Busselton River Resort
70 Causeway Road, Busselton, 6280, Australia
More about Busselton
Memorial plaques on the jetty
The four blue houses on the jetty
The Beach In Front of The Resort
Travel Tips for Busselton
The Corella Tree
A huge fig tree on the beach promenade, about 200 m west of the jetty, is home to a large flock of corellas. Follow the noise and you can't miss them.
The corella is a medium size cockatoo of white/pale yellow colour. It can be recognized by the characteristic naked, pale blue area round the eyes.
These birds belong to the subspecies of the Western Corella, which is confined to the far southwestern corner of the continent and isolated from other corella populations because of the large inland deserts.
Gracetown is a small community of around a few hundred people only about 15-20 mins from Margaret River (or 10 mins from Cowaramup). Initially the hilly little area was built as a holiday destination with inexpensive housing but over the years the homes have been replaced by large and expensive designs and the value has gone up tremendously. The population multiples during the holiday season. The bay faces north and therefore the beach is sheltered which makes it a favourite for swimming
Location : South East, on the coast
Bunbury lies at the western end of the Leschenault Inlet North of Busselton. The area was first sighted by Nicholas Baudin in 1803. Bunbury is the regional capital and gateway to WA’s south west. There are historic walks, local art and craft studios, the Dolphin Discovery Centre and plenty of galleries and museums.
Weld House - Reportory Club
Weld House has been recognised on the State’s Register of Heritage Places. The building was completed in 1881 and belonged to the Weld Mechanic’s Institute which was a school for trades. The hall doubled as a community meeting place, a classroom and a rehearsal and performance site. During its time the hall was also a library, Masonic Temple, dance hall, gymnasium, school and auction mart. In 1962 the Busselton Repertory Club renovated and moved into Weld Hall and renamed it Weld Theatre. The club performs on average 3 plays a year as well as a pantomime.
The first Europeans to settle in the Busselton area in 1832 were the Bussells, Turners, Malloys, Chapmans and Laymans. The families originally settled in Augusta but moved further north into the valley of the Vasse River for the richer and fertile soil. Other families quickly followed and by 1836 a townsite was mapped out at the mouth of the Vasse River. The town was given the name of Busselton after John Garrett Bussell who was the leader of the first settlers. The area became important for its beef, dairy and timber production. Geographe Bay also became popular with the whaling ships who worked the Southern Ocean.
Busselton, a popular seaside resort town, is around 230kms south of Perth and was judged WA's top tourism town in 1995 and 1996. There are 30 kms of white sandy beaches and the bay is sheltered from prevailing winds making it ideal for all kinds of water activities. There are also many reef dives as well. Well known is the 2km long jetty which has its own train to transport you to the underwater observatory at the end. The city is also close to the Margaret River wine region which extends from Bussellton down as far as Augusta in the south and there are plenty of winery tours to take advantage of.
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