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Augusta: Jewel Cave Fully-Guided Tour

1. Augusta: Jewel Cave Fully-Guided Tour

Jewel Cave is the largest show cave in Western Australia, composed of three massive chambers. Visitors are immediately in awe of the sheer enormity of the first chamber, which is also home to one of the longest straw stalactites found in any tourist cave in Australia. Towering crystal formations, growing for many thousands of years, reach up towards delicate and intricate decorations suspended like vines across the ceiling. Hear stories of the "Tasmanian tiger" fossils found in the cave — these animals perished in the darkness after falling into the cave thousands of years ago. After exiting the cave, you'll have the option to take a self-guided walk through the towering karri forest above, during which you'll pass by the natural entrance to the cave, a small vertical shaft in the forest floor.

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

2. 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

3. 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.

From Margaret River: Margaret River Wine Adventure

4. 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.

2-Hour Luxury Whale Watching Cruise from Augusta

5. 2-Hour Luxury Whale Watching Cruise from Augusta

Come aboard for an unforgettable experience! Depart from the Augusta Boat Harbor and cruise in style on the Steep Point, a purpose-built luxury catamaran, for a 2-hour whale watching experience.  On your cruise, spot the magnificent Humpback whale along with seals, dolphins and migratory birdlife from all over the world. From mid-July, you may also see the arrival of the rare and endangered Southern Right Whales who use Flinders Bay as their nursery ground. Meet Western Australia's Whale Watch family who operates whale watch experiences all year and is onboard every tour to share their knowledge and experience with guests. Experts will provide a live and educational commentary throughout the cruise and answer any questions you may have. An underwater camera and hydrophone allow you to watch and listen to the whales in their natural habitat (weather permitting). The Steep Point features 5 viewing decks over 3 levels, where you’ll enjoy stunning uninterrupted views from the water level to the huge open bow, upper grandstand deck, and heated interior saloon with luxury lounge seating. Your boat is the largest and most luxurious whale-watching vessel in Western Australia and has been purposely built for safety, comfort, luxury, and viewing enjoyment. Superior service and no crowding are guaranteed. There’s also a fully-licensed cafe on board that serves a range of refreshments.

Perth: Margaret River Highlights Tour with Wine and Cheese

6. 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.

Margaret River: Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse Guided Tour

7. Margaret River: Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse Guided Tour

A trip to the Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse and keepers’ cottages will reveal the fascinating maritime history of the Cape region. Easier than most lighthouses to climb, this lighthouse tower is accessible even for small children, and is one of the most popular attractions in the Margaret River Region. 30-minute guided tours provide a fascinating insight into the functions of the working lighthouse, the history of the local area, and even several ghost stories that are sure to have you spooked. From the top balcony, visitors are rewarded with breathtaking panoramic views of the Indian Ocean, Cape Naturaliste, Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park, and the beautiful Geographe Bay coastline. The new observation platform at the base of the lighthouse tower also provides sweeping views of the ocean and Geographe Bay and is an ideal location for snapping some scenic photos.

Margaret River: Evoi Wine Tasting Tour with Food Platter

8. Margaret River: Evoi Wine Tasting Tour with Food Platter

On arrival at Evoi Wines, you'll meet winemaker Nigel and take a behind-the-scenes winery tour detailing the wine-making process from grapevine to bottle. During the tour you'll discover the equipment used in the wine-making process and have the opportunity to ask questions. You may also have a chance to taste wine straight from the barrel at different stages of the process. Following the tour, Nigel will treat you to a VIP wine tasting where you'll sample museum vintages, try vertical tastings, and compare young and old wines. The tour will wrap up with a delicious tasting plate of charcuterie meats, cheeses, fruits and bread set on the winery lawn in view of the vineyards.

From Perth: 3-Day Margaret River Escape

9. 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.

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What people are saying about Margaret River

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4.5 / 5

based on 2 reviews

We had an excellent time on the tour! Perry the guide was fabulous and the wineries chosen were all unique but very enjoyable. Good quality wine and the lunch was delicious. Definitely recommend!

Stunningly enormous cave. Interesting tour - just the right length and well-informed guide

Guide Ross was fantastic. Entertaining but knowledgeable and comfortable to interact with.

Very friendly and welcoming. The host was very knowledgeable. Really enjoy our tour.

Unbelievable. Very informative guide. Well worth the money.