And none of that is closer to the surface than during Djilba and Kambarang — two of the Wadandi Boodja (Saltwater People’s Country) seasons that run from August to November bringing wildflowers, whales, and a visible extra spring to Sean’s admittedly already pretty springy step.
“People always ask, what are my favourite seasons, and honestly every single one. There are all so special in their own way,” Sean muses. “Yeah, winter is the deep, rich colours that you get as some of those big storms come through — we get some of our best photos in winter. Autumn, the colour as it changes through the vineyards. Summer, it’s summer. How could you not love that? But spring — you know wildflower, whales, that’s probably my favourite season if I’m being really honest about it.”
But in true Sean fashion, it’s not him or the Discovery Tour itself, or even that unmissably beautiful morning canoe of the river that he wants you to recall when you unpack your suitcase on the return home. It’s the message of Margaret River wine.
“The one message I would love people to have, that’s very simple: You’re going out to dinner, you see Margaret River wine on the list, you get that wine. You can’t go wrong. This is the most consistently remarkable wine producing region in Australia, if not globally. We’ve given you the understanding of why that wine is so good. And that’s what the whole day’s about really. That’s when the connection kicks in.”
Margaret River Discovery Co is an Eco Certified business and recognised on TripAdvisor as the #1 tour experience in the Margaret River Region for 14 consecutive years.