The Margaret River region is a popular self-drive destination and car hire is an excellent choice for visitors who arrive by plane. For passengers using the Jetstar Melbourne-Busselton direct air service, Hertz Busselton, Busselton & South West Car Hire and Avis currently operate in the City of Busselton. A wide range of car hire options will also be available at the airport itself with key drop facilities. Prior arrangements need to be made with the relevant car hire operator. Details are available via the Busselton Margaret River Airport website.
Maps & Guides
Ensure you make the best possible memories by travelling with a fully-licensed, accredited tour operator. Visitors travelling with uninsured drivers are at risk, and all tour operators featured on this website have the appropriate Department of Transport authorisations to ensure your safety.
Tours and Transfers
The drive from Perth to Margaret River is an easy three-hour drive. If you want to take a journey of a lifetime, or just get from A to B, we’ve got the transport for you including taxi’s, charters, car hire & flights in Margaret River, Busselton & beyond.
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Margaret River is best known for the excellent wines produced here, but the region is also home to great craft beer breweries. Sit down to a lunch of wood-fired pizza or slow-cooked meats paired with a paddle of craft beers at Eagle Bay Brewing Co, 30 kilometres (19 miles) west from Busselton, which overlooks rolling farmland. Then follow the road to Eagle Bay and comb the coast, stopping in at some of Western Australia’s most breathtaking beaches. Meelup and Castle Rock, where the bush meets the sand, are local favourites. In season (August to December), you might spot whales swimming at these sheltered points. For your best chance of seeing them, head to Bunker Bay at the end of Cape Naturaliste Road and watch the horizon at either Bunkers Beach Café or the Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse (or book in with Naturaliste Charters for a closer look). Stay at nearby Pullman Bunker Bay Resort and dine in-house at the Other Side of the Moon Restaurant.
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Day 3: Farmers markets and surf breaks
Margaret River coastline, Western Australia © Tourism Western Australia
Sip some of Australia’s best wine, marvel at bush-edged beaches and watch whales in Western Australia’s picture-perfect playground, Margaret River.
3 days in Margaret River
Day 2: Cave crawling and wine swilling
There’s nothing better than waking up with a swim in a calm, clear ocean lagoon, and that’s exactly what you get at the peaceful holiday township of Yallingup. Protected by surrounding reef, the ocean is flat, rip-free and refreshing, lapping a gentle stretch of golden, powdery sand. You’ll never want to leave. But you should, because Ngilgi Cave is just around the corner. First though, fuel up with breakfast at Lamont’s on beautiful Smiths Beach, then drive six kilometres (3.7 miles) north to explore Ngilgi’s huge cavern of illuminated stalactites and stalagmites, discovered in 1899. Book ahead for a thrilling cave crawl with a cave expert.
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