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“Outstanding tour - not to be missed”

Margaret River Discovery Co. Tours
Ranked #1 of 54 Tours in Margaret River
Certificate of Excellence
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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 10 April 2013

We signed up for the wine tasting tour - "Best of the Best" rather than the Discovery tour which others have commented on. Sean runs these two tours on alternate days. The "Best of the Best" is a small 6 (or less) person tour in a Range Rover and covers three wineries, two boutique establishments (one of which is solely open to Sean's customers) and one large scale producer in Cape Mentelle, where we had privileged behind the scenes access to the working of the winery, capped with a unique wine and food matching lunch which both gave special information on winemaking at a large first class winery, and how to make the best combinations of food and wine. If you want unique insights, and access to special boutique wineries, yet still taste roughly 20 of the best wines of the area, then this for you. But if you want to visit as many wineries as possible and "tick off" the number of wines you taste, then look elsewhere.
And finally the day ended with a trip out to the coast in the Leeuwin National Park, to see the spectacular coastline, dodging Kangaroos on the way. A fitting end to the day -sitting in the sun amongst spectacular scenery.
All of this is without mentioning Sean himself, who was an ideal host and guide, offering particular insights to the wine, the history and make-up of the region, and the key individuals.
We were so pleased we chose this tour!

1  Thank Rvwr2012
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Reviewed 8 April 2013

We signed up for the Discovery Tour itinerary where we toured the Margaret River area all day and we had a blast! The tour is limited to 6 people which is the capacity of Sean's Land Rover. A family of 4 joined us, and the day was fantastic. The canoe ride on Margaret River was excellent and brought back great memories of canoeing the rivers and the creeks of Florida in the US.

Later we went for a late morning coffee at the beach. Spectacular views. We also enjoyed a private wine tour and private gourmet lunch -- yes, with amazing wines -- under this most spectacular tree. The afternoon closed with a brief high on the cape to cape trail. Other reviewers have pointed out this same experience.

To be honest, everything was so good, we had a hard time deciding the best part!

As background, we debated whether to go on an all day winery tour or this one, and we made the right choice. For our first visit to the area, this tour provided us a great orientation as well as amazing suggestions on what to do the next day.

Not on this tour was our visit to Hamlin Bay to see the stingrays. We discussed with Sean and he said this was a must see so we went. Definitely go to Hamlin Bay on a side trip to see the cute and friendly stingrays!

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Reviewed 6 April 2013

I have to say that the main reason my husband and I took this tour was because of the the fab reviews on TripAdvisor. The second reason - the clincher - was I convinced my husband with the company's tagline: For people who don't do tours. And we were not disappointed. From the moment the 4-wheel drive veered off- road, I thought Oh Yea. I would say the whole day was like a fine wine, with all the different characteristics to make it amazing. From canoeing and hiking at the Margaret River, to coffee at the beach, to al fresco dining at an exclusive by-appointment-only winery, to off roading and hiking near the sea. All sprinkled with science, history and humor. And did I mention wine tasting? Pure gold. Even my "I don't do tours husband" gave it two thumbs up.

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Reviewed 6 April 2013

We had a fantastic tour of the Margaret River including canoeing, short hike on the Cape Track and an great visit and lunch at local boutique winery. We brought our 10 year old daughter on the tour and Sean made sure she was fully engaged the whole day and we all thoroughly enjoyed the day and gave us a much better perspective on the Margaret River region.

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Reviewed 2 April 2013

If your time in Margaret River is limited this outstanding tour covers everything you need. From a canoe up the river, a walk along the cliffs to a beautiful lunch at an exclusive vineyard. Sean is great host for the day, knowledgeable but casual in the way he educates you. Numbers limited by the seats in his very accommodating Discovery which makes the whole day very personal. Could not recommend it highly enough. Fully deserves the remarkable reviews it has.

Thank JamesMcC_12
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