Holidays and weekend getaways can often come with a hefty price tag. The travelling, meals, accommodation, activities and shopping can really add up. We’ve given you an estimated cost for that weekend getaway with the family you’ve been planning.

With us, a trip to Margaret River doesn’t have to cost you an arm and a leg!

The drive down:

Fill the car up with petrol! Warranted, the type of car you drive will affect how much you spend here. Let’s say $80 give or take for a full tank.

Snacks! We need a few nibbles here and there to keep us going; and if you’re driving, a good coffee will help you hit the road running. For the whole family, this can set you back about $30

Total: $110


If you’re staying with us (which we’d love!), our restaurant, Willow Grill is open for breakfast every day and for dinner Monday-Saturday. Let us do the washing up for you.

Breakfast. If you would like to add breakfast to your stay, you are able to pre-book breakfast for $15 per person per day. Otherwise a lovey breakfast at a nearby café can cost around $70 for the whole family.

Lunch. A winery perhaps? Stay Margaret River offers bus transport to and from Voyager Estate, Leeuwin Estate and Xanadu. Lunch at a winery can be a little costlier, however while you’re down here, you may as well treat yourself! A special lunch at a winery for the whole family is approximately $200.

If you’re after a quiet night in, we can bring the food to you with our room service. Or, you can dine in our cosy restaurant. Kids eat free when dining with adults.

However, we understand you may want to spread your wings and explore what the Margaret River region has to offer. A night out for dinner with the whole family is around $150.

Total: $450

(or approximately $220 with cheap and cheerful lunch in town and your dinner with us at Willow Grill)


Staying with us? Our 2-bedroom apartment family suites are furnished with a queen bed and two single beds in a second room. For a 2-night stay, this is $233.20.

Feel free to shop around though…

Total: $233.20


Due to the beautiful scenery in our South West. The daily activities do not need to cost you a thing! Here is a list of things to do that won’t cost you anything more than $5.

Whale Spot at Sugarloaf Rock.

If you’re here between September and December, you can catch a few of the approximately 30,00 whales migrating past here.

Canal Rocks.

Take a walk on the bridges over the rocks and catch local fisherman trying their luck!

Busselton Jetty.

The second longest jetty in the world, the Busselton Jetty is a scenic walk whilst getting in some exercise.

The beach!

Take a drive along the coast and enjoy the views from the many spectacular beaches.

Return Drive:

Fill-up at Margaret River will be more so get some in Bussleton if you go OR fill-up again at Bunbury on way down so you will get there with ¾ a tank and gets you back to Bunbury.

That’s it folks! A family escape to Margaret River will cost you approximately $800. That is, if you treat yourself to winery lunches and a nice dinner. If you dine with us at Willow Grill, you can save about $200 and spend approximately $600 on your weekend getaway. A Margaret River road trip is a great way to explore our south west and enjoy an escape from the hustle and bustle. We can’t wait to see you discovering everything Margaret River has to offer.

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