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The Margaret River Region is a mecca of luxury.

From its untouched coastlines and wilderness to the distinctive luxe experiences, curated by locals who understand that indulging amidst the raw beauty of nature is the perfect kind of luxury, this is the place to live out your dreams of holidaying in style.

Here are nine of the most lavish experiences to enjoy this summer down south.

Couple sitting on the lawn at Leeuwin Estate while a helicopter flies overhead. Credit Scenic Helicopters.
What's more luxurious than arriving at your favourite winery in style. Photo credit Scenic Helicopters.

Wine tasting by helicopter

Taking in the South West from the comfort of a helicopter is one of the most incredible ways to appreciate the sheer splendour of the region. Scenic Helicopters offers a selection of flight packages from Margaret River for intimate groups of up to three people.

There’s the iconic Helicopter Wine Tour, which flies guests to renowned local wineries for lunch and private wine tastings. Guests can choose to land at their favourite wineries, or have a voyage custom created, just for them. Or, choose a 60-minute coastal flight along the awe-inspiring Leeuwin-Naturalist Ridge, featuring breathtaking views of the Capes, and the surf breaks the region is loved for.

Or if you would prefer to depart from Busselton, KAS Helicopters are operating over the summer months and offer a range of experiences from 30 minute joy rides along the sparkling Geographe Bay down to Castle Rock, to scenic flights paired with stops for wine tasting and lunch. What could be more luxurious than arriving by air at your favourite winery or brewery? Custom itineraries can be arranged, and they have been known to deliver a bride or groom to the end of the aisle on their wedding day. Gift vouchers are available if you would like to treat a special someone.


Howard Park Wine Chapel Tasting

The magnificent tasting rooms of Napa Valley and Champagne houses of France were inspiration for the Howard Park Wine Chapel. The space pays homage to nature’s beautiful elements, with off-form concrete, naturally weathered Cypress pine and impressive chandeliers, crafted with old vines from the vineyard.

Enjoy a private tasting of Howard Park and Marchand & Burch labels in the elegant tasting room, while taking in stunning views of the Leston Vineyard. Then, indulge in a gourmet selection of cheese and charcuterie, sourced locally from farmers in the region.

South West Cruises - Ocean Views Dining
A seven-course menu designed by chef Tony Howell is a magical match for a cruise around Geographe Bay.

Taste of the Bays Cruise

Renowned chef Tony Howell has joined the South West Cruises team, and his local produce knowledge paired with his culinary prowess means that you are in for a seriously special treat with the menu he has created for their Taste of the Bays Cruise.

Cruises depart from Dunsborough before heading off for a relaxed jaunt around the secluded bays of Cape Naturaliste. The progressive seven course meal is served at a leisurely pace, with time for wildlife spotting, swimming, or even just sitting back and taking it all in.

Perfect as a romantic date night, or get a few friends together for a memorable special occasion.


Your Own Luxury Home

The Margaret River Region hides a trove of incredible private homes, available for guests to call their own. Private Properties makes it easier to discover just some of them, with a collection of luxury listings in the South West.

If an infinity pool overlooking Eagle Bay is your idea of a lavish summer, then their Jahangir property may be your perfect match. The opulent five-bedroom villa is decadently designed with creamy marble floors, rich timbers and airy, light-filled rooms. There’s a sauna, a spa and a home theatre, not to mention the world-class vineyards and beaches close by, which make leaving this extraordinary abode more than worth it.


A day spa experience at Bodhi Wellness Spa Retreat

Bodhi Wellness Spa Retreat is an eco-luxe retreat nestled against the beauty of Lake Gunyulgup. Their holistic spa treatments are the ultimate indulgence for anyone looking to unwind and disconnect from the hubbub of every day. Choose from a hydrating renewal facial, relaxing tension release massage or vitamin-rich face and body scrub. Plus, a selection of other soothing treatments that will leave you feeling rested and restored.

Each luxurious spa therapy is designed to nurture the mind, body and soul. Bookings can be made for one or two people. The only downside? You may never want to leave.

Walk Talk Taste Winter Glamping Experience Credit Samira Damirova
Live out your camping fantasies with all the little luxuries included.

Gourmet Glamp

Walk Talk Taste has curated a gourmet glamping experience for lovers of premium artisan fare and wilderness-infused luxury. This private sanctuary is nestled amidst rolling vineyards and forest, with a sumptuously furnished bell tent laden with all the comforts you deserve.

Guests are welcomed with gourmet local produce, starring craft gin, beer, and of course, premium wine from the Margaret River Region. There’s a private shower close by and a campfire, which roars when fire restrictions say it is safe. Bookings for the unforgettable Gourmet Glamp experience are a must.


Cape to Vine Tour

Explore the magnificent Margaret River cape, with an insightful walking tour led by track specialists, Cape to Cape Explorer Tours. You’ll discover more about the unique flora and fauna of the region, while walking along tracks by the rugged Indian Ocean coastline.

Afterwards, a private tour of Margaret River’s founding wine estate, Vasse Felix, awaits. Guests can learn more about the region and its wines, then enjoy a private wine tasting and five-course tasting menu, matched with wines from the Vasse Felix collection. After your tastings, take a relaxing stroll through the original Margaret River vineyards, while discovering more about what makes wines in the region adored by oenophiles the world over.


Bina Maya Yallingup Escape

A luxury holiday demands somewhere special to retreat to at the end of the day, and Bina Maya Yallingup Escape is the perfect combination of seclusion and proximity to some of the best of the region.

Each of the accommodation options have been meticulously designed and built, with attention to detail at every turn. This is somewhere you can arrive with your bag and have everything you need, and owner Sara is available to help with organising anything from in-house massage and yoga to gourmet dinners prepared by a private chef.

Wake to the sound of birdsong and take a meandering walk through the native bush and finish your day with a soak in the outdoor bath, with a glass of something delicious and local in hand.


Earn Your Vino

When it comes to luxury, a multi-day, all-inclusive immersion into the heart of the region’s produce and winemaking should spring to mind. The team behind Earn Your Vino are incredibly passionate about creating unique and seasonal experiences for guests that can’t be found anywhere else.

Have lunch with the team behind Western Australia’s Regional Restaurant of the Year, take part in a masterclass on red wine blending with an award-winning winemaker, or learn from the best with a hands-on French patisserie class.

All tours include meals catered by a private chef and accompanied by expertly matched wines, luxurious accommodation, and the chance to connect with what makes the Margaret River Region so special.

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