Gourmet Escape Margaret River Weekender, 3 Night Stay Package, 4 star – Fri/Sat events
3 nights beachside accommodation at The Sebel, Busselton (4 star)
2 tickets to Sunset, Beats & Bites (Friday 15 Nov)
2 Gourmet Village passes (Saturday 16 Nov)
Gourmet Escape return coach transfers to each event
Local tip! Extended stays in Margaret River region or additional activites can be added to this packaged itinerary, please ask at time of booking.
Travel dates: 14 – 17 November 2019 | 4 days / 3 nights
This package offers lovers of food and wine a taste of two iconic Margaret River region events from the Gourmet Escape program.
As the sun goes down on Friday night, White Elephant Café is the place to be for Sunset Beats & Bites – a waterfront party like no other. Enjoy the relaxed beach vibes at the Gnarabup beachfront venue and watch the sun go down across the Indian Ocean whilst listening to some cool beats and enjoying WA bites and new wave wines.
On Saturday, enjoy the delights of the Gourmet Village at Leeuwin Estate Winery, tasting the incredible produce and wine the region is famous for and see some of the festival’s culinary superstars in action.
Long known as a WA holiday hotspot, Busselton is a great place to relax and unwind beachside between your WA Gourmet Escape event program. Along with its famous jetty and waterfront, Busselton offers kilometres of pristine beach to explore on the crystal clear waters of Geographe Bay.
Day 1 - Thursday 14 November
Stay: The Sebel, Busselton – 4 star
Room type: Studio Room
With the sparkling waters of Geographe Bay as its backdrop and 4 star resort facilities throughout, The Sebel offers a premium standard of accommodation for your Gourmet Escape experience.
Resort facilities include heated indoor pool and spa, outdoor pools, tennis & squash courts, BBQ’s with seating by the tennis courts, gym, games room and more.
After check-in, take an afternoon bike ride or steal an afternoon swim before relaxing with a drink in the beer garden at the nearby Stilts Bar & Restaurant
Studio rooms offer king bed, ensuite with double spa and kitchenette.
Day 2 - Friday 15 November
Free day – morning & afternoon
Start your day with a leisurely walk along the white sandy beaches of Geographe Bay. The beach is just a few steps down the resort’s garden path past the pool.
Take a scenic drive along the coastline towards Dunsborough and Cape Naturaliste or jump aboard a whale-watching cruise for a chance to get up close and personal with some of the 35,000 whales that migrate along this stretch of coast from September to December.
Take a turn down one of the many side roads in Yallingup to discover quaint cellar doors, quirky cafes or local craft breweries with fantastic outdoor settings.
Alternative option: Book a day out with one the region’s great local guides. Select from sightseeing, or food & wine style tour options.
WA Gourmet Escape program event:
Sunset, Beats & Bites | 6.30pm – 9pm
Tonight, one of Margaret River’s most scenic locations plays host to a beachside party starring great tunes, even better wines and food from one of Perth’s favourite wood-fired restaurants.
Sunset, Beats & Bites is one of the most popular events on the Gourmet Escape program and this year’s edition promises another evening of beachside eating, drinking and dancing, plus plenty of photo opportunities to capture an iconic West Australian sunset.
This year’s guest chefs are all about relaxed, delicious eating. This evening, the crew from Perth’s Tiny’s Restaurant bring their direct, playing-with-fire style down south.
Good drinks and music are essential to any party, so wine aficionado Nick Stock has been enlisted to fill the wine list with his favourite new-wave WA wines while local DJs oversee the tunes.
Your tickets include a generous selection of bite-sized food as well as a glass of wine. Additional drinks, available to purchase. Return coach transfers from Busselton to Gnarabup Beach are also included.
Day 3: Saturday 16 November
WA Gourmet Escape program event:
The Gourmet Village at Leeuwin Estate| 11am – 6pm
Held in the beautiful grounds of one of Margaret River’s truly world-class estates, The Gourmet Village at Leeuwin Estate Winery is a weekend-long celebration of good food, drink and friends.
See this year’s festival stars on the Chef’s Amphitheatre, hosted by comedian and actor, Matt Okine; have your favourite cookbooks signed by world-class chefs and join intimate talks on topical foodie discussions. Sample artisan local products; join hands-on culinary workshops or take part in educational masterclasses including tutored tastings of Margaret River’s finest wines at the Grand Marquee and the Theatre of Drinks.
As always, your help is needed crowning a champion brewery for the popular Battle of the Breweries presented by Besk, and some of the state’s best restaurants will be cooking and serving signature dishes through the day.
Your package includes general admission tickets and return coach transfers from the Busselton (Broadwater) event coach stop to Leeuwin Estate.
Day 4: Sunday 17 November
After check-out, Busselton town and it’s famous Jetty awaits! Choose from one of the street front cafes for breakfast or head straight to the foreshore for a bite to eat beachside before taking a train trip down the 1.8km Busselton Jetty to the Underwater Observatory.
If you have more time up your sleeve, wander the galleries and heritage sites along Queen Street or take a scenic drive past the Wonnerup Wetlands and the majestic Tuart Forest.
If you’ve still got energy to burn, a flying fox and high ropes adventure at Forest Adventures South West is a must! Just 15min north of Busselton.