Western Australia selfdrive Perth to Perth | 5 day Karri Valley Resort and Margaret River wine district route itineraries| Selfdrive Australia

  • Aerial view of Wise Vineyards, located in Meelup. Picture: Tourism Western Australia.

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    Southern Wonders - Wine and Forest Experience

    5 Days and 4 Nights

    Take the campervan but suggest 2 nights of the trip stay at Kiara Valley Resort in the cabins

    Day 1 Perth to Margaret River

    The next 5 days are designed so you can combine the fruits of one of the most sought after wine regions in the world and the unique Karri and Jarrah forests of Western Australia. Rivaling France and California as a premium wine growing region, the area known as Margaret River is set against a backdrop of rugged coastline, pristine beaches, pounding surf and towering forests.Today’s destination is Margaret River, which sits in the middle of the wine region and is a good base from which to visit several wineries as well as the spectacular beaches of Yallingup and Prevelly. Suggested overnight stay - Margaret River Tourist Park - for motorhomes

    Day 2 Margaret River

    As most of the wineries do not open until 10am, we suggest an early morning swim or walk along the shore. The short drive out to either Eagle Bay or Meelup is well worth the effort. As you work your way through the back country lanes past the various wineries and their and their rolling hills covered with grapes, follow the signs to any one of the approximately 50 wineries in the region. All offer tastings and some will ship your purchases home for you. Plan your day based the particular blends that suit your palate or just follow your instincts, you can’t get lost. For the evenings, take advantage of local chefs who combine the best ingredients from the area to offer superb food to compliment the local vintage. Suggested overnight stay - Margaret River Tourist Park - for motorhomes

    Margaret River Wine Experience

    Day 3 Margaret River to Karri Valley Resort

    You are now in the heart of this remarkable wine-growing region with wineries too numerous to mention. As you head towards Pemberton, make your lunch stop at one of the many wineries that offer fine dining. As you leave the rolling vineyards behind you will notice the increase in the dramatic size and grandeur of the Karri and Jarrah Trees.There are many craft shops along the way to sample the local crafts. Suggested overnight stay - Karri Valley Resort.

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    Day 4 Karri Valley Resort

    Awake to the sounds of birds and the gentle lapping of water against your doorstep. You are deep in the forest and the many walking trails are awaiting for you. A walk to Beedelup Falls is a great way to start the day. Later try trout fishing, horse back riding or a gentle canoe trip across the lake. The fresh air, no matter what the time of year, is some of the freshest you can ever experience. The Resort is also a great base from which to experience the Pemberton region.The Tree Top Walk is only a little over an hour’s drive away and well worth the scenic drive to experience this world famous attraction.The Resort has a beautiful lakeside restaurant which is a magic setting for your farewell dinner to this beautiful part of the world. Suggested overnight stay - Karri Valley Resort.

    Day 5 Karri Valley Resort to Perth

    As you make your way north back to Perth, there are several opportunities to sample the local produce that are also making these regions famous. Head inland through Harvey and Pinjarra and marvel at the green rolling hills and variety of local fruit and vegetables. Now that you have been touched by the natural beauty of the south west of Western Australia and the wines it has to offer, you will count the days until you can return.


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