Ducati Adventures Western Australia

Route 1

Embark on an overnight journey to WA’s vast native forests and stunning surf coast. The best scenic spots around Cape Naturaliste are included, as well as stops for lunch in the Ferguson Valley, and accommodation options for a night in beautiful Yallingup.

A ride to remember is guaranteed as you follow a carefully chosen route that carves through forested valleys, hugs the coastal highways near Busselton, and cruises back home to Perth via the tall timbers and emerald lakes of the inland regions. 

A range of boutique retreats are on offer for your night in Yallingup; choose the refined Cape Lodge for a secluded night with incredible food & wine, experience total relaxation at the Empire Spa, get beachfront comforts at the Bunker Bay Resort, or chill out on the waterfront at Smiths Beach Resort.

Discover more highlights of your adventure below.

What to expect on Day 1

Morning: Perth to Ferguson via Dwellingup

Start your morning the right way, with a ride into the forests and national parks of south-west WA, on the road to the historic timber town of Dwellingup. Kingsbury Lookout is just a short ride from Perth and boasts great views down the valley. 

A stop in the state forest at Dwellingup offers the chance to see the famous Hotham Valley tourist train for a look back into the era of steam-powered transport. Next, hit the road to ride through the tree-lined roads to Ferguson, with scenic lookouts on offer at Harris River Rocky Lookout and Harvey Dam along the way. Seeing the incredible murals on the Wellington Dam is a must, and then park up at Ferguson to enjoy lunch.

Known for its Tuscan-style cellar doors, and fresh produce from the lush pastures of the Ferguson Valley, Ferguson offers plenty of delicious lunch options for the keen foodie.

Afternoon: Ferguson to Yallingup via Busselton

After lunch in Ferguson, it’s time to head out to the coast to check out the beautiful beaches around Busselton and Cape Naturaliste. Start by riding through Donnybrook, on the edge of Boyanup State Forest, then head to Ironstone Gully Falls to see the tumbling cascade. 

Next, your ride goes coastal. Ride to Busselton, to pause for afternoon tea and a stroll down the southern hemisphere's longest jetty as it stretches out into the ocean, allowing for magnificent views across the turquoise waters. 

Before stopping for the night at Yallingup, take some time to explore Cape Naturaliste, where there’s amazing sea views at every turn. Some of the best spots include the lighthouse, the whale watching platform, Castle Rock Beach, and the Quindalup Boat Ramp—a popular fishing spot where keen anglers chase the shallow-paddling fish in the golden setting sun.

For the perfect stay on the Cape, check in to one of Yallingup’s luxury retreats; the Empire Spa, Bunker Bay Resort and Smiths Beach Resort are all five-star options, and food lovers will find it hard to resist an indulgent night at the Cape Lodge, known for its gourmet kitchen and extensive local wine list.

Day 1: Perth to Yallingup

Ride through forests of towering jarrah and karri to Ferguson for a fantastic lunch, then explore the best of Cape Naturaliste and treat yourself to a special night at Yallingup.

Suggested Schedule (390km | 5h30m hour ride, 7h30m day)

0900-1015 Section 1

1015-1045 Morning Tea

1045-1245 Section 2

1245-1345 Lunch

1345-1500 Section 3

1500-1530 Afternoon Tea

1530-1630 Section 4

Stop 1: Morning Tea, Dwellingup
  • Waypoints Cafe, Tours and Retail (open everyday, 0900-1600)

Website | 08 9538 1127

4 Marinup St, Dwellingup WA 6213

  • Blue Wren Café (open everyday, 0800-1650)

Website | 08 9538 1234

53 McLarty St, Dwellingup WA 6213

  • Longriders Licenced Family Restaurant (open Fri-Sun, 1100-1400)

Website | 08 9538 1159

41 McLarty St, Dwellingup WA 6213

Stop 2: Lunch, Ferguson
  • Hackersley Estate Wines (open Thu-Sun, 1000-1600)

Website | 08 9728 3033

1133 Ferguson Rd, Ferguson WA 6236

  • St Aidan Wines (open everyday, 1100-1600)

Website | 08 9728 3033

754 Ferguson Rd, Ferguson WA 6236

  • Ferguson Falls Wines & Café (open Fri-Sun, 1000-1600)

Website | 08 9728 1616

172 Pile Rd, Ferguson WA 6236

  • Green Door Wines (open Thu-Sun, 1100-1630)

Website | 08 9728 0907

1112 Henty Rd, Henty WA 6237

  • Bush Shack Brewery (open Thu-Mon, 1000-1600)

Website | 08 9728 3553

791 Ferguson Rd, Ferguson WA 6236

Stop 3: Afternoon Tea, Busselton
  • The Good Egg (open everyday, 0700-1600)

Website | 08) 9788 6057

38/44 Albert St, Busselton WA 6280

  • The Goose (open everyday, 0700-2100)

Website | 08 9754 7700

38/44 Albert St, Busselton WA 6280

  • The Lockup Coffee House (open everyday, 0800-1400)

Website | 0484 240 315

4 Queen St, Busselton WA 6280

Stop 4: Overnight, Yallingup

Hotels

  • Empire Spa Retreat (5*)

Website | 08 9755 2065

1958 Caves Rd, Yallingup WA 6281

  • Cape Lodge (5*)

Website | 08 9755 6311 

3341 Caves Rd, Yallingup WA 6282

  • Pullman Bunker Bay Resort (5*)

Website | 08 9756 9100

42 Bunker Bay Road Off, Cape Naturaliste Rd, Naturaliste WA 6281

  • Smiths Beach Resort (5*)

Website | 08 9750 1200

67 Smiths Beach Rd, Yallingup WA 6282

Restaurants

  • The Restaurant & Wine Bar (@Cape Lodge) (open Wed-Sun, 1830-2100)

Website | 08 9755 6311 

3341 Caves Rd, Yallingup WA 6282

  • Other Side of the Moon (@Pullman) (open everyday, 1700-2200)

Website |0484 240 315

4 Queen St, Busselton WA 6280

  • Lamont’s Restaurant (@Smiths Beach Resort) (open everyday, 1600-2000)

Website | 08 9750 1200

67 Smiths Beach Rd, Yallingup WA 6282

  • Little Fish (open Thu-Sat, 1730-0800)

Website | 08 9755 2455

Gunyulgup Dr & Koorabin Dr, Yallingup WA 6282

What to expect on day 2

Morning: Yallingup to Ferguson via Nannup

Get the most from your time in Yallingup by starting day two with a photo from Torpedo Rocks Lookout, and a visit to the famous Ngilgi Cave, an ancient limestone formation with a breathtaking ceiling of stalactites. Afterwards, jump back on the bike for an amazing day of riding, starting with a cruise along the coastline to Margaret River. From here, turn inland and head to quaint Nannup, to enjoy a relaxing wander around its weatherboard buildings.

From Nannup, ride through the state forests of native marri and jarrah—Revely Bridge is a good spot to pull over for a photo—then ride towards Ferguson. Before lunch, you can stop for a look at the garden gnomes peppered amongst the gum trees at Gnomesville.

Back in Ferguson, lunch on day two brings a second opportunity to try some of the region’s best food and drink at one of the cellar doors or local breweries.

Afternoon: Ferguson to Perth via Boddington

After lunch, it’s only a short distance to Wellington Discovery Forest. Afterwards, take a ride to the Collie River Valley, where we recommend a short detour to the famous Black Diamond Lake to get a photo of its striking blue waters. 

Your afternoon ride home to Perth then wraps around the edges of the marri forests and national parks near Boddington, the perfect spot for afternoon tea. A relaxed town with lots to explore, we suggest a walk along the banks of the Hotham River, where you’ll see some of Len Zuk’s bohemian sculptures. To finish, enjoy an easy cruise through Jarrahdale State Forest and back home to Perth.

Day 2: Yallingup to Perth

Check out Yallingup’s historic surf break and famous caves, enjoy lunch in the Ferguson Valley, and finish your weekend off with a memorable cruise home via the Collie River Valley.

Suggested Schedule (530km | 6h15m hour ride, 8h15m day)

0900-1015 Section 1

1015-1045 Morning Tea

1045-1200 Section 2

1200-1300 Lunch

1300-1445 Section 3

1445-1515 Afternoon Tea

1515-1715 Section 4

Stop 1: Morning Tea, Nannup
  • Pickle & O (open Mon-Sat, 1000-1600)

Website | 08 9756 1351

16 Warren Rd, Nannup WA 6275

  • Blackwood Café (open everyday, 0830-1600)

Website | 08 9756 1120

24 Warren Rd, Nannup WA 6275

  • Nannup Lavender Farm (open Fri-Sun, 0930-1500)

Website | 0428 302 370

4365 Graphite Rd, Carlotta WA 6275 

Stop 2: Lunch, Ferguson
  • Hackersley Estate Wines (open Thu-Sun, 1000-1600)

Website | 08 9728 3033

1133 Ferguson Rd, Ferguson WA 6236

  • St Aidan Wines (open everyday, 1100-1600)

Website | 08 9728 3033

754 Ferguson Rd, Ferguson WA 6236

  • Ferguson Falls Wines & Café (open Fri-Sun, 1000-1600)

Website | 08 9728 1616

172 Pile Rd, Ferguson WA 6236

  • Green Door Wines (open Thu-Sun, 1100-1630)

Website | 08 9728 0907

1112 Henty Rd, Henty WA 6237

  • Bush Shack Brewery (open Thu-Mon, 1000-1600)

Website | 08 9728 3553

791 Ferguson Rd, Ferguson WA 6236

Stop 3: Afternoon Tea, North Bannister
  • Reg n Crew at The Black Sheep Café (open everyday, 0800-2000)

Website | 0459 831 624

53 Bannister Rd, Boddington WA 6390

  • Tanglefoot Winery & Café (open Fri-Mon, 0900-1700)

Website | 0427 988 415

2507 N Bannister-Wandering Rd, Wandering WA 6308

Route 2

Explore some of Western Australia’s greatest trails and best national parks on this epic overnight ride to Margaret River, including a night in wine country, and the chance to soak up the views at Cape Leeuwin.

You’ll get to enjoy the best of the Multistrada V4 as you ride forested dirt trails and country back roads in the parklands, perfectly balanced with laid-back cruising along the famous surfy coastline.

Elevate your adventure with a luxurious stay in one of Margaret River’s boutique retreats, where choices include upscale comforts at the Losari Retreat, or the centrally-located Basildene Manor, and luxury with a vintage twist at the Studio Guest Suites.

Discover more highlights of your adventure below.  

What to expect on Day 1

Morning: Bunbury to Bridgetown via Collie

Your Margaret River adventure begins with a ride through the Collie River Valley and inland forest regions. Ride to Wellington Dam for great views across the reservoir, then carve a path to Black Diamond Lake. Snap a photo here of the gorgeous turquoise waters—sure to be a winner on social media—then head to Collie to enjoy morning tea and a stroll along the riverbanks.

After Collie, head south through the Mumballup State Forest and onto the awesome dirt roads to Grimwade for a thrilling ride through Wilga State Forest’s tall trees. Pass through Grimwade, then get onto the South Western Highway at North Greenbushes, where you can check out the old mine’s open pit from the lookout before riding to Bridgetown.

Afternoon: Bridgetown to Margaret River via Augusta

Take lunch at Bridgetown, where a great array of breweries, cafes and hotels are on offer so you can refuel for your afternoon ride. Next, ride through the Dalgarup National Park, passing through Nannup on the Brockman Highway, and venture back onto the dirt to ride through Milyeannup State Forest. 

Break for afternoon tea at Augusta, then check out some of Cape Leeuwin’s famous attractions, such as the water wheel and lighthouse. As you continue on to Margaret River, you’ll pass through an abundance of scenic spots, including Jewel Cave, near Deepdene, and the lookouts at Boranup. 

Boranup’s ancient cave networks are a must-see, with mighty stalagmites and stalactites visible at Giants Cave, Lake Cave, or Mammoth Cave.

After exploring the caves, head to Margaret River to take a walk through the idyllic town and unwind for the night at a luxury retreat.

Day 1: Bunbury to the Margaret River

Ride incredible dirt trails through jarrah forests, enjoy lunch at Bridgetown, then explore Cape Leeuwin and see Boranup’s famous caves before unwinding in Margaret river for the night.

WA Route 2 - Suggested Schedule (385km | 5h15m ride, 7h30m day)

0900-1000 Section 1 

1000-1030 Morning Tea

1030-1130 Section 2 (Off-Road)

1130-1245 Lunch

1245-1500 Section 3 (Off-Road)

1500-1530 Afternoon Tea

1530-1630 Section 4  

Stop 1: Morning Tea, Collie
  • The Colliefields Coffee Shoppe / Tea House (open everyday, 0800-1400)

Website | 08 9734 2052

91 Throssell St, Collie WA 6225

  • JAX Corner Deli & Diner (open Mon-Sat, 0900-1400)

Website | 08 9734 4434

106 Atkinson St N, Collie WA 6225

  • Wagon 537 (open Mon-Sat, 0600-1300)

Website | 0438 688 537

81 Forrest St, Collie WA 6225 

Stop 2: Lunch, Bridgetown
  • The Cidery and Blackwood Valley Brewing Company (open everyday, 1100-1600)

Website | 08 9761 2204

43 Gifford Rd, Bridgetown WA 6255

  • The Mulberry Tree (open everyday, 0800-1400)

Website | 08 9761 4429

122 Hampton St, Bridgetown WA 6255

  • Bridgetown Hotel (open everyday, 1100-2030)

Website | 08 9761 1034

157 Hampton St, Bridgetown WA 6255

Stop 3: Afternoon Tea, Augusta
  • Thousand Suns Café (open everyday, 0730-1530)

Website | 08 9711 9738

93 Blackwood Ave, Augusta WA 6290

  • The Ragged Robin (open everyday, 0800-1600)

Website | 0438 986 062

93 Blackwood Ave, Augusta WA 6290

  • The Colour Patch (open Tue-Sun, 0900-1700)

Website | 08 9758 1869

98 Albany Terrace, Augusta WA 6290

Stop 4: Overnight, Margaret River

Hotels

Losari Retreat (5*)

Website | 08 9757 3630

498 Osmington Rd, Margaret River WA 6285

  • Basildene Manor (4*)

Website | 08 9757 3140

187 Wallcliffe Rd, Margaret River WA 6285

  • Studio Guest Suites

Website | 08 9758 8004

43 Town View Terrace, Margaret River WA 6285

Restaurants

  • La Scarpetta Trattoria (open everyday, 1700-2100)

Website | 08 8339 6777

73 Bussell Hwy, Margaret River WA 6285

  • Miki's Open Kitchen (open Tue-Sat, 1800-2130)

Website | 08 9758 7673

131 Bussell Hwy, Margaret River WA 6285

  • Morries (open everyday, 1700-2200)

Website | 08 9758 8280

149 Bussell Hwy, Margaret River WA 6285

  • Morries (open everyday, 1700-2030)

Website | 08 9757 3112

151 Bussell Hwy, Margaret River WA 6285 

WA Route 2 What to expect on Day 2

Morning: Margaret River to Pemberton via Rosa Glen

Day two of your ride takes you through Margaret River’s iconic winemaking country, then deep into the inland forests.

From Margaret River, ride up the coastline on the Bussell Highway, then pass through Cowaramup and take your morning break amongst the verdant farmlands of Rosa Glen. Next, it’s time to get stuck into some off-road riding through Wiltshire Butler National Park. 

Ride the trails through Schroeder and Darradup before re-joining the highway and cruising to Beedelup. Grab a photo of the incredible waterfalls at Beedelup Falls, then press on to Pemberton, for lunch in the towering forests of karri trees.

Afternoon: Pemberton to Bunbury via Nannup

Before savouring the final ride of the weekend, take time out for a relaxed lunch in Pemberton, and don’t miss a visit to the famous Gloucester Tree; more than 50 metres tall and boasting the best vista around, you can climb up the tree to enjoy majestic views over the forest canopy.

Next, take a short ride to Manjimup, where the unique heritage park is well worth a look before you continue on the Graphite Road towards Narrup, pausing at One Tree Bridge for an idyllic bush lookout. Afterwards, carve through more native forests, and take your afternoon break at the historic timber town of Nannup.

As you cruise home to Bunbury, ride through the magical Jarrahwood and Cambray forests, and enjoy a final picturesque lookout and some time to reflect on your epic ride at Ironstone Gully. 

Day 2: Margaret River to Bunbury

Explore fantastic dirt trails around Blackwood River National Park, enjoy lunch at historic Pemberton, then ride home through the tall timber of some of Western Australia’s most famous forests.

Suggested Schedule (390km | 5h15m ride, 7h30m day)

0900-1000 Section 1

1000-1030 Morning Tea

1030-1230 Section 2 (Off-Road) 

1230-1345 Lunch

1345-1445 Section 3

1445-1515 Afternoon Tea

1515-1630 Section 4

Stop 1: Morning Tea, Rosa Brook/Rosa Glen
  • Darnells General Store (open everyday, 0800-1730)

Website | 08 9757 4532

1230 Rosa Brook Rd, Margaret River WA 6285

  • The Berry Farm (open everyday, 1000-1600)

Website | 08 9757 5054

43 Bessell Rd, Rosa Glen WA 6285 

Stop 2: Lunch, Pemberton
  • Hidden River Estate (open Wed-Sun, 1100-1600)

Website | 08 9776 1437

Mullineaux Rd, Pemberton WA 6260

  • The Lakeside Restaurant & Bar (open everyday, 1200-1400)

Website | 08 9776 4185

Unnamed Road, Beedelup WA 6260

  • Source Kitchen (open Fri-Wed, 1100-2000)

Website | 08 9776 0901

17 Brockman St, Pemberton WA 6260

  • Cafe Mazz (open everyday, 1200-1400)

Website | 08 9776 1017

66 Brockman St, Pemberton WA 6260

Stop 3: Afternoon Tea, Nannup
  • Pickle & O (open Mon-Sat, 1000-1600)

Website | 08 9756 1351

16 Warren Rd, Nannup WA 6275

  • Blackwood Café (open everyday, 0830-1600)

Website | 08 9756 1120

24 Warren Rd, Nannup WA 6275

  • Nannup Lavender Farm (open Fri-Sun, 0930-1500)

Website | 0428 302 370

4365 Graphite Rd, Carlotta WA 6275 

Route 3

Venture through the best of the Great Southern on this day ride from Albany to Pemberton, with stops at the most beautiful coastal and inland spots including the famous beaches around Denmark, then explore the native forests and lush plateaus around Mount Barker.

The route invites you to take in the scenery as you traverse the scenic South Coast Highway, before heading inland on the South West Highway and Muir Highway for an amazing afternoon ride through the region’s towering jarrah, karri and sheoak forests.

Your lunch in Pemberton can be as indulgent or informal as you desire, with wineries, cafes and restaurants all on offer in this beautiful forest town.

Discover more highlights of your adventure below. 

What to expect from the ride

Morning: Albany to Pemberton via Denmark

Kick start your morning with a coastal ride from Albany to Denmark, cruising along the South Coast Highway and along the shores of Wilson Inlet. At Denmark, grab a coffee and take a short ride down Ocean Beach Road to see the stunning beach at Lions Lookout. A little further along the highway, don’t miss the turn down Lights Road to visit the famous granite boulders and pristine waters of Greens Pool—you can enjoy an elevated view of the area from Tower Hill.

Back on the highway to Pemberton, we recommend stopping at Walpole-Nornalup National Park to see the incredible panorama from Hilltop Lookout and get a photo of the fire-hollowed trunk of the Giant Tingle Tree. Afterwards, follow the highway through Mount Frankland National Park, and take a short detour before lunch to check out Snake Gully Lookout, near Shannon. 

For your lunch among the tall trees of Gloucester National Park, Pemberton has an array of options to choose from, from upscale dining at Hidden River Estate, to chilled out cafes with lakeside views.
 

Afternoon: Pemberton to Albany via Mount Barker

After lunch, you can climb up the iconic Gloucester Tree for unrivalled views of the forest canopy, then hit the road for an exciting afternoon on the inland roads. Your afternoon ride follows the Muir Highway, passing by Lake Muir and the surrounding jarrah and sheoak forests. We suggest stopping for your afternoon break to take a walk in the clean air of Mount Barker, and with time allowing, take a look at the amazing Granite Skywalk, Castle Rock.

Back in Albany, before you call time on your Great Southern journey, immortalise your adventure with a photo from Convoy Lookout, and check out the ruins of the historic Point King Lighthouse—one of the first to be constructed in WA.

Highlights

Check out the gorgeous beaches near Wilson Inlet, take a cruise to the Walpole-Nornalup National Park to see the Giant Tingle forest, then enjoy lunch in Pemberton and ride home through jarrah forests, with a stop at Mount Barker.

Suggested Schedule (520km | 6h15m hour ride, 8h15m day)

0845-1000 Section 1

1000-1030 Morning Tea

1030-1230 Section 2

1230-1330 Lunch

1330-1530 Section 3

1530-1600 Afternoon Tea

1600-1700 Section 4

Stop 1: Morning Tea, Denmark
  • Mrs Jones Cafe Denmark (open Thu-Tue, 0700-1500)

Website | 08 9848 1882

12 Mount Shadforth Rd, Denmark WA 6333

  • The Green Pantry Café (open Mon-Sat, 0800-1400)

Website | 0481 821 039

39 Strickland St, Denmark WA 6333

  • Ravens Coffee (open everyday, 0700-1500)

1/7 South Coast Hwy, Denmark WA 6333

Website | 08 9848 1163 

Stop 2: Lunch, Pemberton
  • Hidden River Estate (open Wed-Sun, 1100-1600)

Website | 08 9776 1437

Mullineaux Rd, Pemberton WA 6260

  • The Lakeside Restaurant & Bar (open everyday, 1200-1400)

Website | 08 9776 4185

Unnamed Road, Beedelup WA 6260

  • Source Kitchen (open Fri-Wed, 1100-2000)

Website | 08 9776 0901

17 Brockman St, Pemberton WA 6260

  • Cafe Mazz (open everyday, 1200-1400)

Website | 08 9776 1017

66 Brockman St, Pemberton WA 6260 

Stop 3: Afternoon Tea, Mount Barker
  • The Grocery Store (open Tue-Fri, 0730-1700)

Website | 08 9849 1132

41 Lowood Rd, Mount Barker WA 6324

  • Windrush Wines & Café (open Fri-Sun, 1000-1600)

Website | 08 9851 1353

801 Hay River Rd, Mount Barker WA 6324

  • Mount Barker Country Bakery (open everyday, 0500-1800)

Website | 08 9851 1000 

95 Lowood Rd, Mount Barker WA 6324

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