Western Australia Road Trip: Southwest Nature & Wine Drive

Western Australia Road Trip: Southwest Nature & Wine Drive
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Indulge in some of Western Australia’s finest wines, flavours, and scenic nature in a road trip through Bunbury, Margaret River, and Pemberton!

Imagine this: You get to taste some of Western Australia’s best wines, admire the gorgeous vistas of natures, and indulge in exquisite local produce like crayfish and truffles. Sounds like the perfect road trip for you? Hop on! Here’s a guide to the 6-day Southwest Nature and Wine Drive for a fine soul like you:

Best time: All year round
Duration: 4 to 6 days
Vehicle: 2WD

1. Harvey To Bunbury

Southwest Nature and Wine Drive Bunbury Ferguson Valley
Photo by: The Urban List

Make your first pit stop at Harvey, one of Western’s Australia’s most charming and buoyant harvest towns. In Harvey, you’ll be treated to wines from award-winning wineries and some of the town’s finest cheese. Once you’ve warmed up an appetite, it’s time for you to dig into delicacies prepared with the town’s very own fresh produce, mm!

Just a half hour drive away from Harvey is the thriving port city of Bunbury. Here, 100 playful wild bottlenose dolphins swim close along the beaches and if you want to learn all about these majestic creatures, just head over to the Dolphin Discovery Centre!

If the wine in Harvey has got you reminiscing, then it’s time for you to get whisked away to a “mini Tuscany” in Australia at Bunbury’s Ferguson Valley. Your spectacular journey through some of Western Australia’s best award-winning family-run wineries has just begun. Don’t drink too quickly!

2. Bunbury To Margaret River

Southwest Nature and Wine Drive Margaret River

An hour and 15-minute drive away from Bunbury, the Margaret River is a town south of Perth known for its first-rate fine wines, dining, and handcraft breweries.

Aside from the artisanal treats, Margaret River is also known for their astounding nature and beautiful beaches. From June to November, you’ll also be able to catch the epic whale-watching season as Humpback, Southern Right, and Blue whales take over the waters!

3. Margaret River To Pemberton

Southwest Nature and Wine Drive Pemberton
Photo by: Australia for Everyone

Known for their abundance of karri trees, the small milling town of Pemberton is also home to one of Western Australia’s best cool climate wines. Here, you’ll be able to enjoy the fine wine paired together with Pemberton’s favourite produce—marron for an unforgettable gastronomical experience.

4. Back to Perth via Manjimup

Southwest Nature and Wine Drive Manjimup Black Truffle
Photo by: Tourism Western Australia

Stop by Manjimup on your way back to Perth, a small town known for their world-class black truffles! If you’re visiting between June to September (truffle season!), you’ll also be able to take part in annual events which includes a hunt for the famous black truffle together with adorable ‘sniffer’ dogs! Paired together with some of Manjimup’s marvellous cool-climate wines, indulging in these fine black truffles is definitely one of the best ways to end off your Southwest Nature and Wine drive!

All set for the Southwest Nature and Wine drive? Don’t forget to bring your YouTrip card along to utilise YouTrip’s Wholesale Exchange Rates for favourable Australian Dollars (AUD) currency exchange rates!

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