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Margaret River: Lake Cave Fully-Guided Tour

1. Margaret River: Lake Cave Fully-Guided Tour

Lake Cave, a stunning and perfectly-preserved chamber deep beneath the earth, is a must-see for all visitors to Margaret River. Descend a long staircase through a spectacular sinkhole to the floor of the sunken forest, gazing up at the towering karri trees along the way. Inside the cave, a tranquil lake reflects delicate crystal formations growing from the cave's ceiling. Droplets hang from the tips of straws and stalactites before falling to the floor or into the lake, creating ripples in the water. Marvel at the unique suspended table formation, which weighs several tons and seems to defy gravity as it hovers above the clear lake water. As your guide changes the focus of the light to different features within the cave, incredible views and silhouettes appear etched in the darkness.

From Margaret River: Margaret River Wine Adventure

2. From Margaret River: Margaret River Wine Adventure

Start your full-day adventure with pickup from your hotel in Margaret River. 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.  Embrace your inner-winemaker and get hands-on in an exclusive Wine Blending experience where you'll learn all about this vital stage of the wine-making process, before creating your own unique concoction of wine to enjoy with your lunch! Be treated to a delicious lunch at one of the region's 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 tantalize your tastebuds 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 (own cost) and relax with your new crew of friends, and 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 in Margaret River with great memories and hopefully some delicious wine to enjoy too.

Augusta: Jewel Cave Fully-Guided Tour

3. Augusta: Jewel Cave Fully-Guided Tour

Jewel Cave is the largest cave in Western Australia that is open to public. Enjoy a guided tour of its three massive chambers. Be in awe of the sheer enormity of the first chamber, which is also home to one of the longest straw stalactites found in any tourist cave in Australia. Meet your guide at the reception desk for Jew Cave and begin your underground adventure. Journey into the depths as you view towering crystal formations that have been growing for thousands of years. Admire how they form intricate decorations and crawl like vines across the ceiling. Hear stories of the "Tasmanian tiger" fossils found in the cave. These animals perished in the darkness after falling into the cave thousands of years ago. After exiting the cave, have the option to take a self-guided walk through the towering karri forest. Take the walk and pass by the natural entrance to the cave, which is a small vertical shaft in the forest floor.

Margaret River: Wine, Coffee, Cheese, and Chocolate Tour

4. Margaret River: Wine, Coffee, Cheese, and Chocolate Tour

Kick-start your Margaret River tour with a stop at a local coffee shop to sample their range. Visit two wineries in the morning and sample some incredible wines from respected and award-winning winemakers.  Stop for a relaxing lunch and cleansing ale, grab a tasting paddle, or share one with a friend. to savor the range. Choose from a selection of Margaret River reds, whites, and sparkling wines if you’re not a beer drinker. Experience some sensational local produce and taste cheese at a local dairy company. Try some olive oil and condiments as well as chocolate from beloved local shops. Appreciate the incredible natural beauty of Margaret River’s lush forests, rolling hills, and opulent vineyards. Ride through natural Australian bush on the bus and spy karri trees and possibly some kangaroos. End your tour back at your accommodations.

From Dunsborough/Busselton: Margaret River Wine Adventure

5. 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.

Margaret River: Ngilgi Cave Semi-Guided Tour

6. Margaret River: Ngilgi Cave Semi-Guided Tour

Ngilgi is an exquisitely decorated cave, and visitors to its depths will marvel at its stunning stalactites, stalagmites, helictites and beautifully coloured shawls. Enjoy your visit to Ngilgi Cave with this tour led by an experienced informative guide. The semi-guided tour is approximately one-hour in duration, and begins with an introductory talk from the cave guide while being led down into the first chamber or "The Amphitheatre." Learn about the importance of the cave’s discovery, its role as Western Australia’s first tourist attraction, and gain insight into the early days of cave exploration in the area. Visitors can then explore the rest of the cave at their own pace, with another guide stationed in the centre of the cave to answer questions and provide further information.

Margaret River and Busselton Jetty: Day Trip from Perth

7. 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 bus. Stop along the way to enjoy morning tea (at your own expense) at Busselton Jetty. Visit one of the area's oldest breweries to have lunch and sample craft beer and cider. Sample some local wines, whilst gaining some industry insight on wine production with the opportunity to purchase 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. Then head north up to the township of Margaret River for a brief stop to stroll the main street. After a fantastic day giving you a full taste of this wonderful region, it’s back to Perth with an en-route comfort stop arriving back in the evening.

Margaret River: Guided Canoe & 4x4 Tour with Lunch & Wine

8. Margaret River: Guided Canoe & 4x4 Tour with Lunch & Wine

Experience Margaret River’s great outdoors while tasting some of the region’s best wines and meeting the people who make them on a tour hosted by a local guide. Canoe down the river, savor a gourmet lunch in Wilyabrup, hike on Cape to Cape Track, and enjoy a 4WD jeep safari. Start the day with a canoe ride down a tranquil section of the Margaret River. Then, head to the beach to see how winemakers relax – with a cup of coffee. Continue to an ancient waterhole to spot freshwater marron and other marine wildlife. Taste local honey while reflecting on the area's Aboriginal history dating back more than 50,000 years. Next, stop for lunch at Fraser Gallop Estate. Get access to the vineyard and savor some of the best wines of the region paired with local produce while seated among barrels of aging wine. Finish your day with a 4WD adventure and a short guided walk on a section of the Cape to Cape Walk Track to admire the Wilyabrup Cliffs. With special government approval, ride on a 4WD track that offers stunning cliff-top views. Keep an eye out for dolphins, sharks, whales, kangaroos, eagles, and wildflowers (seasonal). Soak in the epic scenery and fresh breeze from the Indian Ocean before starting the return journey.

From Perth: 3-Day Margaret River Escape

9. 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.

Augusta: Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse Tour

10. Augusta: Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse Tour

The historic Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse is situated at the most south-westerly point of Australia; the tip of a spectacular peninsula where the Southern and Indian Oceans meet. As the tallest lighthouse on mainland Australia, Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse is a must-see attraction. Prepare to take a trip through maritime history and learn how this famous landmark was constructed from local limestone in 1895. You will also learn how the site still functions as a vital working lighthouse for vessels navigating the treacherous cape. Your guided tour will take you to the top of the tower, where a vast seascape of crashing waves and wild rocky shoreline unfolds. Between the months of May and September whales are often sighted from the tower as they migrate along the coastline. The spectacular surroundings are also enhanced at this important heritage site by the beautifully restored keepers’ cottages.

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based on 655 reviews

Had the best time! Highly recommend it. I chose after checking all the reviews and were right. Pick up on time, the tour guide/driver was so entertaining and knowledgeable and makes a huge difference. We visited 3 wineries, and the tasting were fun and really enjoyed them. Lovely lunch in another beautiful cellar and then, also a chocolate shop and a brewery to enjoy the last one in the sun. Overall I had a great day and experience!

Mick and Ryan gave us a tour of their home, the Margareth River region, with great expertise and enthusiasm. The trip was a wonderful experience from A to Z. One of the highlights was the snack under the trees with selected local specialties.

The history of the cave, tour guide knowledge, friendly, humorous, exceptional communication skills was amazing. Great job thank you. The tour was greatly informative, educational, well presented and structured.

Our little bus was full of great people. Have a positive attitude! The wineries were excellent to visit and the food was good and well-times.

We would definitely recommend to others. A great way to learn more about the area. Thanks Ryan and Mick!