After arrival into Perth, collect your hire car and begin exploring the growing European-style small bar scene tucked away within Perth’s laneways, or uncover some of the region’s finest local produce in one of many inner-city enclaves.
OVERNIGHT: Pan Pacific Perth
The first stop on your self-drive discovery tour of the acclaimed wine region of Margaret River should be historic Busselton Jetty. From there, explore the towering Karri Forest at Boranup, and head underground to the captivating Mammoth Cave.
OVERNIGHT: 2 nights Pullman Bunker Bay Resort (B)
You are spoilt for choice but today would be wisely spent exploring the artisan stores and eateries of the Margaret River township or visiting the beautiful Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse. (B)
In a compact area that produces an incredible 20 per cent of Australia’s premium wines, there are more than 95 cellar doors in the Margaret River region. The day is yours to meander through vineyards and sample your choice of what the region has to offer.
After another packed day, return to Perth in the afternoon and check in to your accommodation.
OVERNIGHT: Pan Pacific Perth (B)
Breakfast will fuel you for one final day of exploring Perth and surrounds before returning your hire car. (B)
The Blue Mountains track is currently closed due to a landslide, resulting in a diversion to Sydney and regrettably no Blue Mountains excursion until March 2 for east-bound Indian Pacific guests.