Top 5 South West Winter Activities

Stuck for ideas on what you can do with your friends and family this Winter? Read on to see the top 5 events in South West WA.

1. Cinemas at Margaret River Cultural Centre 

Arts Margaret River’s long awaited digital cinema – Source:

The Cultural Centre located on Wallcliffe Rd, Margaret River, holds an array of events throughout the year. A great way of getting out of the cold and enjoying the company of others is to attend one of the many film nights held at the Cultural Centre. To see what’s on and when, visit –

Arts Margaret River

Address: 51 Wallcliffe Road, Margaret River, WA, 6285

Phone: (08) 9758 7316



2. SouthWest MudFest at Bootleg Brewery

Do you love the thrill of adrenaline and don’t mind getting dirty? Then look no further, the SouthWest MudFest held at the Bootleg Brewery in Margaret River is for you!

The Bootleg Brewery is approximately a 3 hour drive south of Perth and is a family friendly venue. What many don’t know is that the town of Margaret River is also known for a range of delicious award winning brewery’s. This particular event consists of an obstacle course and mud racing, with a jam packed day full of mud, burgers and beers. Held on the 4th of July, this event is open for registration and there are a number of options to choose from. You can opt for the 5km Mud Mayhem, 12km Dirty Dozen or both! Don’t worry, there’s a hot shower waiting for you at the end.

For more information, visit the following link:

SouthWest MudFest - Source:
SouthWest MudFest – Source:

Address: Puzey Rd, Wilyabrup, WA, 6285

Phone: (08) 9755 6300



3. Harris River Estate Family Day – Collie

The Harris River Estate Winery and Micro Brewery is holding an afternoon of music and entertainment for the family. This event is free and falls once a month, providing a day of fun events including face painting, bouncy castles and the opportunity to taste and buy wine and beer. It starts on the 5th of June at 1:30pm and wraps up at 4:30pm.

Bouncy Castle Fun - Source:
Bouncy Castle Fun – Source:

Address: 442 Harris River Road, Collie, WA, 6225

Phone: Natalie Miller (Event contact) 9734 4042



4. CinefestOZ 

A film festival like no other – Source:

According to – CinefestOZ is Australia’s premier destination film festival, focused on Australian and French film. It attracts filmmakers, stars and visitors to Australia’s South West, with a massive program of film related events and film industry forums in the Western Australian centres of Bunbury, Busselton, Margaret River and surrounds.

Visitors can plan their itineraries to include red carpet film premieres, cosy sidebar short film selections, film related lunches, free community screenings and industry soirees. Combine this with the spectacular natural beauty of the region, its wineries, restaurants, galleries and famed hospitality and you have a superb getaway.

Tickets can be purchased to major events from mid July, with the full program of events and screenings available through the festival website.

Dates: 26 Aug 2015 – 30 Aug 2015

Address: Festival Marquee, 24 Albert Street, Busselton, Western Australia, 6280

Email: [email protected]



5. Hidden Treasures Great Southern Bloom Festival 

Everything that blossoms - Source:
Everything that blossoms – Source:

The Hidden Treasures of the Great Southern will be hosting its fifth Bloom Festival this year, according to

The Great Southern blooms at this time of year with a huge array of treasures hiding in the bush and reserves such as rare spider orchids, cowslips and donkey orchids.

Grab a festival program from your local visitors centre or online and choose from over 40 events happening during September and October, and plan your trip through the Great Southern discovering treasures at every bend in the road.

Dates: 11 Sep 2015 – 12 Oct 2015

Location: Numerous venues through out the Great Southern Region, Gnowangerup Community Resource Centre, 47 Yougenup Road, Gnowangerup, Western Australia, 6335.

Telephone: +61 8 9827 1635

Email: [email protected]