The Sightseeing Pass

posted on: Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Hop on board for a Sightseeing Pass to the Margaret River region.

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It’s all giggles & laughter when you’re on a McLeod tour (& you’re about 15 different varieties in to the wine tasting excursion…)

When travelling, I usually opt for the I’m-gonna-go-off-&-do-wherever-the-hell-I-want approach. I’ve even been known to ditch friends & family just so I can go & do the things I want to do. Disagreeable partner? Go alone. Friends want to go on a foreign bender when you want to check out the history of a place instead? Leave them behind. Kids whinging non-stop about being bored or having sore feet? Get rid of them. Ok, maybe I was (maybe I wasn’t) joking about that last one, but what I’m trying to say is, if I’m exploring a new place & can’t do the things I want to do, then chances are, going to get left behind & most of the time, this is the perfect arrangement.

 

But every now & then, you get stuck somewhere & have no idea what to & usually you’ve travelled to a place where you don’t have a car. Sure, you can hire one but at what expense? Then you’ll be playing for fuel too & we haven’t even worked out where we’re going yet.

 

What about a tour? Being herded together with a bunch of strangers & losing the freedom of exploring at your own pace? You could risk it. Or you could take the Sightseeing Pass Australia route where they’ve gathered a bunch of the best tours & put them all on to one site. Often at amazing discount prices.

 

Sounds pretty average but after spending a day with a hilarious tour guide on one of the tours offered at Sightseeing Pass Australia, you could just about say I’ve been converted.

 

 

The Fashann Monster was a guest on McLeod Tours via Sightseeing Pass Australia – All opinions are honest & my own. Use the code “SHAN10” before December 31st 2016 for a 10% discount when booking with Sightseeing Pass Australia.

Yahava Koffee works in Margaret River. Fresh coffee beans.

If the first stop of this one particular tour was anything to go by, then it’s a pretty good indication of how much fun the other Sightseeing Pass Australia tours are. Easy to book & a packed itinerary, we had learnt how to properly plunge coffee, tasted three different coffees & were positively bouncing off of the walls by the time we left Yahava KoffeeWorks.

 

& that was just the first stop.

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Yahava Koffee Works - Margaret River coffee.
McLeod Tour guide Jon explaining the climate for coffee.

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Jon educating us on the perfect climate for coffee & why this plant looks a little sad. But don’t worry, they source their coffee from all over the world. You won’t be consuming anything from this plant

 

Red Gate vineyard in Margaret River.

Wine tasting in Margaret River.

After getting hyped up on coffee, it was time to balance it all out with a tasting of wine. Or eight, if I remember correctly.

 

After learning what type of wines to drink with different dishes (does wine really need an accompanying meal?) & chasing around a rooster out the front, we hopped back on the bus to the next winery.

 

Not a drinker? Sightseeing Pass Australia has a range of different tours for exploring. Whale watching or even swimming with whale sharks, getting up close & personal with the adorable & inquisitive quokkas, snorkelling in Ningaloo reef & riding camels across the beach are just a few of the options available.

 

If you’re looking for a range of unique tours, you can book them together easily on Sightseeing Pass Australia so you know you’re not going to double up on the same sights – something which can happen easily when booking with a travel agent.

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Me, pretending I know a thing or two about tasting wine

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Taste testing wine in Margaret River at Red Gate.

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Use my code “SHAN10” & you can get 10% off if you book before December 31st 2016!

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“On this tour you will be tasting approximately 45 different wines. To some, that may sound daunting…

 

To others, quite exciting

 

– Jon, our tour guide

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Don’t get stuck trudging around the vineyards in high-heels

Protect your skin with a large (but stylish) hat

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Red Gate winery, Margaret River.

 

Brookwood Estate wine tasting.

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Family owned & operated Brookwood Estate winery

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Brookwood Estate winery in Margaret River.

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Craig pouring us a unique wine you’d only find at Brookwood Estate

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Margaret River Dairy Company.

After lunch at Cowaramup Brewery, it was off to Brookwood Estate for some more wine sampling & then cheese & yogurt tasting at Margaret River Dairy Company

Cowaramup Brewery lunch - beetroot & walnut tart.
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Fermoy Estate winery.
Margaret River Chocolate Company taste testing.
Brookwood Estate winery in Margaret River.

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Hanging out in an olive tree at Pukara Estate

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It’s not all about the grapes..

Fermoy Estate may have been the last wine stop on the tour but it wasn’t the end. Fermoy Estate is also home to Pukara Estate tasting room where you can try different olive oils & condiments. Hint: try the guava vinegar.

 

Exclusive to the tour, we also got to try some wine taken straight out of the oak barrel with the wine thief.

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All wined out

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Even if you’re not a chocolate fan (me), it’s hard not to have fun in a place full of sugar.

 

You don’t even have to eat it (but why wouldn’t you when there’s three huge sample bowls in front of you?), you can sprinkle it in your bath or slather it all over your body in the form of cocoa body products. The choice is yours at the Margaret River Chocolate Company.

 

Pick up a souvenir of the best kind before heading off from the last stop.

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But wait, there’s more… 

You know you’ve picked a good tour when the guide makes one last extra stop at the end of the tour to wrap the day up.

 

Looking out over the surf at Prevally beach was the perfect end to a day of wine, food & exploration in the Margaret River region.

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