Thinking about a trip to Western Australia? Try the Margaret River region. What a lovely part of the world to explore.
Perth is a great starting point. Take a guided walking tour through its heart to learn about it’s history and how it has emerged as a modern cosmopolitan city. Glide upstream to a Swan Valley winery for lunch, head out to the Indian Ocean beaches to catch spectacular sunsets. Or head to nearby Rottnest Island for a day trip or linger longer for a couple of nights – walk the trails, swim in secluded bays, go snorkelling and dolphin watching, visit the history museum and encounter the native quokkas that roam the island.
Head south stopping at Mandurah for lunch – perhaps explore the canals and back waters by boat. Continue down the Rainbow Coast calling in to see Busselton jetty built over 150 years ago and at a remarkable 1.8 kilometres it is the second longest jetty in the world.
Head Further South
Spend a few nights at the delightful Pullman Bunker Bay or in Margaret River township. Explore the region visiting the delightful townships of Dunsborough, Yallingup and Margaret River. You will find several artists galleries who call this region home. Enjoy a wine tasting day – famous for its wineries, you can visit several cellar doors and linger over a long lunch. Apart from the wineries there are several craft breweries to explore.
Stretching from Cape Naturaliste to Cape Leeuwin the Cape to Cape walk offers enthusiasts a 135 kilometre multi day hike – there are small group guided options or self guided. If you feel this is too long, then take a shorter option for a couple of days or even a couple of hours. The walking tracks in this part of the world are fabulous – the landscape ever changing and the views spectacular.
Don’t miss visiting the ancient limestone cave systems – stand amidst the stalagmites and stalactites and wonder at their creation. Some have easy access, and some are more challenging.
A Food Lovers Paradise
Renowned worldwide, there are wonderful local producers that you can visit or enjoy their produce at the many restaurants and cafes. In season join the search for the local fresh-water crayfish, the Marron. Year round the Farmers market is held on a Saturday in Margaret River township.
If time permits travel further east to the great Kauri Forests at Pemberton, or head north of Perth to Ningaloo Reef, Wave Rock. You can self-drive or take a guided tour of the region. Combine this area with an expedition cruise up the Western Australia coast visiting the pristine Abrolhos and the Coral Coast to Broome. Or in November enjoy the unique expedition cruise across the Great Australian Bight exploring remote islands and promontories, Kangaroo island and onto Adelaide. Or take the Indian Pacific train from Perth to Adelaide and on to Sydney, stopping enroute at places of interest and experience the wide expanse of our island continent.
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