Busselton Travel Guide

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Busselton Things to Do

  • BUSSELTON UNDERWATER OBSERVATORY

    The Busselton Underwater Observatory is situated at the end of the 1.8km long Busselton Jetty. The Underwater Observatory can accommodate up to 40 people at one time, which there would in the school holiday season. I was happy there were less the day we went. Descending 8 metres beneath the waters’ surface, you stop at various levels within a 9.5...

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  • THE WHALER'S WIFE

    The Whaler’s Wife, affectionately known as "Sarah-Beth", is a sculpture created by Greg James.When this area was first settled, many American whalers came and sailed the calm waters of Flinders Bay and of Geographe Bay, providing landing places to process the blubber and take in fresh supplies of water. Many of these American ships hunted sperm...

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  • THE VASSE HOTEL

    The Vasse Hotel is a two storey brick, stucco and iron roofed Federation Filigree style building built by Robert Donald & Son. It is one of the most impressive buildings in the main street. It still has an authentic parapet with its cornice, panels and architectural ornaments and the words Vasse Hotel in bas-relief. Most of the openings have been...

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  • THE CULTURAL PRECINCT

    The Cultural Precinct in Busselton is near the beach and Busselton Jetty along Queen Street. When you reach this area you will find the paving is different, this is deliberately done so you know your in the Cultural precinct. The area is really nice! I found many heritage buildings here, including the historic courthouse which is a combination of...

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  • BUSSELTON'S BEACHFRONT

    The Busselton Beachfront is a really nice area. Busselton Beach commences at Siesta Park breakwater and gently curves to the east for 15.3 km past the long Busselton jetty to another breakwater..Most of the beach is backed by a wide lawned foreshore reserve with plenty of shade trees, seating, picnic areas and bbqs, playgrounds, free toilets and a...

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  • THE FAMOUS JETTY TRAIN

    The Famous Jetty Train, to take a ride or not to take a ride, the decision is yours.We took the ride as we did the last tour of the day in the Underwater Observatory, probably if we were here earlier in the day, we would have rode it one way and walked back the other - we saw many people doing this.The Jetty Train is the perfect way to experience...

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  • INTERPRETIVE CENTRE & HERITAGE MUSEUM

    The Interpretive Centre and Heritage Museum are open daily, excluding Christmas Day. These buildings were built in 2001 in the shape of boat sheds, now sitting on the edge of the jetty and over the water.It's worth going inside for a look at the unique and stylish giftware and homeware on display, most have the sea, beach and sea creatures in their...

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  • BUSSELTON JETTY

    The 1.8 km Busselton Jetty is the longest timber-piled jetty in the Southern Hemisphere and is listed on the WA State Heritage Register.It was in 1865 when work began on building this jetty, little by little over a 90 year period creating the remarkable 1.8 kilometre length.Today, it is a Jetty for tourists to walk along and enjoy, but back then,...

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  • VISITOR INFORMATION CENTRE

    Want to find the Busselton visitor information centre? Easy! Just head towards the sea and the Busselton jetty. The centre really can't be missed as it looks a bit like a Lighthouse.I came here to pick up a FREE TRAVEL GUIDE AND MAP ON BUSSELTON. It's a really good publication that won gold at the 2010 Tourism Awards.Friendly local staff man the...

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  • 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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Busselton Hotels

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  • Amalfi Resort

    15 Earnshaw Road, Busselton, 6280, Australia

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • Aqua Resort

    605 Bussell Hwy Busselton, Western Australia, 6280

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

  • Grand Mercure Busselton

    553 Bussell Hwy, (formerly Broadwater Bungalows Resort), Busselton, 6280, Australia

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

Busselton Restaurants

  • Jewel of Busselton

    Best indian restaurant in town with great customer service. Offering traditional indian food with selection of different curries from mild to hot.They got a different choices for vegans too and have gluten free options as well. This place is fully licenced with byo. Highly recommended !!!!!

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  • NEW OWNERS AND TRADITIONAL INDIAN FOOD

    Best indian restaurant in town with great customer service. Offering traditional indian food with selection of different curries from mild to hot.They got a different choices for vegans too and have gluten free options as well. This place is fully licenced with byo.Highly recommended !!!!!

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  • 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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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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  • Don't Forget Insurance

    If your current health insurance doesn't cover you while your abroad, you should consider getting international travel insurance just in case something should go wrong.

Busselton Off The Beaten Path

  • HISTORIC NEWTOWN HOUSE

    Located 10km south of Busselton on the corner of Bussell and Vasse Highways, is where we came across the historic Newtown House. I didn't know anything about this old house, nor did I find out much as the sign said it was a Restaurant and was closed.Since then, I learnt this was an early colonial farmhouse and dairy which has been restored and is...

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  • 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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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 General

  • THE ARUM LILY

    The Arum lily is one of my favourite flowers that is hard to grow where I live. I was very surprised to see paddocks full of these lillies, in-fact there were so many we began to think they may be a pest. As they were flowering they made quite a picture!On asking about the Arum Lily, I was told it was a pest in Western Australia. It was introduced...

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  • 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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