Nullarbor Traveller: 3-Day Margaret River Tour
Australian Wildlife Adventures
On this all-inclusive 3-day tour from Perth, you’ll get a real taste of what the South West of Western Australia has on offer. Be connected with nature as you discover the pristine wilderness of the region and sample delicious local produce. Get a different perspective of Margaret River on a two-hour canoe experience and head underground to explore the mesmerising Ngilgi Cave. Walk among colossal Red Tingle trees in Walpole and see spectacular coastlines such as Greens Pool, Elephant Rocks and The Gap. Our local guide will share their knowledge and passion for this extraordinary region with you and take you off the beaten track to discover some hidden gems.
- Discover the breathtaking beaches of the region
- Go deep underground to explore the mesmerising Ngilgi Cave
- Tantalise your taste buds visiting wineries, breweries and a chocolate factory
- Enjoy a two-hour scenic canoe along Margaret River
- Explore ancient forests at the Walpole Wilderness National Park
- Swim in magical Greens Pool and Elephant Rocks
- Be wowed by the coastal rock formations of Albany
- All National Park and entry fees
- All activities
- Meals – 2 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 2 dinners
- Accommodation – 2 nights dorm accommodation (upgrade to private available)
- Transport – Air-conditioned minibus (max 20 people)
- Expert local guide
Day 1 – Perth to Dunsborough
Our adventure begins as we travel south with our first stop at the popular tourist town of Busselton. It’s hard to miss the 19th-century Jetty stretching 1.8km into spectacular Geographe Bay. Here we’ll have a coffee on the waterfront and chat about what exciting things are to come.
Go deep down into the magical Ngilgi Cave to see a beautiful array of crystal formations that are over 500,000 years old. Have a picnic lunch at Yallingup before giving you taste buds a workout as we spend the afternoon sampling some of the world’s best wine and produce. Visit a chocolate factory, cheese factory and of course plenty of wineries and boutique breweries.
We’ll be having dinner and spending the night in popular tourist hotspot Dunsborough, loved for its sparkling calm clear water, white sandy beaches and great evening vibes. Drive time today is about 4 hours with lots of stops along the way.
Day 2 – Dunsborough to Walpole
After breakfast we’ll head to the Margaret River township where you’ll have some time to explore the eclectic mix of shops and galleries. We’ll grab a coffee before setting off on a two-hour leisurely canoe along the pristine and calm river Margaret River. Enjoy a picnic lunch overlooking one of the worlds best surf breaks – Surfers Point.
Back on the road, we’ll stop at Hamlin Bay where if you are lucky you will see some huge stingrays. Next, if you are feeling brave you can climb the 51-metre Diamond Tree, a native karri tree once used as a fire lookout and 1 of only 3 wooden top towers in the world. Then we’ll head into the wilderness of Walpole where we’ll be having dinner and spending the night. About 4 hours of drive time to cover today.
Please note – if the weather isn’t suitable for canoeing in the cooler months, the alternative itinerary is taking a tour of the Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse. Located in Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park, the views are amazing of the Indian Ocean, Cape Naturaliste, and the beautiful Geographe Bay coastline and perfect for photography or for just soaking in the beauty of the Cape region.
Day 3 – Walpole, Albany to Perth
This morning we’ll explore the stunning beauty of the Walpole region and bushwalk through a giant forest of towering Red Tingle trees, many of which are over 400 years old. From the forest to the ocean as next, it’s onto William Bay National Park where you will be amazed by the paradise that is Greens Pool. A magical turquoise beach completely sheltered by massive rocks, it’s the perfect place to have a swim in the warmer months.
Then get ready for some epic coastline on our way into Albany. See how years of erosion have crafted incredible rock sculptures and granite bluffs in the Torndirrup National Park. Natural Bridge and The Gap are two of our favourites. We’ll have some lunch in the historical township of Albany before hitting the road back to Perth.
Around 6 hours of drive time today with lots of stops along the way and stunningly diverse scenery. As our 3-day tour comes to an end we’ll roll into Perth around 6.30pm.
Accommodation: We stay with a range of reputable accommodation providers in shared dorm accommodation with linen provided. If you would prefer a private room, please enquire directly about upgrading to a Single or Double/Twin Room with shared bathroom facilities (subject to availability). Single rate $915. Double/Twin rate $800pp (2 pax).
Meals: Please advise of any special dietary requirements at time of booking. We offer plenty of variety and do our best to provide fresh products. Snacks, soft drinks and alcohol are not included.
Fitness: A medium level of fitness is required. Be prepared for walks of between 1-3 kilometers on some days. This may involve rough ground and perhaps getting wet.
What to bring: Personal belongings, rainproof jacket, walking shoes, swimmers and towel, water bottle, insect repellent, hat, and sunscreen. It’s also a good idea to bring snacks for the bus in your day bag.
Luggage Restrictions: Bags are restricted to 1 x 15kg backpack/soft travel bag per person, plus one small piece of hand luggage.
Changes to Itinerary: Our experienced guides will tailor activities on seasonal conditions throughout the year to maximise your experience and enjoyment. Any deviation from this itinerary will be made with serious consideration and passengers’ best interest and safety as our number one priority.
Canoe Tour – if the weather doesn’t permit us to do the two-hour canoe, we will instead take a tour of the historic Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse. This rewards visitors with sweeping vistas of the Indian Ocean, Cape Naturaliste, Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park and the beautiful Geographe Bay coastline—perfect for photography or for just soaking in the beauty of the Cape region.