Up Close and Local Tours

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Up Close and Local Tours

Tours depart from Perth hotels/accommodation. Available 7 days a week - advance bookings required.
Tours include door-to-door pick up from your Perth hotel/accommodation to the Margaret River region, returning back to Perth.
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Up Close & Local Tours is an award-winning boutique tour operator, specialising in tours for small groups and couples. Based in Perth, they offer private one day tours and multi-day (overnight) tours to the beautiful Margaret River region, picking up directly from your Perth accommodation. These tours are perfect for couples and small groups or families that are short on time, or who appreciate the enhanced and personalised experience that a private guided tour offers.
A trip to Margaret River has so much to offer - yet everyone is very different in how they want to experience the region.

A tour with Up Close & Local Tours allows you to make the most of your time, no matter how short, and easily include a trip to this world-famous region on your visit to Perth. With an itinerary customised to suit your taste, take a personal guided tour to uncover the hidden gems and taste the very best that the South West has to offer.

Private tours are extremely flexible and enable the experience to be tailored to perfectly suit your taste and interests. Up Close & Local Tours have a range of itineraries available and work with you to craft a tour that includes the activities you want to see and do; whether it be seeing the sights of the coast and forest, to wine tasting, vineyard tours, sampling local produce or a decadent long lunch - or a little bit of everything.

Go at your own pace rather than rush from one place to the next, and let Up Close & Local do all the planning, booking and navigating so that you can relax and be guided through the region.

  • Pick up and drop off at your Perth accommodation, or start your Margaret River tour on arrival at Perth Airport
  • Choose from one day tours, 2D/1N or 3D/2N
  • For 2 to 10 people - tours can be tailored to suit couples or friends, as well as families with children
  • Have a choice of options for lunch - casual, fine dining, breweries, wineries or beachfront - and order a la carte rather than from set group menus
  • Tour packages are 'all-inclusive', meaning your quoted price will include any tasting fees, entry fees and activity costs (unless stated)
  • Air-conditioned vehicles with bottled water provided

Up Close & Local Tours is owned and run by WA locals who have an internationally recognised (WSET) accreditation in wine education, and are passionate about showcasing West Australian producers and the very best that Perth and the Margaret River Region has to offer. They also run tours from Perth to the smaller wine regions of the Swan Valley, and Perth Hills; both located approx 30 minutes from Perth City.

2022 WA Tourism Awards - Silver Medal: Food Tourism 
2022 TripAdvisor Traveller's Choice Award 



Up Close and Local Tours

Up Close and Local Tours, Wellington Street, Perth WA, Australia


Star 5.0 (99 Google reviews)
Margo McLay 20 June 2022

Our group of four decided to celebrate our last day of our NT/WA holiday with a half day Swan Valley tour. It was a tremendously successful decision. It was a great way to finish our holiday and to enjoy Swan Valley, some lovely wines, boutique beers and see the area in general. Shannon looked after us and she was so spot on with her knowledge of the area, very good wine knowledge and just being so willing to ensure that we had a great day out. Plus, she’s very nice and has a great sense of humour. I definitely recommend this tour. It was so enjoyable.

Linden Collings 23 October 2022

Honestly I would like to say how fantastic an opportunity it is to have such an great day out around Perth with Up close and local boutique tours. Both my wife now with the sparkling wine tour and myself with the smoked meats tour had the best day each time we toured out them. I cannot recommend their tours enough. You’ll definitely miss out if you don’t try them. A caring couple and team with such knowledge and adventure to enjoy Perth and it abundance of culture sharing it with all whom go. Thankyou and we will definitely be joining you again in the future.

Davidson Venancio 07 December 2022

Talk about epic!! If I could get 10 stars I would. Paul was our guide and made the experience so fun. First off, the pick up was so seamless and the van was immaculate and new. He took us to 4 completely different locations, was wildly knowledgeable about the area and the wines, and was happy to let us enjoy our food and wines in private too. It was the best day of my vacation by far!

Dara Siyali 17 June 2023

We did a 3 day trip to Margaret River with Paul from UC&L who was both great company and an amazing guide. Short of fixing the weather, there's little that could've been done better.

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