Welcome to Margaret River & the Southwest Coast


Unusually for WA, distances between the many attractions are short, and driving time is mercifully limited, making it a fantastic area to explore for a few days – you will get much more out of your stay here if you have your own wheels. Summer brings hordes of visitors, but in the wintry months from July to September the cosy pot-bellied stove rules and visitors are scarce, and while opening hours can be somewhat erratic, prices are much more reasonable.


Top experiences in Margaret River & the Southwest Coast

Travel guides

Starting at $38.99

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Margaret River & the Southwest Coast activities

$29.01 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 Busselton Jetty deck of playing cards.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.

$87.04 Day Trips & Excursions

Margaret River Winery and Brewery Day Tour Plus Gourmet Lunch

Best thing to do in the Margaret River Region.You will be picked up from your Margaret River accommodation at approximately 10.30am. Relax and take in the panoramic views of the forested vineyards and valleys from your comfortable 12 to 20, passenger, air conditioned vehicle. Aboriginal, pioneer and wine heritage is professionally explained by your qualified nature and wine guide. Laughter, fun and knowledge make this a brilliant Australian day out. Wine making to wine judging is covered by your qualified guide at the best Estates. Your fun, stress free day has begun. Between 11am and 5pm, visit 7 attractions including intimate and corporate wineries, cheese & chocolate companies and a relaxed brewery. A unique lunch is served at a winery at approximately 1pm. Wild foods of Australia are optional with your hearty meals. Vegetarians are well catered for. After lunch treats include chocolate factory tastings, 5 cheese tastings, yoghurt, tasty ice cream, coffee and hot chocolate are optional. Chocoholics beware, giant freckles and chocolate massage oil exist on this tour! After 40 tastings at many great attractions, you will be returned to your accommodation at 5pm.

$108.07 Day Trips & Excursions

Margaret River Nature, Food, Wine Tour with Gourmet Lunch

Departing at 10am from the Margaret River Bed and Breakfast car park or alternatively, pickups are available from the town or wherever you are staying (pickups free if less than 10 minutes travel) . You may also like to order a pre-tour gourmet breakfast (own expense) at the Margaret River Bed & Breakfast. Traveling in a luxury people mover, the tour will take you north along Caves Road stopping to examine spectacular coastal scenery and geological features at places such as Gracetown, Moses Rock, Willyabrup Cliffs and Canal Rocks. Depending on time and interest, Cape Naturaliste can also be visited. There are many famous wineries as well as boutique vineyards and breweries where the guide can stop and you can enjoy free tastings. You will learn about the origin of the different soils and climates that result in the unique terroir that can produce some of Australia’s finest wines.Return to the Margaret River Bed and Breakfast for a fabulous lunch, enjoy a glass of wine or beer, and finish off with espresso coffee and muffins. Your tour will then head south, perhaps visiting the Berry Farm to taste all their jams, preserves and wines, or maybe coffee, chocolate and olive oil cosmetics is your thing. Several other wineries can also be visited then on to Hamelin Bay. This bay is scenically spectacular and includes some fine examples of coastal morphology. A bonus is that the bay is a nature reserve for stingrays and if the water is calm, there is a flock of stingrays that patrol the beach and these can be hand fed. Your tour guide will adjust the groups itinerary to suit everyone’s requirements.Return through the majestic Boranup Forest to look at the giant Karri trees and the undergrowth vegetation, as well as examining the geology of cave formation.

$112.42 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.

$68.90 Water Sports

Margaret River Canoe Tour Including Lunch

Best thing to do in Margaret River. Canoeing Kayaking on the scenic Margaret River! Meet at Margaret River mouth, Prevelly Beach at 9.40am. At the river mouth, enjoy exhilarating views off Surfers Point and the river meeting the ocean. Equipment and canoe instruction is professionally provided for all ability levels. At 10:15am you will depart into the river valley, past cliffs, caves, pioneer and aboriginal sites, by 2-5 seater canoes. As no motor craft are permitted on the river, the healthy native eco system with rare public access, boasts clean, clear water, Australian wildlife, unique forests and tranquil waters. Enjoy great wild food, Canoeing and the great out doors! Lunch is served and wild foods fully explained by 1pm. Paddle upstream past forested kangaroo habitats and learn the history of the first native inhabitants and the trials of the famous Bussell family of Busselton. There are ample unique photo opportunities while you enjoy a day of fun in the sun. Meander home or race for the Margaret River wine, and be back at Surfer’s Beach by 2pm.

$76.16 Day Trips & Excursions

Full-Day Small-Group Margaret River Wine and Food Tasting Tour

At your Margaret River region accommodation, you are greeted by your guide for the day, you then are transported to the first stop Yahava Koffeeworks to indulge and start you on a journey discovering the Margaret River region. Visit Prevelly Beach for a photo shoot showing of one of our big attractions where The Margaret River Pro is held each year (international surfing event). Then, head to your first winery where you will enjoy pairing wines with local free range gourmet meat products. Lunch includes a sit down meal including a glass of wine, after lunch its pairing wine with cheese followed by another wine tasting with a difference. Sampling fine chocolate made from bean to bar if you wish you can purchase a natural ice-cream or try a hot chocolate/coffee before heading to indulge in more gourmet food and for the ladies use and try natural olive oil soaps and body products. In the summer months a quick stop into a brewery to wash out your pallet before returning to your Margaret River region accommodation.