Busselton is an enchanting little charmer of a town, located on Geographe Bay’s picture-perfect coastline. If you’re looking for the perfect family holiday destination with plenty of water fun, head to Busselton. This quaint place will keep you so enthralled; you’ll just want to stay here!
Busselton is located 240 kilometers south of Perth, on the Forrest Highway. If you’re traveling from the Margaret River area, it’s 50 kilometers north, via the Bussell Highway.
Some Great Touristy Things To Do:
Enjoy marine life!
Visit the Busselton Underwater Observatory at the end of the jetty for an eyeful of 300 species of colorful, exotic marine life. If you’re not into diving, this is the best way to watch marine life eight meters below sea level.
Tourists come to Busselton to catch those magnificent, enormous whales as they make their annual migration southwards from September to December. Charter a boat from Port Geographe Marina and follow the behemoths as they cavort with the dolphins at Port Geographe Marina.
Take A Jetty Stroll
The Busselton Jetty is a long wooden pier that stretches for many hundreds of feet over the ocean. It’s a long pier, so be warned. You can take the jetty train if you get tired. It’s a vibrant place, full of shops, fish ‘n’ chips stalls, tons of local culture and handmade souvenir stalls. End your jetty tour with a lovely picnic at the foreshore surrounded by magnificent pine trees and lush lawns.
Whether you’re into water sports or just love to beach bum, you will love the amazingly immaculate 30 kilometer stretch of beaches at Busselton. You can swim, fish, walk, bike, ride a horse or just hang around on these pristine beaches.
Do Winery Tours
You can sign up for a wine tour of the amazing, award-winning wineries in Busselton and in the Margaret River region. Visit the Annie brook Wine & Flower Emporium for some amazing wines, essential oils, succulents, artificial flowers and novelty items. Many wineries in the Margaret River region are located right on the lush river shores.
So Much More You Can Enjoy:
- Visit the Tuart Forest National Park – it’s the largest tuart tree forest the world has left. Here you can see the largest and the tallest tuart trees – about 10 meters wide and 33 meters high. Be sure to spend an entire day here to enjoy forest walks, picnics and scenic drives in this amazing setting.
- Visit the historical St Mary’s Anglican Church, built in 1844. Explore the many pioneer graves in the graveyard; there’s also the grave of the man from whom Busselton gets its name – John Garrett Bussell. This church is built of jarrah and limestone, and has a she-oak shingle roof.
- Visit the Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse for amazingly panoramic views of the Indian Ocean.
- Visit the limestone Ngilgi Caves which used to be occupied by ancient aboriginals..
- Be sure to go cycling in Busselton; it’s a totally flat region, so you can enjoy a leisurely trip all around town without fear of falling.
- Be sure to take an eyeful of the WA’s first steam locomotive at Pries Avenue – the Ballarat Engine!
Author Bio: Teena Celis is a freelance travel writer working for www.adrenalin.com.au. In her articles, she presents an insightful view into Australian holidaying.