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ABOUT BUSSELTON

  • Overview

Busselton, judged WA's top tourism town in 1995 and 1996, is the State's premier seaside resort town. Sheltered from most prevailing winds, it has 30 kilometres of white sandy beaches and is an aquatic playground remarkable for the variety it offers in the tranquil waters of Geographe Bay. The bay is used by fishermen, water skiers, snorkellers, scuba divers, windsurfers and sailors.

A landmark feature of the town is the almost 2 km jetty which is actually the longest wooden structure in the Southern Hemisphere. The jetty lies in the path of warm ocean currents resulting in stunning coral formations growing on the submerged piles and a haven for prolific fishlife. It has become a renowned snorkelling and scuba diving site and favourite spot for fishing enthusiasts. Visitors can enjoy the jetty scenery by making the 2km walk or riding the tourist train that operates daily (weather permitting). The Busselton Jetty Underwater Observatory was opened in December 2003 and has become a major tourist attraction

In the last 20 years, a new industry has developed in the region with the establishment of many vineyards which produce award winning premium table wines. This helps to supplement the traditional industries of dairying, beef cattle, sheep and other farming products. In Spring, the wildflowers are magnificent and such varieties as kangaroo paws, cats paws, pink vine, acacias and donkey and spider orchids are in abundance. Busselton makes an excellent base from which to explore the surrounding area, in particular, the Margaret River Wine Region, which extends westward from Busselton in the north to Augusta in the south.

View the Cape with one of the many half or full day tours available and choose to travel by classic car, 4WD or coach! Whether you're interested in nature based activities, photography, wineries, canoeing, caves, camel rides or adrenalin pumping adventure activities - there is a tour to suit your needs.

       

  • Location

Located just two and half hours south of Perth, the resort town of Busselton offers a vast array of activities, attractions, tours, events and accommodation to please all ages, lifestyles, interests and budgets.

Nestled on the northern facing shores of beautiful Geographe Bay, Busselton is sheltered from prevailing winds, providing an ideal setting to enjoy aquatic activities including swimming, fishing, snorkelling and scuba diving.

Click here for a Map of Busselton

  • Things to do & see
  • Busselton Beach Front - Address: Geographe Bay Road Busselton - The picturesque Busselton Beachfront is home to the longest timber pier in the Southern Hemisphere, Busselton Jetty. The beachfront has a vast array of attractions to keep you entertained.
  • Busselton Jetty Experience - Phone: 08 9754 0900 -Address: Beachfront Busselton - Website link
  • The Busselton Museum - Phone: 08 9754 1266 - Address: Old Butler Factory Complex, Peel Terrace Busselton. Wesbite link
  • Art Galleries - various
  • Capel Vale Wines - Phone: 08 9727 1986 - Address: Lot 5 Stirling Estate, MalloKup Road(formerly Capel Road North Way) Capel. Website link
  • Margaret River Chocolate Factory - Phone: 08 9755 6555 - Address: 415 Harman's Mill Road, Metricup, Margaret River. Wesbite link
  • Mystic Mazes - Phone: 08 9756 2121 - Address: 177 Vasse Highway, Nannup. Website link
  • Warden Aboriginal Culture - Phone: 08 9756 6566 - Address: 55 Injidup Spring Road, Yallingup. Website link

 

USEFUL LINKS AND CONTACT NUMBERS

Useful Links

Useful Contact Numbers

  • Busselton Hospital  
9754 0333
  • Busselton Police
9754 9555
  • Ambulance
000
  • Busselton Ranger
9754 8500

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