Stretching from Busselton to Augusta, with the picturesque village of Margaret river nestled in the middle, the Margaret River region is well worth a visit.
History of the Margaret River Region
The South West Region of Western Australia is one of the world’s earliest continually inhabited areas with an Aboriginal history dating back over 50,000 years. Dutch explorers first sailed around the coast in 1622 and the British in 1801. European migrants arrived in the 1850’s and soon agricultural and timber activities began. The Busselton Jetty, Cape Leeuwin and Cape Naturaliste lighthouses were built to service the newly established industries. In the early 1920’s a population explosion gave rise to the Group Settlement Scheme whereby the government attracted new migrants to this area.
What to do in Margaret River
Activities for the whole family abound, including wine tasting at premium vineyards, surfing at world-renowned beaches, visiting Busselton Jetty, trying out craft beers at some of the best Margaret River breweries, nature trails, caving and more. See our list of top ten things to do in Margaret River or visit the Your Margaret River Region website for information on accommodation, things to do and events in and around the Great South West.
How to get to Margaret River
Traveling to Margaret River by Car from Perth:
Only 3 hours south of Perth, it is an easy self-drive to Margaret River. Various car rental options are available both nearby to the city and from Perth Airport. Follow the Kwinana Freeway south from the City of Perth, which will eventually become Forrest Highway and from there Bunbury, then Busselton is well signposted.
Travel by Coach/Bus from Perth:
South West Coach Lines offer bus services between Perth and the South West Region departing daily from the City Bus Port, Domestic Airport & International Airport, Perth. South West destinations include Margaret River, Dunsborough, Busselton, Manjimup, Collie and Bunbury. TransWA also operate a daily bus service from East Perth.
Margaret River Day Tours From Perth:
1. Margaret River 1 Day Tour from Perth
Join a fantastic 1-day tour from Perth to Margaret River to visit some of the must-see places in the region, including Busselton, Yallingup, Margaret River Vineyards and the town of Margaret River itself. This is a great opportunity to explore the best of Margaret River without any stress or hassle of driving. Book today.
2. Margaret River 2 Day Tour From Perth
Spend a little longer exploring all that this beautiful region has to offer on our 2-day Margaret River tour. Your fun and knowledgeable tour guide will take you to some of the top sightseeing destinations like Busselton Jetty, the Lake Cave, acclaimed vineyards, Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse and more. Book today
Take a Margaret River Tour With Us:
Margaret River Day Tour
On this one day tour, explore some of the best places in the Great South West Region of Western Australia. After your city hotel or apartment pickup in Perth, we take you three hours south of Perth to start your tour.
Visit Busselton foreshore with its famous jetty, the longest in the Southern Hemisphere;
You won’t want to leave Yallingup, nestled on a ridge with spectacular views over Yallingup Beach out to the Indian Ocean;
Enjoy premium wine tasting at one of Margaret River’s beautiful vineyards;
Taste fine chocolate made from freshly roasted cacao beans at a Chocolatier;
Lunch with wine/beer
Relax over lunch at a restaurant set on a Margaret River vineyard or brewery;
Margaret River Town & Forest
Walk over the bridge that has the Margaret River flowing beneath it and into the forest;
Smell and taste coffees from around the world at Yahava Koffee Works.
Margaret River 2 Day Tour
On this leisurely 2-day tour from Perth, you will visit some of the best sightseeing spots in this beautiful wine region; including:
Top Margaret River Region Sightseeing
Destinations include Busselton Jetty (the longest jetty in the southern hemisphere, Lake Cave with its beautiful reflections, & Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse with its awe-inspiring ocean views.
Closer to Nature & Beach Views
Experience some of the best Western Australian views, nature experiences and amazing photo opportunities with a visit to Margaret River Forrest Walk, Boranup Karri Forrest, Meelup Beach & Canal Rocks.
Eating & Drinking
Enjoy top class meals made fresh from local produce with vineyard and ocean views.
Tempt your taste buds at Temper Temper Chocolate as you learn more about how chocolate is made and taste the different varieties.
Shopping & Browsing
Visit Vasse Virgin to learn about amazing olive oil products and browse the unique shops and galleries in the Margaret River Town.
Top 4* Recently Refurbished Overnight Accommodation
Enjoy a stay at the 4* Margarets Beach Resort, with time to use the pool or walk down to the beach.