Familiarise yourself and take in the city from a scenic river cruise along Perth's Swan River- a relaxing way to start your Australia trip. To whet your appetite with fresh local produce choose from the endless line up of bars and restaurants, particularly in Perth's west end. Here you’ll find funky cafes, swanky bars, appealing beer houses and intimate restaurants. The surrounding suburbs
Take a scenic 3-hours drive by the coastline of Geographe Bay along the Bussell Highway, passing the seaside towns of Busselton and Dunsborough before the final stretch to Margaret River along Caves Road. Stop for lunch at Busselton Jetty to view the longest timbre jetty in the Southern hemisphere.
Make sure to visit the Margaret River Gourmet Village during the Gourmet Escape. This Gourmet Village is located in the well known Leeuwin Estate Winery. During the Gourmet Escape weekend (16 - 19 November) you can visit this vineyard and meet the world's best chefs and food and wine experts, including Andre Chiang,
Drive south to Augusta to visit the Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse, the meeting point of the Indian & Southern Oceans. Then continue heading deep into karri tree country to reach the old timer milling town of Pemberton.
Heading north via the Vasse Highway and South Western Highway, you’ll reach Manjimup in just under 30 minutes. Here, you can get a taste of the sensation that’s coveted by top chefs the world over – WA black truffles – as well as a few more cool climate wines.