What are the best things to do in Margaret River?
Tour the vineyards
Margaret River is famous around the world for its high-quality wines, and touring the vineyards is a must-do for many visitors who book Margaret River packages. There are more than 150 vineyards spread around the region and many of them open their cellar doors for wine tastings. You’ll get the opportunity to taste a range of varietals, but the most famous varieties in the Margaret River region are cabernet sauvignon, chardonnay, semillon sauvignon blanc, and shiraz. You could book onto a guided tour of local vineyards or do a self-guided tour while holidaying on Margaret River holiday packages – just be sure to have a designated driver for your group.
Visit Boranup Karri Forest
Plan a day at the Boranup Karri Forest after booking Margaret River accommodation and flight packages to see a different side to the region. The main features of the forest are its karri trees, many of which tower more than 60 metres (197 feet) high. A scenic drive winds its way through Boranup Karri Forest, and there are also many short hiking trails. Look up at the karri trees and keep an eye out for native birds and the colourful wildflowers in spring. Make sure to stop by the Boranup Lookout as well for a view over the forest and Hamelin Bay.
Hike a portion of the Cape to Cape Track
The Cape to Cape Track stretches for a total of 135 kilometres (84 miles) between Cape Naturaliste and Cape Leeuwin. It takes about six days to complete the entire track, but you could walk a portion of it while visiting the region with Margaret River holiday packages. Head to the spot where the Margaret River connects to the Indian Ocean. Then head north to see spots like Meekadarabee Falls and Ellensbrook Homestead or south toward Cape Freycinet and Boranup Forest. You’ll also be treated to stunning coastal views and plenty of beaches if you choose to walk part of the Cape to Cape Track while holidaying on Margaret River packages.
What is the best way to get around Margaret River?
Renting a car is the easiest and most convenient way to get around Margaret River. You can hire a car right through Webjet after booking Margaret River holiday packages, then pick it up from either Perth (PER) or Busselton airports, or nearby towns when you arrive. Having a car means you can explore the region without limitations while travelling on Margaret River packages.
TransWA operates a coach service that connects Margaret River with nearby towns, including Yallingup, Augusta, Dunsborough, and Busselton. This coach is a great option to keep in mind if you choose not to rent a car after booking Margaret River accommodation and flight packages. The coach makes a couple trips in each direction daily (apart from Saturdays when there is no southbound service) and provides access to vineyards, beaches, and attractions throughout the region.
Heading to vineyards and cellar doors for wine tasting is at the top of the wish list for many visitors who book a hotel and accommodation in Margaret River. Look into a guided vineyard tour after booking Margaret River packages to enjoy tasting wines without worrying about who will drive.
When is the best time to visit Margaret River?
There are exciting things to look forward to no matter what season you plan to travel with Margaret River holiday packages.
Summer is the busiest time for booking Margaret River accommodation and flight packages. Daytime temperatures average 26°C, and this is the best time to head to the nearby coastline for beach-hopping and surfing. You can also visit cellar doors for crisp and refreshing white and rosé wines that are the perfect thirst-quenchers from the summer heat. Summer is the busiest time for tourists reserving a hotel and accommodation in Margaret River, so book early to secure your spot.
Consider booking Margaret River holiday packages for an autumn or spring getaway if you’re hoping for warm weather outside the summer high season.Temperatures range between 20° to 23°C most days, so you can still enjoy plenty of time outdoors. You’ll also get to see the region’s wildflowers coming into bloom by travelling to Margaret River in spring.
Winter is low season, so you can find excellent deals on hotels and accommodation in Margaret River during this time. Daytime temperatures of about 16°C and regular rain showers mean winter isn’t ideal for trips to the beach. However, you can still enjoy hiking or cycling around Margaret River on the sunny winter days. Visitors who book Margaret River packages for a winter trip can also spend time at local vineyards to try the warming red wines.