Take a full-day detour from Perth to discover the many delights of Margaret River and the southwest. After morning pickup at your hotel or a central meeting point, travel aboard a comfortable coach on the approximately 3-hour drive south. Along the way, stop to stretch your legs and enjoy morning tea (own expense) at Busselton Jetty, the Southern Hemisphere’s longest wooden jetty.
Farther on, settle into a table at Bootleg Brewery for craft beer and cider samplings and a gourmet platter lunch. Next, taste some of the region’s famous wine at the award-winning Sandalford Winery, which was established in Western Australia in 1840. Stroll around the picturesque grounds and purchase a bottle to take home if you like.
In the afternoon, explore Margaret River’s natural attractions. Admire spectacular limestone formations and learn about the area’s ancient geologic history on a guided tour of Mammoth Cave. Drive through the scenic and serene Boranup Forest to Australia’s most southwesterly point, marked by the Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse. See where the Southern and Indian Oceans converge, and spot native wildlife such as sea lions, dolphins and rock parrots on a heritage trail walk.
Circle back to the township of Margaret River and enjoy a bit of free time to browse shops along the main street. On the drive back to Perth, stop for dinner at a local restaurant (own expense), before your full-day tour concludes with hotel drop-off in the late evening.