At the end of Busselton’s main street are the calm turquoise waters of Geographe bay. Here you can swim stroll or take the train along the timber-piled 1.8-kilometre Busselton jetty. It is the longest such jetty in the southern hemisphere. Below the waves you will find one of Australia’s finest artificial reefs which can be viewed by from the Underwater Observatory or suit up for a diving tour.
The iconic, heritage-listed Busselton jetty was originally built in 1865, and a ticket to ride with the Busselton Jetty Experience takes you almost to the end. Here you can view the colorful fish and tropical corals that have made it their home thanks to the warm waters of the Leeuwin current.
Along the north-facing shoreline, the tranquil waters, white sands, lush lawns and shady pine trees of the main swimming beach offer the perfect setting for young and old alike. A choice of cafes with stunning water and jetty views, offer world class local cuisine in a relaxed and casual setting. Why not try the best fish and chips at the Equinox take-away and enjoy your meal whilst watching the stunning Busselton sunsets.
Try your hand at fishing, water skiing, snorkeling, scuba diving, wind surfing, kayaking or sailing in the calm waters of Geographe Bay.
Hiking or bike riding are enjoyed by countless locals and tourists alike along any part of the 30-kilometre coastline boasting immaculate beaches and cycle ways.
Twice voted Western Australia’s Top Tourism Town, Busselton is just a short hop from the Margaret River and the local wine region. Busselton gives you plenty of reasons to take the 2-hour-and-40-minute drive or 50-minute flight south from Perth.
Busselton is the events capital of the South West, and there is always plenty to enjoy on the events calendar all year round. The Ironman and Half Ironman are held in Busselton every year as a major event. Check out our Activities and Events Calendar to help plan your next trip to Busselton.
A short walk from the main beach in Queen Street, the main hub of Busselton City. Queen Street, Prince Street, Fig Tree Lane, Kent Street, and Albert Road contain the cities fashion boutique’s, jewelry, art, designer home wares, antiques, surf and fishing gear, café’s and many excellent restaurants as well as all your banking needs.
For a spot of culture, step back in time inside the Busselton Museum know as ‘The Butter Factory’, or visit the Old Courthouse and the beautiful St Mary’s Church to be transported back to the 1800s. Busselton was established as one of Western Australia’s first settlements and a major timber town. Housed in the old prison and courtroom, the modern ArtGeo Gallery and Courthouse Arts Complex now celebrates freedom of expression, displaying the works of South West and Western Australian artists.
All tastes and budgets are satisfied with a huge array of tours, restaurants and hosted Busselton accommodation.
And there’s more…..
Chosen by Lonely Planet as one of the world’s Top 10 Regions in 2010, Australia’s South West offers some of the most varied travel experiences in Western Australia.
Did you know that most of what is great about the Margaret River Wine Region, is actually located in the Busselton Shire, so you will be close to all the action.
Discover towering forests, whale watching, fine food, local produce, markets, over 100 wineries and world class beaches and coastlines to explore. Historic sites, bush and coastal walks, indigenous and art culture.
With Ferguson Valley, Dunsborough, Yallingup, Nannup and Margaret River just a short drive away, Busselton is the perfect base to explore this amazing region.
Your hosts that have extensive local knowledge and experience always love to share. You will be provided with lots of information, pamphlets, visitor guides and maps to ensure your visit to Busselton is all that you hoped for and more. We want you to take home wonderful memories of your trip to West Australia’s top tourism region.