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.


Busselton Jetty

Extending 1.841kms over the protected waters of Geographe Bay, the heritage listed Busselton Jetty is the longest wooden-piled jetty in the Southern Hemisphere. Walk or catch the electric solar-powered train to the end of the jetty, where you can explore unique coral and sea-life in the Underwater Observatory. As one of the most popular tourist attractions in Western Australia, it is a must see for any visitor to the Margaret River region.

The Busselton Museum

The Busselton Museum is housed in the one hectare Old Butter Factory Precinct which is nestled on the banks of the picturesque Vasse River. A replica of the old Busselton Jetty Rotunda enhances the vista and the building exhibits demonstrate Busselton’s diverse agricultural, forestry and maritime history with special attention focused on the famous 1920s Group Settlement Scheme and the heritage listed Old Butter Factory.

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