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We signed up for the Margaret River day trip via Viator and then realised that it was a local tour company who conducted it. Read many reviews on Viator that said the trip was long and rushed but as we don't drive and had no time for a stay over at Margaret River, we opted for this still - with no regrets.
The tour was indeed long - 8.30am to 10.30pm, as the travelling time between Perth city and Margaret river was long. Our guide Jeff was simply excellent - he was so engaging and informative, we learnt a lot more about Perth through him. The tour itinerary included the Busselton Jetty, a winery with wine tasting, lunch at a brewery with an excellent platter and beer tasting!, Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse, Mammoth Cave and Margaret River town itself.
Was it rushed? I guess for Singaporeans who are used to doing things quick and fast, we felt the pace was ok! Personally, I felt that we got a good overview of the region and just about enough time at each place.
This was a long trip but really good. Our guide Paddy was AMAZING. Wish we could have had more time at various places, but there truly was no time.
It was a long day but thoroughly enjoyed all if it. Each stop was interesting and the scenery was excellent. The bus was extremely comfortable. My husband is over 6 foot tall and had heaps of leg room. Our guide was very informative and also a smooth driver. If your stay in Perth is short this is a way to see a lot in one day.
I had fantastic time looking at the country site while Mike (the bus driver and the tour guide) was driving and pointing out interesting landmarks.
Mike was very friendly, polite and answering all questions in depth.
I thoroughly enjoyed myself!
We had a fantastic time on our Margaret River tour !. Our bus driver and tour operator , Chris, was very friendly and extremely knowledgeable about all the regions we covered in the tour.
It was a long day but we covered a lot of ground that we would not have seen by ourselves. The Brewery tour was a highlight. The lunch platters were beautiful.
I would thoroughly recommend this tour to anyone who is short on time in Perth but wants to see as much as they can.
Was a fantastic trip great, clear commentary from the driver, the bus was comfortable as the days temperature was extreme heat it even had wi-fi all places that we stopped at all made you feel welcomed and just not a tourist....A definite tour to go on.
This is a great day out enabling you to get a taste of the Margaret River area whilst staying in Perth. You do however need to recognise that the lighthouse is a long way from Perth and you need to spend quite a lot of time on the coach. This isn't a problem! We were on the company's new coach which had very comfortable seats and where we were sitting airline premium economy size leg room. Our driver gave us informed commentary throughout the day and ran the whole day to very tight timescales so we made it back to the city by 9:30pm.
The day is full of variety, if a little frenetic at times. The stop at Bussleton Jetty after 2 hours is a coffee and toilet stop as there is not a lot there and there isn't much time in the schedule to do much more. Lunch at the Bootleg Brewery was very good. The stop at the winery (Sandalford) came almost immediately after lunch and was one of the highlights of the trip. The caves are sensational and the breeze at the lighthouse will blow you away. A quick stop in the town of Margaret River completes the sightseeing before an arranged evening meal (at own expense) which was good value - take advantage of it as you will be late back to the city and it may be difficult to find something at this time.
A great day out due to our driver, the sights visited and the company of the people on the trip.
Great day out, visited many places, food provided along the way was very good, but a long day on a coach to achieve this.
I thoroughly enjoyed this one day tour. You enjoy a bit of everything in the Margaret River region and is paced nicely. Pickups to and from the hotel made the day relaxing and very enjoyable. A great introduction to then return for multiple nights to explore further!
Great wine tasting visit (best we've ever been on) packed lunch by tour operator in woods was excellent and the view of the two Ocean's by the lighthouse was magnificent. Great trip!
Excellent day, very long but more than worth it, well organised and timed despite distances involved.
Fantastic, certainly one of the very best all-day trips I have been on. Marvellous and intersting itinerary, very comfortable coach and an excellent driver (Grant) who kept us informed of all the interesting points along the way. A first class included picnic lunch and a superb evening dinner at a very modest additional cost at an escellent hotel.
Excellent trip which was thoroughly enjoyed. The only hiccup was that we didn't get the pickup time in advance and were only just ready for it when they came. It seems that there may be a communication breakdown in advising us by email before the day.
This was just the best tour! We only had a small group on the bus so we were able to get on and off easily and got to see a few more things. We didn't realize how big the area was and how beautiful it is! The Eagles really were the highlight for me! We really had a great day and would happily do it again, and recommend it to others.
Oi Kwan L
The tour guide was highly professional, caring and experienced. The Margaret River region was wonderful place to visit. Just a suggestion, winery tour to several more vineyards or cellars in the Margaret River Region could be themed for people with a passion for fine wines. Although the visits to cave and jetty may have to be compromised, it could provide an option for visitors with only a short stay in Perth.
I have no issue with the tour. However, in your Booking Confirmation email, the international phone number to contact Adams Pinnacle Tours was given wrongly as 61 08..... There is no zero there, as I tried many times to contact Adams and almost missing the pick-up until I finally decided to try calling without the zero, i.e. 618....
Enjoyed the trip as a whole but felt the time was far to short in Margaret River town it's self, shops closed at 5pm and we got there at 4.55pm!
Thought less time should be spent in Busselton/Bunbury area.
Food great we had at lunch.
Thanks C,B and A. Germany
This tour gives a terrific overview of the Margaret River region, there is not a lot of time at each stop but it was still a very good day.
A very long day from Perth but worth it. So many places to visit. My only issue is that there was not enough time on this tour to explore the venues properly ie Mammoth cave, Sandleford winery etc. You need a few days in the area to truly experience all that Margaret river region has to offer. This tour gave a hint of what there is out there. Loved the day though and had a great time.
It was great but we would have to love to stay at each location for a longer duration. The tour guide was excellent!
The driver was great he was able to provide many details for the area. Every stop had something to offers but in many of the stops not long enough. I would suggest dropping some of the stops and spend more time on the actual wine tour. For example eliminate the shopping time in Margaret river and use this time at the wine tour.