Five unmissable coast and country drives in Margaret River!

2022 is an exciting year for the Margaret River region as we see the return of Interstate and International travellers and the launch of the new Self Drive Trails guides to help visitors experience the very best of the region.

Lets just say right at the start of your holiday planning, Margaret River region is a big area! Over 100 kilometres from top to bottom and there is a LOT to see and do.

The good news is a bunch of locals have done some great work in creating the TOP FIVE unmissable coastal and country drives to help you get the most out of your time in the region. Check the following website for detailed maps and guides online at 

Margaret River Discovery Co is stoked to be included in the Margaret River Drive Trail. Which is also a bit ironic because the highlight of this experience is not the driving, but getting out of the car and into a canoe to discover the real Margaret River/Wooditjup Bilya!

We promise you wont get wet or dirty and you definitely wont fall in, but we 100% guarantee you’ll go home with some beautiful memories and a few epic photos of having experienced the real Margaret River.

Most visitors to the region have no idea just how stunning the upper and lower reaches of the river can be. They normally just see a tiny section as they drive over the bridge, but the best parts take a bit more effort to discover.  

And that’s where MRDCo is here to help.   We’ll get you into location via 4WD access and special permits and launch the canoes from one of our favourite parts of the Margaret River.   Surrounded by beautiful forest, tranquil water and local wildlife.

Reward your efforts with a private winery lunch among the barrels at Fraser Gallop Estate and then an epic coastal walk on the most spectacular section of the iconic Cape to Cape Track (Wilyabrup Cliffs).  Hit us up via email to make a booking enquiry  or  enter your booking via the secure Rezdy booking page

We like to call this “the tour for people who don’t do tours” and very proud to say the experience has been consistently rated by previous guests as the #1 Margaret River experience on Tripadvisor for 14 consecutive years.

That being said there is sooooooo many other awesome experiences to discover in the region, we highly recommend getting on the website to discover a thoughtfully curated list of suggested itineraries and must see attractions.

There are some seriously cool operators and locations listed on the Margaret River Drive page, including some of our most favourite wineries and attractions  –


To celebrate the launch of our Drive Your Story Trails they’re giving away (competition closes 8th June 2022) :

  • 2 x return flights from any East Coast capital city (QLD, VIC, SA, ACT, NSW, NT, TAS) to Perth (or Melbourne – Busselton Margaret River Airport) to the value of $1500
  • A Margaret River Region Gift Voucher to be redeemed on accommodation or experiences available on

To enter head on over to the Margaret River Region Instagram page, find the competition post and follow the entry requirements. 

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Get behind the scenes and discover a side of Margaret River region that most visitors will miss! The “tour for people who don’t do tours!”

About Margaret River Discovery Tours
Sean Blocksidge is the owner operator of the Margaret River Discovery Company, an avid photographer, blogger and South West WA ambassador. In 2010 he won Western Australian Guide of the Year and his tours have been rated the #1 thing to do in Australia on the Tripadvisor website for the past two years.