Nestled comfortably in 40 acres of emerald parkland at the heart of scenic Margaret River wine country, Cape Lodge is the perfect destination for your romantic weekend getaway or relaxing retreat.
Only a 3 hour drive from Perth, Margaret River is made up of rugged coastlines, rolling hills and plunging valleys. The region produces some of the very finest wines in Australia, as well as being the only region where you can emerge from a walk through gleaming green avenues of a combed vineyard and find yourself on a pristine sandy beach moments later.
This five-star boutique country house hotel has only 22 luxurious rooms and suites, and so promises a unique and personalised service to every guest.
Cape Lodge, Margaret River provides guests with a luxurious country retreat, and has a range of facilities to make any stay unforgettable. The world-class cuisine and wine served in the restaurant, the beautiful free-form swimming pool, and the gorgeous, airy rooms, which will make you feel like you have been dropped into country house in a Jane Austen novel, all equate to a fantastic holiday experience.
Food, drink & entertainment
The Cape Lodge Restaurant is the hotel's in-house gourmet eatery, and is often billed as one of Australia's finest new-generation dining establishments. Gourmet fare is prepared with seasonal, home-grown or local produce in an elegant lakeside setting. Meals are served with a wide choice of wines; both home-grown varieties and national Australian flavours to perfectly complement the food. Guests are able to order a Harvest Produce Platter to eat in the lounge or in their room, and can also participate in specialised cooking classes during their stay.
Sport, games & activities
Cape Lodge has a beautiful outdoor swimming pool, and tennis courts for those who want to keep up their fitness regime, or just play. Relax your mind, body and soul with one of the Lodge's rejuvenating spa treatments, or take a horse ride through the rambling countryside surrounding Cape Lodge. Nearby there are many hiking trails around the scenic hills and valleys of Margaret Valley. There are also many guided tours around Margaret Valley, including wine- and food-tasting tours and sunset kangaroo safaris.
All rooms and suites at Cape Lodge are truly stunning. Even the most basic rooms are a 38m2 haven of pure luxury, with high ceilings, homely furnishings, and crisp, clean decor. Rooms range from Garden View Rooms for two guests, to the gorgeous 'The Residence'; a large, four-bedroomed, self contained property set on the edge of a glistening lake in its own 3 acres of land. The Residence comes complete with private parking and helicopter landing pad. As standard, rooms are equipped with climate control, Wi-Fi, a flat screen television with DVD player, a fully stocked mini bar, and an iron and board; different styles of room and suite have different facilities.
Taking up the entire western third of Australia, Western Australia is a smooth blend of beauty and culture. Fringed by stunning, white sand beaches and colourful coral reefs, and carpeted with combed, world-class vineyards and ochre expanses of outback, this is one little corner of the world that is just waiting for you to explore it.
Australia's sunniest capital city stands in the south-west of Western Australia, between the rolling turquoise waves of the Indian Ocean and the Darling Scarp. With countless restaurants, museums, art galleries, parks and guided tours, all wrapped up in a famously friendly attitude, it comes as no surprise that Perth was named the world's 9th most liveable city.
Lose yourself in this vibrant state and devour all that it has to offer. From guided tours around haunted old prisons in Fremantle, to surfing lessons in Margaret River and weekend trips to the famous Rottnest Island; visitors to Western Australia are offered a smorgasbord of once-in-a-lifetime experiences which will forever be happily inscribed into their memories.
Visits to Perth are best timed in spring (March - April) or autumn (October-November) to avoid both the summer heat and winter downpours. Temperatures in autumn and spring average in the high twenties during the day and rarely drop below ten degrees at night.
Western Australia leaves behind the fervent, touristy bustle of the east coast, and adopts a laid back attitude and a firm focus on the amazing beaches, beautiful sunsets, and thriving wildlife that the region boasts.
Animal lovers will be delighted with the range of activities that the state offers; take a trip to Perth Zoo or Caversham Wildlife Park, snorkel with playful, wild dolphins in Rockington or Monkey Mia, go on a scenic horse trail around Moore River or the Perth Hills, or scuba dive into the kaleidoscopic, teeming marine world of Ningaloo Reef.
For a sample of the region's pristine beaches - along with their water sports and surfing - relax on the 22km of sun, sea and sand at Cable Beach or visit Australia's whitest beach - Lucky Bay. Often find yourself lost in a desert island daydream? Bring it to life when you take a boat trip over to Penguin Island with a delicious picnic and a strong sense of adventure.
Those visiting Perth will be blown away by the fresh local flavours that the city's restaurants showcase. Try the region's world-class wines, increasingly popular boutique breweries, and highly-prized black truffles.
With more restaurants per capita than any other Australian city, you'll be spoilt for choice when sampling Perth's cuisine. As with many Australian cities, Perth's cuisine focuses on modern Australian tastes with authentic Asian influences. To enjoy a spectacular rose and gold sunset over Swan River while dining on a delicious 28-day aged sirloin steak, pay a visit to Bluewater Grill in Applecross, and for a special occasion, Print Hall Dining Room's understated elegance and award-winning, concentrated, perfected menu will delight even the pickiest of gourmet diners.
Margaret's River Wine Region hosts over 100 wineries, many of which are paired with restaurants serving world-class dishes to compliment and be complimented by their Sauvignon Blancs, Chardonnays and Shirazs.
Whether you want to party 'til dawn or wind down for another exciting day of sightseeing, Perth's nightlife will cater to your needs. Slip on those glitzy dancing shoes and totter down to James Street to throw some serious shapes in Perth's top nightclubs, or try your luck at roulette in the sleek rooms of Crown Perth Casino. For something a little more chilled out, take a picnic and a few cold beers and curl up under the twinkling stars on a huge, squishy beanbag in King's Park Moonlight Cinema. You'll find everything from Breakfast at Tiffany's, to The Rocky Horror Picture Show, to brand new feature films playing at this outdoor cinema. You're bound to find an excuse to visit during your stay in Perth!
It is your responsibility to ensure you have the correct travel insurance and vaccinations and / or special medication for your destination. Please consult your GP for advice at least one month ahead of travel. It is essential that you meet the visa and passport requirements for your chosen destination. Visit the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (http://www.fco.gov.uk) website for up to date entry requirements listed by country.