6 Day Margaret River & Esperance Food and Wine Discovery

Postcard-perfect beaches of Esperance and Cape Le Grand National Park, Private tastings at premium cellar doors. Catch crayfish and feast on fresh seafood.
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6 Day Margaret River & Esperance Food and Wine Discovery

Take your tastebuds on tour and sample the finest things life has to offer on a food-filled six-day luxury private tour through the gourmet heart of Western Australia. Winding along the untamed coast from Esperance to Margaret River, taste the best food and wine in Western Australia. Savour produce sourced from the surrounding land and sea, pull up a seat at some of the country’s most awarded dining tables and expand your culinary horizons with exclusive masterclasses, paddock-to-plate experiences and private tastings.

Duration: 6

Starts: Perth

Finishes: Perth

+ Absolute Chauffer Inclusions:
  • Professional Driver/Guide
  • Dedicated Travel Designer
  • Full In-Country Support
  • Specialist Guides on all selected experiences
Your Experiences:
  1. Scenic Flight Cape Le Grand
  2. Oranje Tractor Winery & Vineyard
  3. Calgardup Cave
  4. Private Cooking Masterclass
  5. Wild Seafood Experience
Your Locations:
  1. Esperance
  2. Albany
  3. Denmark
  4. Margaret River
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DAY 1
Esperance and Cape Le Grand

Start your day with a Scenic Flight from Perth to Esperance

A short drive from Esperance and famous for its beach dwelling kangaroos, blindingly white sandy beaches and calm turquoise ocean, Cape Le Grand National Park is one of Australia’s most iconic national parks.

Spend the day soaking up the serenity, including meeting the iconic kangaroos at Lucky Bay, having a swim, and taking an inspiring coastal walk. Awaiting you will be a gourmet barbecue feast of local produce which you will enjoy with breathtaking views over Little Hellfire Bay.

Dinner this evening will be at Esperance’s premier restaurant, Taylor St Quarters, overlooking the ocean.

Lucky Bay kangeroo
DAY 2
Esperance to Albany

Scenic flight over the Fantastic Pink Lake & Frenchman’s Peak.

After breakfast, you board the flight, which offers incredible views over Frenchman’s Peak, Cape Le Grand, the Recherche Archipelago, and the world-renowned Pink Lake Hillier, where the vivid pink lake is framed by the turquoise ocean. Following the flight, enjoy a delicious lunch in Esperance before heading towards Albany via the picturesque Stirling Ranges.

Traverse through East Mt Barren for amazing views and be rewarded with a gourmet picnic lunch. Head off-road for a four-wheel-drive adventure along Hamersley Inlet Road as we continue towards Albany, arriving late afternoon. Here, take in sweeping views over the ocean and township from Mount Clarence.

Enjoy fine dining with ocean views at the renowned local restaurant Garrison.

Pink Lake Flight
DAY 3
Today is Packed with Culinary Delights.

Exclusive tasting tour at the Oranje Tractor and a Private Cooking Masterclass in your Villa.

Firstly it’s a visit to the Oranje Tractor Vineyard for a unique three-hour meet-the-maker experience. During this exclusive tour, you will forage in the orchard, picking and tasting the organically grown produce. Be guided to their charming tasting room to experience a five-course wine flight paired with organic food from the farm and region, including cheeses, olives and smoked trout. Notably, Oranje Tractor won Australia’s Best Cellar Door Award in 2019 and Prince Charles and Camilla visited the vineyard in 2015.

Pop into picturesque boutique brewery Boston Brewing for a beer-tasting paddle on the way to Denmark. 

Tonight, renowned Chef Silas from Pepper & Salt restaurant joins you in your villa for a private cooking masterclass. He will entertain you as he prepares a three-course meal while giving you tips on using spice to enhance your cooking.

Oranje Tractor Wines
DAY 4
Denmark to Yallingup - The Road to Margaret River

Valley of the Giants, Truffle Hunting & Calgardup Cave

This morning you visit William Bay National Park. Descend into Greens Pool, a white sandy beach framed by huge granite boulders, and just up the road, continue to the turquoise and calm waters of Elephant Rocks. Both are primed for swimming in the warmer months.

Head into the old-growth forests in the Walpole Wilderness region and traverse the Valley of the Giants. Walk 40 metres high into the canopy of Western Australia’s majestic tingle trees, found nowhere else on Earth.

Arriving into the Margaret River region, your unique culinary lunch experience today is at the Truffle & Wine Co, Western Australia’s first truffière and largest producer of superior black Perigord truffles in the world. The Truffle Kitchen specialises in truffle-inspired food and wine pairings and boasts breathtaking views.

No visit to the southwest is complete without heading underground into one of the region’s curious caves. Visit Calgardup Cave to view the exquisite cave decorations on a self-guided tour.

Tonight’s fine dining experience is a selection of mouth-watering Australian cuisine at Lamont’s restaurant in the resort. Kate Lamont is one of Western Australia’s most successful chefs with a career spanning over three decades. Sit back and relax with views over the ocean, the perfect way to end any day.

Black Truffles
DAY 5
Margaret River

World-Class Wine & Chocolate

Get up early today for breakfast with the locals at the White Elephant Beach Café. With sweeping ocean views, it’s also an excellent place for whale watching from August to December. Following breakfast, see the beautiful Margaret River mouth and the world-famous surf break at Surfers Point, then wander through the vibrant township of Margaret River, home to an eclectic mix of boutique stores and galleries. 

No visit to this world-class wine region would be complete without visiting its founding estate, Vasse Felix. Relax in the picturesque settings of this critically acclaimed restaurant and enjoy a tantalising five-course tasting menu with accompanying wines. 

Spend the rest of the afternoon tasting your way around the Margaret River region, which we will tailor to your liking. Options include cellar door visits to Bettenays for nougat tasting, Gabriel’s Chocolate factory, the Grove Distillery and Wills Domain. For the perfect end of the day, we’ll take a short drive to iconic Meelup Beach. Kick off your shoes, take a stroll along the beach, have a swim, watch the sunset and enjoy a local produce gourmet picnic for dinner

Vasse Felix
DAY 6
Yallingup to Perth

Wild Seafood Experience & Scenic Cruise with wine tasting from Fremantle to Perth

Choose an in-room or restaurant breakfast, care of Lamont’s, before heading north to Mandurah for your 10 am departure on the unique Wild Seafood Experience. Board the Reel Affair II, a purpose-built cray fishing vessel where you can pull baited crayfish pots and learn about Western Australia’s crayfish conservation efforts. Keep your eyes peeled for dolphins as you cruise the idyllic canals, indulging in a gourmet barbecue seafood buffet lunch featuring ocean delicacies such as blue swimmer crabs, salmon, marinated octopus, and your freshly-caught crayfish.

After lunch, travel to Fremantle for your second cruise of the day. Sit back and relax on a 45-minute scenic cruise with wine tasting from Fremantle to Perth up the picturesque Swan River. Perth is a beautiful city, and the view as you cruise up the Swan River, wine in hand, is the perfect end to your food and wine tour. Your guide will meet you at the dock and take you to Kings Park overlooking Perth for one last toast. Feeling nourished and regenerated, return to your accommodation at around 6 pm.

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Jaime Boyce - Travel Designer
Jaimee, OUR ABSOLUTE NEW ZEALAND TRAVEL DESIGNER SAYS: “Western Australia and especially Margaret River produce some of the country’s most awarded wine and food. This great little tour has exclusive masterclasses, paddock-to-plate experiences and private tastings.”

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    6 Day Margaret River & Esperance Food and Wine Discovery

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