The warm Mediterranean climate and fertile soils of the South West create the perfect environment to produce the region’s notable grape varieties including Cabernet, Merlot, Shiraz, Chardonnay, Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc. Sample some of the region’s impressive wines, then follow with a wine master class or group blending activity to produce your own wine with the winemaker at Vasse Felix, the region's oldest vineyard.Read More>>
For an exclusive activity, join the Executive Chef at Cape Lodge for a gourmet cooking master class and lunch to follow. The rich harvests of the region have attracted many award-winning chefs. In addition to locally farmed seasonal fresh fruit and vegetables which can be purchased directly from local farms, gastronomic delights of the region include fresh farmed marron and trout, chocolate, cheeses, boutique beers, ciders, olive oils, condiments and jams, and Australia’s first mainland truffles.
Take a relaxing afternoon winery tour through the region, stopping at the Margaret River Chocolate Company, Xanadu Winery, Providore and Olio Bello for tastings and gourmet gifts.
Enjoy a dinner at Quay West Resort Bunker Bay’s ‘Other Side of the Moon’ Restaurant, with spectacular ocean views.
Start the morning with an invigorating walk down the Cape to Cape track. Take in the spectacular coastal scenery and perhaps a dip in the Indian ocean to cool off.
The limestone ridge of the Leeuwin Naturaliste National Park hides a series of caves, many of which are open to the public. Read More>> The caves of Ngilgi, Mammoth, Lake and Jewel are recognised internationally for their beauty and pristine condition. Experience the subterranean world that these caves open up in a guided tour.
For a real team building challenge, abseil 40 metres down into Brides Cave, only accessible by rope, and into the ‘Great Hall’. Enjoy the view of incredibly ancient yet fragile straw formations and marvel at the pure white decorations.
Above ground, take to the Munda Biddi trail - listed in National Geographic’s Top 10 Cycle Routes of the World. With an outstanding network of trails taking riders through the stunning country-side, coastal trails or forests, the region caters for both causal riders and serious mountain bikers.
Or if it’s motorsport that gets you going, send the team out to try rally driving. The winter months offer the challenge of all the mud, crud and sludge your car can handle on a tailored rally driver’s course through the same area undertaken by the Rally Australia Drivers.
After a gourmet picnic lunch on the beach, spend an afternoon of aquatic adventures.
Spectacular coastline and huge surf have made this region a true surfer’s paradise. From the novice to the more experienced surfer, everyone can enjoy the ultimate surfing experience in Australia’s South West. Margaret River is home to annual surf competitions including the Margaret River Pro held in March. For a great team building activity, why not learn to surf?
The waters of the Indian Ocean and the cooler depths of the Southern Ocean offer spectacular snorkelling and diving. Whether it is exploring the abundance of marine life and soft corals and sponges, or discovering the numerous shipwrecks such as the HMAS Swan off Dunsborough, a guided snorkelling tour is a great way to experience the jewels of the sea.
In summer, enjoy discovering secluded coves on calm river waters in a canoe, paddle or kayak or challenge the thrill of riding white water rapids on a raft following the winter rains. Combine soft adventure including canoeing and caving followed by sampling local bushtucker in an organised group tour.
To top off an action-packed day, head to the Duckstein Brewery and Saracen Estate for a hearty meal and locally brewed beer.
It’s time to relax and soak in the tranquil surrounds of the South West region. Visit one of the many local day spas for a relaxing massage or beauty treatment. Perhaps a round of golf is more your style? Try the greens at Dunsborough Lakes Golf course.Read More>>
Take a scenic drive further south to visit the largest producer of fresh truffles in the southern hemisphere; the Wine & Truffle Co, one of the few truffières in the world where you can participate in the excitement of a guided truffle hunt. Discover how to locate the rare and wondrous black truffle, which is often referred to as ‘black gold’ or ‘black diamond’.
Savour lunch in the gourmet Truffle Café before a scenic coach trip back up to Perth