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“Couldn't have done it better ourselves”

Margaret River Discovery Co. Tours
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Margaret River's #1 rated wine and adventure tours for "people who don't do tours" with Western Australian Guide of the Year - Sean Blocksidge. Get behind the tourist facade, away from the masses and discover people and places you won't find on your own. The No 1 Margaret River guide/tour on Tripadvisor since 2008. No minivans, no crowds. Personalised touring at it's best.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Reviewed 14 May 2011

This has to be one of our favourite tours so far in Australia. My boyfriend and I are backpackers from Canada who decided to do a tour because we loved Margaret River the first time but didnt know what to do or see. This day had a taste of everything. Sean was an amazing host and so knowledgable. We saw things that most people there wouldn't touch and it was an experience that we will always remember. We absolutely adored the canoe trip in the morning as it was so peaceful and quiet (who know places could be so tranquil). Thank you Sean :)

Date of experience: April 2011
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Reviewed 13 May 2011

What a great tour! If you're reading this then you've probably read the other reviews and yes... this should be top of list while in the Margaret River area as the reviews are all true.

Sean's passion and knowledge of the area is infectious, he is a great tour guide. It’s a fabulously well thought out tour which includes such highlights as kayaking on the River (it’s a must and you don’t get wet), lunch at the fabulous Fraser Gallop winery including Q&As with the wine maker and exploring parts of the Cape to Cape trail.

Max of 6 people means it’s a very personable approach and Sean makes every effort to ensure it’s a comfortable and friendly environment at all times. I would suggest taking this tour at the beginning of your trip as you’ll discover many places you’ll want to re-visit during your stay.

Thanks Sean for a great introduction to the area, we haven’t stopped talking about your tour! Also really appreciate you booking us into dinner at Cape Lodge – it was amazing food!! The perfect end to a wonderful day. Kabe and Tara

Date of experience: April 2011
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Reviewed 11 May 2011

If you are looking for a way to really maximize your time in Margaret River, while enjoying every minute - you would be hard pressed to find a better way than a day with Sean. The best part about the tour is his enthusiasm and thoughtful details. It really felt as though we were touring around with an extremely well-connected friend. You also really get a taste for many different aspects of the region - not simply wine tasting. I cannot recommend the tour highly enough.

I also highly recommend this as something to do on your first day - we were guiding our entire trip by Sean's recommendations the rest of our time there and it made for a really amazing vacation.

The tour is pricier than others in the region, but with the variety of activities you will experience I doubt there are other tours with better value for money.

Date of experience: May 2011
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Reviewed 9 May 2011

An excellent way to discover the Margaret River area. Professional & friendly guide, good vehicle, fantastic lunch. The best day we spent in Margaret River. Hiking and kayaking were brilliant. If you only have the time or money to do one tour whilst you're in the Margaret River area, chose the Discovery Tour. You won't be disappointed - a whole hearted double thumbs up.

Date of experience: April 2011
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Reviewed 26 April 2011

Sean Blocksidge is such a gracious host. From the first hello to the last goodbye, Sean created a friendly and comfortable day of discovery and sharing of the unique aspects of the Margaret River area. The morning started with a comfortable off-road drive to the banks of the Margaret River near the coast. Sean quickly launched three canoes into the glassy water of the river for a leisurely paddle through the lush unspoiled forest. Then we continued our four-wheel adventure to the remote Meekadarabee Falls near the Ellensbrook Homestead just off the Cape to Cape trail. The pure water source there has supported humans for more than 50,000 years and being emersed in such vast history was profound. From there on to lunch at a working vineyard, simple, refreshing, smart & delightful. Our last trek was to another part of the Cape to Cape trail through dunes to the ocean. We were fortunate to see the Cow Bombie deep water reef break about 2 km offshore from the cliffs overlooking a beautiful remote beach. We were joined by kangaroos as we made our way back to the paved road and then delivered to our hotel in the village of Margaret River. What a fantastic day!

Date of experience: April 2011
Thank bwulff
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