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
Travelling 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 are 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:
Explore Tours Perth run a day tour to this stunning wine region 3 days a week. On this tour you will be taken to 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. Book here.
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.
Highlights of the tour:
- Busselton Jetty – Visit Busselton foreshore with it’s famous jetty, the longest in the Southern Hemisphere;
- Stunning Beaches – You won’t want to leave Yallingup, nestled on a ridge with spectacular views over Yallingup Beach out to the Indian Ocean;
- Vineyards – Enjoy premium wine tasting at one of Margaret River’s beautiful vineyards;
- Chocolate – 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 – Walk over the bridge that has the Margaret River flowing beneath it and into the forest;
- Coffee – Smell and taste coffees from around the world at Yahava Koffee Works.
Margaret River Indulgent Wine & Food 2 Day Tour
Group or Private Charter Bookings Only:
This tour is all about indulging in great food at some of the best restaurants in the South West and drinking premium wine at some of the best wineries in Margaret River. Add in a visit to a couple of Breweries, a cheese factory and a chocolate factory and you will come back from this trip with your taste buds tantalised.
If you love great food, wine, beer, chocolate and cheese whilst enjoying the beauty of the Margaret River region then this is the tour for you. Staying in a wonderful 4 star hotel in the heart of Margaret River town you will be treated to some of the best produce that the area has to offer. The price of this tour includes everything you need for the weekend including all meals, plenty of drinks, tastings and your accommodation.