Perth and coastal drive to Margaret River

Perth and Margaret River
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Destination(s) Perth and Margaret River

Duration 1 Week

Traveller(s) Family, group or friends

Trip highlight Bunker Bay Beach, Crown Towers with view of the Swan River, Cape Mentelle Winery, Sunset drinks at the Cyrstal Club, Margaret River Trail

Travel Advisor Chris McGetrick

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When domestic travel restrictions are finally lifted, why not consider a short break in gorgeous WA? With the winter upon us now, perhaps a spring or summer break might be just the tonic to recharge after Covid. How about Perth and a trip South to the Margaret River region?

To start off, I would recommend a few days in Perth, and no better choice would be the Crown Towers. It is a stunning property and by booking through Bayview Travel you will receive:

  • An automatic room upgrade to Premier King at time of booking
  • Complimentary breakfast, afternoon tea and evening cocktails in the Cyrstal Club
  • Free access to the Aqua Retreat and a complimentary bottle of wine in your room

All this starting from just $309 per room per night -and, you can cancel without penalty up to 6pm on day of arrival! The opulent Crystal Club, fantastic guest rooms overlooking the Swan River, wonderful international standard restaurants and entertainment options- Crown really has it all. 

Taking the family? The property also offers fabulous family Villas with multi bedroom options. Optus stadium is walking distance if the AFL footy is on.

After Perth its time to collect your rental car for your 3 hour (non stop) road trip to Margaret River. However, I would recommend a couple of diversions.

After a coffee and pastry in Fremantle, continue south via Mandurah and Bunbury where you can stop for lunch (restrictions permitting). Worth a visit is the Busselton Jetty- the longest in the Southern Hemisphere at 1.8kms. A final opportunity to stretch your legs before the last leg, just 37kms to our suggested accommodation at the Pullman Resort Bunker Bay. This is a beautiful Resort with excellent accommodation with complete access to the stunning Bunker Bay Beach. From here you can explore the stunning coastline, the incredible caves in Augusta and Ngilgi, Smiths Beach and the Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse to name a few.

Ultimately, you will no doubt wish to sample the delights of Margaret River, right on your doorstep.

Surrounded by water on three sides, Margaret River enjoys a wonderful climate, which together with loam, clay and calcium soils makes for ideal for growing conditions and complex, full bodied wines in the Bordeaux style. Iconic winemakers such as Cape Mentelle, Vasse Felix, Preveli and Cullen are waiting to let you sample their vintages and offer you a delicious meal while doing so. If you happen to be in Margaret River in the Springtime, a quick drive to Boranup Forest will reward you with an incredible wildflower display. You can also walk along the Margaret Riverwalk trails to see blooms of deep blue Karri Hovea, yellow and white Wattle, native Wisteria, Kangaroo Paws and a range of native Orchids to name a few.