Victoria Square is just across from the Tourist Bureau. In the square you will find the Ballarat Engine which was the first steam engine locomotive in Western Australia. It was originally used to haul timber for a local mill.
The Aboriginal Garden
The Aboriginal Garden sits behind the tourist bureau. It was planted in 1998 and was designed by a local Nyungar, Mitchella Thompson. The garden interprets the original uses of native plants for food and medicine by the Aboriginal people.
Busselton Visitors Bureau
The visitors centre is the first place you should stop off at. They have a huge amount of brochures and information on the area and even further afield. They also have a some great gifts and souvenirs. They are extremely helpful also if you are trying to find accommodation in the area so feel free to ask.
The Jetty Train
The jetty train was the first railway in Western Australia was located just a few kilometres east of the Busselton Jetty. Visitors today can experience a part of history with a unique "overseas" train journey. From 1995 the Jetty Train has carried nearly 200,000 passengers. It travels the length of the jetty to Underwater Observatory. The ride is available daily and departs from 10.00am - 3.00pm
St Marys Church of England
Just across from the Visitors centre is St Marys Church of England. The church was built in 1844-45 and is supposed to be the oldest stone church in Western Australia. The church was not consecrated until 1848 and the congregation was slow. It was another 10 years before a resident clergyman could be attracted to the town. Around the back of the church are gravestones which date back to 1841 which was before the church was built.
The Old Butter Factory
The old Butter Factory was built in 1918 and is now a folk museum. The rooms within are still called by their original butter factory names, like ?The Church Room?, ?The Cream Holding Room?, ?The Cream Tipping and Washing Room?. The museums displays a comprehensive history of the local area with extensive displays of memorabilia. There is a small country school on the grounds as well.
The Old Courthouse
The old courthouse is now the home of the Busselton Arts Council. Featured is the 'Days of Grace Gallery', a bookshop selling craft and pantry items, an information centre, and studios where you will see local artists working on a variety of their crafts.
The Busselton Jetty is the longest wooden jetty in the southern hemisphere. It took 95 years to complete, starting in 1865. The jetty runs for 1.841 kms and was originally used to ship timber products.
In 1978 a cyclone destroyed a lot of the jetty and it was almost demolished.
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The Jetty: Remembering The Deceased
Small metal plaques recall defunct people whose ashes were scattered in the sea from the jetty, their favourite fishing spot in their lifetime.
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One of the top ten dive spots in the world.
If you havn't done a dive course this is a great place to do it.
Snorkelling is great too!
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The busselton Jetty is the longest wooden jetty in the southern hemisphere. The building of the jetty began back in 1865 and it took 95 years to build the 1841 metre walkway.
The old cemetery is right on the corner of Marine Terrace & Stanley St. Within the cemetery there are over over 1000 graves of many of the district's early settlers.
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