The overall experience was incredible just that it was a little short and rush. But overall, it's a really good experience!
I enjoyed every minute of this rather long day. Our guide/driver, Kerry, was just brilliant. His stories of early settlers were enthralling. A short stop at Busseltown Jerry provided a welcome opportunity to stretch our legs. The lunch at Bootleg Brewery was amazingly delicious. The cave and drive through the forest were fantastic. I would have liked more time at Leeuwin lighthouse but understand the time constraints. Dinner was great. Overall, a brilliant day out. Highly recommended.
Paul R Australia
Good value for money, day tour. Early pick up from the convention centre. Friendly and knowledgeable local guide. Short but plentiful time at all advertised stops, very good value for money, and a great way to get a demographic overview of the areas. Recommend highly.
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!
Trevor H United Kingdom
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.
Jenni S Australia
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 Hong Kong
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.
A very long journey coach tour but we enjoy the sightseeing with the winery tasting, beautiful busselton jetty and the mammoth cave, fantastic!!!
driver Keith was excellent - very hard working but also relaxed and so kind and helpful. Quite a long day because of the distances involved but well paced and very enjoyable and worthwhile. Particularly enjoyed the caves and also the lighthouse and seeing the Indian and Southern oceans meet but all the stops were good in their way although Margaret River itself not that exciting .