Frequently Asked Questions About Margaret River Tours

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Visiting Margaret River FAQs

Good news! There is no fee cancellation policy for the duration of the Corona Virus pandemic.
You can cancel at the last minute and you will not incur any cancellation fee or penalty.
Indeed, if you are feeling a bit unwell in the hours, days or weeks prior to your tour booking, we’d kindly ask you to cancel your reservation. We’d much prefer you focus on your health than risk the spread of the virus. MRDCo has gone above and beyond in preparing for the health and safety of your tour experience . Your guide, Sean Blocksidge, is fully vaccinated for Covid-19 and has completed the Western Australian government Covid 19 hygiene training course for the delivery of tourism and hospitality experiences.
The vehicle is thoroughly and hygienically cleaned on a daily basis. Hand sanitiser will be provided to guests.
*** COVID 19 Vaccination Policy for Margaret River Discovery Co ***
In accordance with Margaret River Discovery Co’s duty to provide and maintain a workplace that is free of known hazards, we are adopting a COVID-19 Vaccination policy to safeguard the health of our customers and visitors, our employees and the community at large from infectious diseases, such as COVID-19 or influenza, that may be reduced by vaccinations.
Most people think they want to do the Best of the Best Wine Tour. It’s a great day and if you are a real wine nerd it’s awesome. But it’s pretty full on.
If you want a great mix of wine and outdoor adventure then definitely go for the Discovery Tour. Have a read of Tripadvisor to get a better feel what other people experienced. The vast majority of the reviews are for the Discovery Tour. Actually lets just say it ....... the Discovery Tour is the wayyyyyyyy better tour. Recently listed on Tripadvisors Best Tour experiences worldwide!
The Discovery Tour includes a very special winery luncheon with some of the best wine in the region, plus you get to see and do a few things you couldn’t normally do on your own. It is definitely a wine tour but much more interesting than the standard wine tour itinerary of just visiting wineries all day.
We supply almost everything.
The best advice is to dress casual/relaxed and prepare for all weather conditions with a hat and sunscreen but also a jumper/sweater. It is advisable to dress warm even in Summer. There is a saying in Margaret River – ‘There is no such thing as bad weather. Just bad clothes’. We are proud to supply Mountain Designs waterproof jackets in the event of exciting weather.
Please consider we will be undertaking some outdoor activities including access to a winery and vineyard. Comfortable walking shoes and relaxed clothing is most suitable. Please don't bring large bags as there is limited storage room within the vehicle. We supply all food and beverage. You just need to bring a sense of fun and adventure. If you really want to get a better idea of how to dress then feel free to check out the Facebook or Instagram and see what other people are wearing. You'll see everyone featured in casual/relaxed clothes.
There's no such as bad weather in Margaret River. Just bad clothes ;)

At The Margaret River Discovery Company we consider every weather condition perfect exploring weather. Rain adds freshness to the landscape, wind adds a sense of drama to the walk, clouds allow for better photographs and sunshine, well, sunshine is always preferred, it’s just not guaranteed.
Though we adapt our itinerary depending on weather conditions you should consider Margaret River often experiences four seasons in one day! As such we supply waterproof Mountain Designs jackets.

For the record we've never cancelled a tour experience because of the weather. We are such a small group we can easily work around varying conditions and our weather systems move so fast we can easily adapt the itinerary.
It’s both. Think David Attenborough meets Jamie Oliver ....... meets Russell Coight ;)

The canoe experience is suitable for most people. We've never had anyone fall in, or get wet or dirty, in over 16 years of operation. It's super easy on a stunning section of the Margaret River in very stable canoes. We also provide Life Jackets for extra reassurance. The canoes are safety rated for three people. Total maximum weight per canoe is 300kg. We normally put two people per canoe. Anyone with limited ability or physical issues is usually placed with the guide - Sean Blocksidge.
Provided enough notice we are generally quite flexible and happy to re-book your Margaret River tour for another day, subject to availability. The official rules our lawyer likes us to print are as follows-

Less than 48 hours prior to time of departure – 100 % cancellation charge. Between 2 – 4 days prior to day of departure – 50% cancellation charge.
We operate directly from the Margaret River Visitor Centre . Guests wishing to join the tour are welcome to leave their vehicle in the car parks surrounding the visitor centre. We depart from the Margaret River Visitor Centre 10.15am. We return around 4pmish.

100 Bussell Highway, Margaret River, Western Australia

Yes, you can. Please note these are old rates as we don't use print brochures anymore. Please check website for current rates and specials. Click on the following links (please download both pages for the full brochure) MRDCO Brochure Front Page MRDCO Brochure Inside Page
Our greatest advertisements are our previous customers. Trip Advisor, is the world’s largest travel review website. We have consistently rated the #1 tour experience in the Margaret River region and recently listed as one of the Best of the Best Tour Experiences in the World on Tripadvisors Travellers Choice List.

Find out what our previous guests say about the Margaret River Discovery Company.
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The MRDCo Discovery Tour experience does require a basic level of mobility as we operate in mixed terrain including canoes, hiking trails and 4WD.

While we cannot accommodate wheelchairs we have accommodated many guests with accessibility issues. This usually requires guests to book a Private Tour so the guide can dedicate the time and resources to managing the guest safety and welfare. 

The MRDCo tour vehicle is a Landrover Discovery 5 and can be height adjusted to assist people entering and exiting the vehicle. 

All our product information is accessible and easy to find in multiple formats including easy to understand photos and videos. 

We have varied methods for customers to contact our business

We provide access for those with assistance animals on a Private Tour basis.

The canoe experience is suitable for most people. We've never had anyone fall in, or get wet or dirty, in over 16 years of operation. It's super easy on a stunning section of the Margaret River in very stable canoes. We also provide Life Jackets for extra reassurance. The canoes are safety rated for three people. Total maximum weight per canoe is 300kg.

What our customers say

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