tourism guide for Margaret River region and surrounds

The Guide

The Guide to Australia’s South West Capes is a comprehensive “must-have” free glovebox guide for the Margaret River and surrounding regions.

For Visitors, it provides easy access to information, maps, sightseeing and event calendars – all in the one handy Guide - so they can comfortably plan their holiday in the comfort of a café, hotel room or their car.

For South West tourism businesses, it provides effective and affordable advertising, with 60,000 copies distributed FREE each edition from more than 400 locations.

find the funNow, we’ve teamed up with innovators Margaret River Find the Fun (www.margaretriverfindthefun.com.au) to deliver a comprehensive electronic guide as well. Find the Fun is a website and FREE App (for Android and iPhone). The App comes complete with maps that do not rely on the internet and this means visitors can find tourism businesses anywhere, anytime – even in remote areas and “black spots”!

Together, the Guide and Find the Fun provide visitors with the most user-friendly, up-to-date information on all there is to see, do and experience in the Margaret River region. And for advertisers, it presents an unbeatable print and electronic advertising package.

The Guide and Find the Fun are both owned and produced by people who live and work in this beautiful South West region, and they bring the best, most current “inside knowledge” to both the print and electronic guides.

 

Visitors

If you’re planning to visit Western Australia’s South West region, pick up your FREE copy of the Guide to Australia’s South West Capes at visitor centres or local tourism outlets.
 

Or click to view the latest guide

Download your FREE Margaret River Find the Fun App

   

Advertisers

The Guide to Australia’s South West Capes and Margaret River Find the Fun are popular locally owned and produced tourism guides that present an effective and affordable print and electronic advertising package for tourism businesses in the Margaret River and surrounding regions, including Busselton, Dunsborough, Yallingup, Augusta, Cowaramup, Nannup and Capel.

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Why the Guide?

Why choose the Guide to promote your business?

  • Cost-effective advertising (from $295 per edition)
  • 60,000 copies distributed free each edition
  • 2 issues per year (June / November) with advert updates each time
  • Includes Index Reference, enhanced business listing on relevant Guide Maps and your business featured in suggested scenic drives
  • Distributed free to more than 400 locations, including visitor centres between Perth and Esperance and tourism operators in the Margaret River and surrounding regions
  • Copies available for you to give away to your visitors and customers
  • High quality, full-colour print production
  • Engaging content, with handy maps and guides for visitors
  • 50% editorial | 50% advertising format
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Does it really work?

The Guide receives excellent feedback from advertisers who confirm it is popular with visitors and results in a measurable increase in business.

Did the Guide meet your needs? Let us know at feedback@capesguide.com.au

“This is an excellent tourist information guide - well laid out and full of interesting detail. We really enjoyed our trip to WA and the Guide helped us locate some great places to visit.”

- Janet Lowe, Victoria

We have owned a gallery for many years and always try to ask visitors how they found out about us. The Guide was one of the most consistent publications that people used to find their way around. I’m confident that this will happen again and again and again as it’s a well thought up magazine.
- Jacquie Happ - Happs Pottery
We ask most of our visitors where they found us and even though we are off the major tourist drives, most of the visitors who come from Busselton way say they saw our ad in the Guide.

- Jane Wilde, Cambray Sheep Cheese Factory

We love what you do and really excited to jump on board. Thanks for involving us.

- Donna & Chris Carlyle, The Shed Markets Busselton

The only reason we stopped in Cowaramup was because we read about your business in the Guide.

– Customer, Black Sheep Deli, Cowaramup

Wow!!!  Totally impressive.  I love the photography and that it is full of relevant information.  I enjoy something that is usable.   You have included heaps....walks, drives, concerts and things to see of interest.  My one bug bear when going to a new place is having to gather seemingly hundreds of brochures to then carefully read thru the blurb to find anything useful or interesting to do.  Really love it.

- Dee Lewis, visitor to Margaret River

Thanks for ad and the copies of the guide. It’s a very useful publication and we’re pleased to be able to hand it out.

- Andrei Koeppen, Temper Temper Chocalatier, Margaret River

Love it for mountain & road biking with offline maps & GPS so I don't get lost. Also great for touristy stuff like breweries & vineyards. It's a no-brainer... anyone visiting the south west should... no, MUST... have this app.

- myjaffa1

Cape to Cape track - We walked a three day section of the Cape to Cape this summer (2016) Mostly the track is well trodden and easy to follow, but some spots were not clear at all. We checked in with 'Find the Fun' and found the app to be an excellent resource for solving our problems. Fantastic to be able to pull up a comprehensive map on the phone, not have to worry about internet access and not need to carry a paper map. There’s a ton of info on the app and great photos too. Thanks!

- Juliet Olsen

    Advertising Rates 2017 

    Advert Sizes

      SIZE (w) x (h)
    FREE BUSINESS LISTING *  
    STANDARD 90mm x 50mm
    QUARTER PAGE 90mm x 125mm
    HALF PAGE 180mm x 125mm
    or 90mm x 125mm
    FULL PAGE 180mm x 250mm
    BACK PAGE
    QUARTER 90mm x 125mm
    HALF 180mm x 125mm
    FULL 180mm x 250mm

    Winter | Spring Edition

    New Advertisers
    FREE BUSINESS LISTING *  
    STANDARD $295
    QUARTER PAGE $649
    HALF PAGE $1,249
    FULL PAGE $2,499
    BACK PAGE
    QUARTER $845
    HALF $1,624
    FULL $3,249
     

    Guide 10% off Special

    Renewing Advertisers only
    FREE BUSINESS LISTING *  
    STANDARD  $265
    QUARTER PAGE  $585
    HALF PAGE
     
     $1,125
    FULL PAGE  $2,250
    BACK PAGE
    QUARTER  $760
    HALF  $1,462
    FULL  $2,924
      
     
    * Inclusion of a free business listing is at the discretion of the Guide and may include business name only or feature on a relevant map or guide.

    ARTWORK: Business owners should provide print-ready artwork for Guide advertisements (or this can be arranged for you for $100 extra). All artwork should be supplied as a press quality PDF at 300dpi (no colour profiles). Acrobat files must show crop marks and 2mm bleed. All fonts must be outlined and embedded; all colours should be indicated as process colour percentages [CMYK]; all rasterised files must be CMYK at 300dpi. Logos should be supplied as .eps or .ai (vector) format

    Distribution

    • Visitor centres around the South West and between Perth and Esperance
    • More than 400 tourism operations in the Margaret River and surrounding regions

    Deadlines

      JUNE 2017
    BOOKING 8 Jun
    ARTWORK 15 Jun
    PAYMENT 15 Jun
    DISTRIBUTION June