Getting to Margaret River
Margaret River is situated 272 kilometres south of Perth.
Travelling by air
Those travelling from overseas, interstate or northern Western Australia will need to board a flight into Perth Airport. The International Airport has frequent services from Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok, Abu Dahbi, Dubai, Hong Kong, Johannesberg and Auckland making it accessible for wherever you are in the world!
Each rider is responsible for researching and arranging to meet any international visa requirements for your travel. For the most up to date information please visit the website of the Australian Government Department of Immigration and Border Protection.
Travelling by car
There are two main highways that can be taken to arrive at Margaret River. The route is well sign posted and the journey will take approximately 3 hours. Visitors arriving via Perth airport can now take a very quick route along Roe Highway which flows directly into Kwinana Freeway (National Route 1- State Route 2). People already residing in Perth should begin their journey by heading out of the city south along Kwinana Freeway.
Continue south along this highway which becomes Forrest Highway until Bunbury. Turn left at the first roundabout in Bunbury onto Robertson Drive (State Route 10). At the next roundabout you reach turn left again onto Bussell Highway (State Route 10) and continue to Busselton. As you approach Busselton, go straight through any roundabouts and then left at the end (Vasse roundabout) onto Bussell Hwy. This road will take you through beautiful farming country and grape vines and on to Margaret River.
The alternative highway is the inland route which is a little slower getting here, but quite scenic. Click here to view a larger map and directions.
Travelling by bus
Southwest Coachlines operate a daily return service between Perth and Margaret River via Busselton. The Perth service can be boarded at Perth Elizabeth Quay Busport, Perth Airport Domestic or International Terminal. The bus journey takes approximately 4 hours 30 minutes depending on your time of departure. For more information and to book your bus fare click here.
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Getting around Margaret River by bus
For information on train and bus services within the region we recommend you get in touch with your local visitor centre or the regional public bus service Western Australia’s Public Transport Authority.
As is typical in regional Western Australia, public transport is limited to main routes only and we would not recommend relying on public transport to make your way around the region for the duration of your holiday. For private touring, charters are a great option offered by many local companies.
Getting To The Stages
Estimated times of travel
Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse
Leeuwin Estate Winery
Margaret River Distilling Co - Carters Rd & Maxwell Rd
From Margaret River
10 mins (in Margaret River)
In Margaret River
Parking is limited for Stage 1. The Event Village (Start/Finish Line) opens at 7am with a race start at 9am. It takes approx. 45 mins to drive from Margaret River township to Augusta. Please allow time to park and make
your way to the Start line.
From Margaret River:
Travel along Leeuwin Road until you see the Cape to Cape Team. Parking is permitted on the left-hand side of the road only (Ocean Side). Augusta Boat Harbour is also available for parking and will have a continuous
shuttle running to the lighthouse for spectators from 6.45am – 2pm. Riders can take advantage of the 2km warm up ride to the Start Line, there will be a bag drop at the Start Line for your convenience.
Stage 1 Parking Map
Shuttle Bus Schedule
|Augusta Boat Harbour Carpark to Lighthouse|
|9:30am - every 30mins until 2pm|
|Lighthouse to Augusta Boat Harbour Carpark|
|10:30am - every 30mins until 2pm|
*schedule is draft and subject to change.
Parking is available on site at Leeuwin Estate Winery for Stage 2. The Event Village opens at 7am for a Race Start of 8am.
Stage 2 Parking Map
Parking is available right next door to Colonial Brewery. No public parking is available at Colonial. The Event Village opens at 7am for a Race Start of 8am.
From Margaret River
Take Bussell Highway, turn Right at Osmington Road follow the event signage
Stage 3 Parking Map
We encourage you to leave your cars at your accommodation and ride to the Start line. If you do need to bring your car, parking is available at Gloucester Park.
From Margaret River
Get to Wallcliffe Road (off Bussell Highway) and follow the signs. Please note you will not be able to drive to the finish line due the road closure at Carters Road. It is recommended you park at the Start, walk down to the main street for the roll out and then take the scenic 15 minute stroll to the finish line via the river walk.
Stage 4 Parking Map