Pure Indulgence and Luxury Along The Edge

The South West Edge is the place to indulge in some totally unique and luxury settings. With an array of experiences which are special, but not snobby, a road trip along The Edge is the perfect balance of down-to-earth luxe and effortless opulence.

From world class wineries and restaurants to truffle hunting, gin blending sessions and hikes along the unspoilt Cape to Cape Track – this is laid back luxury on The Edge.

1. Stay at the incredible Samphire Rottnest

This beautiful property embraces the essence of Rottnest Island, encouraging you to immerse yourself in the elements, feel the sand between your toes and become blissfully at one with the salt air and the unique, native beauty of Rottnest Island. Enjoy the relaxed, coastal vibe in one of the 64 generous guest rooms, each with its own private balcony overlooking the iconic Thomson Bay.

2. Take a cruise on a Super Yacht, luxury ship or pearl lugger

If you want to channel your inner Beyoncé and hit the cruise the beautiful Indian Ocean or Swan River in your very own private yacht, look no further than Super Yachts Perth. Indulge your senses with unsurpassed six and seven-star service, complete discretion and the most beautiful boats in Australia. Take a day charter to a selection of destinations including the Swan Valley wine region, Fremantle, Carnac Island and Rottnest Island with the option of overnight stays available too. Indulge in the trip of a lifetime to the South West aboard the majestic True North, a luxury ship now offering rare itineraries between Rottnest and Margaret River with signature dining at Cape Lodge. Or, sail aboard one of the last fully operation pearling luggers in the calm blue waters of Geographe Bay during summer with Willie Pearl Lugger Cruises.

3. Hike the Cape to Cape Track with Walk into Luxury

Walk into Luxury offers all-inclusive luxury walks on the Cape to Cape track in Margaret River and the Bibbulmun Track in Albany. The team have hand-selected the most scenic sections of the Cape to Cape and Bibbulmun Tracks with manageable distances between six and 15 kilometres per day. These walks are paired with meals at the most amazing restaurants in the region, gourmet picnics, stays at the very best boutique accommodation and indulgent spa treatments.

4. Stay at the beautiful Cape Lodge and take a cookery class with the head chef

Voted Best Boutique Hotel in Australia, World’s Top 20 Vineyard Hotels, Cape Lodge sits on its own secluded vineyard in the heart of the Margaret River. Surrounded by stunning forest, lake and parkland scenery, Cape Lodge is a beautiful place to relax and recharge. You can pair your stay with a cooking demonstration or hands-on seasonal cooking class with resident head chef, Tony Howell.

A woman sits at a table overlooking nature and sips on a glass of wine with a gourmet meal to show the eat and drink experiences to be had along The South West Edge road trip
Wining and dining, Denmark

A road trip along The Edge is the perfect balance of down-to-earth luxe and effortless opulence. From world class wineries and restaurants to truffle hunting, gin blending sessions and hikes along the unspoilt Cape to Cape Track - this is the true meaning of laid-back luxury.

5. Indulge your senses with a spa day

One of Margaret River’s best kept secrets is the beautiful Pullman Bunker Bay, a beachside property that’s distinctly West Australian, spanning 35 acres of landscaped native gardens that meet the shoreline of the pristine Indian Ocean. Make your stay extra special by booking a treatment at the on-site award-winning Vie Spa, where you can choose from a uniquely Australian treatment menu featuring pure, organic ingredients such as indigenous native clay, Blue Cypress and the healing power of White Flannel Flower. If you’re after an eco-luxe day spa, try Bodhi Day Spa at Injidup Spa Retreat for an exquisite restorative sanctuary set in the pristine coastal surrounds of the Margaret River region.

6. Learn to blend at Margaret River Distilling Co.

Join the distillers at Ginversity in Margaret River and learn how to mix and match botanicals like a master to create a gin that’s entirely your own. Giniversity by Margaret River Distilling Co. are famous for their experimentation with exotic and native botanicals, resulting in truly unique recipes that represent the South West of Australia. Create your very own gin blend to take with you and enjoy as you settle in for the nights during your journey along The Edge.

7. Create your own signature scent at Vasse Virgin

Visit the beautiful Vasse Virgin store in Margaret River and browse their beautiful soaps, skincare and gourmet food, all derived from their olive oil produced on-site. Book in for the natural perfumery workshop and create your own natural essential oil perfume in the Vasse Virgin Perfume Studio. Create a blend that’s totally unique and evoke memories of your amazing trip along The Edge every time you spritz your signature scent.

8. Enjoy an indulgent degustation lunch at the stunning Voyager Estate

If you want to indulge your taste buds with incredible food of the place, make sure you go to the stunning Voyager Estate for their Discovery Menu. This set four-course meal is designed by Head Chef Santi Fernandez and is a culinary experience like no other. You will have the chance to add wine pairings to your dining experience which complement and highlight the seasonal and locally sourced ingredients. Cheers!

9. Forage for truffles in Manjimup

Join the team from Australian Truffle Traders as you go on your very own truffle hunt through the forest, complete with expert truffle dogs. Forage for these precious ingredients during winter from June – August, then head to one of the spectacular restaurants in the region to indulge in this star ingredient on the menus. From August 2021, you’ll be able to join truffle dog hunts at the Truffle & Wine Co., and experience the earthly delights of the rare and aromatic black truffle alongside their award-winning wines.

10. Have a private wine tasting experience at Singlefile Wines

The Great Southern region produces some of the most amazing, cool climate wine in the world. So take some time to explore the wineries in this part of The Edge. For a special treat book in for the ‘A Sense of Place’ tasting experience with Singlefile Wines. For this private tasting experience, you’ll be greeted by your host and led on a tour of their beautiful grounds and vineyards. In the private tasting room, you’ll be taken through a selection of vintage varietals and special back vintages.

11. Relax at the beautiful Beach House at Bayside in Albany

The Beach House at Bayside is the perfect blend of luxury and warm, country elegance. Enjoy the beautiful multi-award-winning accommodation that has views over the pristine ocean. Run by husband and wife Sally and Craig Pullin, you can guarantee warm, friendly service and special touches like bountiful breakfast and delicious afternoon tea.

12. Stay at the ultimate in bush luxury, Esperance Chalet Village

Esperance Chalet Village is the ultimate in understated luxury. The accommodation is generously set across private and peaceful grounds, surrounded by nature. Bountiful with chattering birds attracted to the abundant native planting of hakea, banksia, paperbarks, saltbush and rush grasses. At night, enjoy the sounds of the waves crashing at the nearby Bandy Creek and enjoy the communal campfire, surrounded by fairy lights. Just magic.

13. Fly over the stunning, bubble-gum-pink Lake Hillier in Esperance

What could be more unique and indulgent than taking a flight over a lake of the brightest bubble-gum pink? Lake Hillier is one of the most extraordinary sights along The Edge, and you can get an incredible view of this natural wonder by flying over the pristine wilderness of the Recherche Archipelago. Located on Middle Island, the largest of the Recherche islands off the coast of Esperance, this striking phenomenon can be accessed by chartering a plane or boat with Goldfields Air Services.

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Truffle dog hunt, Manjimup


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