2020 Global Eco Conference – Margaret River Coast Package – 7 nights

From $909 per person - twin share


7 nights accommodation as selected
Cape Naturaliste Coast & Wildlife Tour
Whale Watching on Geographe Bay
Busselton Jetty & Underwater Observatory Tour
Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse Tower Tour
Jewel Cave Tour

This itinerary can be tailored specifically to your travel dates and interests. Please contact Central Reservations on +61 8 9780 5911 or enquire below.


Catch a train 1.8 kms out to sea
Visit WA’s biggest show cave
Climb the tallest lighthouse in mainland Australia, where two oceans meet
Get cruising on the west coast’s whale super highway
Enjoy vistas of Geographe Bay & ancient limestone cliffs of Cape Naturaliste





7 night conference – Coast package stay

Welcome to Margaret River region, host of the 2020 Global Eco Asia Pacific Tourism Conference.
Along with three days of conference programming, enjoy the best of the region’s ecotourism experiences.
Enjoy iconic locations and amazing wildlife encounters with friendly local guides. Visit spectacular caves, climb a lighthouse, wander the heritage listed Busselton Jetty or see some of the 35,000 Humpback Whales that migrate the Western Australian coast close-up.

Where to stay

Stay Margaret River

Stay Margaret River’s affordable accommodation is the perfect destination to relax and explore the famous wineries, caves, forests and beaches of the Margaret River Region.

On offer is a range of comfortable and affordable accommodation options from standard queen rooms through to king spa rooms or the spacious semi self-contained apartments. All Stay Margaret River rooms have stunning views over the hotel grounds and gardens with top of the range facilities to make your stay more comfortable. The onsite restaurant Willow Grill, is open daily for breakfast and dinner.

Package pricing:
Accommodation Option Room Type Package price per person (twin share)
Stay Margaret River Queen Room B&B $909
King Room B&B $1,020

Margarets In Town Apartments

Perfectly located in the town of Margaret River, adjacent to the beautiful forest with walk and bike trails at your doorstep.

Choose from a spacious studio hotel room or a one, two or three bedroom self contained apartments. All rooms are serviced daily and are well appointed, contemporary style with either forest or pool views. Services and facilities include: free Wifi internet, free parking, heated pool, tennis court, Foxtel, conference facilities and bar. Walk to shops, galleries, markets and restaurants and a short drive from beaches and wineries.

Package pricing:
Accommodation Option Room Type Package price per person (twin share)
Margarets In Town Apartments Standard Room $927
1 Bedroom Apartment $1,154

Margarets Beach Resort & Margaret River Beachside Apartments

Just 10 kilometres from the town of Margaret River, on WA’s spectacular South West Coast, and just 500 metres from pristine Gnarabup Beach, Margarets Beach Resort is the only 4 star resort accommodation by the sea.

Enjoy a range of resort facilities including a heated outdoor swimming pool, children’s playground, Foxtel, free DVD hire, bike hire and free wifi access in all apartments.

Package pricing:
Accommodation Option Room Type Package price per person (twin share)
Margarets Beach Resort & Margaret River Beach Apartments Studio Apartment $956
1 Bedroom Spa Apartment $1,170

Forest Rise

Escape to the multi-award winning, eco-accredited Forest Rise.

Private and tranquil, self contained luxury chalets secluded in forest. King beds, spas, bikes, personal chef, gourmet hampers, massage, full kitchen facilities and log fire. 240 acres of walk and bike trails with a beautiful lake, teeming with bird life. Your private escape close to world class restaurants and wineries.


Package pricing:
Accommodation Option Room Type Package price per person (twin share)
Forest Rise 1 Bedroom Chalet $1,328
2 Bedroom Chalet $1,684

Smiths Beach Resort

Savour understated style and receive individual attention at this Small Luxury Hotel of the World™. Smiths Beach is perfect for swimming, strolling, surfing and sunsets. The Resort is located on the renowned Cape to Cape walking track and sits surrounded by national park.

Prepare meals in your apartment or have a chef come to you, select tempting produce from the gourmet deli, or relax over coffee, breakfast, or all-day brunch in Lamont’s cafe. Enjoy a stylish dinner in the restaurant featuring seasonal local produce and signature dishes from one of WA’s best-known chefs Kate Lamont, or choose from one of the many world-class boutique wineries, breweries, bistros and cafes a short drive away.
Staying in is a fabulous way to enjoy Smiths Beach Resort’s luxury accommodation, generous bedrooms, living areas and balconies, infinity pool, professional-grade tennis court, and blissful in-room massage.
Package pricing:
Accommodation Option Room Type Package price per person (twin share)
Smiths Beach Resort 1 Bedroom Beach Shack (Queen) $1,573
1 Bedroom Apartment (King or King split) $2,510

Things to see and do

To complement your conference program, we have also included the following Ecotourism Accredited tours and experiences.

Coastal & Wildlife Ecotour with South West Eco Discoveries

Join local brothers Ryan and Mick for an an exceptional morning out on the Cape. Experience amazing vistas of Geographe Bay and find out about its historical and ecological significance. Watch the underwater world without getting wet. View the ancient limestone cliffs of Cape Naturaliste and enjoy interpretive ‘mini walks’ or wildflower viewing.  There’ll be plenty of opportunities for wildlife spotting: dolphins, birds, reptiles and kangaroos, plus amazing sea life (binoculars provided) . Take in the spectacular sights of Sugarloaf Rock while sitting down to a locally sourced morning tea platter with refreshments.

Busselton Jetty & Underwater Observatory Tour, Busselton

Extending 1.8 kilometres over the protected waters of Geographe Bay, the heritage listed Busselton Jetty is the longest wooden-piled jetty in the Southern Hemisphere. Board the  solar-powered jetty train and travel to the end of the Jetty to visit the Underwater Observatory. Descend 8 metres to the ocean floor via a spiral staircase to discover an awe-inspiring forest of vividly coloured tropical and sub-tropical corals, sponges, fish and invertebrates. Eleven viewing windows at tidal points allow visitors to look out on some of the 300 marine species that live beneath.

Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse, Augusta

This historic lighthouse is situated at the most south-westerly point of Australia, at the tip of a spectacular peninsula – where the Southern and Indian Oceans meet.

Take a trip through maritime history and learn how this famous landmark was constructed from local limestone in 1895, and is still a vital working lighthouse for vessels navigating the treacherous cape. Wander the new Interpretive Centre, housed within one of the original lighthouse keeper quarters or celebrate your visit with coffee

and cake at the cafe after conquering the 176 steps to the top of the tallest lighthouse on Australia’s mainland.

Jewel Cave Tour, Augusta

Jewel Cave is the biggest show cave in Western Australia, with three massive chambers of incredible beauty. Gaze on delicate helectites, cave coral, pendulites, a very large stalagmite called ‘The Karri Forest’, and beautiful examples of flowstone such as ‘The Frozen Waterfall’ and ‘the Organ-pipes’.

Dunsborough Whale Watch morning, aboard Naturaliste Charters

Every year more than 35,000 Humpback whales plus other species including Blue Whales, Southern Right Whales & Minke Whales migrate along the West Australian coastline on their annual migration to warmer waters. This 6 month migration gives Naturaliste Charters the opportunity to provide informative, fun and interactive tours over a 2.5 hour cruise aboard the 20 metre, purpose built catamaran, the Alison Maree.


Optional extra activities

  • 1 Day Cape to Cape Luxury Taster (Full Day), Walk into Luxury – from $600 per person
  • Margaret River Adventure & Wine Tour (Full Day), Surf N’Dirt Adventure Tours – from $170 per person
  • Beach & Forest Eco Adventure (Full Day), Pemberton Discovery Tours  – from $125 per person
  • Ngilgi Cave Cultural Tour (Morning Tour), Koomal Dreaming – from $83 per person
  • Ngilgi Cave Ancient Riverbed Adventure Tour (Half Day) – from $75 per person


Peta Fussell

Author Peta Fussell

After growing up in PNG, Southern California and Sydney's Northern Beaches before spending a decade travelling the world, Peta likes to think of herself as the Margaret River Region's chief consultant on F.O.M.O (fear of missing out). Having now held a South West passport for just on 10 years she can often be found hiking the coastline, casting a line, biking the trails, camping under the stars, hitting up a festival, tending to her kitchen garden (badly) or simply enjoying the company of family and friends with a craft beer or local wine in hand! Did she mention she suffers from FOMO?