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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.

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.

Dunsborough: Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse Guided Tour

Dunsborough: Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse Guided Tour

A trip to the Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse and Lightkeepers’ Museum 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. Housed within one of the original lightkeepers' cottages, the Lightkeepers’ Museum is an immersive experience sharing the captivating stories of maritime history, shipwrecks, and the dedicated individuals who have protected our coastline since 1904. The new observation platform at the base of the lighthouse tower also provides sweeping views of the ocean and Geographe Bay, making it ideal for snapping scenic photos.

From Perth: 3-Day Margaret River Escape

From Perth: 3-Day Margaret River Escape

Begin day one by making a scenic drive from Perth to the charming seaside towns. First stop is Mandurah, where you’ll have a chance to stretch your legs or grab a coffee by the foreshore (at own expense). Then it’s on to Bunbury where you’ll visit the Featured Wood Gallery, before continuing onto Busselton, where you'll 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. From the jetty we continue south towards Margaret River and everyone’s favourite, the Margaret River Chocolate Company. Next, head to the McLeod family farm to see their horses & Western Grey Kangaroos in their natural environment. After a full day touring settle into your accommodation for the evening. (evening meal at own expense) On day 2, Enjoy breakfast at The White Elephant café by the beach. The tour goes underground at the spectacular Mammoth Cave, one of just a few caves in the south west which contains fossils of Megafauna. A scenic drive through the majestic Boranup Forest will leave you in awe of the beautiful Karri trees. Discover the different flavours of Jarrah, Karri & Marri honey in the forest. Then pass through Augusta, 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 at the Colour Patch restaurant with stunning views of the Blackwood River. On our return trip, enjoy wine tasting at an award-winning winery. You’ll then have some free time in town to stroll along the main street and pick up a special memento or gift to take home. Return to your accommodation at around 5:00 PM to relax after a busy day and dine at your leisure. (evening meal at own expense) After breakfast on day 3, visit Yahava Koffee Works and indulge in a tasting while hearing from the experts. The tour then visits two boutique vineyards showcasing Margaret River's renowned wines. At the second winery we enjoy cheese & crackers to a-company the wine tasting. All that wine tasting can build up an appetite, we sit down for a gourmet lunch at local favourite Olio Bello. Whilst here for lunch, its a great opportunity to sample their extensive range of extra virgin olive oils, balsamic's, relishes and produce. After lunch, we depart for Perth, usually arriving by approximately  6:00PM.

Half day Wine and Sights Discovery Tour Busselton

Half day Wine and Sights Discovery Tour Busselton

Get a feel for the area through the eyes of 3rd generation local guides. A detailed knowledge will enhance your discovery of the Margaret River Region’s natural, historical and cultural highlights. You will be blown away by beautiful scenery in this globally recognized biodiversity hotspot. Hear interesting commentary, including the stories behind each stop, enjoy complimentary refreshments in the National Park, and personalised service in a comfortable mini bus with a maximum of 12 passengers. You'll be taken to Cape Naturaliste, one of the most spectacular locations in the Margaret River Region, with stunning gentle bays on one side and the Indian Ocean on the other. Try and spot the Bottlenose Dolphins playing in the waves, and take memorable photos of Sugarloaf Rock or Canal Rocks. The tour then heads into the wine country, down scenic Caves Road, then on to some local gourmet producers and two wineries for a taste of the Margaret River Wine Region, before returning to your drop off point through the Yallingup Hills, home of Western Grey Kangaroos.

From Perth: Margaret River to Esperance 6-Day Tour

From Perth: Margaret River to Esperance 6-Day Tour

Day 1: Perth to Margaret River Our adventure begins with a meaningful experience when we visit a wildlife rescue facility to participate in some volunteer work before a look at the iconic Busselton Jetty. Arrive at the Ngilgi Cave Ancient Lands and go beneath the earth's surface for a 45-minute semi-guided tour. After a picnic lunch, it's time to taste the world-renowned Margaret River region. Visit a couple of cellar doors for tastings before arriving at our campsite to relax over dinner and spend your first night under the stars of the Milky Way. Today's driving distance is around 320km. Swag camping at Big Valley Caravan Park, which has toilet and shower facilities. Meals Included L | D Day 2: Margaret River to Walpole Embark on an inspiring 7km hike along the Cape to Cape Track. Enjoy some free time to explore Margaret River and grab lunch. See the pristine forests of the Walpole Wilderness Region and at the Bicentennial Tree, those brave enough to climb the 165 pegs to the top are rewarded with magical views. Settle in for another night of campfire tales under the stars. Today we drive around 350km. Swag camping at Peaceful Bay Caravan Park, which has shower and toilet facilities. Meals Included B | D Day 3: Walpole and Albany Region Roam to William Bay National Park for a swim before cruising along a scenic stretch of coastline to Albany. See incredible rock sculptures at the Natural Bridge and The Gap. Travel onwards to the Porongorups, for a hike to Castle Rock. A drive through the picturesque Stirling Ranges will bring us to our campsite for the night. The driving distance today is around 240km. Swag camping at a private campsite at Mt Trio, which has shower and toilet facilities. Meals Included B |L | D Day 4: Mt Trio to Cape Le Grand National Park Turquoise water will replace red dirt as we head into Esperance. Grab a bite before connecting to Country during a 90-minute Dabungool Cultural Experience. Take a dip at Twilight Beach, one of many breathtaking beaches along the iconic Great Ocean Drive. Travel a little further east to Cape Le Grand National Park, where we will set up camp at Lucky Bay. Swag camp for two nights in the well-equipped camping area at Lucky Bay which has a shower and toilet facilities. Meals Included B | D Day 5: Cape Le Grand National Park Spend 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 and 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 travelling around 9 hours with stops along the way.

From Busselton: Half-Day Coastal and Wildlife Eco Tour

From Busselton: Half-Day Coastal and Wildlife Eco Tour

The northern Margaret River Region has stunning coastal scenery, and is brimming with life both above and below the water, and you can see it all on this jam-packed half-day eco tour. With the region’s only live underwater video feed direct to the tour vehicle, plus local knowledge of the best nature and wildlife viewing locations, this truly is an exceptional morning out. A complimentary glass of local wine or boutique beer and food platter will be served in the national park. The first tour stop allows you to experience amazing vistas of Geographe Bay and find out about its historical and ecological significance, then journey through the Meelup Regional Park’s woodland to the next stop, the Ngari Marine Park. Here, conditions permitting, your guide will launch a “live action” underwater camera showing you the unique and diverse marine life that calls Geographe Bay home. Drive out to Bunker Bay via a very picturesque road that takes you within a couple of metres of azure water and rock pools, before arriving at the ancient and awe inspiring limestone cliffs of Cape Naturaliste, viewing them first from below. Then a short walk will take you above the cliffs, offering majestic views. Continuing on to the rugged and contrasting west coast, keep a look out for the playful Bottlenose Dolphins, (and whales and wildflowers in season) while walking along the coastal track with views of deserted beaches and stunning granite formations. After this mini walk stop to refuel with some delicious local refreshments at Sugarloaf Rock. On the return to your selected drop-off point, see large mobs of western grey kangaroos lounging in the sun.  

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FANTASTIC! I feel like I can choose the best words to describe it but they won't be enough to express the amazing experience we had. Authentic and true, we created amazing memories. Ryan and his brother were just amazing 🤩 definitely recommend this tour!

I thoroughly enjoyed this tour. All the staff were very accommodating and were so knowledgeable about the whales which we learnt a lot from. Highly highly recommend this tour.

Amazing!!! We had a fantastic trip the crew were friendly and professional, the whales were spectacular.

The tour was great. The crew was really nice and we saw heaps of whales and dolphins.

Awesome! Expectations exceeded! Definietly recommend it