Margaret River Forests, Coasts and Wineries - Monday 27th October to Wednesday 29th October

The Margaret River area on the far south-west coast is renowned for its forests, scenic coastline with world-class surf and world-class wineries. This tour will cover them all, in an eclectic mix of scenery, biodiversity, and gourmet food and wine.

Departs Monday 27th October 2008 0830 from the Esplanade Hotel

DAY 1 - Busselton – Yallingup – Margaret River (L/D)
Your tour commences from Perth with a hotel pick up to travel to one of the premium wine growing regions in the world. There will be a stop in Myalup and a visit to the Busselton foreshore and jetty. Enjoy lunch in Busselton then taste wine at Happs Winery and Pottery Amberley Estate Driftwood Estate and taste olive oil based products at Olio Bello. Travel to Margaret River for your accommodation and evening meal. Overnight: Margaret River

DAY 2 - Tuesday 28th October 2008 - Margaret River (B/L/D)
After a cooked breakfast we make our way to the famous surfing beach at Prevelly and visit the mouth of the Margaret River before spending some time in
Margaret River. Visit the Fudge Factory and many of the interesting shops. See beautiful Western Australian furniture at Jah Roc and artisans blowing glass at the Melting Pot then enjoy lunch at the Hotel. See Australian birds of prey in free flight at Eagle Heritage Raptor centre before tasting wine at Redgate Leeuwin Estate spectacular Voyager Estate and Xanadu with transfer back to your motel. Overnight: Margaret River

DAY 3 - Wednesday 29th October 2008 - Margaret River - Perth (B/L)
Today after breakfast we make our way to Boranup Hollow to see magnificent towering Karri trees and Boranup Gallery where you will see fine examples of timber products and locally crafted furniture. Visit the Candy Cow to taste freshly made honeycomb prior to tasting wine at Palandri and cheese at the Margaret River Cheese Company. Enjoy further tastings at the Margaret River Chocolate Factory and Vasse Felix with lunch at Bootleg Brewery where you can sample locally made boutique beer. Arrival in Perth is in the early evening with transfers to your hotel.

Full details of the tour, including pricing and the booking form can be found at FunSeeker Tours website:

Please ensure you include "TDWG Conference 2008" in the booking form.

Alternatively, contact the operator Sharon Owens directly by phone on +61 8  9440 1770 or email funseek(at)

Cost: $769 (twinshare) or $1019 (single)

  Last Modified: 22 September 2008