Guide in and Around Busselton

Day trip from Perth to Busselton
Busselton is a city in the South West region of the state of Western Australia approximately 220 km (140 mi) south-west of Perth. Busselton has a long history as a popular holiday destination for Western Australians; however, the closure of the Busselton Port in 1972 and the contemporaneous establishment of the nearby Margaret River wine region have seen tourism become the dominant source of investment and development, supplemented by services and retail. The city is best known for the Busselton Jetty, the longest wooden jetty in the Southern Hemisphere.

Guide in and Around Busselton

Located on the southwestern point of Western Australia, Busselton is just a short drive from the acclaimed Margaret River wine area. As a result of its protected beach and annual humpback whale migration, this town has been named Western Australia’s Top Tourist Destination not once, but twice. The jetty, built in the nineteenth century, is the main attraction. This comprehensive guide to attractions and activities in and around Busselton will help you arrange your trip with confidence.

How To Get There

Your seaside escape is a little over 2 hours by car from Perth. Take the Forrest Highway and then follow the signs for the Bussell Highway. Alternatively, South West Coach Lines can get you there in comfort. On the other hand, Virgin Australia can get you there in just 45 minutes, with flights running three times per week. Perth to Margaret River.

Places to visit in Busselton

1. Prosecco & Pastels

Unleash your inner artist and create your jetty art in this creative and fun art class.  Let the sparkling wine, the delicious grazing board and the amazing view of the Jetty coax your artistic talents to come out. In this art session, you will also have everything you need to create a masterpiece to take home with you. For more information, please visit; www.busseltonjetty.com.au/seasonal-activities/

2. Geographe Bay

The idyllic Geographe Bay boasts of sweeping Indian Ocean views, white sand beaches and calm turquoise waters.  Have a fun-filled outing with your family beside the sea and enjoy swimming, fishing, snorkelling, scuba diving, windsurfing, kayaking or sailing.  You can also have a relaxing stroll and soak in the sunrise and sunset along the north-facing shoreline of the bay. For more information, please visit; www.westernaustralia.com/en/Destination/Geographe/

3. The Busselton Museum

The Heritage Butter Factory/Busselton Museum portrays Busselton’s diverse agricultural, forestry and maritime history as well as its past citizens.  Located on the banks of the scenic Vasse River, the museum houses its collection in eleven distinct galleries. For more information, please visit; busseltonmuseum.org.au/

As the gateway to the Margaret River Wine Region, Busselton is one of Western Australia’s most popular tourist destinations – and it’s no secret why. Busselton is as popular for its heritage and history as one of Western Australia’s oldest settlement sites. It has a stunning coastline, marine life, laid-back beach lifestyle and friendly locals. 

Accommodation

We would like to end our guide to attractions and activities in Busselton with accommodation. Luxury accommodation is abundant in Busselton, with many resorts perched on the beachfront to choose from. One of the most popular is Abbey Beach Resort. It offers luxury studio rooms and apartments, most of which have private balconies. It also offers a full range of facilities, including a gym, restaurant, heated indoor pool and squash court.

If you’re travelling in a group, Forte Cape View Apartments offers value for money with two and three-bedroom, self-contained units with a huge range of facilities on site.