Six Can’t-Miss Tours of the Margaret River Region
There is nothing quite like the excitement surrounding planning a holiday. However, choosing a destination that has something for everyone can be tricky.
What if you could plan to visit a place where you did not have to choose? Imagine a holiday destination where you could lounge on pristine beaches, explore ancient caves, and enjoy five-star dining and boutique wineries. You could also hike along a sublime coastline, catch some waves in the Indian Ocean, and take in historic sights 40,000 years in the making. This place is not a fantasy land. It is the Margaret River Region in Western Australia, and it is a premier holiday location for visitors from around the globe.
You can enjoy these delights and more while staying at Forest Rise, a luxurious haven in the heart of the adventure.
It can be challenging to keep track of so many exciting places to see and activities to keep you busy. That is why a professional tour is an ideal way to get all you can out of your Margaret River holiday.
In this article you we look at 6 tours you can’t miss while staying and exploring the Margaret River region.
1. Margaret River Vintage Wine Tours
38 Westringia Loop, Margaret River Western Australia 6285
Phone: +61 8 9780 5911
Since 2000, Margaret River Vintage Wine Tours has escorted guests to some of the most delightful estates in the region.
On the full-day tour, guests visit the estates Xanadu and Voyager. Later, guests can make requests for the afternoon itinerary. You can experience rare boutique wines made from carefully cultivated grapes to create the perfect taste and body. Additionally, you have the option to partake in cheese and chocolate tastings and sample the offerings at Olio Bello, Australia’s most awarded olive oil company.
An afternoon tour begins at Olio Bello. You then enjoy visits to several of the region’s delightful boutique wineries. Stops for cheese and chocolate tastings, as well as a brewery, round out the tour.
For a more in-depth tour, guests can book the Leeuwin Experience. This tour includes education on wine tasting. At the Leeuwin Estate, guests enjoy a three-course meal as well as a full sit-down wine tasting experience. The balance of the day is spent enjoying the region’s specialty food and boutique wine shops.
Private tours can also be arranged for those looking for a specific experience.
2. Cape to Cape Explorer Tours
1/24 Auger Way West, Margaret River Western Australia 6285
Phone: +61 459 452 038
If you are an adventurer eager for the trip of a lifetime, look no further than Cape to Cape Explorer Tours. The award-winning tourism company is well known in the region for its eco-consciousness as well as their spectacular multi-day hiking tour.
The Cape-to-Cape Tour takes guests along the Cape-to-Cape Track. The spectacular multi-day trek runs from Cape Naturaliste 124km south to Cape Leeuwin. The terrain ranges from soft white sand beaches to steep loose limestone trails and guides typically cover between 20-30km each day. Guests should be of at least an average fitness level for the multi-day hike.
For guests who would like a less challenging hiking tour, Cape to Cape Explorer Tours offers full and half-day guided tours. Additionally, you can take part in self-guided tours, winery excursions, and the unforgettable Sunset, Forest, and Cave Explorer Tour. The private sunset tour allows guests to enjoy a dazzling sunset over the coastline’s cliffs, hike through the Boranup Forest at dusk and experience the splendour of the area’s caves at twilight.
The Cape-to-Cape Track is recognised by Conservation International as one of less than 40 global biodiversity hotspots. No matter when you visit the area, you are sure to encounter some of the rarest and most impressive species of flora and fauna in the world.
3. Margaret River Bubbles Tour
Brookfield Ave, Margaret River Western Australia 6285
Phone: +61 437 618 559
The Margaret River Bubbles Tour is the first of its kind in the region. Tours take guests on a delightful journey to sample the bubbly beverages crafted at local wineries and breweries.
Several tours offer visitors the chance to enjoy local offerings, impeccable hospitality, and breathtaking views of the Margaret River Region. Bubbles and Gourmet Lunch, Bubbles and Beer Tour, and Hidden Gem Tour all offer guests a sampling of the finest offerings in the region. Guests can arrange customisable private tours that offer a personalised touch.
A newer delight is the Wine and Whale Watching Tour. Guests begin their day taking in the majesty of whales in their natural habitat. A visit to a local winery for a tasting and a gourmet lunch rounds out what is sure to be an unforgettable day.
4. Bushtucker – Margaret River Winery, Brewery and River Tours
20 Auger Way, Margaret River Western Australia 6285
Phone: +61 8 9757 9084
If you are looking for a bit of adventure with your wine, you have found the right tourism company. Bushtucker Tours has offered visitors exciting, informative, and enriching experiences for over 30 years.
Helen Lee began the tours as a way to bring the natural wonders of the Margaret River Region to visitors in an engaging and informative way. Relying on her educational background in anthropology, botany and teaching, Helen built the award-winning company that offers winery tours as well as more adventurous canoe and nature tours.
The winery tours allow guests to enjoy five local estates famous for their winemaking. Guests can enjoy tasting local wines, beers, spirits, and chocolates, as well as a lunch that includes dozens of Australian wild foods.
The canoe tour takes you into the pristine world of the Margaret River. The natural beauty and ecosystems are carefully guarded, and guests experience canoeing and swimming in the crystal waters. On tour, guides share the history of the region as well as the struggles of the first settlers. Lunch is a delightful combination of Western Australian foods along with wild foods.
5. Margaret River Brewery Tours
32 Willmott Ave, Margaret River Western Australia 6285
Phone: +61 458 450 120
Take a break from the hectic pace of city life and enjoy yourself with the first Brewery tour operator in Margaret River. When you tour with Margaret River Brewery Tours, you will experience the best breweries, wineries, and spirit distilleries in the area.
As a part of your tour, you can enjoy benefits not offered elsewhere, such as,
- Pick up and drop off at your accommodations
- Visit four Breweries (two with attached wineries) and receive a round of drinks at each stop
- A gourmet brewery lunch that features local seasonal offerings
- See behind the scenes beer making when available
- A kid-friendly version of the tour for those under 17
Join Margaret River Brewery Tours to experience the best of the region. Private tours are available, and you can learn more by contacting the tour company.
6. Surf N Dirt Adventure Tours
Margaret River Western Australia 6285
Phone: +61 458 191 469
One of the best ways to explore someplace new is to be guided by someone who has a true passion and the ability to introduce you to their world. Surf N Dirt Adventure Tours owner and tour leader Paul Berry is that person. His love and respect for the Margaret River Region shine through as Paul shares the region with tour groups.
Several things set this small family tourism company apart from many others in the area.
- Tours are small (under seven people) to ensure a personalised experience with a relaxed atmosphere
- Tours take place off the beaten path and away from the typical tour locations
- Tours are customisable, so they are fun regardless of your fitness level.
Surf N Dirt Adventure Tours is a family-owned Eco-Certified tourism provider. You can choose from several tours depending on your interests. Kayaking, hiking, mountain biking, and exploring caves are among the most popular options. Private custom tours and three-day excursions are also available.
With so much to do and see in the Margaret River Region, it is close to impossible to take it all in during a day trip. Forest Rise is an ideal location to spend a few days or longer. Centrally located within minutes of all of the region has to offer, Forest Rise has elegantly appointed one- and two-bedroom chalets for couples or small groups. For larger groups, the Lodge is a luxurious option. Spread out and enjoy four bedrooms, living space, five bathrooms, a private pool and more.
If a tour to the Margaret River region is in your future, be sure to contact Forest Rise to reserve your secluded space for rest and relaxation.