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Whale Watching Cruise from Busselton, Augusta or Dunsborough

1. Whale Watching Cruise from Busselton, Augusta or Dunsborough

Enjoy an exciting and best value whale watching experience in Busselton, Augusta or Dunsborough. Cruise out into the pristine waters to see these lovable marine giants up close. Migrating humpback and southern right whales leave the cold, food rich Antarctic waters and begin arriving around June. Augusta, Busselton and Dunsborough are perfectly placed to view these spectacular wild animals as they make their way past, often stopping off for a rest and play. Geographe Bay, with its usually calm and sheltered waters, means a guided whale watching tour is the best way to see magnificent humpback and southern right whales up-close.

From Margaret River: Margaret River Wine Adventure

2. From Margaret River: Margaret River Wine Adventure

Start your full-day adventure with pickup from your hotel in Margaret River. You’ll then be driven to the wine-producing region to visit 3 award-winning boutique wineries. These wineries produce high-quality wines on a small scale, and you will often have the opportunity to meet the owners.  Embrace your inner-winemaker and get hands-on in an exclusive Wine Blending experience where you'll learn all about this vital stage of the wine-making process, before creating your own unique concoction of wine to enjoy with your lunch! Be treated to a delicious lunch at one of the region's highly-rated restaurants. Enjoy fabulous food, a beverage to wash it down with, and stunning views. You'll also swing into a local chocolate producer in the area, to tantalize your tastebuds with delicious tastings of the goodness they deliver. To round things off at the end of the day, you'll then visit a local micro-brewery, where you will have the opportunity to enjoy a range of delicious beers (own cost) and relax with your new crew of friends, and reminisce on an awesome day exploring the renowned Margaret River wine region! At the end of the tour, you’ll be dropped back to your accommodation in Margaret River with great memories and hopefully some delicious wine to enjoy too.

Margaret River: Wine, Coffee, Cheese, and Chocolate Tour

3. Margaret River: Wine, Coffee, Cheese, and Chocolate Tour

Kick-start your Margaret River tour with a stop at a local coffee shop to sample their range. Visit two wineries in the morning and sample some incredible wines from respected and award-winning winemakers.  Stop for a relaxing lunch and cleansing ale, grab a tasting paddle, or share one with a friend. to savor the range. Choose from a selection of Margaret River reds, whites, and sparkling wines if you’re not a beer drinker. Experience some sensational local produce and taste cheese at a local dairy company. Try some olive oil and condiments as well as chocolate from beloved local shops. Appreciate the incredible natural beauty of Margaret River’s lush forests, rolling hills, and opulent vineyards. Ride through natural Australian bush on the bus and spy karri trees and possibly some kangaroos. End your tour back at your accommodations.

From Dunsborough/Busselton: Margaret River Wine Adventure

4. From Dunsborough/Busselton: Margaret River Wine Adventure

Start your full-day adventure with pickup from your hotel in the Dunsborough/Busselton area. You’ll then be driven to the wine-producing region to visit 3 award-winning boutique wineries. These wineries produce high-quality wines on a small scale, and you will often have the opportunity to meet the owners or winemakers themselves. Embrace your inner-winemaker and get hands-on in our exclusive Wine Blending Experience where you'll learn all about this important stage of the winemaking process, before going headfirst into creating your own unique concoction! During the day you'll be treated to a delicious lunch at one of the regions' highly-rated restaurants. Enjoy fabulous food, a beverage to wash it down with, and stunning views. You'll also swing into a local chocolate producer in the area, to tantalise your tastebuds on with delicious tastings of the goodness they deliver. To round things off at the end of the day, you'll then visit a local micro-brewery, where you will have the opportunity to enjoy a range of delicious beers at your own cost and relax with your new crew of friends. Take the time to reminisce on an awesome day exploring the renowned Margaret River wine region. At the end of the tour, you’ll be dropped back to your accommodation with great memories and hopefully some delicious wine to enjoy too.

Margaret River and Busselton Jetty: Day Trip from Perth

5. Margaret River and Busselton Jetty: Day Trip from Perth

Discover the natural beauty of the Margaret River wine region on a full-day trip by comfortable bus. Stop along the way to enjoy morning tea (at your own expense) at Busselton Jetty. Visit one of the area's oldest breweries to have lunch and sample craft beer and cider. Sample some local wines, whilst gaining some industry insight on wine production with the opportunity to purchase Explore Margaret River’s natural attractions. Admire spectacular limestone formations and take a guided tour of Mammoth Cave. Drive through the Boranup Forest to Australia’s most southwesterly point, to find the Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse. Then head north up to the township of Margaret River for a brief stop to stroll the main street. After a fantastic day giving you a full taste of this wonderful region, it’s back to Perth with an en-route comfort stop arriving back in the evening.

Wine Estate Tour & 7-Course Discovery Menu

6. Wine Estate Tour & 7-Course Discovery Menu

Enjoy a full winery experience, from vine to wine, and garden to table.  Starting with an interactive, behind-the-scenes Estate tour, you’ll see where it all begins - in the vineyard. Visit the large underground cellar, and taste wine straight from the barrel in the barrel hall. Plus, discover a bit about the history of this long-established estate along the way. Once you’ve seen where the wine comes from, it’s time to savor the flavor, as you're taken through a guided tasting session. Then move into the stunning restaurant for a decadent and interactive "discovery" menu. This is a 7-course sensory dining experience. The in-house chefs have taken inspiration from the wines and have crafted dishes which complement the wine styles, while showcasing the finest seasonal produce from the Margaret River region. 

From Perth: 3-Day Margaret River Escape

7. From Perth: 3-Day Margaret River Escape

Begin day one by making a scenic drive from Perth to some charming seaside towns. First stop is Mandurah, where you’ll have a coffee break at a café by the shore. Then it’s on to Bunbury where you’ll visit the Featured Wood Gallery & Museum, before continuing to Busselton, where you will stop for lunch. Following lunch, take a leisurely walk along the famous Busselton Jetty, the longest timber jetty in the southern hemisphere stretching 1.1 miles (1.8 km) out into the picturesque Geographe Bay.  After stretching your legs at the jetty, head to Margaret River. You’ll have some free time in town to stroll along the main street and pick up a special memento or gift to take home. Next, head to the McLeod family farm to see Western Grey Kangaroos in their natural environment. Settle into your accommodation before taking a drive to the coast for spectacular views of world-class surf breaks.  On day 2, head for breakfast at The White Elephant café by the beach. Then spend the day tasting wine, craft beer, coffee, cheese, olive oil, and everyone’s favourite – chocolate.  Lunch will be at the award-winning Black Brewing Co, where you’ll also enjoy a crafted brew, or some lovely local wine. Return to your accommodation at around 5:00 PM to relax after a busy day and dine at your leisure.  After checkout on day 3, enjoy breakfast by the beach, before heading south to Redgate Beach, where you’ll hear stories of shipwrecks and other stories about the local area. The tour goes underground at the spectacular Mammoth Cave, one of just a few caves in the south west which contains fossils. A scenic drive through the majestic Boranup Forest will bring you to the Boranup Gallery, showcasing beautiful and creative wood designs and furniture. Tea, coffee and scones can be purchased from the Boranup Gallery Café.  Then pass through Augusta, with stunning views of the Blackwood River, before arriving at the tallest lighthouse on mainland Australia, Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse. Take a guided tour and spot the point where the Southern and Indian oceans meet. You may be lucky enough to spot whales out in the distance.  Stop for lunch and a tea or coffee at the Deck Chair Café in Augusta. After lunch, depart for your transfer back to Perth, arriving by approximately  6:00 PM.

Margaret River: Distillery Tour With Tastings

8. Margaret River: Distillery Tour With Tastings

James has dedicated his life to craft spirits, he began distilling in Alaska at a young age (too young to mention!). From there he’s travelled the world and ended up in Margaret River, Western Australia at the first distillery established in the Region. Tasting Absinthe in Prague or Bourbon in Kentucky, James’s experiences have influenced his approach to distilling. You’ll meet the Distiller and learn about his philosophy towards making some of the Region’s most awarded spirits. Explore the Still House and barrel room where we make and age our finest whisky, bourbon and rum. And of course, you’ll get to taste the good stuff! Includes two spirit tastings in the Still House.

Perth: Margaret River Highlights Tour with Wine and Cheese

9. Perth: Margaret River Highlights Tour with Wine and Cheese

The tour begins with pickup from the meeting points in Perth and heads to the Crooked Carrot Cafe for a coffee and cake to start the day. Head to Cowaramup, a quirky country town home to a variety of shops selling local produce. Arrive at the Margaret River Township next and take a stroll along the bustling main street. Afterwards, enjoy lunch at a cafe with ocean views in Gnarabup, or go for a wander along the scenic boardwalk. See the impressive waves at Surfers Point next, the hub of south-west Australia’s surf culture. Later, head to Passel Estate, an award-winning boutique winery. Enjoy a wine tasting session (price not included), or stroll around the vineyard. Travel to Canal Rocks to admire panoramic views across the bay, then continue on to the stunning Meelup Beach. Once you’ve worked up an appetite, enjoy some local wine and cheese while marvelling at the crystal clear water. End the day with a sunset stroll along Busselton Jetty, the longest jetty in the Southern Hemisphere.

Esperance & Margaret River Adventure 6-Day Tour

10. Esperance & Margaret River Adventure 6-Day Tour

Day 1: Perth to Margaret River Begin by traveling south from Perth to the popular tourist town of Busselton. See the 19th-century jetty stretching 1.8km into the turquoise Geographe Bay. Stop at breathtaking Meelup Beach for lunch and a quick swim. Unleash the adventurer within embarking on a two-hour hike to Cape Naturalist in Leeuwin-Naturalise National Park. Descend into the magical Ngilgi Cave. Finally, arrive at Big Valley Caravan Park for the night. Day 2: Margaret River to Walpole In the morning, head to Surfers Point, at the Margaret River mouth to surfers, carve up the ocean. Embark on a 6km hike through one of the most scenic sections of the Cape to Cape Track from Redgate Beach to Contos. Taste your way around the world-renowned Margaret River region. Continue south into the pristine forests of the Walpole Wilderness Region. Visit the largest tingle tree in Western Australia and set up camp at idyllic Peaceful Bay. Day 3: Walpole and Albany Region After breakfast, pack up camp and roam on to William Bay National Park. Visit the Natural Bridge and The Gap. Set out on a two-hour hike through the forest to Castle Rock. Set up camp at a private campsite at Mt Trio with shower and toilet facilities. Day 4: Mt Trio to Cape Le Grand National Park Make your way towards Esperance and travel a little further east to Cape Le Grand National Park. Set up camp at Lucky Bay, where you will find an ocean colored all imaginable shades of blue and sand so white and fine it squeaks between your toes. The rest of the day is at your command. Day 5: Cape Le Grand National Park Wander onto the beach before spending a whole day unearthing this incredible park. Traverse through lush bushland, swim at fantastic bays and coves, and learn about its abundant flora and fauna. Embark on one of the best hikes of the tour, climbing Frenchman Peak to watch the sunset on the last night. Day 6: Esperance to Perth Depart early in the morning. Stop for lunch at a quintessential outback town and continue until reaching the 2,700-million-year-old Wave Rock. Hop back on the bus to see the historic township of York. Learn about the Rabbit-Proof Fence. Finally, roll into Perth in the evening after traveling around 9 hours with stops along the way.

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What people are saying about Margaret River

What an amazing day out. Couldn’t have asked for more- Jeremy was a terrific guide and the wineries, wines and food were all exceptional

We had an amazing time, Rusty was an excellent tour guide, we went to some amazing wineries all in all it was absolutely brilliant.

It was an amazing experience. The kids really enjoyed .The guide and driver was full of energy very friendly and helpful.

Excellent staff. Excellent cruise. Saw lots of whales, even a breach. Would recommend this to anyone

The whole experience was epic. The encounter with the whales was up close. My family enjoyed it