Perth to Margaret River road trip

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    Taste wine in the vineyards of Margaret River | Travel Nation
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    Spot surfers as you drive through the Margaret River region | Travel Nation

    Spot surfers as you drive through the Margaret River region

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    Drive through the beautiful Boranup Forest | Travel Nation

    Drive through ancient forests on your way to the Margaret River

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    Stop to explore the charming town of Busselton | Travel Nation

    Stop to explore the charming town of Busselton

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    Explore beautiful wild beaches in Western Australia | Travel Nation

    Explore beautiful wild beaches in Western Australia

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    Perth is your gateway to Western Australia

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    There are over 120 wine producers in the region

    Explore the beautiful vineyards of Margaret River

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    See the stunning Canal Rocks

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Duration(in days): 6

From: Perth

To: Perth



Exc. International flights (per person, based on 2 sharing)

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    Take 6 days to explore scenic Western Australia on this Perth to Margaret River road trip adventure. Stay the night in the city of Perth before driving the pretty coastal road south towards Bunbury - famous for its bottle-nose dolphins. Spend 2 nights exploring the gourmet food and wine haven of Margaret River, home to over 120 wine producers, food markets, gourmet restaurants and cellar doors. Finish your time here with a secluded forest retreat, the perfect way to relax!

    This itinerary can be tailored to suit your requirements, please contact one of our consultants to start planning your dream trip.

    Highlights of this Perth to Margaret River itinerary

    • Explore Perth’s countless beautiful beaches
    • Spot dolphins off Koombana Bay, Bunbury
    • Sample Australia’s finest food and wine in the Margaret River region
    • Relax in a forest retreat overlooking the lake in Pemberton


    Itinerary in brief:

    • 1 night Perth
    • 1 night Bunbury
    • 2 nights Margaret River
    • 1 night Pemberton

    Day 1: Arrive Perth

    Arrive in Perth any time and make your own way to your hotel where you will check in for a 1-night stay.

    The rest of the day is free to explore.

    Day 2: Perth to Bunbury

    Today you’ll collect your hire car from the downtown depot. Your drive to Bunbury will take around 2 hours, so you can take a leisurely pace. Why not head out to beautiful Scarborough beach for a few hours before starting your journey?

    Bunbury is famous for its wild bottlenose dolphins which frequent the shores of Koombana Bay offering visitors the chance to cruise or swim with them.

    Days 3 & 4: Bunbury to Margaret River

    Only a short 1 hour and 15 minutes' drive away, you will find yourself in the heart of one of Australia’s most famous food & wine regions - Margaret River.

    With over 120 wine producers and countless breweries and restaurants, this region is ‘foodie’ heaven! Sample crayfish straight from the ocean, try Australia’s finest wines at one of the many cellar doors or visit farmers markets to try artisan cheeses. The scenery here is unrivalled and with a spectacular coastline, this is the perfect spot to go walking or diving.

    Day 5: Margaret River to Pemberton

    Leave at your leisure today for the 1 hour and 30 minutes' drive to Pemberton. Surrounded by towering forests, rivers, waterfalls and lakes, you will be pleasantly surprised in the change of scenery!

    You have one night here in a forest lodge overlooking the lake, the perfect spot for complete relaxation. If you fancy longer here, then just speak to your consultant to tailor the perfect trip for you.

    Day 6: Pemberton to Perth

    It’s time to head back towards Perth today and the drive takes around 3 hours and 30 minutes. Allow plenty of time for photo stops on the way as travel north along the beautiful coastline.

    Drop your car off at the downtown depot in Perth before making your own way to the airport.

    Perth is officially the sunniest capital city in Australia enjoying 131 days of perfect sunny weather every year, the average temperature in summer (Nov-Feb) is around 29c and around 12c in winter (Jun to Aug). The South West enjoys temperatures between 25c and 35c in summer and the cooler winter months are perfect for forest walks.

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    What's included
    • 4 nights’ accommodation
    • Car Hire from Perth Downtown
    • Super-Inclusive car insurance
    • Breakfast in Pemberton
    Not included
    • International flights
    • Airport transfers
    • Any meals excluding Pemberton
    • Personal expenses
    • Tips & gratuities

    5 nights in 3* accommodation. Accommodation in this standard includes:

    • Best Western Plus Lord Forest, Bunbury

    • Quality Inn Margaret River

    • Karri Valley Resort, Pemberton