Distance from Perth: 222km ( 2 hour 31 minutes)
Known for: Busselton Jetty. Protected bays. Fishing and snorkelling.
Busselton is the gateway to the Margaret River Region. Swing amongst the trees on a high ropes course or dive below the Busselton Jetty for a view of colourful sea life.
Here, visitors can stroll along a seemingly endless white, sandy beach towards Cape Naturaliste, 30 kilometres to the west. A cycle path runs adjacent to the foreshore making this stunning bay accessible to all. The calm, protected waters of the bay make Busselton a perfect launchpad for water lovers. Here you can swim, snorkel, sail, dive, row, fish or water-ski. The city’s safe swimming beaches and amenities also make it the perfect base for families. Numerous caravan parks located directly behind the beach also make Busselton a great stop-off for travellers with caravans, campers or tents.
The newly refurbished Busselton Foreshore is a lovely place to enjoy a relaxing afternoon with free barbecues, skate park, new children’s playground and beautiful views of Geographe Bay and Busselton Jetty. There are cafés and kiosks, and a brewery and accommodation is currently being developed to add to the area’s appeal.