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4-Day Margaret River & South West Private Tour

Overview

The Margaret River region is renowned for its wines and lauded food scene. Tucked on Australia’s southwest tip, the pristine landscape plays host to the ultimate blend of world-class wineries, dedicated local producers, experimental restaurants and artisan farmers’ markets. Here, gourmet foodie experiences are part of daily life and unfold throughout your four-day luxury private tour of Margaret River. Taste your way around the region with decadent degustations. Catch-and-cook lunches, cooking masterclasses and exclusive wine tasting experiences while taking full advantage of the regional produce. Between meals, take in untamed scenery and get to know the region through the eyes of its artisanal food producers, famed chefs and passionate locals. And after a full day of sightseeing, wine tasting and grazing, you’ll walk into luxury relaxing in your 5-star accommodation.

4 Day Margaret River & South West Private Tour

Duration

4-Days

Departure

Perth

Group Size

Private (max 6)

Vehicle

Luxury Sahara 4WD

Untamed Moments

  • Indulge in the four-hour ‘Ultimate Leeuwin Degustation Experience’
  • Taste your way around local providores, including honey, chocolate, wine, beer and gin
  • Catch crayfish on a seafood cruise
  • In-room spice masterclass and meal with a renowned local chef
  • Wander along the Cape to Cape Track to magical rock pools
  • Dine at critically acclaimed restaurants
  • Descend underground to the ancient wonders of Ngilgi Cave
  • Immersive treetop walk at the Valley of the Giants
  • Rejuvenate at breathtaking beaches and take in dramatic coastal scenery

Inclusions

  • Flight – Albany to Perth
  • Accommodation – 3 nights 5-star accommodation
  • All entry fees, national park fees and activities
  • All meals, beverages and culinary experiences
  • Airport transfer
  • Transport – 7-seater Luxury 4WD
  • Local Guide and expert knowledge

Itinerary

Day 1: Perth to Yallingup private tour Margaret River

Your culinary adventure embarks from your Perth accommodation at 7.30 am, where your experienced guide will greet you. After coffee, travel south to Mandurah for your first taste of the region on the unique Wild Seafood Experience. Board the Reel Affair II, a purpose-built cray fishing vessel and pull crayfish pots as you learn about Western Australia’s crayfish conservation efforts.

Cruise Mandurah’s picturesque canals and waterways, keeping your eyes peeled for dolphins, and indulge during an exquisite barbecue seafood buffet lunch featuring ocean delicacies such as blue swimmer crabs, salmon, marinated octopus and your freshly-caught crayfish. Washed down with local wine and beer, this is guaranteed to be the perfect start to your exclusive food and wine tour.

Travel to Busselton to stroll along the world’s second-longest jetty, which stretches 1.8km out into Geographe Bay. A little further down the road, visit one of the region’s most popular attractions, Ngilgi Cave. Head underground for a magical experience before kicking off your shoes and walking along the white sand at one of the region’s postcard-perfect spots – Meelup Beach.

Arrive at Smiths Beach Resort in Yallingup, and settle into your ocean view room for two nights. Tonight’s fine dining experience is an a la carte selection of mouth-watering Australian cuisine at Lamont’s restaurant in the resort. Kate Lamont is one of Western Australia’s most successful chefs with a career spanning over three decades. Sit back and relax with views over the ocean, the perfect way to end the first day of your private Margaret River tour.

Today you will travel approximately 300 km.

Day 2: Margaret River

You’re on holiday after all, so this morning relax with breakfast in bed. Enjoy a range of fresh local produce from your gourmet breakfast hamper, courtesy of Lamont’s, then venture out to Barnyard 1978. Here, you can taste seven varieties of pure, unprocessed and deliciously sweet honey straight
from the beehive. After, wander through the vibrant township of Margaret River, home to an eclectic mix of boutique stores and galleries.

Morning tea is served alfresco on the veranda at the world-class Leeuwin Estate at around 10.30 am. Accompany your host on a private behind the scenes tour, learning about the estate’s history, the winemaking process and their contribution to the arts. A tutored wine tasting of a selection of Leeuwin Estate wines is a must. Awaiting you in the restaurant following the tour is a seven-course degustation menu, carefully matched with current release and museum selected Leeuwin Estate wines. This truly is the most luxurious way to introduce the three pillars of fine wine, food and the arts that define the estate.

Spend the rest of the afternoon tasting your way around the Margaret River region, which we will tailor to your liking. Options include cellar door visits to Gabriel’s Chocolate, the Grove Distillery and Wills Domain. Come late afternoon, return to the resort. Those feeling like burning off some of the produce from the day can take a walk along the iconic Cape to Cape Track to a famed rock pool knows as the Aquarium.

Satisfied from a day of indulgence, retreat to your balcony to watch the sunset over the ocean. Enjoy a platter of local produce that your guide collected throughout the day.

Today travel approximately 150 km.

Day 3: Yallingup to Denmark

It’s up early today to enjoy breakfast at one of the local’s favourites. Following breakfast, see the beautiful Margaret River mouth and the world-famous surf break at Surfers Point. Now, it’s time to leave Margaret River and head south to see the giant stingrays of Hamelin Bay. From the beach to the forest, enjoy an exceptional dining experience lakeside at Silkwood Estate in Pemberton. This vineyard has award-winning wine and panoramic views of the surrounding lush karri forest.

This afternoon, traverse through the treetops at the internationally recognised Valley of the Giants. The iconic Tree Top Walk places you 40 metres high in the canopy of Western Australia’s majestic and endemic tingle trees, some as old as 400 years. Just an hour down the road, the idyllic town of Denmark and its pristine beaches, walking trails, abundant wildlife, towering trees and wildflowers await. Check into your luxurious spa villa at Aiyana Retreat, nestled among the bush.

Tonight, you are in for a treat as renowned Chef Silas from Pepper & Salt restaurant joins you in your villa for a private cooking masterclass. He will prepare a three-course meal while giving you tips on using spice to enhance your cooking.

Today travel approximately 450 km.

Day 4: Denmark to Albany

Breakfast this morning is at Denmark’s Bibbulmun Café, followed by a walk along the Mokare Heritage Trail, which follows the Denmark River. Onwards to William Bay National Park, home to Greens Pool. A white sandy beach with huge granite boulders meets you, and in the warmer months, this is an ideal place for a swim. From one paradise to another, visit Elephant Rocks which, as its name suggests, looks like a herd of elephants paddling out to sea.
It’s time for the final exquisite culinary experience of your Margaret River food and wine tour. Savour every moment of the warm hospitality, fine wines and wholesome food at the multi-award winning winery The Lake House.

Take the scenic coastal drive towards Albany, visiting Torndirrup National Park to witness the dramatic coastal rock formations of The Gap and Natural Bridge, then take in sweeping views over Albany from Mount Clarence. Have one last toast of West Australian wine with your guide before returning to the airport for your 5.25 pm flight back to Perth. You will be greeted at the airport by a driver and transferred back to your Perth accommodation, arriving at your hotel at approximately 7.30 pm.


Know Before You Go

  • The flight is operated by Rex and departs Albany at 5.25 pm and arrives in Perth at 6.35 pm. Flight times are subject to change and will be confirmed a month before departure.
  • Rex has a 15 kg luggage restriction per person plus one 7 kg carry on; however, upon presenting a valid itinerary or ticket, passengers with international connections are permitted 20kg. For more details on Rex Baggage Allowance, please visit their website.
  • Accommodation is at a variety of quality five-star resorts and retreats. Rates are based on Twin/Double Share. If you are travelling solo, you need to pay the Single Traveller rate for your own room.
  • Dietary requirements can be catered for, but please advise when booking.
  • Private tours require a minimum of two people to operate, or a single traveller fee will apply.
  • As part of our COVID-Safe protocols, all passengers must complete an online check-in, including a ‘Fit for Travel’ self-declaration to confirm they are free from illness. Two days before your scheduled departure, you will be emailed a link to complete the online check-in for your tour. This is mandatory and must be completed at the latest 24 hours before departure.
  • Please read our full Booking Terms & Conditions before booking your tour.

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