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“Recommended for the start of your holiday.”

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.
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Reviewed 24 June 2012

Had a really good day on the Discovery Tour. Sean is incredibly knowledgeable and the tour was most interesting. We went in early June and the weather was not great in the morning so Sean rearranged the tour to fit the weather over the day using an advanced weather app on his iPhone. This just goes to show how organised he is and how far he will go to make the day a success. Felt like we went off the beaten track, to places we would not have made it to alone or with other tours. Sean's lunch at Fraser Gallop estate was delicious and we got to meet the winemakers there too. Felt like a friend of Sean and like we were getting an exclusive behind the scenes view of Margaret River. The price may seem high compared to other tours but we felt it was completely worth it. Would recommend going at the start of your trip to inform what you do on the rest of your stay.

Thank DerbyNeil
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Reviewed 16 June 2012

The ultimate "tour" for people like me who "don't do tours"! Faultless day. Relaxed, informative, professional, friendly and easy. Felt so privileged to get off the beaten track and see the real Margaret River unfettered by the tourist masses, rushed itineraries and souvenir stops.
Instead we enjoyed a gentle but satisfying mix of canoeing, sampling fabulous local honeys, world class wine and food and a winery tour topped off by the awe inspiring beauty and purity of the Indian Ocean landscape. Priceless :-) Thanks Sean, the world needs more people/guides as passionate and down to earth as you!

Thank Spottidog
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Reviewed 5 June 2012

We have just had a fantastic day enjoying the Margaret River Discovery tour, which really delivered all we could have wished for, plus a bit more. Drifting along the tranquil Margaret River through beautiful bush land was a great start to a wonderful day.
The best feature of the day was not just what we saw and did, but the experience Sean created as we toured. The attention to detail and the planning behind the tour was evident in the smooth, hassle free day. Our guide was very knowledgable about the places, people and communities we visited, and provided the right amount of information and allowed the questions from the group take the discussion into the areas the group was interested in, rather than constantly pouring out facts and figures.
Importantly, Sean had a clear affection for the area and people and a respect for the natural environment and the cultural heritage of the area.
We finished the day sitting overlooking spectacular cliffs that ran down to the vast expanse of the Indian Ocean, where we watched a pod of dolphins play - it doesn't get much better than that.

Thank Garry S
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Reviewed 22 May 2012

My husband and I went on the full day discovery tour with Sean on Friday 18th May 2012. We could not fault the day. Perfect weather and such a variety of experiences. Sean is enthusiastic, knows every inch of this region and treats you like a friend. The range of activities included canoeing (almost drifting) down the Margaret River, some 4WD driving in a very comfortable vehicle with excellent vision from all 6 seats, superb walks with coastal views and a special lunch of Margaret River produce eaten at a boutique winery that is not open to the public. Wine tasting of the award winning wines was the perfect accompaniement to the delicious lunch. Sean was also very helpful in planning our next day in the region including a walk along part of the coast to coast track and a visit to a cave. Highly recommend this tour.

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Reviewed 9 May 2012

This day trip had it all for people who want to see the highlights of Margaret River in a more personalised tour. We were recommended this particular tour by friends who said Sean provided a more local perspective and they were right. He is knowledgeable about the area and its history, knows a bit about good wine and obviously loves showing people around the areas that he personally enjoys.
Our day included a sedate canoe down the river, lunch at a winery, a walk along the cliffs at the coast and some honey tastings. We were driven around in Sean's very comfortable 4WD vehicle. There were 6 of us on the tour. All raincoats, life jackets etc were provided.
I would recommend this tour to anyone traveling to the Margaret River region.

1  Thank janinesw
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