Things to do in Dunsborough

Our most recommended things to do in Dunsborough

Dunsborough: Whale Watching Tour

1. 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.

From Dunsborough/Busselton: Margaret River Wine Adventure

2. 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.

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. 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.

Busselton: Woylie and Nocturnal Animal Tour

4. Busselton: Woylie and Nocturnal Animal Tour

Join an 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. Visit the Margaret River Region to view these amazing, but critically endangered creatures.  The tour begins with accommodation pickups half an hour before sunset, before a short drive to Yelverton Brook 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. 

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What people are saying about Dunsborough

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 84 reviews

The crew from the Captain Paul and the deckies ,Lockie and Sherry were very welcoming. We had a very interesting and informative whale watching tour. Seeing both blue and humpback whales. WOW!!! Thanks again would recommend this tour to concerned. Thanks Peter and Shaz

Loved every minute of it. The crew were amazing and friendly. Saw dolphins and humpback whales, 2 mums and their babies. They were playing and put on an awesome display. So happy I finally went along and had the chance to experience the magnificence of the ocean

Mick and Ryan are excellent guides. They are extremely knowledgeable about the animals, the bush and the area in general. They are passionate about their business.

take warm waterproof clothes and soft shoes to maximize your experience

Fantastic experience, could not recommend it enough