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From Dunsborough/Busselton: Margaret River Wine Adventure

1. 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.

Whale Watching Cruise from Busselton, Augusta or Dunsborough

2. 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

3. 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: Nocturnal Animal Tour

4. Busselton: Nocturnal Animal Tour

Join an evening tour to observe nocturnal animals in their natural environment. The tour begins with accommodation pickups from Busselton and Dunsborough 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 animals appear, you'll learn about some of their wonderful characteristics, and interesting facts about the area. Aussie wildlife that may be seen during the tour include kangaroos, bandicoots, and possums. You may be lucky enough to see a very rare, nocturnal little macropod with personality, a woylie (small relatives of kangaroos). At the end of your animal encounter, you'll be returned to your pre-arranged drop-off location. 

Busselton: 30-Minute Scenic Coastal Helicopter Flight

5. 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.

Margaret River: Customizable Guided Private Wine Tour

6. Margaret River: Customizable Guided Private Wine Tour

Looking for a unique and authentic wine experience? Our private wine tours are the perfect way to see what the world-renowned Margaret River region has to offer, in comfort and style. We’ll work with you to create a fully customized experience tailored to the requirements of your group. With around 100 cellar doors to choose from and a selection of superb dining experiences, the options are endless. While travelling in our luxury Mercedes you’ll be driven by the owner/operator of the business. Jye has over 15+ years of experience working locally within the wine industry and over 5 years within the tourism industry. His passion and attention to detail are unsurpassed. So, if you’re looking to indulge all your senses and learn a thing or two along the way, make sure you contact us today! Please note: this tour is for transport only, tasting fees and lunch will be an additional cost. Most tasting fees are $5 to $10pp and are redeemable upon the purchase of wine.

Busselton: 45 Minute Scenic Cape and Coast Helicopter Flight

7. Busselton: 45 Minute Scenic Cape and Coast Helicopter Flight

Experience the magic of the Southwest's coastline on this 45 minute helicopter flight. Capture stunning images of the incredible landscapes from above on this tour from Busselton Airport. Marvel at iconic sights like Castle Rock and the white sand of Meelup beach, Cape Naturaliste lighthouse, Canal Rocks and Injidup Natural Spa. Meet staff at Busselton Airport and get set up and briefed for your thrilling helicopter ride. Step into our well-maintained aircraft and feel the exhilaration of taking off over spectacular landscapes and Busselton Jetty. Take out your camera as you pass over the huge granite boulder of Castle Rock and the azure waters of Meelup beach. Gaze out at the fantastic rock formations along the Cape Naturaliste coastline. Watch as waves from the Indian Ocean crash on Canal Rocks and Injidup Natural Spa, then soak up the charm of the Yallingup region from the air. Soar back to Busselton airport over vineyards and checkered farmland. 

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What people are saying about Dunsborough

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 202 reviews

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

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.

Great guide, wineries and lunch. Excellent day and well worth the money for a great day out.

I loved this tour, great wine, tasty food and delicious chocolate too!

Amazing experience, jimmy was a fun and insightful guide