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Your tour guide will be Dirk Hos who has a deep love and knowledge of the region. Dirk and Pam own the Margaret River Bed and Breakfast and Pam will be preparing the lovely picnic lunch for you to enjoy at a winery.
From Where and for How Long?
Tours will generally depart at 10 AM from the Margaret River B&B located at 15 Loaring Place, Margaret River. But as it is a bespoke tour, timing is up to you. There is plenty of parking. The tour will return at 4:30-5:00 PM.
The itineraries are flexible and depend on what you want to do and also on the weather. After discussing the various options, we will decide on a route that will please everyone. Or you could just let me decide to make a fun day.
Mostly, in the morning we will go south to Hamelin Bay, then through the Boranup Forest and perhaps look at a cave. At midday, I will drop you off for your lunch. This may be at a winery restaurant that you have booked or I could drop you off at one of the local cafes. You are also most welcome to take a BYO picnic lunch and we can go to one of many lovely picnic spots in the region.
After lunch, there are more locations that highlight the natural history of the region, plus any wineries etc that you might like to visit. There are many options to choose from including cheese, nougat, ice cream, chocolate or maybe end the day with gin tastings or a beer.
Note that not all tastings are free. In some wineries, the entry level wines are free but the top rated wines may have a tasting fee and this is not included in your tour. All spirits and beers are at your own expense. Some other venues are also limiting tastings due to Covid-19 restrictions and concerns. This varies with the venue and may change over time.
What vehicle will I be travelling in?
This is an intimate, small tour (4 people max) in a 4WD vehicle. It is very comfortable with good viewing windows and we can go 4×4 driving to some of the remote locations, only accessable by vehicles with proper 4WD capabilities..
Parking for my Car?
There is plenty of free parking at the B&B at 15 Loaring Place. You can safely leave your car here.
Can Children Come?
Of course. Children under 3yo are free but only if there is a spare seat. Children less than 12yo and occupying a seat are at half price. Booster seats and baby seats can be fitted. 12yo and over are full price.
When booking, do let us know the age of any children and the discount requested and whether booster seats are required. The visit to Wilyabrup Cliffs entails a 20 minute walk each way along a rugged track with some steep inclines. This is may not be suitable for children under about 7 years of age as they might get tired and need to be carried. All other activities are very child-friendly.
You are welcome if doing the tour before your stay at the B&B to come and enjoy our famous continental breakfasts at the Margaret River B&B. For only $20pp you can help yourselves to cereals, fruits, yoghurts and home-made breads as well as muffins and waffles. You will find jams from the local Berry Farm and honey from our own bees. You can also order a cooked breakfast from our a la carte menu at a small extra charge. Breakfast is from 8AM to 10AM but don’t forget we leave at about 10AM so come early.
What to bring?
All you need is a camera, good covered walking shoes, a hat and sunscreen and you may also want to bring your own water. We will also have some bottled water in the car. You can refill your water bottles before you leave as well. In cooler weather a jumper and jacket will be necessary. Even in summer, Margaret River can cool off rapidly in the afternoons with a stiff sea breeze on the coast so it is always handy to have a jumper or a light jacket around.
Winter time is perfect for touring and if it is really too wet, wine tasting or cave exploring is a great plan B. Fortunately winter storms are usually over in half a day so there will always be something exciting to do.
If doing the Nature Tour, it depends on the weather and your inclinations. We may visit the The Wilyabrup Sea Cliffs, a spectacular sight that demonstrates much of what makes up the region. It is a 15 minute drive from the B&B and then there is a walk that takes about 20 minutes (each way) with some steepish inclines and steps and a rough track.
At all other locations the walks are short and the grades are easy.