Enjoy a Holiday in Coastal Busselton
Busselton has been voted as one of Western Australia's top towns for tourists multiple times and has a steadily increasing population but still retains a number of quiet nooks. With beautiful unspoiled beaches and iconic jetty, much of the activity in Busselton is found on the coast and in the sea. This being said, there is plenty for land lovers to partake in, with the town's convenient location in one Australia's famous wine countries. Whether holidaymakers come alone, as a couple or with children in tow, there are plenty of rental opportunities in Busselton. Spacious apartments in town, sprawling family homes and even beachfront villas are available in Busselton.
A Must-See: The Busselton Jetty
The Busselton Jetty is a great place to spend the afternoon exploring. The wooden structure extends 2 kilometres out into the water and provides a fantastic view of the surrounding blue water. The jetty is one of the best places in the area to dive from, with a variety of marine animals making their home around the jetty. To fully capture the essence of the underwater scenery without actually getting into the sea, there is an informative underwater observatory right on the jetty. Adults and children alike are awed by the vast amount of information and the unbeatable views of colourful fish and coral, seals, dolphins and other species. Back on the surface, there is a train ride for children that stretches the length of the jetty.
Busselton is situated in the middle of approximately 30 kilometres of pristine beaches. The blue waters are calm enough to accommodate swimmers and water sport enthusiasts. Make sure to bring along your snorkelling or diving gear, as the beaches are also a fantastic place to observe some of Busselton's aquatic life. For a different type of water sport, bring along your fishing rod, and cast a line right off the golden sand. The fishing from Busselton's beaches is great, and there are picnic facilities nearby, in many cases, so you do not even have to leave the ocean side to cook up dinner.
Fun for the Whole Family
Families making their way through Busselton need not fear for lack of activity; the town is bustling with family-friendly adventures. Set about 20 minutes outside of town, Wonky Windmill Farm and Eco Park offers the opportunity for kids to pet, feed and interact with farm animals. There is ample room to run about, and the farm has a play area for kids and a little cafe for lunch. Back in Busselton, try out the town's very own drive-in theater. Bring along some folding chairs or hop up on the hood of your car to watch a movie the old-fashioned way. Visitors of all ages can also take part in one of the local whale watching tours. From June to December these tours allow travelers and locals to see migrating whales up close. Don’t forget your poncho and a camera!
Taste WA Wine around Busselton
For a look at some of Busselton’s local wineries and vineyards, join one of the many tours that run through the area. Both private and group tours are available, so choose the option that best suits your party. All the tour guides are knowledgeable about the area and have a wealth of information to share with anyone interested in learning more. While out and about, sample some of Western Australia's world-famous wines.
Getting to Busselton
Situated just 250 kilometres away from Perth, Busselton is an easily accessible town for a holiday. While the nearest international airport is in Perth, there are smaller planes that fly between the two cities on a short 45-minute flight. Of course, for those travellers looking for a scenic adventure, the route from Perth to Busselton is calming and colourful. Once in town, travellers can get around on foot quite easily and save the car for daytrips and excursions.