The Margaret River

The Margaret River is only a small river, about 60 km long and has a catchment area of only 470 sq kms.

Along its course the river passes through national parks, wetlands, a range of diverse farmland and of course the town of Margaret River.

The weirs across the river have been constructed with fishways to enable migration of native fish upstream. Keeping the river clean and healthy enables many species of fish to thrive in the river and its tributaries.

This little waterfall is a popular attraction when it is flowing.

The towns water supply comes from Ten Mile Brook Dam which is built on a tributary of the river.

Over the summer months the Margaret River does not flow out to the ocean, it is closed off by a sandbar at the mouth of the river but as winter rains swell the catchment areas the river will break through the sandbar and flow into the Indian Ocean.

There are not many places where the river is easily accessible but where you do get a chance to take in the view it is pretty spectacular.

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3 Responses to The Margaret River

  1. Mulino Dominillo says:

    It looks like a beautiful place. Thank you for sharing it!

  2. A Flash Packers Guide says:

    Reblogged this on A Flash Packers Guide and commented:
    The beautiful Margaret River. 🙂

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