Welcome to Geographe Bay

For 55,000 years the area from Geographe Bay to Augusta was inhabited by the Wardandi, one of the Noongar peoples. They lived a nomadic life linked to the seasons, heading to the coast in summer to fish, and journeying inland during the wet winter months.

The French connection to many of the current place names dates from an early-19th-century expedition by the ships Le Géographe and Naturaliste. Thomas Vasse, a crewman who was lost at sea, is remembered in the name of a village, river, inlet and Margaret River winery.

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$159.34 Day Trips & Excursions

Margaret River Wines, Mammoth Cave, Lighthouse Tour from Perth

Departing the city of Perth head south west towards Margaret River (approximately three hours) passing through small picturesque towns and farming communities, with plenty of stops for “leg stretching” along the way.The first stop is Busselton Jetty, the longest wooden jetty in the southern hemisphere, stretching 1.8 kilometers outwards into Geographe Bay. Take some time to walk around and enjoy morning tea (at own expense). Next, head to the Bootleg Brewery for a gourmet platter lunch and enjoy some beer and cider tastings. take your time to enjoy the scenery. After lunch, stop at Sandleford Winery and enjoy tastings if some of their finest wines. You will have time to walk around the grounds and if you like, purchase some of the wines available.Next, explore Mammoth Caves. Take a guided tour through this gothic like cave with vast chambers full of amazing formations. The cave will reveal a fascinating range of information about the flora and fauna of this region. You guide will tell you about the history of the caves, the different formations formed within the cave. Travel through the beautiful Boranup Forest as you make your to Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse where you can see the meeting point of the Indian and Southern oceans. There is plenty of wildlife to see including rock parrots, sea lions and dolphins. Take a walk along the heritage trail and soak up the atmosphere and beauty of the area.Heading back towards Margaret River, make a brief stop in the township where you'll have some free time to stroll the main street. Stop for dinner (own expense) before returning home to Perth.

$29.64 Sightseeing Tickets & Passes

Busselton Jetty Train and Underwater Observatory 2-Hour Tour

Extending 1.05-miles (1.8-kilometres) over the protected waters of Geographe Bay, the heritage listed Busselton Jetty is the longest timber-piled jetty in the Southern Hemisphere and the second longest in the world. Only 2.5-hours drive south of Perth, in the popular seaside resort town of Busselton (three times judged Western Australia’s Top Tourist Town), the Busselton Jetty attracts over 400,000 visitors per year. As one of the most popular tourist attractions in Western Australia, it is a must see for any visitor to the Margaret River wine region. Tour Schedule: Arrive at the Busselton Jetty 30 minutes prior to train departure. Board the jetty train and travel 15-minutes across ocean to reach the Underwater Observatory. The Underwater Observatory is located 1.7-kilometers along the Busselton Jetty. Explore with a guide and descend 8-meters to the ocean floor via a spiral staircase of 60 stairs. Your ticket includes complimentary return train ride, a 40-minute guided tour of the Underwater Observatory, Jetty Day Pass and exclusive USB containing imagery, videos and historic timeline. Tours depart on the hour and takes approximately 1-hour and 45-minutes to complete. The Underwater Observatory can accommodate 48 people per tour. Access to the Underwater Observatory is only possible via a tour. A lift is available for those with limited mobility. The tour concludes back on shore at the Interpretive Centre.

$114.87 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Margaret River Small-Group Food and Wine Tasting Tour

Meet your guide during a morning pickup at your accommodation in Margaret River. Then, take a seat in your air-conditioned minivan and head to your first stop — Yahava Koffee Works. On arrival, taste a range of delicious coffees made with both imported and Australian beans and kick start your day in style! Pair fine wines with smoked meats at a local winery, then enjoy a delicious lunch in a 5-star restaurant. After lunch, visit an organic producer of gourmet jams, sauces and spices, and sample some of the delicate chocolate liquors in production. Learn how to match wine with cheese at a winery with panoramic lake and vineyard views, and sample delicate wines created entirely by hand. Then, visit Gabriel Chocolate — where fresh-roasted beans from around the world come together to create delicious new flavor combinations. See natural olive oil skin-care products being prepared at an olive oil factory, then finish your tour with a well-deserved seasonal beer at a local brewery. Afterward, return with a full stomach to your Margaret River accommodation to conclude your tour.

$51.14 Water Sports

Busselton 30-Minute Jet Boat Thrill Ride

Get out on the water in the fastest jet boat in WA and see if you can handle the exhilarating 270° turns, doughnuts, fishtails and speeds reaching up to 90-kilometers per hour! Your custom designed and built boat offers incredible stability, even in the open water. Be warned - you may get to taste the salt water! Rest assured, all manoeuvres are performed in a safe manner by the experienced skipper.This experience is suitable for children 120-centimeters and taller. Expect to get wet in the warmer season, and during the cooler months, a heavy duty Burke jacket is provided to help keep you dry and warm.

$77.82 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Winery Tours in the Margaret River Region of South Western Australia

Pick up time from Accommodation is normally around 10:00 am anywhere within the Margaret River Wine Region. We visit wineries handpicked by our company. Out of around 60 cellar doors we select 5 in the Margaret River Wine Region. Wine tastings are free at all the wineries. Chocolate ,Cheese and Olive Oil sampling is also free. Lunch is included in the tour price and his held at either a Micro Brewery or Winery again handpicked by us. We do try to also cater for special requests if someone wishes to visit a particular Winery or Venue. Our Tour guides will give you a very informative narration on the Region, Wines and Wineries we visit along with a bit of humour.

$59.29 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Whale Watching Busselton Departing from Busselton Jetty

We offer the most exciting experience and best value that you will find for Whale Watching in Busselton. You will get free entry to the iconic Busselton Jetty, 10% off at the local Gift Shop, Equinox Cafe and another local tourist adventure, you will get up close to these gentle giants on an amazing and luxurious vessel. From September each year the whales are in Geographe Bay. Our tours will depart daily from the Busselton Jetty at 9:45am and 1:15pm. From there we take you out into the pristine waters of Busselton to see these amazing lovable giants up close. After breeding in the warmer waters up north, there will be aprox. 35,000 Humpbacks and their calves heading south to Arctic waters (and on the rare occasion a blue whale, or southern right whale).  Whales use Geographe Bay as their last resting area before the long swim home South. We have found them very playful in previous years and can not wait to see what 2018 can produce. We look forward to seeing you and your family onboard - to experience a fantastic season