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Whale Watching Cruise from Busselton, Augusta or Dunsborough

1. 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.

Augusta: Jewel Cave Fully-Guided Tour

2. Augusta: Jewel Cave Fully-Guided Tour

Jewel Cave is the largest cave in Western Australia that is open to public. Enjoy a guided tour of its three massive chambers. Be in awe of the sheer enormity of the first chamber, which is also home to one of the longest straw stalactites found in any tourist cave in Australia. Meet your guide at the reception desk for Jew Cave and begin your underground adventure. Journey into the depths as you view towering crystal formations that have been growing for thousands of years. Admire how they form intricate decorations and crawl like vines across the ceiling. Hear stories of the "Tasmanian tiger" fossils found in the cave. These animals perished in the darkness after falling into the cave thousands of years ago. After exiting the cave, have the option to take a self-guided walk through the towering karri forest. Take the walk and pass by the natural entrance to the cave, which is a small vertical shaft in the forest floor.

Margaret River: Wine, Coffee, Cheese, and Chocolate Tour

3. Margaret River: Wine, Coffee, Cheese, and Chocolate Tour

Kick-start your Margaret River tour with a stop at a local coffee shop to sample their range. Visit two wineries in the morning and sample some incredible wines from respected and award-winning winemakers.  Stop for a relaxing lunch and cleansing ale, grab a tasting paddle, or share one with a friend. to savor the range. Choose from a selection of Margaret River reds, whites, and sparkling wines if you’re not a beer drinker. Experience some sensational local produce and taste cheese at a local dairy company. Try some olive oil and condiments as well as chocolate from beloved local shops. Appreciate the incredible natural beauty of Margaret River’s lush forests, rolling hills, and opulent vineyards. Ride through natural Australian bush on the bus and spy karri trees and possibly some kangaroos. End your tour back at your accommodations.

From Margaret River: Margaret River Wine Adventure

4. From Margaret River: Margaret River Wine Adventure

Start your full-day adventure with pickup from your hotel in Margaret River. You’ll then be driven to the wine-producing region to visit 3 award-winning boutique wineries. These wineries produce high-quality wines on a small scale, and you will often have the opportunity to meet the owners.  Embrace your inner-winemaker and get hands-on in an exclusive Wine Blending experience where you'll learn all about this vital stage of the wine-making process, before creating your own unique concoction of wine to enjoy with your lunch! Be treated to a delicious lunch at one of the region's highly-rated restaurants. Enjoy fabulous food, a beverage to wash it down with, and stunning views. You'll also swing into a local chocolate producer in the area, to tantalize your tastebuds with delicious tastings of the goodness they deliver. To round things off at the end of the day, you'll then visit a local micro-brewery, where you will have the opportunity to enjoy a range of delicious beers (own cost) and relax with your new crew of friends, and reminisce on an awesome day exploring the renowned Margaret River wine region! At the end of the tour, you’ll be dropped back to your accommodation in Margaret River with great memories and hopefully some delicious wine to enjoy too.

Margaret River: Ngilgi Cave Semi-Guided Tour

5. Margaret River: Ngilgi Cave Semi-Guided Tour

Enjoy your visit to Ngilgi Cave with this tour led by an experienced informative guide. The semi-guided tour is approximately one-hour in duration, and begins with an introductory talk from the cave guide while being led down into the first chamber or "The Amphitheatre." Your guide will tell you all about Ngilgi's rich history - from the fascinating Aboriginal Dreamtime story describing the battle between a benevolent spirit named Ngilgi, and an evil spirit named Wolgine. The cave now takes its name from this rich Aboriginal legend. After the tour, explore the cave at your own pace, while another guide stationed in the centre of the cave can answer questions and provide more information on the many beautiful areas within the cave.

From Dunsborough/Busselton: Margaret River Wine Adventure

6. From Dunsborough/Busselton: Margaret River Wine Adventure

Start your full-day adventure with pickup from your hotel in the Dunsborough/Busselton area. You’ll then be driven to the wine-producing region to visit 3 award-winning boutique wineries. These wineries produce high-quality wines on a small scale, and you will often have the opportunity to meet the owners or winemakers themselves. Embrace your inner-winemaker and get hands-on in our exclusive Wine Blending Experience where you'll learn all about this important stage of the winemaking process, before going headfirst into creating your own unique concoction! During the day you'll be treated to a delicious lunch at one of the regions' highly-rated restaurants. Enjoy fabulous food, a beverage to wash it down with, and stunning views. You'll also swing into a local chocolate producer in the area, to tantalise your tastebuds on with delicious tastings of the goodness they deliver. To round things off at the end of the day, you'll then visit a local micro-brewery, where you will have the opportunity to enjoy a range of delicious beers at your own cost and relax with your new crew of friends. Take the time to reminisce on an awesome day exploring the renowned Margaret River wine region. At the end of the tour, you’ll be dropped back to your accommodation with great memories and hopefully some delicious wine to enjoy too.

Margaret River and Busselton Jetty: Day Trip from Perth

7. Margaret River and Busselton Jetty: Day Trip from Perth

Discover the natural beauty of the Margaret River wine region on a full-day trip by comfortable bus. Stop along the way to enjoy morning tea (at your own expense) at Busselton Jetty. Visit one of the area's oldest breweries to have lunch and sample craft beer and cider. Sample some local wines, whilst gaining some industry insight on wine production with the opportunity to purchase Explore Margaret River’s natural attractions. Admire spectacular limestone formations and take a guided tour of Mammoth Cave. Drive through the Boranup Forest to Australia’s most southwesterly point, to find the Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse. Then head north up to the township of Margaret River for a brief stop to stroll the main street. After a fantastic day giving you a full taste of this wonderful region, it’s back to Perth with an en-route comfort stop arriving back in the evening.

Margaret River: Guided Canoe & 4x4 Tour with Lunch & Wine

8. Margaret River: Guided Canoe & 4x4 Tour with Lunch & Wine

Experience Margaret River’s great outdoors while tasting some of the region’s best wines and meeting the people who make them on a tour hosted by a local guide. Canoe down the river, savor a gourmet lunch in Wilyabrup, hike on Cape to Cape Track, and enjoy a 4WD jeep safari. Start the day with a canoe ride down a tranquil section of the Margaret River. Then, head to the beach to see how winemakers relax – with a cup of coffee. Continue to an ancient waterhole to spot freshwater marron and other marine wildlife. Taste local honey while reflecting on the area's Aboriginal history dating back more than 50,000 years. Next, stop for lunch at Fraser Gallop Estate. Get access to the vineyard and savor some of the best wines of the region paired with local produce while seated among barrels of aging wine. Finish your day with a 4WD adventure and a short guided walk on a section of the Cape to Cape Walk Track to admire the Wilyabrup Cliffs. With special government approval, ride on a 4WD track that offers stunning cliff-top views. Keep an eye out for dolphins, sharks, whales, kangaroos, eagles, and wildflowers (seasonal). Soak in the epic scenery and fresh breeze from the Indian Ocean before starting the return journey.

Margaret River: Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse Guided Tour

9. Margaret River: Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse Guided Tour

A trip to the Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse and keepers’ cottages 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, the history of the local area, and even several ghost stories that are sure to have you spooked. 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. The new observation platform at the base of the lighthouse tower also provides sweeping views of the ocean and Geographe Bay and is an ideal location for snapping some scenic photos.

Wine Estate Tour & 7-Course Discovery Menu

10. Wine Estate Tour & 7-Course Discovery Menu

Enjoy a full winery experience, from vine to wine, and garden to table.  Starting with an interactive, behind-the-scenes Estate tour, you’ll see where it all begins - in the vineyard. Visit the large underground cellar, and taste wine straight from the barrel in the barrel hall. Plus, discover a bit about the history of this long-established estate along the way. Once you’ve seen where the wine comes from, it’s time to savor the flavor, as you're taken through a guided tasting session. Then move into the stunning restaurant for a decadent and interactive "discovery" menu. This is a 7-course sensory dining experience. The in-house chefs have taken inspiration from the wines and have crafted dishes which complement the wine styles, while showcasing the finest seasonal produce from the Margaret River region. 

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Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 453 reviews

An awesome morning out on the boat. Paul and his crew were amazing. They worked as a team and searched and find many spots for us to view humpwhales doing what they do naturally. We would fully recommend touring with this company; the outing was perfect.

Good bite sized trip to many different spots. Bus was very comfortable, and our driver Keith was very good and helpful.

Staff were very friendly and informative, we had a wonderful time, we would definitely recommend this trip to anyone.

It was a great experience seeing the Whales. The crew were very friendly and knowledgeable. Had a great time.

Friendly and welcoming tourer guide. Overall awesome experience!