Olio Bello, Margaret River, WA © Tourism Western Australia

7-day foodie road trip through the Swan Valley and Margaret River

7-day foodie road trip through the Swan Valley and Margaret River 

Dining at Mandoon Estate, Swan Valley, WA © Tourism Australia

Dining at Mandoon Estate, Swan Valley, Western Australia © Tourism Australia

Fun fact

Western Australia’s first vines were planted in the Swan Valley at Olive Farm Wines in 1829, just one year after the Swan River colony was settled.

Sugarloaf Rock, Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park, WA © Jesse Desjardins

Sugarloaf Rock, Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park, Western Australia © Jesse Desjardins

Ocean adventures

Weather permitting, one of the best ways to experience the magical slice of Cape Naturaliste coastline is aboard local skipper Luke Johnston’s yacht with Sailing Charters WA.

Vasse Felix Estate, Cowaramup, WA © Vasse Felix

Vasse Felix Estate, Cowaramup, Western Australia © Vasse Felix

Know before you go

Many of the cellar doors, winery restaurants and breweries in Swan Valley and the Margaret River region are closed or ‘by appointment only’ on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Check opening hours in advance.

Voyager Estate winery, Margaret River region, WA © Tourism Western Australia

Voyager Estate winery, Margaret River region, Western Australia © Tourism Western Australia

Travel tip

If it’s a Saturday, slip out early to the Margaret River Farmer’s Market, then head home for a breakfast of fresh eggs, organic sourdough, artisan jams and local cheese.

Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse, Cape Leeuwin, WA © Tourism Western Australia

Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse, Cape Leeuwin, Western Australia © Tourism Western Australia

Did you know

Augusta sits at the most southwestern tip of Western Australia, where the turquoise Indian Ocean starts to clash with Southern Ocean swells. Visit from late May until the end of August for whale watching.

Cosy Corner, Augusta, WA © Tourism Western Australia

Cosy Corner, Augusta, Western Australia © Tourism Western Australia

Essential

The Busselton calendar hums with arts, cultural and sporting events, so it’s worth checking what’s on when you’re in town.

Busselton Jetty, Busselton, WA © Tourism Western Australia

Busselton Jetty, Busselton, Western Australia © Tourism Western Australia

Travel tip

The drive between Perth and Margaret River is synonymous with one thing: a pitstop at Bunbury Farmer’s Market, home of all things locally grown and delicious.

For more information about road trips in Western Australia, go to westernaustralia.com.

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