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From Dunsborough/Busselton: Margaret River Wine Adventure

1. 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. 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.

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Busselton: Meet the Woylies, Nocturnal Animal Tour

2. Busselton: Meet the Woylies, Nocturnal Animal Tour

Join this very special evening tour to observe a colony of Woylies in their natural environment. A very rare, nocturnal little macropod with personality, woylies are small relatives of kangaroos. This tour is your only opportunity to view these amazing, but critically endangered creatures.  The tour begins with accommodation pickups half an hour before sunset, before a short drive to a nearby private conservation sanctuary that has allowed exclusive access for this tour. On arrival at the sanctuary, a short guided bush walk will take you to the animal viewing site. As the first of the woylies appear, you'll learn about some of their wonderful characteristics, and interesting facts about the area. Other Aussie wildlife may be seen during the tour including kangaroos, bandicoots and possums. At the end of your woylie encounter, you'll be returned to your pre-arranged drop-off location.  The tour takes place at a conservation sanctuary that has allowed access to their population of free-roaming woylies (brush-tailed bettong).  Part of the proceeds from this tour contribute to the valuable work of the conservation sanctuary.

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Whale Watching Cruise from Busselton, Augusta or Dunsborough

3. Whale Watching Cruise from Busselton, Augusta or Dunsborough

Enjoy an exciting and best value whale watching experience in Busselton, Augusta or Dunsborough. Check-in at Busselton Jetty, Augusta Boat Harbor or Quindalup Boat Ramp, then climb aboard the Tradewind III. 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.

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Dunsborough: Whale Watching Tour

4. Dunsborough: Whale Watching Tour

Step on board the luxury vessel, Alison Maree, for a 2.5 hour scenic whale watching cruise in the pristine waters of Geographe Bay. Enjoy a cup of tea and a biscuit whilst you marvel at the sight of a pod of Humpback whales - with over 35000 Humpbacks migrating through the bay with their young, there is plenty to see. Humpback Whales are the playful ones, you can often see them breach, spy hop, and be very playful and friendly - no binoculars required. In the months of October and November the mighty Blue Whale is also often sighted, these whales are the largest living animal on the planet so it is an amazing feeling to look at these whales in awe with their graceful yet large presence. Dolphins are often seen riding the ship's bow, you will want to be standing up the front of the boat to get the best glimpse of these beautiful agile creatures. Not only is this an amazing whale watching cruise but the scenery is stunning; cruise along Eagle Bay, Castle Rock, Bunker Bay, and past the Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse.

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Half day Wine and Sights Discovery Tour Busselton

5. Half day Wine and Sights Discovery Tour Busselton

Get a feel for the area through the eyes of 3rd generation local guides. A detailed knowledge will enhance your discovery of the Margaret River Region’s natural, historical and cultural highlights. You will be blown away by beautiful scenery in this globally recognized biodiversity hotspot. Hear interesting commentary, including the stories behind each stop, a lovely locally made afternoon tea, and personalized service in a comfortable mini bus with a maximum of 12 passengers. You'll be taken to Cape Naturaliste, one of the most spectacular locations in the Margaret River Region, with stunning gentle bays on one side and the Indian Ocean on the other. Try and spot the Bottlenose Dolphins playing in the waves, and take memorable photos of Sugarloaf Rock and Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse. The tour then heads into the wine country, down scenic Caves Road, stopping at Canal Rocks, then on to some local gourmet producers and two wineries for a taste of the Margaret River Wine Region, before returning to your drop off point through the Yallingup Hills, home of Western Grey Kangaroos.

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Margaret River and Busselton Jetty: Day Trip from Perth

6. 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 coach. Stop along the way to enjoy morning tea (at your own expense) at Busselton Jetty. Visit one of the area's oldest breweries to sample craft beer and cider and for a gourmet lunch platter. Later, taste award-winning wines at an Internationally renowned winery. 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. Take some free time to browse the shops along Margaret River’s main street.

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From Busselton: Half-Day Coastal and Wildlife Eco Tour

7. From Busselton: Half-Day Coastal and Wildlife Eco Tour

The northern Margaret River Region has stunning coastal scenery, and is brimming with life both above and below the water, and you can see it all on this jam-packed half-day eco tour. With the region’s only live underwater video feed direct to the tour vehicle, plus local knowledge of the best nature and wildlife viewing locations, this truly is an exceptional morning out. A complimentary glass of local wine or boutique beer and food platter will be served in the national park. The first tour stop allows you to experience amazing vistas of Geographe Bay and find out about its historical and ecological significance, then journey through the Meelup Regional Park’s woodland to the next stop, the Ngari Marine Park. Here, conditions permitting, your guide will launch a “live action” underwater camera showing you the unique and diverse marine life that calls Geographe Bay home.  Drive out to Bunker Bay via a very picturesque road that takes you within a couple of metres of azure water and rock pools, before arriving at the ancient and awe inspiring limestone cliffs of Cape Naturaliste, viewing them first from below, and then a short walk will take you above the cliffs, offering majestic views. Continuing on to the rugged and contrasting west coast, keep a look out for the playful Bottlenose Dolphins, (and whales and wildflowers in season) while walking along the coastal track with views of deserted beaches and stunning granite formations. After this mini walk stop to refuel with some delicious local refreshments at Sugarloaf Rock. On the return to your selected drop-off point, see large mobs of western grey kangaroos lounging in the sun.  

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From Perth: 3-Day Margaret River Escape

8. From Perth: 3-Day Margaret River Escape

Begin day one by making a scenic drive from Perth to some charming seaside towns. First stop is Mandurah, where you’ll have a coffee break at a café by the shore. Then it’s on to Bunbury where you’ll visit the Featured Wood Gallery & Museum, before continuing to Busselton, where you will stop for lunch. Following lunch, take a leisurely walk along the famous Busselton Jetty, the longest timber jetty in the southern hemisphere stretching 1.1 miles (1.8 km) out into the picturesque Geographe Bay.  After stretching your legs at the jetty, head to Margaret River. You’ll have some free time in town to stroll along the main street and pick up a special memento or gift to take home. Next, head to the McLeod family farm to see Western Grey Kangaroos in their natural environment. Settle into your accommodation before taking a drive to the coast for spectacular views of world-class surf breaks.  On day 2, head for breakfast at The White Elephant café by the beach. Then spend the day tasting wine, craft beer, coffee, cheese, olive oil, and everyone’s favourite – chocolate.  Lunch will be at the award-winning Black Brewing Co, where you’ll also enjoy a crafted brew, or some lovely local wine. Return to your accommodation at around 5:00 PM to relax after a busy day and dine at your leisure.  After checkout on day 3, enjoy breakfast by the beach, before heading south to Redgate Beach, where you’ll hear stories of shipwrecks and other stories about the local area. The tour goes underground at the spectacular Mammoth Cave, one of just a few caves in the south west which contains fossils. A scenic drive through the majestic Boranup Forest will bring you to the Boranup Gallery, showcasing beautiful and creative wood designs and furniture. Tea, coffee and scones can be purchased from the Boranup Gallery Café.  Then pass through Augusta, with stunning views of the Blackwood River, before arriving at the tallest lighthouse on mainland Australia, Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse. Take a guided tour and spot the point where the Southern and Indian oceans meet. You may be lucky enough to spot whales out in the distance.  Stop for lunch and a tea or coffee at the Deck Chair Café in Augusta. After lunch, depart for your transfer back to Perth, arriving by approximately  6:00 PM.

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What people are saying about Busselton

This tour was fantastic! We were conveniently collected from our hotel and taken on a wildlife adventure. Our tour guides, Ryan and Matt were very informative both on the drive and during our time at the sanctuary. We saw lots of nocturnal animals and were able to feed and pat the kangaroos. There were plenty of photo opportunities and we were not rushed at all. It was an awesome experience to be in the middle of the bush at night but to feel very secure at the same time. Perfect for all ages and fitness levels. Highly recommend!

Chris was a very pleasant, knowledgable and helpful tour guide. The tour was the best way to see a variety of attractions in the Margaret River area in one day. The group of 10 passengers were respectful and on time.

The excitement of getting a glimpse of the whales playing in the water is a very beautiful experience. The crew was very kind to check on everyone.

Highly recommend this tour. The two guides Mike and Ryan were very entertaining and shared interesting stories about the region.

The booking system was easy, the crew on the boat were lovely and the whole experience was great