Despite the recent fires which destroyed or damaged bush and property in the Augusta Margaret River region the area is still very much open for business.
Manager of the Best Western Augusta Georgiana Molloy Motel, Peter Jennings, said that despite recent bushfires the Augusta Margaret River region was safe to visit and needed tourists to get back to help businesses get back on track.
"Although all of our tourist attractions haven't suffered any damage, and in fact, only 4 per cent of the national park was burnt, people are naturally concerned and scared. We want to reassure them that Augusta and Margaret River regions are open and want to welcome visitors back as soon as possible. Only about 2 per cent of the Margaret River beaches were affected; and the amazing tall forests, caves and tallest mainland lighthouse in Australia where two oceans meet were not affected," he said.
The Best Western Augusta Georgiana Molloy Motel has vacancies from January onwards and booking numbers could affect the long-term success of the business.
Mr Jennnings also said Augusta and Margaret River were great places to visit during the summer. "There is so much to do here, and it's one of the most beautiful and diverse parts of Australia. From amazing wineries to breathtaking natural landscapes, fine food, pristine beaches and sporting activities like bushwalking and water sports - everyone who visits will have an amazing trip to remember," he said.