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!

Visa Information

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.

Travel Map

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.

More Information

For more information on travelling to the Margaret River region please visit www.margaretriver.com/getting-here/ or view a larger map and directions here.

Public Transport

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

  Stage 1
Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse
Stage 2
Colonial Brewery
Stage 3
Colonial Brewery

Stage 4
Wise Wine - Eagle Bay

From Margaret River

40 mins

10 mins (allow extra time 30 mins)

10 mins (allow extra time 30 mins)

45 mins

Parking

Stage 1

Parking is limited for Stage 1. The Event Village (Start/Finish Line) opens at 7am with a race start at 9am. It takes approx. 40 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 coming soon.

Shuttle Bus Schedule

Augusta Boat Harbour Carpark to Lighthouse
6:45am
7:00am
7:15am
7:30am
7:45am
8:00am
8:15am
8:30am
8:45am
9:30am - every 30mins until 2pm
Lighthouse to Augusta Boat Harbour Carpark
9:15am
9:45am
10:00am
10:30am - every 30mins until 2pm

*schedule is draft and subject to change.

Stage 2

Free parking is available onsite (Osmington Rd), approx. 300m prior to Colonial Brewery entrance. As you enter the venue, you will be directed onto the grassed areas to park prior to the entry gates. Access to the event venue is on grass. All spectators/riders will need enter via this

path for their safety and not via the road. Approx. 1min walk to venue. Please walk bikes – Do not ride. Please respect our private properties.

From Margaret River
Take Bussell Highway, turn Right at Osmington Road follow the event signage. 

10mins located in Margaret River. Allow extra time (approx. 30mins) arriving at the venue as there is one way in and out

 

Stage 3

Free parking is available onsite (Osmington Rd), approx. 300m prior to Colonial Brewery entrance. As you enter the venue, you will be directed onto the grassed areas to park prior to the entry gates. Access to the event venue is on grass. All spectators/riders will need enter via this

path for their safety and not via the road. Approx. 1min walk to venue. Please walk bikes – Do not ride. Please respect our private properties.

From Margaret River
Take Bussell Highway, turn Right at Osmington Road follow the event signage. 

10mins located in Margaret River. Allow extra time (approx. 30mins) arriving at the venue as there is one way in and out.

 

Stage 4

Parking is available onsite at Wise Wine.  Enter off of Eagle Bay Road.  Entrance to parking is on your left hand side as you enter the venue.  Please pull into the parking area as instructed as the road is closed past this point for the start / finish line.

From Margaret River

45 minutes from Margaret River.  Make sure to give yourself extra time in the morning to drive from Margaret River to Wise Wine.  This is the longest transit time out of all the stages, but it’ll be worth it when you get there.

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