Western Australia Flavors of the Margaret River
Highlights: Perth | Margaret River | Sunset Kangaroo Safari | Option of 1 of 2 Private Tours
This private tour incorporates two of Western Australia’s greatest: the Margaret River wine region and the captivating city of Perth. Begin to understand Perth with a tour encompassing both the city and the famous port town of Fremantle, then explore the well-known Margaret River wine region to sample delicious food and quality wines. Between unique wildlife, fantastic landscapes and the area's beautiful surf beaches, you’ll have witnessed some of Western Australia’s best and satisfied your appetite for adventure.
Itinerary at a Glance
Day 1 Arrive Perth Welcome to Western Australia! Upon arrival, enjoy a private transfer to your hotel in the heart of vibrant downtown Perth. The rest of the day is at your leisure to explore the city’s many parks, beaches, restaurants, and bars.
Day 2 Perth & Freemantle Sightseeing (Private Tour) Today’s private tour takes you to all the major attractions and hidden gems in Perth & Fremantle. Visit Elizabeth Quay on the Swan River, then continue onto Kings Park Botanical Gardens for a walk through the tree canopies on the Tree Top Walkway. Stunning views can also be enjoyed from the war memorial back over the city skyline. Follow this up with a swim at one of Perth’s best kept secrets, Cottesloe Beach, and dig into a classic fish & chip lunch with the locals in Fremantle. By day’s end, cruise back to the city along the beautiful Swan River and make your own way back to your accommodation.
Day 3 Perth to Margaret River with Sunset Kangaroo Safari
This morning we have included a private transfer of approximately 3 hours to Margaret River—the hidden gem of Australian wine country and home of luxurious Cape Lodge. Described as one of Australia’s finest gourmet establishments, this private estate and boutique hotel is your accommodation for the night, and it sits within 40 acres on its own vineyard amidst a backdrop of ocean and forest.
Sunset Kangaroo Safari This evening Jump aboard a lovingly restored classic 1962 four-wheel drive Bedford Truck for a tour across the paddocks of the McLeod family farm and venture into natural bushland. The colors and scents are uniquely Australian and you are encouraged to have a close look at the grass trees and eucalypts. Have your camera ready as we’ll definitely see some kangaroos here. You’ll get up close to mobs of Western Grey Kangaroos in their natural surrounds, and there’s a good chance you will also encounter some of the McLeod’s friendly horses while exploring the family farm.
Day 4 Margaret River – Today you have the choice of one of two private tours
A. Private Tour – Margaret River Region with gourmet lunch
Visit one of two caves in the Margaret River region today – either Lake Cave or Mammoth Cave – with the choice dependent on your level of fitness. Marvel at the majestic Boranup Karri Forest and visit the beautiful Boranup Gallery, then head seaward to Hamelin Bay to see stingrays patrolling the shoreline. Visit famous Surfers Point where the best surfers in the world compete and see the stunning Margaret River river-mouth! Then, having worked up an appetite, enjoy a three-course lunch and a sit-down wine tasting at the iconic Vasse Felix Winery, Margaret River’s founding wine estate. Your three courses are selected from the a la carte menu, and lunch includes two glasses of wine plus tea and coffee. After lunch pay a visit to Canal Rocks (a stunning coastal rock formation carved out by the powerful forces of sea and wind) and enjoy a late afternoon swim at Smiths Beach. Finally, return to Cape Lodge.
B. Private Tour – Margaret River Gourmet Food and Wine This tour is all about celebrating the Margaret River wineries, ranging from the boutique and family-owned to the iconic and well-known. Starting with the heroes of the region, enjoy a sit-down wine tasting at Voyager Estate, followed by a four-course Discovery Lunch at the restaurant. The kitchen showcases the best of local and South West produce, and a wine flight is matched to the first three courses. Heading onwards to some of the smaller boutique wineries, you’ll discover the hidden gems of Margaret River and enjoy samples of small goods produce at The Farm House, sweets at the Margaret River Chocolate Co and cheese at the Margaret River Dairy Co.
Day 5 Margaret River – Free Day Horse riding, golfing, walking tracks, whale watching, and surfing lessons are just some of the activities available to you in this stunning region. For foodies, master chef cooking classes or truffle hunting (season depending) can be enjoyed, or you can indulge in some of Australia’s finest gourmet cuisine at the lodge restaurant. Wine lovers will adore Margaret River and will want to explore more of the region, which produces beautiful vintages and is considered the hidden gem of Australia’s wine country. All of today’s activities can be arranged prior to travel or at the Lodge upon arrival.
Day 6 Margaret River to Perth It’s time to say goodbye to Margaret River, so we have included a private transfer to Perth Airport to begin your journey home.
- 2 nights of accommodation at COMO the Treasury, Perth – Heritage Room
- 3 nights of accommodation at Cape Lodge, Margaret River – King Room
(Includes: Breakfast, Aperitif Hour with Cape Lodge wines in the restaurant lounge and one three-course dinner)
- Private airport transfer in Perth
- Private tour of Fremantle and Perth including a classic fish & chip lunch
- Private return transfer from Perth to Margaret River
- Private Sunset Kangaroo Safari
In Margaret River, the freedom to choose 1 of 2 full day tours (see itinerary)
- Private Margaret River Region Tour with gourmet lunch
- Private Margaret River Wine Tour with gourmet lunch
- International or domestic airfares (unless specified above)
- Meals other than specified above
- Travel insurance