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Augusta: Jewel Cave Fully-Guided Tour

1. Augusta: Jewel Cave Fully-Guided Tour

Jewel Cave is the largest show cave in Western Australia, composed of three massive chambers. Visitors are immediately 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. Towering crystal formations, growing for many thousands of years, reach up towards delicate and intricate decorations suspended 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, you'll have the option to take a self-guided walk through the towering karri forest above, during which you'll pass by the natural entrance to the cave, a small vertical shaft in the forest floor.

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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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Margaret River: Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse Guided Tour

4. Margaret River: Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse Guided Tour

A trip to the Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse and keepers’ cottages will reveal the fascinating maritime history of the Cape region. Easier than most lighthouses to climb, this lighthouse tower is accessible even for small children, and is one of the most popular attractions in the Margaret River Region. 30-minute guided tours provide a fascinating insight into the functions of the working lighthouse, the history of the local area, and even several ghost stories that are sure to have you spooked. From the top balcony, visitors are rewarded with breathtaking panoramic views of the Indian Ocean, Cape Naturaliste, Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park, and the beautiful Geographe Bay coastline. The new observation platform at the base of the lighthouse tower also provides sweeping views of the ocean and Geographe Bay and is an ideal location for snapping some scenic photos.

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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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Whale Watching VIP Captain's Lounge Experience from Augusta

8. Whale Watching VIP Captain's Lounge Experience from Augusta

Depart Augusta Boat Harbor and cruise in style on the Steep Point, a purpose-built luxury catamaran, for a 2-hour whale-watching cruise and indulge in an exclusive first-class VIP Captain's lounge experience. On your cruise, spot the magnificent Humpback Whale along with seals, dolphins and migratory birdlife from all over the world and come mid-July start to see the rare and endangered Southern Right Whales beginning to arrive in Flinders Bay which will be their nursery grounds for the next few months. Enjoy delicacies from around the great State of Western Australia including the Whale Watch legendary tasting plates complimented with Margaret River Wines, local beers, dessert, tea, coffee and chocolate. Meet Western Australia's Whale Watch family who operates whale watch experiences all year and is onboard every tour to share their knowledge and experience with guests. Experts will provide live commentary throughout the cruise and answer any questions you may have. The Steep Point features 5 viewing decks over 3 levels where you will enjoy amazing uninterrupted views from the water level to the huge open bow, upper grandstand deck, and heated interior saloon with luxury lounge seating. The luxurious and warm Captains Lounge provides a birdseye view as we search for our Dinosaurs of the Deep in this first-class experience. 

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Esperance & Margaret River Adventure 6-Day Tour

9. Esperance & Margaret River Adventure 6-Day Tour

Day 1: Perth to Margaret River Begin by traveling south from Perth to the popular tourist town of Busselton. See the 19th-century jetty stretching 1.8km into the turquoise Geographe Bay. Stop at breathtaking Meelup Beach for lunch and a quick swim. Unleash the adventurer within embarking on a two-hour hike to Cape Naturalist in Leeuwin-Naturalise National Park. Descend into the magical Ngilgi Cave. Finally, arrive at Big Valley Caravan Park for the night. Day 2: Margaret River to Walpole In the morning, head to Surfers Point, at the Margaret River mouth to surfers, carve up the ocean. Embark on a 6km hike through one of the most scenic sections of the Cape to Cape Track from Redgate Beach to Contos. Taste your way around the world-renowned Margaret River region. Continue south into the pristine forests of the Walpole Wilderness Region. Visit the largest tingle tree in Western Australia and set up camp at idyllic Peaceful Bay. Day 3: Walpole and Albany Region After breakfast, pack up camp and roam on to William Bay National Park. Visit the Natural Bridge and The Gap. Set out on a two-hour hike through the forest to Castle Rock. Set up camp at a private campsite at Mt Trio with shower and toilet facilities. Day 4: Mt Trio to Cape Le Grand National Park Make your way towards Esperance and travel a little further east to Cape Le Grand National Park. Set up camp at Lucky Bay, where you will find an ocean colored all imaginable shades of blue and sand so white and fine it squeaks between your toes. The rest of the day is at your command. Day 5: Cape Le Grand National Park Wander onto the beach before spending a whole day unearthing this incredible park. Traverse through lush bushland, swim at fantastic bays and coves, and learn about its abundant flora and fauna. Embark on one of the best hikes of the tour, climbing Frenchman Peak to watch the sunset on the last night. Day 6: Esperance to Perth Depart early in the morning. Stop for lunch at a quintessential outback town and continue until reaching the 2,700-million-year-old Wave Rock. Hop back on the bus to see the historic township of York. Learn about the Rabbit-Proof Fence. Finally, roll into Perth in the evening after traveling around 9 hours with stops along the way.

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Margaret River: Evoi Wine Tasting Tour with Food Platter

10. Margaret River: Evoi Wine Tasting Tour with Food Platter

On arrival at Evoi Wines, you'll meet winemaker Nigel and take a behind-the-scenes winery tour detailing the wine-making process from grapevine to bottle. During the tour you'll discover the equipment used in the wine-making process and have the opportunity to ask questions. You may also have a chance to taste wine straight from the barrel at different stages of the process. Following the tour, Nigel will treat you to a VIP wine tasting where you'll sample museum vintages, try vertical tastings, and compare young and old wines. The tour will wrap up with a delicious tasting plate of charcuterie meats, cheeses, fruits and bread set on the winery lawn in view of the vineyards.

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What people are saying about Margaret River

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.

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

Great guides best cave in the south west awesome stuff to see