The diverse Geographe Wine Region benefits from the inclusion of the bustling centres of Bunbury and Busselton. Both are significant places in their own right and have extensive ranges of shops, cafes and accommodation. Both places make an ideal base from which to explore the region on day trips.
Beyond the shops and cafe strips are incredibly beautiful white sandy beaches and 20 minutes inland you’ll find rolling green hills, grazing paddocks and thick forests of the Darling Ranges with a liberal helping of intimate wineries and cellar doors. Take a closer look at the suggestions below and explore some of the beautiful surrounding areas.
To help you plan for a safe and enjoyable holiday, we have put together a few tips that will keep you safe on the road when travelling in the Geographe Wine Region. Speed Speed limits vary across the region; however the maximum limit is 110 kilometres per hour. It is an offence to travel above the speed limit and police in the regional areas take this very seriously. Most of the arterial roads in the towns throughout the region are generally capped at 60 kilometres per hour while quiter streets and town centres are almost exclusively...read more
Beaches : Wildflowers : Cheese Tasting : Wineries : FishingSwimming : Craft Galleries : Brewery : Cafes/Restaurants For a safe and pristine swimming beach head to Binningup only 15 minutes north of Bunbury and 15 minutes south east of Harvey. If fishing is more your thing, head north to Myalup or Preston Beach a little further north at opposite ends of the picturesque Lake Preston. You’re sure of a great catch. There’s also some great walking trails around Lake Preston, before you head south again to the town of Harvey. When in Harvey,...read more
Wineries : Galleries : Natural Attractions : Lakes & Dams Bush Walking : Mountain Biking : Brewery : Restaurants From Bunbury to Dardanup takes only 10 minutes and from here, take Ferguson Road to the scenic Ferguson Valley. It’s a diverse and naturally beautiful area where vineyards and wineries, cattle and dairy farms co-exist in beautiful undulating countryside. Winding your way along Ferguson Road and Pile Road will bring you to numerous cellar door tasting venues, and some restaurants and even a brewery. The views are amazing...read more
From Capel travel 5 minutes to Peppermint Grove on the coast with its white sandy beach and great facilities. From there head inland to Donnybrook with its extensive children’s fun park. The journey takes about 20 minutes and in wildflower season – late August through to late September the roadside on the Goodwood Road is a beautiful sight. There is perch and trout fishing inland at the Cider Factory in Donnybrook as well as gold panning, and a great lunch spot, not to mention numerous wineries open all week to sample award winning...read more