The Margaret River and Busselton region will be connected to Sydney by a direct flight starting March 26th, further opening up this beautiful part of Western Australia. The area is famed for its premium wines and food, spectacular coastline, dazzling caves, and towering forests with some of the highest trees in the world.
This new service will operate three times a week, complementing the direct Melbourne service, which also operates three times a week since April 2022.
Located 8 km from Busselton and 55 km from Margaret River (and 224 km south of Perth), the Busselton-Margaret River Airport thus further opens access to a region rich in sites to discover (See below our "Goway most loved products" and the "top 10 things to do"). Previously, travelers wanting to visit the region had to fly into Perth and drive about three hours south.
The goal is to attract international tourism, enabling easy combination of this region's discovery with that of Sydney and/or Melbourne.
"This region offers quality accommodations that can be booked on our booking system or through our team," adds Josh Akel, Product Manager at Goway. "Among the new products, Heyscape has cozy, secluded tiny cabins in seven locations across the southwest of Western Australia, including Busselton, as well as Yallingup, Narrogin, Esperance, Chittering, Serpentine and Avon Valley ". They are all stylishly appointed with knockout views and fully equipped, from a queen-sized bed & bedding (sheets & quilt), pillows, and even reading lights, to an indoor kitchenette and an outdoor BBQ with all essential cookware.
"Another new accommodation is Serenity Gully, a luxury adult-only glamping site near Bridgetown, about 1.5 hours drive inland from Margaret River". The designed eco-tents are strategically positioned hundreds of meters apart to give privacy and tranquility, to enjoy moments in a private outdoor stone bathtub with sweeping views of the landscape.
"Further south, Goway has also recently contracted some stunning new properties in Denmark like Chimes Spa and Retreat and its ten luxurious suites with panoramic views over the Wilson Inlet and the coastline. And also Upland Farm and its four architecturally-designed cabins set on a 107-acre piece of private land.
1. Busselton Jetty: Stretching 1.8 kilometers into the Indian Ocean, Busselton Jetty is the longest wooden jetty in the Southern Hemisphere. Visitors can take a leisurely stroll, ride the jetty train, or explore the Underwater Observatory at the end of the jetty to view the vibrant marine life.
2. Margaret River Wine Region: Renowned globally for its premium wines, the Margaret River region is home to over 200 vineyards and 100 cellar doors. Wine enthusiasts can savor world-class Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, and Semillon Sauvignon Blanc blends, along with gourmet local produce.
3. Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park: This park offers stunning coastal scenery, limestone caves, and walking trails. The Cape to Cape Track, running from Cape Naturaliste to Cape Leeuwin, provides breathtaking views and opportunities to spot wildlife.
4. Caves: The area is dotted with over 150 limestone caves. Notable ones include Mammoth Cave, Lake Cave, and Jewel Cave, each offering unique crystal formations and underground wonders.
5. Surfing Beaches: Margaret River is a surfing hotspot, with world-famous breaks like Surfers Point, Prevelly, and Yallingup. These beaches offer waves for all levels, from beginners to professional surfers.
6. Boranup Forest: A beautiful drive through towering karri trees, this forest is a great spot for photography, picnics, and bushwalking.
7. Art Galleries and Studios: The region is a hub for artists and craftsmen. Numerous galleries and studios display local artwork, including indigenous art, sculptures, jewelry, and glassworks.
8. Whale Watching: From June to December, the waters off the coast of Busselton and Margaret River become a playground for migrating whales. Visitors can embark on whale-watching tours to see these majestic creatures up close.
9. Farmers' Markets and Local Produce: The area is known for its fresh produce, artisan cheeses, chocolates, and olive oils. The Margaret River Farmers' Market is a must-visit for food lovers. 10. Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse: Situated at the most south-westerly point of Australia, this lighthouse marks the boundary between the Indian and Southern Oceans and offers panoramic views of the coastline.