Busselton Travel Guide

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Busselton Things to Do

  • Busselton Jetty

    My wife and I stayed two nights in Busselton and during our stay visited Busselton Jetty now one of the most popular tourist attractions in Western Australia. It is a must see for any visitor to the Margaret River wine region.Stretching 1.8 kilometres across the protected waters of Geographe Bay from the town of Busselton it is the longest...

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  • Busselton Museum

    The Busselton Museum housed in the town’s Old Butter Factory is the largest museum outside Perth. It provides an insight into the events that helped shape Busselton. The community put the museum together for the benefit of the community and visitors alike and is an incredible collection of items of every sort and size from all around the area. The...

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  • VISIT THE JETTY. WALK OR RIDE THE SMALL...

    Busselton Jetty is the longest jetty in all of OZ ,also the longest in the southern Hemisphere. Located in Busselton on the shores of Geographe Bay . This jetty is over two kilometers long and is really something to see and visit...The jetty was used many years ago to load and unload the many cargoes coming and going from Busselton. Today it is...

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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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  • Fishing From The Jetty

    Fishing from the jetty is a popular activity among both locals and visitors.To protect the survival of the fishing resources, strict rules apply concerning the minimum and maximum size of certain species of fish that may be taken. Measure boards on the handrail indicate the limits.

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  • The Jetty Underwater Observatory

    The Observatory at the far end of the jetty allows a glance into the world underwater. Visitors can escend eight metres below sea level and look through the observation chamber to see an artificial reef with colourful fish and tropical coral.Unfortunately the observatory was closed the day we came due to bad weather and limited visibility.Remember...

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  • The Jetty

    Busselton's jetty is said to be the longest in the whole Southern hemisphere. From the beach to the tip it's 2 kms long - quite a walk. The wooden jetty was originally built in 1865, damaged and rebuilt several times. Nowadays it is not in use for ships any more. At the far end, an underwater observatory has been built.On fine days a little train...

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  • Jetty Dive

    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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  • Busselton Jetty & Underwater Observatory

    Opened in December 2003, 1.8km at the end of the Jetty and 8m below the water is what has been described as the world's greatest artificial reef.It was great to see the fish, coral and starfish, very colourful and vibrant. At $22 for adults, it was quite expensive for what was on offer, however given the history of the Busselton Jetty, I considered...

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  • Beautiful Busselton

    A visit to the Busselton foreshore is a good way to spend a day with family or friends. You can go for a swim, have a bbq or picnic lunch, view the local marine life at the underwater observatory, take advantage of the wide open spaces or play the day away at the Nautical Lady.http://www.nauticallady.com/http://www.busseltonjetty.com.au/

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  • CHECK OUT THE SOUTH WEST SUNSETS

    One thing I always try to do on holiday is find a relaxing spot at the end of the day to sit and take time to watch a sunset. In any normal working week this just does not happen as I'm usually cooking dinner or racing children to sporting venues. Busselton did not let me down this Easter we had wonderful weather and a great sunset.

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  • See the jetty

    I'm sure there's a lot more to see in Busselton besides the jetty, but unfortunately we just didn't have time to explore at all. The 2 km jetty is well worth a look, though our experience wasn't too positive as it was a very windy and blustery day and it felt like a lot longer than a 4 km walk. The views of the coast from way out on the Jetty are...

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  • Underwater Observatory

    The Underwater Observatory opened in 2003 and is a very unusual place at the end of a 1.8metre jetty. The observatory descends 8metres below the water’s surface and provides viewing of amazing corals and fish life. There are 11 viewing windows and only up to 40 people can be accommodated at any one time. There is an elevator for wheelchairs or...

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  • Fun For The Kids

    This entertainment world also offers mini jeeps and a merry –go-round. There are Jungle Bungles, indoor playground which features a maze of tunnels and slides and a ball pond. Or you could test yourself on an 18 hole mini golf course or drive a racecar on a cambered track. Entry is free but rides do charge on the token scheme – the more you have,...

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  • Nautical Lady

    Not to be missed with the kids. The Nautical Lady is an outdoor family fun centre which is right on the beach by the Busselton Jetty. Some of the attractions included a water slide tower, climbing wall, skating and skate-board rink, racing cars and bumper boats.There is also a jetty viewing platformOpen : 10am-5pm (weather permitting)Summer...

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Busselton Hotels

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  • Aqua Resort

    605 Bussell Hwy Busselton, Western Australia, 6280

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

  • Mandalay Holiday Resort and Tourist Park

    652 Geographe Bay Road, Busselton, 6280, Australia

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • Amalfi Resort

    15 Earnshaw Road, Busselton, 6280, Australia

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

Busselton Restaurants

  • Bunker Bay's Resort Restaurant

    This restaurant is located in the Quay west Resort Bunker Bay and is open to the general public. The five star resort has a first class restaurant with beautiful views of the landscape including the ocean.We had lunch in the main restaurant , choice of 3 menus, the Lunch Menu, Bar Menu or should you desire the Al La Carte Menu. We ordered from the...

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  • New owners

    This place has been run down for quite some time but the new owners have made an amazing difference. The food is very good and a mix of European and Indian dishes. We were very impressed with the new very comfortable furnishings. Still to try them all.

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  • You'd be a Goose to miss it!

    Beautiful location right on the beach. We only got the bread and trio of dips, along with some coffees but the menu looked great.

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  • Tides Restaurant and Tavern

    The Tides Restaurant sits alongside the Port Geographe Marina and also behind the Marina Villas. If you are a guest at the villas, you can charge your meal and drinks back to your unit.

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  • Equinox Cafe and Restaurant

    The Equinox Cafe sits right on the foreshore beside the Busselton Jetty under some heritage fig trees. The cuisine is described as 'evocative modern Australian'. They are open for breakfast, lunch and dinner 7 days a week or you can just stop by for coffee and some of their house-baked cakes.

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  • Cod Rock's

    We had lunch at Cod Rock's and it was really yummy... The fish was great...not too battered and tasted good too! The lady serving at the shop was really nice too which always helps. :)

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Busselton Nightlife

  • Playing spotlight

    We are extremely lucky & get to stay on my sister's farm in Busselton. At night the kids all like to go out as it is very dark & they can play hide & seek or "spotlight" in the real dark as they call it.Of course this doesn't work well when it's a full moon. Dark clothes, old ones in case they get dirty. Small torch for spotting the ones hiding.

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  • FISHING FROM THE BEACH

    Take your fishing gear, warm clothes , drinks in an esky , a radio and your kids & go fishing off the beach. Even if you don't catch anything everyone has a great time. Set up an hour before sunset & maybe take a picnic with you. Anything you want but do bring bathers and a towel if its summer

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Busselton Transportation

  • Driving to Busselton

    If you are driving, Busselton is around 185km from Perth. Take the Kwinana Freeway through Mandurah , then on through Bunbury along highway 1. The bussel Hwy goes through Busselton.

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  • Busselton Regional Airport

    The airport was opened in 1997 by the Preimier of Western Australia and is about 6.5 kms from the town centre of Busselton. There are flights connecting from Perth by Busselton Air. Taxi?s are available on call from the airport and a public phone is available in the terminal. There is also a shuttle bus service.There is also a skydiving business...

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Busselton Off The Beaten Path

  • 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...

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  • My Favourite Beach

    Wonnerup Beach, just past the marina east of Busselton, is one of the best beaches in Geographe Bay. I walk my dog there every morning, even in winter and there is always something to see. The estuary meets the sea here and carves a different path nearly every time they join. There are heaps of different birds and I quite often see dolphins and...

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  • Boranup Forest

    If you follow the Caves Road south to Margaret River you will find some of the prettiest Karri (world's tallest species of trees ) forest in the Western Australia. In the heart of the forest is the Great Boranup Maze. It has been described as a 'leg-stretcher and a mind-bender for travellers weary of the open road'.Location : Follow Caves Road...

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Busselton Sports & Outdoors

  • Diving and whale watching

    The Busselton Jetty is also described as a fantastic dive site. The staff in the souvenir shop/ticket office on the pier can give you more detail about what activites you can do there. There's also a wreck, the Swan, which can be dived. We were also told that whale watching is an excellent activity to do in Busselton, with a very high sighting...

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  • Port Geographe Marina

    The marina is fairly new and offers floating marina berths for long term lease. There is a boat lifter and hardstand service area. They also offer charter services for sailing, diving, fishing, dolphin and whale watching.There is an onsite manager 7 days. Service Area

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  • Bay Dive

    Bay Dive is based in Dunsborough but you will quite often see their boats just off the Busselton Jetty. They specialise in dives to the Swan Wreck which is located in Geographe Bay. This ship wreck is reported to be one of the World’s best Wreck Dives. The ship was purposely sunk in 1997 and lies upright in 35 metres of water. The ship is 113...

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Busselton Favorites

  • Black Boys

    Everywhere we went in Western Australia we came across these 'black boy' plants... They are everywhere and they look fantastic...

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  • Busselton Jetty

    Make sure you walk to the end of the Busselton Jetty if you visit... It is a fairly long walk (up to 1 hour return) but it is worth doing. Or you could take the train one way, or even both ways if you don't want to walk.

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  • Busselton

    Busselton is a nice town...it is easy to get around and it's a great place to spend some time.Most people are likely to hear of the Busselton Jetty before the actual town I think...

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