Cowaramup is roughly central to the Margaret River wine region. It is the closest townsite to a number of wineries and other speciality producers including Vasse Felix, Howard Park and Madfish Winery, the Margaret River Chocolate Factory, and The Margaret River Dairy Company. The town is close to Cowaramup Bay, a popular swimming and surfing beach. The Cowaramup Bombora (also known as Cowie Bombie or simply Cow Bombie) is a big wave open-ocean surf break found on the south-west coast of Western Australia. It is located 2 kilometres offshore west of Gracetown which is near the town of Margaret River, world-renowned for its surf, and is 265 km south of the capital city Perth.

The name is believed to be derived from the Noongar word cowara, meaning purple-crowned lorikeet. Locals from the region often refer to the town as “Cowtown”, a reference to the use of “cow” in the town’s name and its history of dairy farming.

Cowaramup is a quaint little town retaining much of the character of its group settlement farming heritage, but being reinvented as the home of a wide range of unique local produces products from organic wines, soaps, lollies and other gourmet foods. Having been founded on dairy cows, Cowaramup is still often referred to as Cow Town by the locals. You can enjoy a delightfull meal at the Udderly Delightful Cafe or have a picnic at the Pioneer Park, where the local Lions club provide a free electric BBQ, of course there are public toilets provided as well as playground equipment and covered seating. Cowaramup is located just North of Margaret River on the Bussell Highway.

The Men’s Shed
The Angry Bird in the Shade in Cowaramup.

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