Drive from Perth through the charming seaside towns of Mandurah, where we’ll take a coffee break at a café by the foreshore; Bunbury where we’ll visit the Featured Wood Gallery & Museum, then onto Busselton where we stop for a delicious lunch. On arrival to Margaret River and visit a local artisan. Visit the McLeod family farm to see mobs of Western Grey Kangaroos in their natural environment, we might even meet Neil’s friendly horses. Before settling into your accommodation, we take a drive to the coast for spectacular views of world class surf breaks. Overnight accommodation included.
Spend the day tasting wine, craft beer, coffee, cheese, olive oil and condiments, and everyone’s favourite – chocolate! Lunch is at the award winning Cowaramup Brewery, where we’ll also enjoy a complimentary crafted brew, or some lovely local wine. We return for the evening to your accommodation at around 5:00pm, where you’ll be able to relax after a busy day and dine at your leisure.
Explore the region’s stunning scenery and fantastic natural and cultural attractions today. Head to Redgate Beach, where you’ll hear stories of shipwrecks and other tales of the region. 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 take us to Boranup Gallery, showcasing beautiful and creative wood designs and furniture. Then it’s time to head to Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse, where we’ll take a guided tour and spot the point where the Southern and Indian oceans meet. Watch out for whales – southern right, humpback and blue whales can often be seen from the towers! We stop for lunch and a tea or coffee at the Deck Chair Café in Augusta, before hitting the road and travelling through wine and dairy country, back to Margaret River. You’ll have some free time in Margaret River town to stroll around or pick-up a special memento or gift to take home. Then it’s all aboard again, as we farewell Margaret River at around 3-3:30pm and drive back to Perth.