Located on the southwestern point of Western Australia, Busselton is just a short drive from the acclaimed Margaret River wine area. Because of its protected beach and annual humpback whale migration, this town has been named Western Australia’s Top Tourist Destination not once, but twice. The jetty, built in the nineteenth century, is the main attraction. This comprehensive guide to attractions and activities in and around Busselton will also help you arrange your trip with confidence.
How To Get There?
Your seaside escape is a little over 2 hours by car from Perth. You can also take the Forrest Highway and then follow the signs for the Bussell Highway. On the other hand, South West Coach Lines can get you there in comfort, whilst Virgin Australia can get you there in just 45 minutes, with flights running three times per week. Perth to Margaret River.
Places to visit in Busselton
1. Prosecco & Pastels
Unleash your inner artist and create your own jetty art in this creative and fun art class. Let the sparkling wine, the delicious grazing board and the amazing view of the Jetty coax your artistic talents to come out. All equipment will also be provided in this art class for you to create your own amazing artwork and take it home as memorabilia. You can also visit; www.busseltonjetty.com.au/seasonal-activities/ for more information.
2. Activities and Attractions in and Around Busselton: Geographe Bay
The idyllic Geographe Bay boasts of sweeping Indian Ocean views, white sand beaches and calm turquoise waters. You can also have a fun-filled outing with your family beside the sea and enjoy swimming, fishing, snorkelling, scuba diving, windsurfing, kayaking or sailing. You can also have a relaxing stroll and soak in the sunrise and sunset along the north-facing shoreline of the bay. For more information, please visit; www.westernaustralia.com/en/Destination/Geographe/
3. The Busselton Museum
The Heritage Butter Factory/Busselton Museum portrays Busselton’s diverse agricultural, forestry and maritime history as well as its past citizens. The museum is nestled on the banks of the picturesque Vasse River and displays its exhibits contained in ten display rooms. For more information, please visit; busseltonmuseum.org.au/
As the gateway to the Margaret River Wine Region, Busselton is one of Western Australia’s most popular tourist destinations – and it’s no secret why. Busselton is as popular for its heritage and history. It’s also one of Western Australia’s oldest settlements sites as it is for its stunning coastline, marine life, laid back beach lifestyle and friendly locals.
Luxury accommodation is abundant in Busselton, with many resorts perched on the beachfront to choose from. One of the most popular is Abbey Beach Resort, which offers luxury studio rooms and apartments, most of which have private balconies. Also, there’s a full range of facilities, including a gym, restaurant, heated indoor pool and squash court. If you’re travelling in a group, Forte Cape View Apartments offers value for money with two and three bedroom, self-contained units with a huge range of facilities on site.