Day 1 – Perth to Yallingup
Your culinary adventure of the South West begins at your Perth accommodation at 7.30am, where
your experienced guide will greet you. Over a coffee, discuss the journey ahead and then travel
south to Mandurah for your first taste of the region 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.
Cruise Mandurah’s picturesque canals and waterways, keeping your eyes peeled for dolphins, and
indulge during an exquisite barbecue seafood buffet lunch featuring ocean delicacies such as blue
swimmer crabs, salmon and marinated octopus. And of course, your freshly-caught crayfish. Washed
down with local wine and beer, this is guaranteed to be the perfect start to your exclusive food and
Travel to Busselton to take a stroll along the world’s second-longest jetty which stretches 1.8km out
into stunning Geographe Bay. A little further down the road visit one of the region’s most popular
attractions, Ngilgi Cave. Head underground for a magical experience before being wowed by one of
the region’s most picture-perfect spots – Meelup Beach. Take your shoes off for a walk along the
white sand and have a swim if so desired.
At around 6pm, we will arrive at Smiths Beach Resort in Yallingup where you’ll settle into your ocean
view room for two nights. Tonight’s fine dining experience is a superb a la carte selection of mouthwatering 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.
Today you will travel approximately 300km.
Day 2 – Margaret River
You’re on holiday after all so this morning relax with breakfast in bed. Enjoy a range of fresh local
produce from your gourmet breakfast hamper, courtesy of Lamont’s. We’ll head out for the day
reasonably early with the first stop at Barnyard 1978. Here you can taste seven varieties of pure,
unprocessed and deliciously sweet honey straight from the beehive. Travel into the quaint township
of Margaret River to explore its eclectic mix of boutique stores and galleries.
Come 10.30am you’ll having morning tea in the gorgeous alfresco veranda setting at the world-class
Leeuwin Estate. Accompany your host on a private behind the scenes tour, learning about its history,
the winemaking process and their contribution to the Arts. And of course, a tutored wine tasting of a
selection of Leeuwin Estate wines. Awaiting you in the restaurant following the tour is a delectable
seven-course degustation menu, carefully matched with current release and museum selected
Leeuwin Estate wines. This truly is the most luxurious way to be introduced to the three pillars of
fine wine, food and the arts that define the Estate.
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 premium establishments such as Gabriel’s
Chocolate, the Grove Distillery and Wills Domain. Come late afternoon we’ll return to the resort.
Those feeling like burning off some of the produce from the day can take a walk along the iconic
Cape to Cape Track to The Aquarium. A stunning rockpool that was a local’s secret until it became an
Satisfied from a day of indulgence, retreat to your balcony to watch the sunset over the ocean. Enjoy
a platter of local produce that your guide collected throughout the day.
Today travel approximately 150km.
Day 3 – Yallingup to Denmark
It’s up early today to enjoy breakfast at one of the local’s favourites, The White Elephant Beach
Café. Take a look at the beautiful Margaret River Mouth and a world-famous surf break. It’s time to
leave Margaret River and head south to see the giant stingrays at stunning Hamelin Bay. From the
beach to the forest, next you’ll enjoy an exceptional dining experience at Silkwood Estate in
Pemberton. This vineyard has panoramic views of the lush Karri forest. Be wowed by award-winning
wines and sumptuous gourmet delights from their lakeside restaurant.
This afternoon connect with nature at the internationally recognised Valley of the Giants as you do
the iconic Tree Top Walk. This tranquil and uplifting experience places you 40 metres high in the
canopy of Western Australia’s majestic tingle trees. These beauties are found nowhere else on Earth,
and some are over 400 years old.
Just an hour down the road is the idyllic town of Denmark. The township of Denmark is part of the
Great Southern Region and loved for its pristine beaches, world-class walking trails, abundant
wildlife, towering trees and pretty wildflowers. Come 5pm you will be checking into your luxurious
spa villa at Aiyana Retreat, nestled among the bush.
Tonight, you are in for a treat as renowned Chef Silas from Pepper & Salt restaurant joins you in your
villa for a private cooking masterclass. He will prepare a three-course meal while giving you tips on
how to use spice to enhance your cooking.
Today travel approximately 450km.
Day 4 – Denmark to Albany
Breakfast this morning is in Denmark at the charming Bibbulmun Café, followed by a walk along the
Mokare Heritage Trail which follows the Denmark River. Onwards to William Bay National Park
where you will be left speechless as you descend into Greens Pool. A white sandy beach with huge
granite boulders meets you, and in the warmer months, this is an ideal place for a swim. From one
paradise to another, visit Elephant Rocks which as its name suggests, looks like a herd of elephants
paddling out to sea. Another ‘Woah’ moment awaits you here as you take in the pristine surrounds
and turquoise and calm waters.
It’s time for the final exquisite culinary experience of your food and wine tour. You will savour every
moment of the warm hospitality, fine wines and wholesome food at the multi-award winning, The
Lake House Winery. With a stunning setting, you’ll enjoy their signature tasting menu with
accompanying beverages, fit for a king and queen.
Take the scenic coastal drive towards Albany, visiting Torndirrup National Park to be amazed by the
dramatic coastal rock formations of The Gap and Natural Bridge. Come late afternoon you’ll be
taking in spectacular views over Albany from Mount Clarence. Have one last toast of West Australian
wine with your guide, before they take you to the airport for your 5.25pm flight back to Perth. You
will be greeted at the airport by a driver and transferred back to you Perth accommodation, arriving
at your hotel at approximately 7.30pm.
Cheers to that.
Today travel approximately 200km.