Just a few short hours’ drive from Perth, the Margaret River Region of Western Australia is 110km of fun packed holiday destinations, with pristine countryside, beaches and forests, wineries and microbreweries, cafes and restaurants, and, of course, a fantastic retail presence.
Here at Cape to Cape Wine Tours & Charter, we know the area well. That’s because we’ve been running tours for 10 solid years. To celebrate, here are our Top 10 activities in the Margaret River Region that should be on your ‘Must Do’ list when visiting this beautiful part of the world.
- Wine Tours
If you are a fan of fine wines and beautiful countryside, you cannot go past a Wine Tour of the Margaret River wine region. Almost 50 years old, the area is now jam packed with both white and red varieties with more than 95 cellar doors, producing 20% of Australia’s premium wine.
- Brewery Tours
Prefer a drop of ale to wine? No problem. Although Margaret River region is famous for its award winning wine, craft beer and microbreweries are popping up to satisfy the thirst of even the most discerning beer enthusiast.
- Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse
The Cape Leewin Lighthouse sits on the most western point of Australia, offering spectacular vantage point of the Indian Ocean, Southern Ocean and, at the right time of year, whale spotting! With an exciting maritime history, this landmark has stood the test of time to remain a vital working lighthouse to this day.
- Caves (eg. Lake Cave, Jewel Cave)
You may not be aware, but as much as going on top of the ground, is going on underneath it. Margaret River region is home to a labyrinth of limestone caves formed approximately a million years ago. With the option to explore more than 150 caves from gentle walks to exciting abseiling, this is an attraction not to be missed.
- Margaret River Chocolate Factory
Whether you head out to the original factory 20 minutes from Margaret River or the CBD-based factory where the current gourmet delights are created, what a better way to top off that full day of sightseeing in the Margaret River Region than with a mouth-watering range of chocolates and a nightcap?
- Visit the art and craft galleries of the region
The stunning coastal region of the Margaret River offers an inspirational canvas to artists abound. You will find an abundance of art and craft galleries throughout the region, and you are sure to find something to suit your taste including ceramics, metals, paintings and jewellery to name a few. Tailor the length of your tour and evoke the artist, or shopper within you.
- Walk the Cape to Cape Track
What could be better than hiking along the idyllic Indian Ocean Coastline, savouring beautiful beaches and awe-inspiring cliffs, local flowers and Australian native wildlife? Join us on a guided tour, you choose the length that suits you best and enjoy one of life’s great experiences. Stop and enjoy the best of the Margaret River with cafes and wineries close by for a day of rest. With whale season about to begin – now is the perfect time to book.
- The Berry Farm Margaret River
Indulge your inner foodie at this cottage café and garden, famous for country style dishes and sweets. The Berry Farm offers gourmet food products to suit a variety of tastes, and a range of wines and fortifieds known across Australia. Recently winning a Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence a trip to the Margaret River is not complete without a visit here… If that’s not enough to tempt you they have recently added cider to the well known beverage menu.
- The Margaret River Dairy Company
With origins dating back to 1966 the award winning Margaret River Dairy Company offers gourmet dairy and artisan cheeses such as, Camembert, triple cream Brie, cheddars and yogurts. These Italian cheese makers offer their epicurean delights set amongst picturesque green pastures and roaming dairy cows. Why not couple this tour with the Berry Farm and let your taste buds guide you on this gastronomic feast.
- Amaze’n Margaret River Maze and Botanical Gardens
Boasting a 21-year-old history, this 3 metre high hedge maze is one of the largest in Australia, and is a unique experience for the kids, or the kid in you. With a variety of mazes, golf, outdoor games and breathtaking gardens featuring some of Australia’s most beautiful natives. Test your skills on this fun day out… not to be missed!
Love the sound of any of all of these? We specialise in private group charters for all of these activities from 2 people to larger groups.
Contact us to organise a tour around the Margaret River area today!