7 days in Dunsborough & Margaret River Itinerary

7 days in Dunsborough & Margaret River Itinerary

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Dunsborough
— 3 nights
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Margaret River
— 3 nights
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Dunsborough — 3 nights

Dunsborough is a coastal town in the South West of Western Australia, 254km south of Perth on the shores of Geographe Bay.Dunsborough is a popular tourist destination for Western Australians; in 1999 it was voted the state's best tourist destination and in 2013 awarded the Top Tourism Award for Population Under 5,000. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Meelup Beach and Sugarloaf Rock. Get some cultural insight at Happs Wines and House of Cards Wines. There's still lots to do: do a tasting at Windance Estate Wines, get up close to creatures of the deep with Naturaliste Charters, look for gifts at Eagle Bay Olives, and identify plant and animal life at Discover Deadly.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Dunsborough online attractions planner.

Perth to Dunsborough is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can go by car to Margaret River.
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Margaret River — 3 nights

A low-rise, laid-back town of approximately 4,500 inhabitants, Margaret River serves as an ideal local base to explore the surrounding wine region.
Get some historical perspective at Ellensbrook Homestead and Hamelin Bay Jetty. Get a sense of the local culture at Voyager Estate and Gralyn Estate. The adventure continues: savor the flavors at Vasse Felix Winery, kick back and relax at Margaret River Mouth Beach, learn about winemaking at Cape Mentelle Wines, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Surfers Point.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Margaret River travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Dunsborough to Margaret River takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to drive back home.
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