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Cassandra Charlick

Cassandra Charlick is a freelance writer based in Margaret River.

Gourmet gambles for regional tourism

The Margaret River Gourmet Escape has wrapped up another successful event, but planned changes for next year have some business owners worried.

Online booking comes with costs

WA accommodation providers have somewhat grudgingly learned to live with third-party intermediaries, or online booking channels.

Premium products and attractions at Margaret River

ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL: From sleepy country town to international tourism destination, wine has been vital to Margaret River’s growth, but there’s much more to it. This article is part of a special series to mark Business News' 25-year anniversary.

Settlers Tavern finds growth formula

Never settling for second best, a hardworking couple has spent the past 15 years transforming Margaret River’s local pub, Settlers Tavern, into a venue of national note.

Tourists take to the road less travelled

A niche offering and strong social media engagement have paid off for Sean Blocksidge’s Margaret River tour business.

Haunold driven by quest for quality

People, not produce, provide the biggest challenge for Wills Domain and its owner, former 40under40 award winner Darren Haunold.

Janssen consolidates success

Two-time 40under40 winner Anthony Janssen is no stranger to the bumpy ride that accompanies entrepreneurship.

Voyager targets tourists with provenance push

Dining accolades, tourism successes, exploratory wines and a new venture in the pipeline – it’s a big year for Voyager Estate, which is celebrating its 40th anniversary.

Patience, provenance key ingredients for Yarri

Six months after Dunsborough restaurant Yarri opened to much fanfare, we talk to the team behind the venture about their long-term strategy.

And the award goes to … CinefestOZ

How did Australia’s richest film prize come to land in Busselton, a regional town with a population of just 38,300?

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Janssen consolidates success

Two-time 40under40 winner Anthony Janssen is no stranger to the bumpy ride that accompanies entrepreneurship.

Settlers Tavern finds growth formula

Never settling for second best, a hardworking couple has spent the past 15 years transforming Margaret River’s local pub, Settlers Tavern, into a venue of national note.

Voyager targets tourists with provenance push

Dining accolades, tourism successes, exploratory wines and a new venture in the pipeline – it’s a big year for Voyager Estate, which is celebrating its 40th anniversary.

And the award goes to … CinefestOZ

How did Australia’s richest film prize come to land in Busselton, a regional town with a population of just 38,300?

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Voyager targets tourists with provenance push

Dining accolades, tourism successes, exploratory wines and a new venture in the pipeline – it’s a big year for Voyager Estate, which is celebrating its 40th anniversary.