What To Do…in southern WA

by / Wednesday, 16 August 2017 / Published in Vacations Magazine Edition 2, 2017

Below are some of our picks, when choosing what to do on your WA getaway…

Busselton Jetty
Considered one of the longest wooden jettys in the world it stretches nearly 2 kms out into the shallow waters of Geographe Bay from the town of Busselton. The long jetty was required to transport the cut timber to the awaiting ships that had restricted access into the bay. Today, the jetty attracts visitors from around the world who take in the uninterrupted views of the bay. Discover what lies below in the Underwater Observatory. If walking is to much, take a ride on the Jetty Train. Everything you would need for the day can be bought or hired at the Interpretive Centre including souvenirs, or book a Guided Walk Tour to learn about the rich history of the jetty and its surrounds.

Forest Adventures South West
Offers adrenaline and fun filled courses and flying foxes among the majestic trees of the legendary tuart forest in the beautiful South West of WA. Combining world class European standards for safety and design with the South West’s supreme environment, Forest Adventures South West is one of the best of its kind with many unique activities in Australia. Located on more than 8 acres, Forest Adventures offers 65 activities set high among the trees catering for all skills, fitness and daring levels.

Cellar d’Or Winery Tours
For the lovers of wine and located in Busselton, we have the tour for you:

  • Affordable boutique winery tours in the south west wine region.
  • Wine tours from Busselton, Margaret River, Dunsborough and Yallingup.
  • Pick up and drop off to your accommodation (conditons apply).
  • Pre-booked wine tastings at 5 award winning Margaret River wineries.
  • Delicious platter lunch and beer tasting at a unique micro brewery.
  • Top quality chocolate sampling.
  • Quality cheese and local produce tasting at a renowned venue.
  • Visit the ever popular Vasse Virgin Natural Olive Oil Factory.
  • Interesting and informative commentary by a friendly and experienced tour guide.

Margaret River Scenic Nature, Food and Wine Tour
Travel to iconic and boutique wineries and some of the most picturesque locations discovering stunning panoramas. Visit 2-3 wineries plus free tastings at chocolate, coffee, olive, jam and nougat factories and other attractions depending on time. For scenery and photography, this is the tour for you. Learn about the landscapes, history and unique wildflowers that make the Margaret River Wine Region so unique.

Margaret River Canoe Tour Including Lunch
Enjoy a fun-packed outdoor adventure on a half-day canoe tour on the Margaret River. Start from Prevelly Beach and soak in the views off Surfers Point. After receiving paddling instructions, head into the gorgeous river valley as you learn about native wildlife, the Aboriginal people of the area and local history from your informative guide. Stop for a gourmet lunch that includes wild foods such as native Australian meats, then enjoy a swim and explore the caves before returning to your starting point by canoe.

Whale-Watching Tour from Augusta or Perth
Enjoy a 2-hour whale-watching cruise on a comfortable vessel with a naturalist guide. Depart from Augusta or Perth and set out on the waters of Geographe Bay in search of humpback whales and southern right whales, in addition to seals, dolphins, and seabirds. Along the way your guide will provide commentary about the whales and their migration along the coast of Western Australia. Your spacious boat is equipped with an underwater camera and hydrophone. Upgrade to the VIP Captain’s
Lounge for exclusive seating, and complimentary
snacks and drinks during your tour.

Pinnacles and Swan Valley Day Trip from Perth
Combine natural wonders, fine wine and adrenaline-fuelled activities into a full day of entertainment on this non-stop tour from Perth. Your jam-packed itinerary kicks off with a visit to the Caversham Wildlife Park, where you can hand-feed a kangaroo or pet a koala. After a scenic drive through the Swan Valley wine region, stop for a delicious wine-fuelled lunch and enjoy wine tasting at a vineyard. After lunch, wind your way through the Nambung National Park to see the striking Pinnacles, then zip down the Lancelin sand dunes on a sandboard.

Rottnest Island
Rottnest Island is Western Australia’s very own island getaway, featuring a casual atmosphere, picturesque scenery and some of the world’s finest beaches and bays. The island is located just 19 kilometres off the coast of Fremantle and with its Mediterranean-style climate and indigenous flora and fauna, the island provides the backdrop to a special holiday experience.