Day trip from Perth to Busselton

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Perth to Busselton Day Trips in Spring

Location: just over 200 kilometres (138 miles) south of Perth.

Busselton is a city on the southwest tip of Western Australia. It’s known for its sheltered beach and seasonal humpback whale population. The beachfront features the 19th-century Busselton Jetty. This wood pier stretches nearly 2km to the Underwater Observatory, where life in a coral reef is on view. To the city’s northeast, the towering tuart trees of Tuart Forest National Park are home to 2 species of possum.

Busselton Jetty

Everything here revolves around the 1.8-kilometre (1.1-mile) long jetty and  It’s the world’s longest wooden pier . Take a stroll along the jetty or take the cute, red, 50-seat train to the end, where there’s an underwater observatory, accessed via a spiral stairway during your Perth to Busselton day trips in Spring. 

Australian First

You will even find an Australian first here: a dining experience eight metres (26 feet) below the ocean’s surface. As you wander along the jetty, keep an eye out for dolphins frolicking in Geographe Bay.

Geographe Bay

It is an ocean inlet with beaches and recreation facilities.

Tuart Forest National park

Tuart Forest National Park is a wooded park preserve with tuart trees and it is a must during the Perth to Busselton day trips in Spring.

Busselton Foreshore

It is a park and garden with plenty of picnic areas.

ArtGeo Cultural complex

It is an exceptional local gallery with high profile exhibits from major artists and photographers.

The Busselton Museum

The Busselton Museum a former butter factory displays local history, machinery as well as a pottery gallery.

Vasse –Wonnerup Estuary

It is an Estuary,wetland and river together.   

Things to do in Busselton

The Vasse Markets

Date & Time: 3 April 2021 from 8 am – 12 pm

Among the things to do in Busselton include visiting one of the oldest markets in WA’s South West the Vasse Markets.  The things on sale include  Fresh fruit & vegetables, handmade arts & crafts, unique gifts as well as delicious food. Support the community and care for the environment by shopping local; buying handmade, natural or pre-loved items. Over 75% of the stallholders sell what they have grown or made.

Vasse Art Award

The Vasse Art Award (VAA) launched in 2004 as a fundraiser for a small country primary school and has since grown to become one of the largest art exhibitions in regional Western Australia. 2021 promises to be yet another inspired exhibition, with support from VAA21 event partner Vasse Development as well as generous local sponsors, the exhibition and competition continue to attract renowned and emerging artists from across the country.


The VAA 2021 exhibition will be open to the public from 3 – 10 April 2021 at Vasse Primary School. Past exhibitions have welcomed hundreds of visitors and locals alike who have appreciated and purchased  a range of visual art, photography and sculpture.

Date & Time: 3rd April from 10 am -4 pm

Megafauna Nightstalk at Mammoth Cave

Visiting the giant replicas of the extinct megafauna species and learn from the guides about the life and death of these supersized animals are among the things to do in Busselton. . Then head into the cave on a private tour to discover how fossils from 38 species were uncovered here in the early 1900’s.Finish with a night walk through the towering trees, lit only by your torch.  Who knows what you’ll see.  It does take place regardless of the  weather.

Things to bring

Please bring a head-torch, warm clothes, possibly a raincoat and definitely a sense of adventure. Bookings are essential, and is suitable for adults and children over the age of 7 years.

Date & Time: 6 April 2021 from 6 pm – 7:30 pm

Cost: Adults $25, children $12.50

Home Alone in the Beer Garden – Cowaramup Brewery

Date & Time: 7 April 2021 from 5 pm – 10 pm 


Adults $18, Children  $10 and family $50

Gates open at 5pm with screening starting at sunset.

SouthWest Youth Fest – Busselton

There will be a circus workshop with diablos, juggling balls, plates, scarves and hula hoops for ages 10 years and up. The color powder will be used for color games such as capture the flag and the good old color throw. A DJ will keep you entertained. Want to learn about standard drinks? The Busselton LDAG crew will be there to inform you of that and give free mocktails. You don’t drink, don’t worry, other informational stalls will be there to answer questions based on mental health, jobs and other youth things ( they might also give out free stuff).

Date & Time: 9 April from 6 pm – 8 pm 

Cost: Free

Dunsborough Central Markets

Date & Time: 10 April 2021 from 8 am – 5 pm


The venue is the local markets in the centre of Dunsborough at the Lions Park.

The Dunsborough Central Markets are held the 2nd Saturday of every month  and have stalls selling  Fruits, Veggies,  Pastries, Preserves, Olive and Oils, Arts, crafts , Entertainment and more.

Day trip from Perth to Busselton


Distance from Perth to Busselton – 220km
Travel time – 2 hours, 20 minutes

A stunning seaside town that flaunts an array of historic attractions, food destinations and a colourful gallery scene, Busselton makes for an ideal day trip excursion. The highlight is the Busselton Jetty which dominates the coastline. The beach surrounding the jetty is breathtaking and is lined with cafes, kiosks, bike paths, reserves and a playground.

The main street has a cosmopolitan vibe, with alfresco restaurants and boutique shops to explore. Take a glimpse into Busselton’s culture at the Busselton Museum, St. Mary’s Church or the Old Courthouse Art Complex. Or for more outdoor attractions, head over to the historic lighthouses, wineries, galleries, beaches and caves.

What to do on Perth to Busselton day trip?

There is only so much you can cover in the day trip, but here are some things you have to try:

Visit the Busselton Jetty. You can take the train or walk the distance of the 1.8km jetty to the Underwater Observatory. This observatory is ranked as the top aquarium in the South Pacific.
Head over the beach and indulge in swimming, fishing, snorkelling and paddling.
Take a drive or walk through the only pure tuart forest in the world. You can have a quick picnic before heading out too.
Cycle along the beachside bike paths.

What to pack for a Perth to Busselton day trip?

If you’re visiting in April, then make sure to pack comfortable clothing and footwear, since you may want to do some walking. Pack a pair of sunglasses, a face towel and sunblock too.

Day trip from Perth to Busselton the Perfect getaway

Gorgeous Busselton ceaselessly enchants all those who visit it to admire its stunning appeals. One can reach Busselton from Perth by car in approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes. It’s a perfect weekend getaway that is filled with delightful attractions. The article below details the top attractions that you will find here in this enchanting city.

Day trip from Perth to Busselton visit the Busselton Jetty

Day trip from Perth to Busselton
The iconic Busselton Jetty is hands down the most popular attraction in the city. It is known to be the second largest wooden jetty in the world. It is over 150 years old and runs for 1841 meters. There is even an old-fashioned steam engine replica here that you can hop on to take an epic ride!

Underwater Observatory

Day trip from Perth to Busselton
The Underwater Observatory in the jetty gives you the exciting opportunity to witness the marvels of the sea.

Big4 Beachlands

This is an award-winning holiday park that is quite popular among families. There is a heated pool as well as state-of-the-art play areas so children will be well entertained here for sure!

Day trip from Perth to Busselton visit the Busselton Foreshore

Busselton Foreshore is yet another attraction that welcomes large numbers of entertainment-seeking families. The path that winds its way along the foreshore is perfect for relaxing strolls or bike rides. One can easily access the beach from the foreshore too. The area is equipped with BBQ facilities as well as sheltered tables and chairs. For those who like to enjoy some fun in the sea, the city offers see-through kayaks and pedal boats.

Skydive Geronimo

Day trip from Perth to Busselton
Adrenaline junkies must not miss out on a visit to the iconic Skydive Geronimo! You can enjoy a mind-blowing tandem jump over the Busselton Jetty and create an epic memory to cherish forever.

Gelato Buonissimo

End your delightful day in style at the elegant Gelato Buonissimo. The traditional gelato served here is divinely refreshing indeed! Do try out their bold new flavors and give your taste buds a heavenly surprise.
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