Perth to Margaret River Tours, Wild Flowers and Whales

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Perth to Margaret River Tours

This tour of Perth and Margaret River shows the diverse picturesque natural landscapes of Australia. Embark on this trip to enjoy breathtaking views, indulgent tastes, and endless attractions. Perth to Margaret River, in the southwest of Western Australia, is an easy trip of approximately three and a half hours, which is nothing in a state where road trips can take weeks.

What makes it satisfying are the stops along the way to swim on sandy beaches, involve indigenous experiences and self-guided guided tours. So many fantastic regional attractions can only be seen later in the year. Therefore, we strongly recommend traveling between September and November. So you can be sure to see the whale and wildflower.

Before you begin your Perth to Margaret River Tours visit Kings Park

Overlooking downtown Perth, Kings Park is just a 10-minute drive away, a 25-minute walk away. Choose your mode of transport and head towards the park. Here you will have a perfect view of the Perth cityscape and the lush wildflowers. Immerse yourself in the unique flora of the Kings Park, cultural exhibitions, monuments and European and Aboriginal works of art as Perth is known for its award-winning restaurants, premium wines, and fresh local produce.

A full afternoon and afternoon are required to explore Old Treasury-State Buildings, a vast collection of some of Perth’s most popular bars and restaurants, from Petition Wine Bar, Thai-inspired Long Chim and Wildflower rooftop dishes, bar and restaurant, which serve cuisine with intimate views of the skyscrapers that surround it.

Drive to the hills of Perth, a lush green area with rolling hillsides where cattle roam and travelers can enjoy the morning walking through the Lesmurdie Falls, or visiting the Araluen botanical park.

Perth to Margaret River Tours, Perth to Bunbury

Driving from Perth to Margaret River, your first stop will be in Bunbury, 175 km from Perth; It is a great place to rest and stretch your legs. It is also a good excuse to call the ethical Dolphin Discovery Center.
The Dolphin Discovery Center focuses on research, conservation, and education on dolphins and other species of native marine life in the area.

Bunbury has lovely heritage attractions too. Head to the Bunbury Visitor Center at the old train station at Carmody Place for an informative map and take a self-guided tour of Bunbury’s main attractions, including St. Mark’s Church (dating from 1824), the Rose Hotel ( 1865), the King Cottage Museum 1880), and the old post office and the courthouse (1880).

Perth to Margaret River Tours Bunbury to Busselton

Driving from Perth to Margaret River, from Bunbury, follow the Bussell road to the southwest for 57 km until you reach Busselton, then follow the signs to the city center. Named after a local pioneer family, Busselton is a family-friendly holiday town with 30km of sandy beaches and the famous Busselton Jetty, one of the most visited places in Western Australia.

The restored wooden jetty, with historical heritage, is more than 150 years old and 1.8 kilometers long, is the longest of its kind in the southern hemisphere and the second longest in the world. A favorite thing to do in Busselton is the Underwater Observatory tour at the Busselton Jetty, which takes you to the end of the pier on a small jetty. A whale-watching cruise from Busselton tops the list of things to do in Busselton if they go through it during the whale-watching season (from early September to December), this whale-watching tour is an absolute necessity.

Departing from Busselton Jetty, it offers some of the best opportunities to observe whales in Western Australia. In addition to seeing the beloved humpback whales and young, you will see dolphins, seabirds and seals.

Perth to Margaret River Tours, Busselton to Dunsborough

Begin your two-hour trip on the Kwinana Highway and the Forrest Highway to Bunbury. Upon your arrival, we suggest that you take the supplies for a picnic lunch before boarding the Cape. Here you will find a series of white sand beaches, beautiful views of the coast, surf jumps, excellent walking trails and quiet beaches for swimming. The local brewery also has a divine selection of craft beers and gourmet products.

Cape Naturaliste in the Leeuwin Naturalist National Park

You can enjoy the breathtaking views from the top of Cape Naturaliste in the Leeuwin Naturalist National Park. From here you can walk through the first section of Cape to Cape Track. The track is one of the most diverse scenic trails on the planet. If you travel between September and December, invest in binoculars because you could see migratory humpback whales.

End the day with a sunset in the Indian Ocean at nearby Sugarloaf Rock before returning to Dunsborough.

Beautiful Geographe Bay

From here, you will take Caves Road, which heads south through the Margaret River region to Augusta. But your next stop is Dunsborough, overlooking the beautiful Geographe Bay. This region is popular with divers, as there are incredibly clear waters and shipwrecks along the rugged coastline, which is now the largest accessible dive site in the southern hemisphere.

The top end of the Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park, with the last lighthouse in Western Australia, the Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse. While there are bike paths and walking paths along the beaches, Dunsborough has excellent nature trails, where we always have our cameras ready to capture a bit of wildlife, such as local kangaroos.

Surf  and Swim

If you are here for surfing or swimming, keep in mind that the waves on the beaches here are much quieter than you will find further south, so it is an excellent opportunity to surf or sunbathe and enjoy a dip. We love Meelup Bay, Eagle Bay, and Bunker’s Bay. After swimming, have lunch before returning to the road. There are some excellent cafes in the city, but we are big fans of the charming Bunker Beach House in Bunker Bay.

Perth to Margaret River Tours, Dunsborough to Margaret River

Spend the morning in Dunsborough, visiting local boutiques and art galleries. Next, for a little cultural illustration, take a guided tour of the cave with torches. Local indigenous guides will show you the mystical formations and legends of the Ngilgi cave, near Yallingup. Continue south on the panoramic road of Cave Road and stop for lunch at one of the many wineries and breweries in the region.

Spend the afternoon jumping between the doors of the Margaret River winery and the gourmet shops. Delight yourself with premium wines and fine artisan foods. You can also dine on the excellent creations of the numerous award-winning chefs of the region.

River Margaret

Start your day with a brief tour of the main street in search of art, fashion, and sweets. Next, head to Surfers Point, one of Margaret River’s most famous surf spots. Home to the internationally recognized Margaret River Pro Surfing Competition, it is a great place to relax and see local professionals in action. For a pleasant lunch, gather gourmet ingredients and light refreshments for a picnic by the river.

You can also enjoy once more at local wineries, breweries or restaurants between Margaret River and Dunsborough. Now is the time to think about your three-hour trip back to Perth. Return on the Bussell and Forrest highways and the Kwinana highway, stopping to rest in the coastal cities of Mandurah, Bunbury or Busselton.

Perth to Margaret River Tours, Ngilgi cave

Ngilgi cave discovered in 1899, is an underground chamber of stalactites and ancient stalagmites, which opens every day to explore. It is also worth stopping; it is the historic lighthouse of Cape Leeuwin; the highest in mainland Australia and the best angle to see the vast nature.

The Margaret River region also has some 350 limestone caves hidden beneath the Leeuwin-Naturaliste ridge, formed by water that has seeped through the porous limestone rock and calcium carbonate that has shaped the stalactites and other fascinating formations.

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