Are you planning a trip to Western Australia sometime soon? If you are, then the ultimate relaxing, idyllic spot to visit is Margaret River. The region is a wine lover or foodie’s heaven, and caters to every type of traveller, with cultural options, exciting activities, and stunning natural landscapes. A great way to access the region when you’re an interstate or international traveller is with a Margaret River tour from Perth, WA - this way you will have an expert taking you to all the best sights, and you won’t have to hire a car. Harvest Tours provides a convenient Margaret River 3 day bus tour from Perth, which is the perfect way to efficiently see everything - and you will be able to have several wines without worrying about driving!
One of our stops on the way to Margaret River will be in the idyllic beachside town of Busselton. Our destination is the iconic Busselton Jetty, the longest wooden jetty in the southern hemisphere, stretching out into the calm waters of Geographe Bay. We will catch the cute, red jetty train out to the end, enjoying 360-degree views of the Indian Ocean and the white, sandy beach on either side. At the end of the jetty we will descend into the Underwater Observatory - one of only six in the world - where you can look out on the best artificial reef in Australia. The jetty piles are covered with colourful tropical corals and sponges, and are home to more than 300 different marine species.
What is a tour of Margaret River from Perth, without visiting wineries? One of the wineries we will stop at on day two of our tour is McHenry Hohnen, a place that focuses on sustainability, and creating ‘wines of purity and place’. They use biodynamic farming and minimal intervention winemaking methods to create the most high-quality wines, while respecting the surrounding environment and prioritising natural processes. On our visit, we will enjoy tastings of their lovely single-vineyard wines, paired with a selection of free-range smoked and cured meats.
On day three of our Margaret River tour from Perth, we will head down to Augusta to see Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse. This historic building is the tallest lighthouse on mainland Australia, and is situated on the most south-westerly tip of the country. From this viewpoint, you can actually see where the Southern and Indian Oceans meet. We will take a trip through maritime history with a walk around the historic village at the foot of the lighthouse, and finish with a guided tour of the lighthouse - the stunning panoramic views of the coast from the balcony are worth the climb.
To make the visit to WA super convenient, we will pick you up right from your accommodation in Perth, and then head down south towards Margaret River.
To break up the journey from Perth, we will make a stop in Bunbury, and visit the Dolphin Discovery Centre for a boat cruise on the bay, and a light lunch.
The next stop is Busselton, where we will take the jetty train to the end of the Busselton Jetty, and head down into the Underwater Discovery Centre for a viewing of the beautiful marine life.
After Busselton, we will continue to drive south to Margaret River, where we will drop you off at your pre-arranged accommodation.
The first stop on our second day is at Yahava Koffeeworks, there you can enjoy a much-needed morning jolt, and be energised for the day ahead.
Then we will head to McHenry Hohnen, to try a range of sustainably produced, single vineyard wines, paired with a gourmet meat platter.
The next winery stop is Voyager Estate, an impressive property surrounded by beautiful, manicured gardens - where we will enjoy a seated wine tasting of some of the world’s finest wines.
Xanadu is our lunch stop, where you will have a wine tasting at their relaxed cellar door, followed by a delicious three course meal and a generous glass of wine at one of WA’s Top 50 Restaurants. Lastly, we will explore the barrel room and learn about the winery’s history.
Our last winery of the day will be Evans & Tate - in order to finish with a bang, you will be enjoying a decadent seated wine and cheese pairing experience.
Everyone knows that a wine tour would not be complete without chocolate, so we venture on to Gabriel Chocolate, where you can taste various artisan chocolates.
The last stop of day two is Wild Hop Brewery, where you can relax and sip on a frosty pint before we drop you back at your accommodation.
This second option for day two also begins with an energising coffee tasting at Yahava Koffeeworks.
We will discover the amazing Lake Cave on this tour, climbing down through a cave entrance in a sunken forest, and seeing the impressive ‘suspended table’ formation that hangs just above the lake.
Our next stop is a viewing area above Prevelly Beach, where you can see the wild ocean meeting the rocky shore - the perfect photo opportunity.
We will also stop at McHenry Hohnen on this version of the tour, enjoying a free-range meat and wine pairing at their cellar door.
Our lunch stop will be at Flutes Restaurant on Brookland Valley Estate, you will have a gourmet three course lunch with a complimentary glass of wine.
The next winery on our trip is Fermoy Estate, an opulent location with a range of premium wines for you to taste.
After all of this wine tasting, it’s nice to cleanse your palate with some savoury snacks, and at Vasse Virgin you will be able to buy bread or crackers and gourmet dukkahs, jams, relishes, and extra virgin olive oil.
Now for some sweet treats at Gabriel Chocolate, where they make award-winning chocolate from bean to bar, and have a range of delicious options for you to try.
At this boutique, family-run vineyard, we will enjoy some of their biodynamically farmed wines, paired with a range of cheeses from the Yallingup Cheese Company.
The perfect way to end the day is with a stop at Wild Hop Brewery for a chilled pint, where you can just sit and admire the peaceful view.
On our last day, we will pick you up from your accommodation bright and early.
We wouldn’t make you take a long trip without some energising coffee, so a stop at Yahava is necessary.
We will then head down to Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse, where you will have a guided tour of the lighthouse and gaze at the view of two oceans meeting.
On the way back up north, we will drive through Boranup Forest, and stop briefly for a photo opportunity where you can admire the towering Karri and Jarrah trees.
A shopping stop in Cowaramup is a must-have, as they have lovely, cute specialty shops filled with things you can take home for the family.
Before we head back up to Perth, we will stop at Woody Nook Wines for a wine tasting and lunch at their cosy, cottage-style cafe, The Nookery Cafe
Then we will drive to Perth and drop you off at your accommodation safe and sound.
Here at Harvest Tours, we aim to provide the ideal, comprehensive 3 day Margaret River tour from Perth. We ensure it’s as convenient as possible by including many of the costs in the initial price of the tour, so you can just relax and enjoy the ride.
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The experts at Harvest Tours have put a lot of thought into creating the best Margaret River tour from Perth. Our priority is showcasing local businesses and talented artisans, and giving you an insight into the places we love to visit ourselves.
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Harvest Tours offers a range of Margaret River tour packages from Perth, but if you’re looking for an efficient tour that covers all of the best sights - then this three day charter is for you. Why don’t you get in touch with our friendly team today to learn more about the tour?