Up Close and Local Tours

Star 5.0 (119 Google reviews)

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Up Close and Local Tours

Tours depart from Perth hotels/accommodation. Available 7 days a week - advance bookings required.
Star 5.0
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 rushing 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 best of the region.

  • Pick up and drop off at your Perth accommodation, or start your Margaret River tour on arrival at Perth Airport
  • Choose from a One Day tour, or a multi-day 2D/1N or 3D/2N tour
  • 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
  • Tour packages are 'all-inclusive', meaning your quoted price will include tasting fees, entry fees and activity costs (unless stated)
  • Quality 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 
2023 TripAdvisor Traveller's Choice Award 



Star 5.0 (119 Google reviews)
Emma Cardell 18 September 2023

Highly recommend. Advised what activities we were interested in around Perth and the itinerary was developed based on the time we had with great suggestions from Shannon. Comfortable transport, knowledgeable and friendly guide Paul made it a special couple of days. Only wish they did even more tours in WA and other states.

Bee Leng 17 November 2023

Great itineraries, meals and restaurants recommended by Paul and Shannon of Up Close and Local Tours. Very nice, friendly, caring, patience, professional and knowledgeable guides, very well recommended to all who wish to visit Perth and to engage their services.

Katarzyna Z 13 December 2023

Everything was perfect - from the first email through the preparation to the last minute of the trip. Our wine testing trip was perfectly suited to our needs, wineries were delightful and we had opportunity to spend just enough time in each location. Shannon and Paul - thank you for making our day so beautiful! Se you soon in WA 😉

Michele Willson 13 February 2024

Just did our second swan valley winery tour afternoon (the first was in 2021) and it was just as excellent as the first time around! Paul was a fantastic tour host, wineries were great and the format works well. Thanks!

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