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Busselton: 2.5-Hour High Ropes Course

1. Busselton: 2.5-Hour High Ropes Course

Experience a once-in-a-lifetime high ropes course in Busselton, Western Australia. Starting off at just 3 meters and working up to 19 meters above the forest floor, the activities increase in difficulty — it all gets wobblier, longer, and more challenging as you progress. Each course has a series of fun and challenging activities that wind their way through the treetops.   Ziplines are everywhere throughout the park, and there’s even a dedicated zipline course of more than 7 zips. Starting at 18 meters, with no additional climbing, the course cuts its way through the park and ends with the final zip of more than 150 meters in length.   Other exciting activities include riding a BMX more than 9 meters into the air, skateboarding through the trees, Tarzan jumping, free-fall quick jumps, and balancing lines. There’s something here for everyone, from first-timers who like their adventure “very soft” to the experienced enthusiasts.

From Dunsborough/Busselton: Margaret River Wine Adventure

2. From Dunsborough/Busselton: Margaret River Wine Adventure

Start your full-day adventure with pickup from your hotel in the Dunsborough/Busselton area. You’ll then be driven to the wine-producing region to visit 3 award-winning boutique wineries. These wineries produce high-quality wines on a small scale, and you will often have the opportunity to meet the owners or winemakers themselves. Embrace your inner-winemaker and get hands-on in our exclusive Wine Blending Experience where you'll learn all about this important stage of the winemaking process, before going headfirst into creating your own unique concoction! During the day you'll be treated to a delicious lunch at one of the regions' highly-rated restaurants. Enjoy fabulous food, a beverage to wash it down with, and stunning views. You'll also swing into a local chocolate producer in the area, to tantalise your tastebuds on with delicious tastings of the goodness they deliver. To round things off at the end of the day, you'll then visit a local micro-brewery, where you will have the opportunity to enjoy a range of delicious beers at your own cost and relax with your new crew of friends. Take the time to reminisce on an awesome day exploring the renowned Margaret River wine region. At the end of the tour, you’ll be dropped back to your accommodation with great memories and hopefully some delicious wine to enjoy too.

Margaret River and Busselton Jetty: Day Trip from Perth

3. Margaret River and Busselton Jetty: Day Trip from Perth

Discover the natural beauty of the Margaret River wine region on a full-day trip by comfortable bus. Stop along the way to enjoy morning tea (at your own expense) at Busselton Jetty. Visit one of the area's oldest breweries to have lunch and sample craft beer and cider. Sample some local wines, whilst gaining some industry insight on wine production with the opportunity to purchase Explore Margaret River’s natural attractions. Admire spectacular limestone formations and take a guided tour of Mammoth Cave. Drive through the Boranup Forest to Australia’s most southwesterly point, to find the Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse. Then head north up to the township of Margaret River for a brief stop to stroll the main street. After a fantastic day giving you a full taste of this wonderful region, it’s back to Perth with an en-route comfort stop arriving back in the evening.

Whale Watching Cruise from Busselton, Augusta or Dunsborough

4. Whale Watching Cruise from Busselton, Augusta or Dunsborough

Enjoy an exciting and best value whale watching experience in Busselton, Augusta or Dunsborough. Cruise out into the pristine waters to see these lovable marine giants up close. Migrating humpback and southern right whales leave the cold, food rich Antarctic waters and begin arriving around June. Augusta, Busselton and Dunsborough are perfectly placed to view these spectacular wild animals as they make their way past, often stopping off for a rest and play. Geographe Bay, with its usually calm and sheltered waters, means a guided whale watching tour is the best way to see magnificent humpback and southern right whales up-close.

Dunsborough: Whale Watching Tour

5. Dunsborough: Whale Watching Tour

Step on board the luxury vessel, Alison Maree, for a 2.5 hour scenic whale watching cruise in the pristine waters of Geographe Bay. Enjoy a cup of tea and a biscuit whilst you marvel at the sight of a pod of Humpback whales - with over 35000 Humpbacks migrating through the bay with their young, there is plenty to see. Humpback Whales are the playful ones, you can often see them breach, spy hop, and be very playful and friendly - no binoculars required. In the months of October and November the mighty Blue Whale is also often sighted, these whales are the largest living animal on the planet so it is an amazing feeling to look at these whales in awe with their graceful yet large presence. Dolphins are often seen riding the ship's bow, you will want to be standing up the front of the boat to get the best glimpse of these beautiful agile creatures. Not only is this an amazing whale watching cruise but the scenery is stunning; cruise along Eagle Bay, Castle Rock, Bunker Bay, and past the Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse.

Busselton: Woylie and Nocturnal Animal Tour

6. Busselton: Woylie and Nocturnal Animal Tour

Join an evening tour to observe a colony of Woylies in their natural environment. A very rare, nocturnal little macropod with personality, woylies are small relatives of kangaroos. Visit the Margaret River Region to view these amazing, but critically endangered creatures.  The tour begins with accommodation pickups half an hour before sunset, before a short drive to Yelverton Brook Conservation Sanctuary that has allowed exclusive access for this tour. On arrival at the sanctuary, a short guided bush walk will take you to the animal viewing site. As the first of the woylies appear, you'll learn about some of their wonderful characteristics, and interesting facts about the area. Other Aussie wildlife may be seen during the tour including kangaroos, bandicoots, and possums. At the end of your woylie encounter, you'll be returned to your pre-arranged drop-off location. 

From Busselton: Half-Day Coastal and Wildlife Eco Tour

7. From Busselton: Half-Day Coastal and Wildlife Eco Tour

The northern Margaret River Region has stunning coastal scenery, and is brimming with life both above and below the water, and you can see it all on this jam-packed half-day eco tour. With the region’s only live underwater video feed direct to the tour vehicle, plus local knowledge of the best nature and wildlife viewing locations, this truly is an exceptional morning out. A complimentary glass of local wine or boutique beer and food platter will be served in the national park. The first tour stop allows you to experience amazing vistas of Geographe Bay and find out about its historical and ecological significance, then journey through the Meelup Regional Park’s woodland to the next stop, the Ngari Marine Park. Here, conditions permitting, your guide will launch a “live action” underwater camera showing you the unique and diverse marine life that calls Geographe Bay home.  Drive out to Bunker Bay via a very picturesque road that takes you within a couple of metres of azure water and rock pools, before arriving at the ancient and awe inspiring limestone cliffs of Cape Naturaliste, viewing them first from below, and then a short walk will take you above the cliffs, offering majestic views. Continuing on to the rugged and contrasting west coast, keep a look out for the playful Bottlenose Dolphins, (and whales and wildflowers in season) while walking along the coastal track with views of deserted beaches and stunning granite formations. After this mini walk stop to refuel with some delicious local refreshments at Sugarloaf Rock. On the return to your selected drop-off point, see large mobs of western grey kangaroos lounging in the sun.  

From Perth: 3-Day Margaret River Escape

8. From Perth: 3-Day Margaret River Escape

Begin day one by making a scenic drive from Perth to some charming seaside towns. First stop is Mandurah, where you’ll have a coffee break at a café by the shore. Then it’s on to Bunbury where you’ll visit the Featured Wood Gallery & Museum, before continuing to Busselton, where you will stop for lunch. Following lunch, take a leisurely walk along the famous Busselton Jetty, the longest timber jetty in the southern hemisphere stretching 1.1 miles (1.8 km) out into the picturesque Geographe Bay.  After stretching your legs at the jetty, head to Margaret River. You’ll have some free time in town to stroll along the main street and pick up a special memento or gift to take home. Next, head to the McLeod family farm to see Western Grey Kangaroos in their natural environment. Settle into your accommodation before taking a drive to the coast for spectacular views of world-class surf breaks.  On day 2, head for breakfast at The White Elephant café by the beach. Then spend the day tasting wine, craft beer, coffee, cheese, olive oil, and everyone’s favourite – chocolate.  Lunch will be at the award-winning Black Brewing Co, where you’ll also enjoy a crafted brew, or some lovely local wine. Return to your accommodation at around 5:00 PM to relax after a busy day and dine at your leisure.  After checkout on day 3, enjoy breakfast by the beach, before heading south to Redgate Beach, where you’ll hear stories of shipwrecks and other stories about the local area. The tour goes underground at the spectacular Mammoth Cave, one of just a few caves in the south west which contains fossils. A scenic drive through the majestic Boranup Forest will bring you to the Boranup Gallery, showcasing beautiful and creative wood designs and furniture. Tea, coffee and scones can be purchased from the Boranup Gallery Café.  Then pass through Augusta, with stunning views of the Blackwood River, before arriving at the tallest lighthouse on mainland Australia, Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse. Take a guided tour and spot the point where the Southern and Indian oceans meet. You may be lucky enough to spot whales out in the distance.  Stop for lunch and a tea or coffee at the Deck Chair Café in Augusta. After lunch, depart for your transfer back to Perth, arriving by approximately  6:00 PM.

Half day Wine and Sights Discovery Tour Busselton

9. Half day Wine and Sights Discovery Tour Busselton

Get a feel for the area through the eyes of 3rd generation local guides. A detailed knowledge will enhance your discovery of the Margaret River Region’s natural, historical and cultural highlights. You will be blown away by beautiful scenery in this globally recognized biodiversity hotspot. Hear interesting commentary, including the stories behind each stop, a lovely locally made afternoon tea, and personalized service in a comfortable mini bus with a maximum of 12 passengers. You'll be taken to Cape Naturaliste, one of the most spectacular locations in the Margaret River Region, with stunning gentle bays on one side and the Indian Ocean on the other. Try and spot the Bottlenose Dolphins playing in the waves, and take memorable photos of Sugarloaf Rock and Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse. The tour then heads into the wine country, down scenic Caves Road, stopping at Canal Rocks, then on to some local gourmet producers and two wineries for a taste of the Margaret River Wine Region, before returning to your drop off point through the Yallingup Hills, home of Western Grey Kangaroos.

Busselton: 30-Minute Scenic Coastal Helicopter Flight

10. Busselton: 30-Minute Scenic Coastal Helicopter Flight

Experience the best views of the Western Australia coast on this 30-minute helicopter flight from Busselton. Enjoy unique aerial views as far as Meelup Beach and look out for marine life in the water. Meet your pilot at Busselton Airport for a safety briefing before taking to the skies. See the iconic Busselton Jetty from a unique aerial perspective and admire the sparkling waters of Geographe Bay. Head west along the coast to see the resort town of Dunsborough, Castle Rock, and the white sands of Meelup Beach. Spot marine life in the clear aqua waters and check out your favourite beaches before returning to Busselton.

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Highly recommend tour especially those with kids. Something completely different and special to see the nocturnal wildlife of the local area. Fantastic knowledge of local flora and fauna by Ryan and Mick. The Billy tea and freshly made biscuits were great also

Mick and Ryan gave us a tour of their home, the Margareth River region, with great expertise and enthusiasm. The trip was a wonderful experience from A to Z. One of the highlights was the snack under the trees with selected local specialties.

Our little bus was full of great people. Have a positive attitude! The wineries were excellent to visit and the food was good and well-times.

We would definitely recommend to others. A great way to learn more about the area. Thanks Ryan and Mick!

Amazing experience, jimmy was a fun and insightful guide