The Margaret River Discovery Co.

The Margaret River Discovery Co.

The Margaret River Discovery Co.
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Private ToursFood ToursNature & Wildlife ToursWine Tours & Tastings Kayaking & Canoeing
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sunday
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
About
It’s the wine and nature lovers’ experience with the works! Hosted by Western Australian Guide of the Year - Sean Blocksidge. Sean is a local born and bred West Aussie who's been consistently rated the #1 best small tour experience in Margaret River for ten consecutive years on Tripadvisor. He'll take you down the back tracks and trails that most visitors to the region will miss. As Sean says "how can you visit Margaret River region and miss the actual Margaret River? That's nuts. Or fail to experience the grandeur of the Cape Track." Plus taste the best wine in the region! He shares local secrets and stories to more deeply connect you to Margaret River. You'll travel in his luxury Landrover Discovery 4WD with only a maximum of six people. This is personalised touring at it's best. No minivans or buses. This is "the wine and adventure tour for people who don't do tours".
Margaret River, Western Australia, Australia

Awards
Travellers' Choice
2023

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Braden T
1 contribution
Feb 2024 • Couples
We're both still in awe from the tour yesterday. I don't know how Sean manages to balance everything so well. You really get the best Margaret River has to offer in such a short period of time. Great company, beautiful views, cultural experiences and amazing food/wine - what more could you want?

We slowed down and felt a genuine connection with the local area. We'd recommend this tour 100 times over to anyone. Thanks again Sean!
Written 24 February 2024
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Tessa D
1 contribution
Feb 2024 • Family
60th birthday present. Absolutely amazing! I was a little nervous/anxious about canoeing but Sean put me at ease and made me feel confident I could do it and I did! Unique experience relaxed informative and fun. You should do it! Wonderful day that I'll always remember. Oh and the lunch with wine tasting was special. Thank you Sean.
Written 24 February 2024
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DominikaEwa
Frankfurt, Germany8 contributions
What a day this was!! It's totally made our holiday and I can't recommend this tour any more highly. Sean is an incredible guide and you'll get to see and do things that are just priceless. So many Wow moments throughout the day. If you are in our around Margaret river you have to get involved in this.
Written 23 February 2024
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Rietkerk
4 contributions
Feb 2024 • Family
I would give this tour 10/10 - such a brilliant day. Sean is a fantastic tour guide and this tour feels like hanging out with your best friends having a whole lot of fun. Sean’s knowledge of the local area and wine was evident throughout. We are not young and Sean’s kindness and thoughtfulness helping us to stay safe and cared for was second to none. We loved our day with Sean. We are grateful for all that he taught us and the memories will stay with us long into the future. Thanks for a brilliant day.
Written 23 February 2024
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Jilljohnsonuk
Tonbridge, UK13 contributions
Went on this trip run by Sean with my husband and 2 other couples we didn’t know. It was just an amazing day and a trip that should not be missed. Suitable for all ages (we were all 50/60). We had been travelling for 4 weeks and this was by far the best trip we have done. Sean’s enthusiasm and knowledge of Margaret River, including areas you just wouldn’t find without him was brilliant. Being only a group of 6 and in a 4WD we had the flexibility to fit in so much varied activity. Coming from the wine industry Sean led the wine tasting with a deep knowledge from a much respected vineyard. Lunch was a varied and tasty sharing platter in a lovely setting. We were very lucky with perfect sunny weather. Thank you Sean for providing one of the best days of our holiday.
Written 22 February 2024
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Jill P
18 contributions
This is the 3rd time I've done this tour. I always want to share it with people coming to Margaret River for the first time! There is no better way to enjoy the beauty, culture, nature, and wines of the region all rolled into one incredibly fun day!! Sean is the perfect Aussie guide!! Hope to be back soon!
Written 18 February 2024
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Hi Jill Thank you for your terrific review. I guess the Margaret River Discovery Co is 3rd time lucky to have you on the Discovery Tour. Hope to see you again soon with another group of travellers experiencing the Margaret River Region for the first time. from Carla, Sean's mum and review response writer
Written 19 February 2024
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Sou1686
80 contributions
Great day out with Sean who has so much knowledge about the region. A highlight was canoeing on the Margaret river surrounded by nature, with nobody else in sight. If you want an all rounded tour that includes great wine, local food, nature and culture, this tour is for you.
Written 16 February 2024
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Hi Sou1686 Thankyou for your great review and for letting us know you had a superb day out on the Discovery Tour. from Carla, Sean's mum and review response writer
Written 19 February 2024
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Jolene L
2 contributions
Feb 2024 • Couples
Never thought I would rethink how I lived my own life by going on a tour. While most people get lost in the “must-do” and “must-drink” list, this tour takes you outside of your holiday and inside your own child-like wonder of wanting to reconnect with nature, discover stories, and feel a whole range of emotions when the land and it’s stories are much bigger than you and our daily troubles.
Shawn, the expert operator of this tour is a true ambassador and inspiring example of someone who knows the Margaret River region so well because he’s dedicated himself to the land and the community here. He shared his experiences working in the wine community, being part of the local fire brigade, and maintaining wonderful parts of nature here in the Margaret River.
Throughout the day he brings you to off-track locations and dutifully prepares all the treats and experiences that you won’t find on other tours- and shares generously about the coffee, wine, nature, and history of the Margaret River region. Shawn is considerate and polite and a total force of nature in making you feel part of this experience, and is so kind in documenting it for you too. Probably the best food and wine we had on our entire trip in the region.

If you are on holiday away from a bustling city, this tour will not just bring you the best wine (as might be your purpose)- but a moment to reflect on how we integrate into our work and communities and to share what we love with others.

Life changing :)
Written 12 February 2024
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Hi Jolene Thankyou for your awesome review and for sharing your insightful thoughts with other travellers. It's not often we see a review that has gone way beyond the norm, but yours definitely does. from Carla, Sean's mum and review response writer P.S. We'll let Blue Ginger Fine Foods and Fraser Gallop Estate know that you found their food and wine the best on your travels in the region.
Written 19 February 2024
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George M
1 contribution
Jan 2024 • Family
Sean was a great tour guide who knew so much about the area and was able to answer all our questions (regardless of how silly they may have been). This was miles better than the basic wine tours as you got to see so much more of Margaret River as well as have some lovely wine at lunch. Couldn't recommend highly enough.
Written 11 February 2024
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Hi George Thankyou for your review and the highly recommended comment. The only silly question is the one that isn't asked. So I guess you did very well by taking the opportunity to ask. :-) from Carla, Sean's mum and review response writer
Written 19 February 2024
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Gill W
1 contribution
Sean could not have made the day anymore interesting ,informative or packed with fun.
I was a little nervous about the canoe part but we got in and out on dry land whilst he stabilised the boat,it was dead easy. The water was really calm and almost impossible to get wet.
Lunch at the vineyard was beautiful with no pressure to buy,although we did!
He was an excellent photographer and emailed some lovely photos of the day after too. A lovely gesture.

Thanks Sean so much,we will return someday!
Written 9 February 2024
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Hi Gill Thank you for your review and for letting us know you had a lot of fun on the Discovery Tour. Hope the complimentary photos continue to bring you lots of wonderful memories. from Carla, Sean's mum and review response writer
Written 19 February 2024
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