We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

2 Days/1 night trip to Margaret River

Perth Australia
Level Contributor
60 posts
3 reviews
Save Topic
2 Days/1 night trip to Margaret River

Hello

We have a friend who is visiting us for a very short period of time and we would like to take him to our beautiful Southern region and maybe cover Busselton/Dunsborough/Margaret River. We will only be able to stay for one night. I would welcome any suggestions in planning this trip. We will be driving from Perth and can leave very early in the morning on a Friday. Suggestions on sights to see on the way and also on the way home, where to stop for a break etc. Also we will require two bedrooms for accommodation if anyone can make any recommendations. Can anyone tell me if we will be able to fit in the roof top walk or will this be pushing it too much.

Thank you

Melbourne, Australia
Destination Expert
for Perth, Antarctic Adventures
Level Contributor
16,800 posts
30 reviews
Save Reply
1. Re: 2 Days/1 night trip to Margaret River

<<<roof top walk >>>

Assuming you mean the Tree Top Walk ?

If so - this is located between Walpole and Denmark. I do not believe it would be a very enjoyable trip to try and fit that region in as well as Busso, Dunsborough and the Margaret River region in a mere 2 days. The entire time would be spent in the vehicle.

Perth Australia
Level Contributor
60 posts
3 reviews
Save Reply
2. Re: 2 Days/1 night trip to Margaret River

LOL yes I meant Tree Top Walk! I did suspect it would be. So will leave it out. 😛

Sydney, Australia
Destination Expert
for Sydney, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Business Travel, New South Wales
Level Contributor
31,116 posts
1,994 reviews
Save Reply
3. Re: 2 Days/1 night trip to Margaret River

Another option - Yallingup - Seashells Apartments.

www.wotif.com/hotel/View…

rural West Aussie
Destination Expert
for Perth
Level Contributor
24,827 posts
69 reviews
Save Reply
4. Re: 2 Days/1 night trip to Margaret River

Busselton Jetty is pretty cool for a visit on the way down or back IMO.

Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
1,847 posts
118 reviews
Save Reply
5. Re: 2 Days/1 night trip to Margaret River

I can also recommend the Yalgorup National Park and the stromatolites as a quick but interesting stopover, but you'll need to go through Mandurah. There are good eating options in Bunbury and the beach front is quite nice. Also agree with Busselton Jetty suggestion, though you're almost in MR by that stage.

Perth, Australia
Level Contributor
4,339 posts
243 reviews
Save Reply
6. Re: 2 Days/1 night trip to Margaret River

Its a great pity you can't stay one more night so that you would have a whole day in the area. By the time you factor in the half day of travel in each direction for both of your days, it means you are on an extremely tight timeframe of one afternoon and one morning - especially considering you can't usually check in at most accommodation until 2pm, which again splits your afternoon.

What is your budget - camping or luxury?

We often stay at Dunsborough as we find its quite centrally located for exploring the Margaret River region and easy to reach from Perth - if budget is a consideration maybe look at something like the self contained 2 bedroom cabins at Peppermint Park - peppermintpark.com.au/-Accommodation-.html

This means you can get your own breakfast and be on the road quickly to explore again before you have to head back. From here you are located right at the beginning of scenic Caves Rd which has at least a dozen of the well known wineries on each side. Easy to call in at some of the natural attractions such as Yallingup to see the famous surf beach, or the Cape Leeuwin lighthouse, or Canal Rocks as many tourist venues like wineries and galleries won't be open till about 10am.

Perth Australia
Level Contributor
60 posts
3 reviews
Save Reply
7. Re: 2 Days/1 night trip to Margaret River

Thanks everyone for the replies. We have decided to stay in Busselton and have booked accommodation at Abbey Beach Resort and will do the Busselton Jetty. Will also do lunch at a winery and do other things if time permits. Cheers

8. Re: 2 Days/1 night trip to Margaret River

-:- Message from TripAdvisor staff -:-

This topic has been closed to new posts due to inactivity. We hope you'll join the conversation by posting to an open topic or starting a new one.

To review the TripAdvisor Forums Posting Guidelines, please follow this link: http://www.tripadvisor.com/pages/forums_posting_guidelines.html

We remove posts that do not follow our posting guidelines, and we reserve the right to remove any post for any reason.

Removed on: 08 May 2015, 05:16
Get answers to your questions about Margaret River