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Whale Watching Cruise from Busselton, Augusta or Dunsborough

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.

Margaret River and Busselton Jetty: Day Trip from Perth

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.

Busselton: Forest Adventure with Zip Lining and Rope Course

Busselton: Forest Adventure with Zip Lining and Rope Course

Experience an exhilarating high ropes course in Busselton, Western Australia. Starting off at just 3 metres and working up to 19 metres above the forest floor, the activities increase in difficulty — it all gets wobblier, longer, and more challenging as you progress. Each course has a series of fun and challenging activities that wind their way through the treetops.   Ziplines are everywhere throughout the park, and there’s even a dedicated zipline course of more than 7 zips. Starting at 18 meters, with no additional climbing, the course cuts its way through the park and ends with the final zip of more than 150 meters in length.   Other exciting activities include riding a BMX more than 9 meters into the air, skateboarding through the trees, Tarzan jumping, free-fall quick jumps, and balancing lines. There’s something here for everyone, from first-timers who like their adventure “very soft” to experienced enthusiasts.

Margaret River: Food and Wine Tour with Tastings and Lunch

Margaret River: Food and Wine Tour with Tastings and Lunch

Explore Margaret River's wide diversity of attractions, including its finest boutique wineries and local produce on a small-group tour with hotel transfers. Get to know more about one of the world's youngest wine regions, known for its more "European" wine style, with wine tastings and a farm lunch. Start the day with a visit to a farm to enjoy a morning tea with scones (with jam and cream), local roasted coffee, and tea. Interact with alpacas and emus on the farm by hand-feeding them. Tickle your taste buds with premium chocolate from sustainable farms at Temper Temper. Next, head to an award-winning organic olive farm, in the heart of Margaret River for lakeside lunch. Also, sample their delicious olive oils and olive-based products. The highlight of the day are the visits to 3 handpicked, locally-owned wineries. Meet winemakers, get a glimpse into what happens behind the scenes in a working winery, and taste some fine wines.

Dunsborough: Whale Watching Tour

Dunsborough: Whale Watching Tour

Step on board the luxury vessel, Alison Maree, for a 2.5 hour scenic whale watching cruise in the pristine waters of Geographe Bay. Enjoy a cup of tea and a biscuit whilst you marvel at the sight of a pod of Humpback whales - with over 35000 Humpbacks migrating through the bay with their young, there is plenty to see. Humpback Whales are the playful ones, you can often see them breach, spy hop, and be very playful and friendly - no binoculars required. In the months of October and November the mighty Blue Whale is also often sighted, these whales are the largest living animal on the planet so it is an amazing feeling to look at these whales in awe with their graceful yet large presence. Dolphins are often seen riding the ship's bow, you will want to be standing up the front of the boat to get the best glimpse of these beautiful agile creatures. Not only is this an amazing whale watching cruise but the scenery is stunning; cruise along Eagle Bay, Castle Rock, Bunker Bay, and past the Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse.

From Dunsborough/Busselton: Margaret River Wine Adventure

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.

Ngilgi Cave: Ancient Lands Experience

Ngilgi Cave: Ancient Lands Experience

Embark on a breathtaking journey through time and witness the magic of Ngilgi Cave. The Ancient Lands Experience awaits, revealing 600 million years of captivating stories tied to the land and its custodians, the Wadandi people. Venture along a scenic pathway, winding through native bushland, leading you to interactive installations that breathe life into the very creation of this remarkable place. Discover the awe-inspiring cave formations, cultural connections, and the wonders of native flora and fauna in a way you've never imagined. But that's not all! Prepare to be awestruck as you descend into the heart of Ngilgi Cave. A self-guided adventure awaits, where you'll stand in wonder before majestic stalactites, stalagmites, helictites, and beautifully coloured shawls. Our skilled guides are stationed throughout the cave chambers to share their insight into the unique formations.

From Perth: Margaret River Region Impression Day Tour

From Perth: Margaret River Region Impression Day Tour

Join in the all-in-one destination tour to the magic Margaret River region from Perth. It provides an unique experience for heritage visiting, award-winning wine tasting and culinary experience combining pristine beaches, towering forests, unique flora and fauna and more. Skip self-drive strain when you book this intimate tour, just relax and enjoy. Take the train ride over Busselton Jetty, explore main breaks at Surfers Point, immerse into the Boranup Karri Forest, taste boutique wines and try some local produces, encounter with sting rays at turquoise Hamelin Bay. Indulge yourself in exploring depth of Southwest of Western Australia just in a single day.

Margaret River: Guided Canoe & 4x4 Tour with Lunch & Wine

Margaret River: Guided Canoe & 4x4 Tour with Lunch & Wine

Experience Margaret River’s great outdoors while tasting some of the region’s best wines and meeting the people who make them on a tour hosted by a local guide. Canoe down the river, savor a gourmet lunch in Wilyabrup, hike on Cape to Cape Track, and enjoy a 4WD jeep safari. Start the day with a canoe ride down a tranquil section of the Margaret River. Then, head to the beach to see how winemakers relax – with a cup of coffee. Continue to an ancient waterhole to spot freshwater marron and other marine wildlife. Taste local honey while reflecting on the area's Aboriginal history dating back more than 50,000 years. Next, stop for lunch at Fraser Gallop Estate. Get access to the vineyard and savor some of the best wines of the region paired with local produce while seated among barrels of aging wine. Finish your day with a 4WD adventure and a short guided walk on a section of the Cape to Cape Walk Track to admire the Wilyabrup Cliffs. With special government approval, ride on a 4WD track that offers stunning cliff-top views. Keep an eye out for dolphins, sharks, whales, kangaroos, eagles, and wildflowers (seasonal). Soak in the epic scenery and fresh breeze from the Indian Ocean before starting the return journey.

Margaret River: Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse Guided Tour

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 and the history of the local area. 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.

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Our guides were very knowledgeable and did an excellent job guiding the tour and explaining everything. It was also great to be picked up by them in their mini bus from our accommodation! an excellent tour, great to be able to interact with kangaroos and possums, see Quendas and other nocturnal creatures, plus some star gazing. It would've been great to see more but we understand that you can't control wild animals and make them turn up when required! The only slight downside is that it is an expensive activity to do, especially as a family of 5. Our 9 yr old would do it again tomorrow though!!

The guide was knowledgeable and had a great sense of humour. The stories that he told surrounding the lighthouse were really interesting and revealing of the knowledge of the day. They are an important part of the history of the area and helped us appreciate the courage and determination of the early keepers. Wow!

My friends and I had a fantastic day on this tour. Our tour guide Danny was amazing! He was very knowledgeable and it was clear that he is very passionate about wine making. We would definitely recommend this tour. 😊

Staff were friendly and informative. We saw whales which we were so happy about, being the start of the season.

Excellent. Really great day and amazing value for money. Danny was a great guide and very knowledgable.