and workshops. The headline author Thomas Keneally will also feature in a formal dinner at Leeuwin Estate on Saturday, June 4. The weekend is aimed at celebrating literature and providing opportunities for readers and writers to be stimulated, amused and entertained.

Whether you are a die-hard fan who stays in the cultural centre all festival and doesn’t miss a talk – or a mix-and-match festival goer who samples a selection of literary events while taking in the experiences of the region – there is something in the program to fit in with everyone’s long weekend plans. If you choose to, you can stay and eat and listen for three days, only going home for a sleep OR you can catch a few talks at the cultural centre, hear a talk at a café, bookshop or the beach, dress up for a formal dinner or two, or dress down; have a pizza and watch a one-woman play.

Throughout the three days there is also the festival art exhibition on display, the famous $1 book stall, complimentary tea and coffee and many like-minded book lovers to mingle with and get to know.

Free children’s literary activities also run all weekend 10am -3pm in the Cultural Centre’s Kids Zone. Stories will be read to them, they can make paper art, learn how to draw and follow maps on a treasure hunt, learn how to collect and preserve stamps, colour in, write stories…. and so much more – so bring them along too and share your passion for literary festivals by immersing them in one of the best.

The Margaret River Readers & Writers Festival 2016 will take place from June 3 – 5, 2016 in various venues in Margaret River.

Our Holiday Accommodation Margaret River is located in Margaret River.

Prevelly Villas offers a choice of double level houses, single level houses and a beachside house. All our houses feature a fully equipped kitchen, laundry, an open stone fireplace or pot belly fire, air conditioning, heating, television, a gas barbecue, outdoor gardens, a fenced yard for dogs, iPod dock/cable, a toy cupboard, iron, bedding and more.

For booking information, please visit http://www.prevellyvillas.com.au

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A Conversation with Tim Winton

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A Conversation with Tim Winton

Presented by  Arts Margaret River, the Margaret River Bookshop and Howard Park Wines.

Enjoy a very special evening with the Miles Franklin Award winning author of Breath, Cloudstreet, Dirt Music, The Riders and BlueBack as he talks about how his life and writing have been shaped by the places he’s lived in and travelled through.

The event will be followed by a book-signing and copies of his new book Island Home will be available.

This event is a Margaret River Readers & Writers Pre-Festival Literary Event. The Margaret River Readers & Writers Festival features close to 50 authors, poets, playwrights, musicians, explorers and comedians will descend upon the town to present talks, readings, recitals, panel discussions and workshops.

A Conversation with Tim Winton will happen at Margaret River Cultural & Events Centre on Tuesday, 12th April, 6pm (for a 6.30pm start).

Includes a complimentary glass of Howard Park Wine on arrival, Bar will be open after the talk.

Our Holiday Accommodation Margaret River is close to Margaret River Cultural & Events Centre.

Prevelly Villas offers a choice of double level houses, single level houses and a beachside house. All our houses feature a fully equipped kitchen, laundry, an open stone fireplace or pot belly fire, air conditioning, heating, television, a gas barbecue, outdoor gardens, a fenced yard for dogs, iPod dock/cable, a toy cupboard, iron, bedding and more. Prepare delicious gourmet meals for you and your family. Sit by the fire and relax after a long day. Watch your favourite programs on television. Our accommodation is dog-friendly, so you can bring your furry little friends on holiday. The dogs can play in the yard or stroll along the beach

Enjoy A Conversation with Tim Winton will happen at Margaret River Cultural & Events Centre on Tuesday, 12th April.

For booking information, please visit http://www.prevellyvillas.com.au

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Margaret River Natural Wonders and Scenic Spots

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Blessed with a fascinating variety of flora and fauna, the Margaret River region is counted among the top ten bio-diversity hotspots in the world. From breathtaking seascapes to lush forests, the scenic spots close to our pet friendly accommodation Margaret River are plentiful. Here’s just a small selection of the nature reserves and beauty spots we recommend you check out during your stay.

Ambergate Nature Reserve

Located within an hour’s drive of our holiday accommodation Margaret River, this stunning reserve park protects 75 hectares of scrublands and woodlands along the coastal plains. The 4km trail is surrounded by colourful wildflowers in the spring, but there are opportunities to spot rare flora and fauna throughout the year, including parrots, honey eaters, woodswallows and ring tailed possums.

Sugarloaf Rock

Sculpted by the waves over thousands of years, this gigantic towering rock formation in the Indian Ocean is one of the region’s most distinctive landmarks. A must-visit destination for keen photographers, Sugarloaf Rock is within easy reach of our pet friendly accommodation Margaret River. For the best views of the rock, climb to the slightly elevated lookout spot to peer out over the tumbling seas below. This spot is also a birdwatchers and wildlife lover’s paradise, with bottlenose dolphins and many rare species of sea birds making their home here.

Leeuwin Naturaliste National Park

Perched alongside the Indian Ocean, this stunning National Park features secluded sandy beaches, rugged cliffs and striking rock formations. Situated within easy driving distance of our Margaret River winery accommodation, the park is a great place to spot dolphins and humpback whales during the breeding season (between June and December).

Book your stay at our pet friendly accommodation Margaret River now and start planning your break today!

Taste of the South Winery and Brewery Tours

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Explore the award-winning wineries and micro breweries of Margaret River. Taste the most exquisite wine and robust beers. This is the moTaste of the South Winery and Brewery Toursst fun you can have in a tour.

Explore the best of the Margaret River Wine Region. This tour caters to both large and small groups. Bring your family along or go on a trip with your co-workers. This is a tour that is both educational and fun.

You will also be treated to a chef prepared lunch at a vineyard restaurant. Pair the elegant wines with sumptuous dishes. Wine tastings are included and transport to and from your accommodation in the region is a standard inclusion in all of our tours.

There are a number of tours available:

Wine into the Night—This is a wine experience with a difference. Come along and enjoy the finest wines. Explore a selection of boutique wineries before enjoying a light evening meal at a winery restaurant. The wineries visited are small, family owned venues that offer award winning wines. Meet some of the winemakers in a fun and private atmosphere.

Classic Winery Tour- explore award winning wineries during the day. Visit boutique wineries as well as some of the larger icons of the area and taste award winning wines.

Even kids can join in the fun. The Hits with Kids Tours is specifically designed for kids so they can explore the best attractions in the region. While the adults indulge in fine wines, the kids can have their own brand of fun and stay occupied for hours.

If you’d rather drink ale, the Brewery Tour is for you. Showcasing the region’s ‘other’ favorite drop, visit up to five breweries and enjoy a chef prepared lunch at a Brewery.

Enjoy any of these tours and have a wonderful time. Book your stay at our Holiday Accommodation Margaret River and have a fabulous time.

For booking information, please visit http://www.prevellyvillas.com.au

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Discover the Beauty of Margaret River

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Margaret River is somewhere you can indulge your passions, whether that be fine wines, delicious foods, or any number of outdoor adventures. During your stay at our pet friendly accommodation Margaret River, you can hop from award-winning wineries and restaurants to gorgeous secluded beaches, wildlife-rich forests, and ancient networks of caves.

Getting here is easy. Our Margaret River winery accommodation is just a little over 3 hour’s drive from Perth. You can catch a charter flight to the nearby town of Busselton, or save your dollars and arrive via the more budget-friendly coach service that departs daily. Once a sleepy surfie town, Margaret River has transformed into a popular foodie destination beloved by those who want to sample the region’s fine flavours and soak up the spectacular natural scenery. Since the region produces almost 20% of Australia’s best quality wines, it’s no surprise that the tastings here are second to none. There are more than 100 wineries to explore close to our pet friendly accommodation Margaret River, many of which boast inviting cellar doors and excellent restaurants that look out over the vineyards. The local food festivals are a great way to sample some of the best local wines, as well as the superb chocolates, cheeses and fresh produce the region produces.

Those who love to grab a wave can also indulge their passion here. The local surf breaks are consistently great with more than 40 renowned surf spots close to our holiday accommodation Margaret River. There’s both powerful reef breaks and fun beach surf for beginners on offer, so get out there and explore.

Book your stay at our pet friendly accommodation Margaret River now and start planning your break today!

Top Margaret River Family Attractions

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As the undisputed holiday capital of Western Australia, the Margaret River region boasts a huge number of kid-friendly attractions, most of which are within easy driving distance of our holiday accommodation Margaret River. Here’s just a small selection we recommend you check out during your stay.

Naturaliste Reptile Park

Located less than 30 minutes from our pet friendly accommodation Margaret River, Naturaliste Reptile Park is an educational and interactive experience the kids will love. Here they can get up close to pythons, goannas and lizards in perfect safety and learn about the conservation projects that are taking place to protect these fascinating creatures.

A Mazen Margaret River

Complete with 3 metre high hedge maze, 18 hole mini golf course and 5 hectares of beautiful landscaped gardens, this is one of the best family days out close to our holiday accommodation Margaret River. After exploring, why not grab a bite to eat at the café, or enjoy a barbecue lunch in the shade.

The Margaret River Nougat Company

The sweet-toothed can have their fill of treats at the region’s premier nougat factory. The delicious flavours on offer include honey and toasted almond, cherry and coconut, mango and macadamia and blueberry and white chocolate. For the adults, there’s a great selection of house wines and nougat liqueurs on offer, while everyone will love seeing the talented nougat chefs in action. The attraction is just a short drive from our Margaret River winery accommodation. Don’t forget to check it out!

Book your stay at Beachside Prevelly Villas holiday accommodation Margaret River today!

Dirty Detours Mountain Bike Adventures

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Boranup Forest is definitely best experienced by mountain bike! Its the jewel of the South West’s soaring Karri forests and is remarkable and unique. Discover local wineries by bike with our Sip n’ Cycle Tour. Most of our tours are to work the wine off, but this is to top it up!

Dirty Detours provides mountain bike tours through the most scenic locations Margaret River has to offer. Catering to riders and groups of all sizes and rider levels, from backpackers, schools, sporting clubs or corporate groups, Dirty Detours provides a diverse range of top level all inclusive tours at “send us broke prices”. Enjoy great bargains and explore Margaret River in a unique way. Experience the Dirty Detours tour.

Want to go for a laid back exploration of beautiful Boranup forest with friends? An advanced cross country thrashing through technical single track? A mountain bike winery tour? Or anything in between. Choose your own adventure and enjoy a fantastic day of exploring.

Take a dirty detour from that well worn tourist route and see the bits the mainstream miss. It´s a whole new view. Don’t miss this exciting mountain bike adventure.

Enjoy Dirty Detours and have a fantastic adventure. Explore places that are off the beaten path. Ride through less touristy parts and see amazing sights.

Book your stay at our Margaret River Beach House and enjoy Dirty Detours Mountain Bike Adventures.

Prevelly Villas offers a choice of double level houses, single level houses and a beachside house. All our houses feature a fully equipped kitchen, laundry, an open stone fireplace or pot belly fire, air conditioning, heating, television, a gas barbecue, outdoor gardens, a fenced yard for dogs, iPod dock/cable, a toy cupboard, iron, bedding and more.

For booking information, please visit http://www.prevellyvillas.com.au

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