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. 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.
Made For You
As this is a private tour, our Made For You Manager can work with you to curate your perfect escape. If off-the-shelf isn’t your style, customise activities, destinations, accommodation, meals and even the vehicle.
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. Travel south to Busselton to stroll along the world’s second-longest jetty, which stretches 1.8km out into Geographe Bay, before visiting the Origin Markets, where you will taste a plethora of produce from the local growers and unearth uniquely crafted gifts.
Kick-off your shoes for a stroll along one of the region’s best beaches before the signature experience of your food and wine tour. At 3 pm, board a 60-ft pleasure boat for the Taste of the Bays 7-course progressive dinner cruising the calm, crystal blue waters of Geographe Bay. Sip on premium beverages and indulge in an exquisite feast crafted by an onboard chef. Reflecting the best of the region, the gourmet menu features delicious WA seafood and fresh local ingredients the South West is renowned for. Each course is accompanied by paired wines from Howard Park, Margaret River.
While anchored in a pristine bay, choose to swim, snorkel or simply relax, taking in magical views. Watch the sunset over Cape Naturaliste from the most breathtaking vantage point there is – floating on water.
Feeling incredibly relaxed and satisfied, arrive at Smiths Beach Resort in Yallingup at around 8 pm to settle into your five-star accommodation for two nights.
Today you will travel approximately 300km.
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 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 six-course degustation menu, carefully matched with current releases 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 rockpool knows as the Aquarium.
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 second day of your private Margaret River tour.
Today travel approximately 150km.
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, relax in your room with a local produce platter and wines collected along the way.
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.