14 Great Group Activities in Busselton and Margaret River

Whether it’s a big family reunion, a few families holidaying together, a girls’ trip or sports club, there’s plenty of great group activities in Busselton and the Margaret River Region.

From the quintessential activities you’ve simply got to do at least once, to hidden gems you may not have heard about, we’ve rounded up some of our favourite things to do if you’re travelling in a group.

Reminder – bookings are always recommended, particularly during peak periods.


Adults only

  1. Wine tour

A journey through some of Margaret River’s 90+ cellar doors is a rite of passage for vino lovers. The experiences range from farm-style shed tastings to architecturally elaborate cellar doors with guided wine flights. There’s great dining options too, from casual pizza-overlooking-the-vines to sumptuous fine dining and degustation-style wine flights paired with small bites.

However, with so many great wineries to choose from, and putting safety first, we recommend booking one of the fantastic wine tours offered across the region. Whether you’re keen to meet wine makers, have a barrel room tasting or blend your own bottle of wine – there’s something for everyone to enjoy. All with a knowledgeable designated driver!

  1. Studio pottery experience

Happs Pottery has long been our go-to for handmade gifts and ‘nude’ honey – so why not learn the secrets behind their success? The 1.5-hour group workshops are run frequently, and cover everything from hand-building, wheel work, glazing and more.


  1. Melting Pot glass blowing experience

Have you ever wondered how glass is made? Local artist, Gerry Reilly has been blowing us away (pun intended!) with his glass-making skills for years in his Melting Pot Glass Studio.

From beautiful vessels that perfectly capture the light to large scale installations, Gerry has mastered the art of sculpting glass into mesmerising pieces. Book in for a glassmaking experience in his blissful Margaret River studio.


  1. Wildwood Valley Cooking School

Nestled among gumtrees in Yallingup you’ll find Wildwood Valley Cooking School, where you can choose between two authentic classes– a ‘Taste of Tuscany’ or ‘Thai Temptations’.

Chef Sioban Sargent’s classes include four hours of hands-on practical instruction followed by a generous six-course feast. Limited to groups of ten, you’ll leave with the confidence to try the recipes at home.

Family friendly

  1. Jetty Jumping at Busselton Jetty

Busselton’s iconic 155-year-old jetty stretches out an impressive 1841 metres and is a must-see for visitors and locals alike.

Pick a summer’s day when the southerly breeze has kicked in and spend the afternoon jumping in and out of the tidal swimming enclosure located on the west side of the jetty.

Bordered on all sides by netting and ranging from shallow near the shore, to deeper further out, it makes for the friendliest of beach spots for kids (big and small!)

  1. Forest Adventures

Get outside your comfort zone and dial up the adrenaline at Forest Adventures South West. The whole family can test their mettle with a bit of sky-high snowboarding, BMX, upside down unicycling and zip lines through the Ludlow Tuart Forest.

Guaranteed fun for the whole family, the courses are challenging but extremely fun, safe and supervised. Suitable for larger groups and private bookings – contact Forest Adventures directly for group enquiries.

  1. Sunflowers Animal Farm

Home to over 350 animals, Sunflowers Animal Farm has oodles of critters for kids to feed or pat, from rabbits and guinea pigs up to kangaroos, IIamas, alpacas, donkeys, ponies, cows and even Hamish the talking sulphur crested cocktatoo. You’ll also see many wild birds and pet birds wandering around the farm!


  1. Whale watching tours

The humpback highway is in full swing this month, with thousands of massive mammals passing through the coastline on their journey back south.

Keen to catch a slice of the fun yourself? Hop aboard one of the charter boats, where you’ll get the chance to capture the glorious frolics of our flippered friends in the turquoise shallows of Geographe Bay.


  1. Ngilgi Cave Ancient Lands

Visiting Ngilgi Cave is already a fascinating adventure deep underground, but did you know they recently unveiled a new experience for visitors? Ancient Lands is an above ground, accessible and interactive experience sharing 600 million years of stories associated with the land and its people.

The group behind the design, Gibson Group, are the same masterminds behind some of the state’s best interactive experiences, including the National Anzac Centre in Albany, Cape Leeuwin Interpretive Centre and the digital experiences in the WA Musuem Boola Bardip.

  1. Par 3

Part of the historic Old Broadwater Farm in Busselton, Par 3 has nine manicured carpets for divot-loving enthusiasts, an epic mini golf course you can beat your family at, and a laidback casual restaurant and bar.

The best part? Enjoy a cold one as you navigate the perplexing fairways!


  1. Wild Hop Brewery

Nestled in Yallingup Hills, Wild Hop Brewery’s relaxed vibe is totally suited to a day of sunshine, craft brews and some wood fired bites. A family run business, the venue is a favourite for kids, fitted with a playground for the youngsters. Be sure to book ahead for your group, as this brewery gets busy!


  1. Shelter Brewing Co

Soak up good brews and quality views at Shelter Brewing Co in Busselton. The sustainably built brewery is fun, warm and welcoming making it ideal for groups, families or couples. It’s easy to book online and the long tables are ideal for groups.

The best part? The venue is built around the working brewery which is completely open so you can have a gander as you sip away at your crafie and appreciate where it came from.

  1. Swings & Roundabouts

Round up the crew and swing (pun intended again!) into Swings & Roundabouts for your next winery visit. Great for groups, the food is perfect for sharing. Order some of their pizzas and share plates, nab a seat on their swing chairs, and soak up the views over the undulating vineyard. Parents rejoice – they have recently upgraded their already-awesome playground too!


  1. The Deck

If post-card worthy views are what you’re craving, look no further than The Deck in Busselton. With marine views served alongside sublime seafood, relax with a glass of local Chardonnay whilst you watch the sun go down.