Fly direct from Melbourne to Margaret River for as little as $89 thanks to Jetstar’s latest offering.

The airline has released a new route between Melbourne and Busselton, unofficial capital of Western Australia’s most famous wine region. The start date is set for March 2020.

The best bit? To celebrate the launch, Jetstar is hosting a snap sale with one-way fares starting at $89. The sale ends just before midnight on Tuesday 8th October unless tickets sell out prior.

Busselton pier

Busselton is home to the longest timber pier in the Southern Hemisphere Credit: Shutterstock

In under 5 hours, Melbourne families could find themselves at a family-friendly Margaret River winery or standing on much-loved Busselton Jetty. At 1841 metres, this popular tourist attraction is the second-longest wooden jetty in the world.

The Margaret River region is home to more than 100 cellar doors, not to mention spectacular timber forests and scenic beaches, such as Hamelin Bay or Meelup Beach.

Melbourne also makes for a great weekend city break, with awesome street art, interactive museums and a thriving café culture.

Families sitting around outside Brewhouse

Family-friendly fun at Brewhouse Margaret River, Credit: Lauren Trickett

Book your Melbourne and Busselton flights here.

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Hear from our journalist Bethany on her family-friendly food and wine tour of Margaret River. Not feeling the vino vibe? Head instead to one of Margaret River’s best breweries, with craft beers you can enjoy in a kid-suited atmosphere. Margaret River also features in our top 10 regional destinations for families and list of world’s best wine regions for families.

And as for Melbourne? Check out our recommendations for 48 hours in Melbourne as a family, or Melbourne’s best bike tracks.