CAPE LODGE TOURING 

BEST OF MARGARET RIVER TOURS
These are our own handmade tours exclusively for the guests of Cape Lodge. Experience our "secret spots" and meet the people behind the scenes to discover why Margaret River is considered one of the most beautiful wine regions in the World.

THE NORTHERN HIGHLIGHTS TOUR
6 Hours | Sun- Tues- Fri | $295pp
| Min 2  Max 6 | Departs 9.30am
Start your day with a short coastal walk on a spectacular section of the Cape to Cape Track to Sugarloaf Rock then visit the white sandy beaches of Geographe Bay on the way to Windows Estate for a special  private wine tasting. We will then introduce you to one or two other of our favourite small producers before enjoying a picnic lunch among the vines. Finish the day with a visit to the Vasse Virgin Olive Soap Factory.

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ICONS OF MARGARET RIVER
6 Hours | Mon-  Wed- Sat| $295pp
| Min 2  Max 6  | Departs 9.30am
Drive South down Caves Road to the world famous Surfers Point and the mouth of the Margaret River for a morning coffee before heading to one of Margaret River's wine pioneers Cape Mentelle for a behind the scenes tour and private tasting in their historic cellar. Enjoy a tour of tour of the wine making process followed by a light food and wine pairing with delicious local produce and cheeses. We then head to the iconic Leeuwin Estate for a tasting and art series gallery visit then onto the magnificent showcase winery and gardens of Voyager Estate before heading home.

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PRIVATE REGIONAL TOURING
Min 3 HoursJaguar XJL 4 Seat $95 per hour |Mercedes Viano 6 Seat $165 per hour
Design your own tour which takes in the incredible natural beauty and diversity of Margaret River and environs at your own leisure.  Majestic coastline, breathtaking Karri forests, wondrous limestone caves, magnificent beaches and of course world renowned wineries, artisan breweries, distilleries and local produce outlets such as the Hohnen Farm Shop, Olio Bello and Vasse Virgin Olive farms, chocolate producers and the Margaret River venison farm.

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TRUFFLE AND MARRON FARM TOUR
8 Hours | $550pp | Min 2 Guests Max 6 Guests 

Discover the Southern Forest Valley region of the South West where the immense Karri, Marri and Tingle trees are interspersed with rich agricultural lands and quaint country towns. Regarded by many as Western Australia's  food bowl,  a wide variety of fresh produce is grown here including chestnuts, finger limes, cherries, pink lady apples, rare Black Perigord truffles and the South West native fresh water marron. We set off after breakfast for a one hour scenic drive to the lovely old town of Nannup for homemade scones. jam and cream at the Nannup Bridge Tearooms. A short drive will then take us to Manjimup for a  black truffle hunt, with the truffle dogs followed by a  wine tasting and lunch at the Wine and Truffle Company. After lunch we will visit the Blue Ridge Marron Farm for a tour of the ponds and facilities which includes a sample of marron cooked on the spot accompanied by delicious truffle aioli!

Please note the Truffle Season is June, July and August. Outside truffle season the Wine and Truffle Co will substitute the hunt with a Truffle Dog Demonstration. You hide the truffle and they will find it!

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THE EPICUREAN - 7 Hours |$295pp | Min 2 | Mon to Sun | Departs 9.45 am

Includes an interactive tour of Voyager Estates vineyards and winery on board a Landrover ‘Defender’ followed by a portfolio wine tasting in the cellar door. From there you can take your healthy appetite through to the Restaurant and experience a journey of the senses with a 4-course Discovery Menu, that showcases the best of local and South West produce.

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MOVIES IN THE VINEYARD AT CAPE MENTELLE 
December to March | $160pp | Min 2 | Departs 6.30 pm

Can you picture yourself lying back under the stars, enjoying a movie in beautiful winery gardens whilst sipping on award-winning wine and enjoying some local gourmet fare? Margaret River’s acclaimed outdoor cinema ‘Movies at Cape Mentelle’ runs right through the summer months offering something for everyone. Depart Cape Lodge at 6pm for a private transfer to Cape Mentelle and enjoy a glass wine and a charcuterie platter before the movie in the comfort of your reserved area  bean-bed.There is no better way to spend a summer’s night in the Margaret River region.
The Movies at Cape Mentelle season will open on 14 December 2018 and will run until 23 March 2019. Programs are available from Reception

THE MARGARET RIVER DISCOVERY TOUR

Full Day | $245pp | Min 2 | Mon to Fri | Depart 9.45am

Live like local with WA Guide of the Year- Sean Blocksidge. This wine and nature lover's tour starts with a leisurely canoe tour down a stunning section of the tranquil Margaret River before heading to one of Margaret River's best surf breaks for a cup of coffee to see where the winemakers relax. Next spot marron and wildlife at an ancient waterhole, enjoy a local honey tasting and reflect on 30,000 years of Aboriginal history. Gain exclusive access to Fraser Gallop Estate, one of the region's emerging superstars and match your favourite wine with fresh local produce. Finish the day with a 4WD adventure and walk on a spectacular section of the Cape to Cape Track overlooking the Indian Ocean where you may spot kangaroos, dolphins, whales and wildflowers depending on the season.
This tour is one of the region's most popular  generally selling out several weeks in advance. We suggest booking as early as possible.

LEEUWIN ESTATE LONG TABLE LUNCH WITH HELICOPTER 

7 Hours | $699pp | Min 2 Guests | Mon to Sun | Depart 9.45am

Depart Cape Lodge by car to Amelia Park winery and enjoy a wine tasting in their incredible private room that overlooks the vineyard.followed a seated private wine tasting in the award winning boutique gem Windows Estate. We will then take you to another hidden gem Cape Grace for a private wine tasting. The Helicopter will arrive at Cape Grace and fly you over the spectacular coast of Margaret River before arriving on the grass in front of the restaurant at Leeuwin Estate.  You will be greeted with champagne on arrival before sitting down for a magnificent 7 course degustation lunch matched Art Series Wines. You car will pick you up and return you to Cape Lodge.

 

TWIGHLIGHT DIDJERIDOO CAVE TOUR

1.5 Hours | $65pp | Departs from Ngilgi Cave at 4pm or 5pm

A wonderful cultural experience with Aboriginal learnings. Enjoy a short guided bushwalk identifying traditional medicine plants and learning the local Noongar connection with the region. Next venture into the Ngilgi cavern (pronounced Nil-ghee) to learn the Dreaming legends of the cave and hear a mesmerising didgeridoo performance.

Note: Ngilgi Cave is about a 15-20 minute drive from Cape Lodge, 250m past the Yallingup turnoff on Caves Rd.

VASSE FELIX ORIGINAL TOUR

1.5 Hours | $55pp | Mon to Fri | Depart Vasse Felix Cellar Door at 3pm

The original tour takes you behind the scenes on wine-making at Margaret River’s founding wine estate, sharing unique historical insights into the region and all facets of wine production at Vasse Felix. The tour completes with a private tasting of the wine collection, accompanied by a small selection of gourmet bites.

Note: Vasse Felix is located about 15 minutes drive south from Cape Lodge along Caves Rd.

VASSE FELIX RESTAURANT 3 COURSE LUNCH

$95pp | Open daily

Enjoy a 3 course a la carte lunch and 2 glasses of wine overlooking the vines at the award winning Vasse Felix Restaurant. Visit the wonderful art gallery exhibiting works from the Janet Holmes a Court Collection- one of Australia’s most important collections of Australian and Western Australia art with a strong emphasis on Indigenous works.

Note: Vasse Felix is located about 15 minutes drive south from Cape Lodge along Caves Rd.

LEEUWIN IMMERSION EXPERIENCE

1.5 Hours | $55pp | Operates daily

A relaxed and informative introduction to Leeuwin estate commencing with an al fresco morning tea followed by an escorted behind the scenes tour of the winemaking process and visit to the Art Gallery which houses the collection of Australian contemporary art commissioned by for the famous “Art Series” labels. Finish with a matched food and wine flight of 5 wines.

Note: Leeuwin Estate is located just south of Margaret River township, next door to Voyager Estate. Please allow a minimum 35 minutes to drive to Leeuwin Estate.

VOYAGER ESTATE TOUR

Tour+Tasting | $45pp | 4 Course Menu- $145pp | 6 Course Menu- $210pp | Daily at 11am -Bookings are essential

Explore Voyager Estate’s vineyards, underground cellar, barrel hall and kitchen gardens. Taste wines straight from the barrel then finish with a guided tasting.

Note: Voyager Estate is located just south of Margaret River township, next door to Leeuwin Estate. Please allow a minimum 35 minutes to drive to Voyager Estate.

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