BusseltonAustralia

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Explore this waterfront city’s gorgeous foreshore and check out a superb beach, an aquarium, fun-filled events and one of the world’s longest wooden jetties.

Busselton is an exciting seaside city in the Margaret River region that is renowned for its old-fashioned wooden pier, which stretches 1.1 miles (1.8 kilometers) out to sea. Stroll or take the train along the extensive jetty and enjoy the seemingly endless beach views or visit the Underwater Observatory at the end. Drop a fishing line from the scenic jetty or swim, paddle and snorkel in the crystal-clear waters. Discover a string of waterfront cafés, kiosks, restaurants and boutiques, or go farther afield to find beautiful tracts of native Western Australian woodland.

The best introduction to this beautiful seaside city is undoubtedly its famous jetty, which has been a Western Australian landmark for over 150 years. Wander down the timber jetty, checking out the interpretive displays, swimming platforms and sculptures dotted along its length. If you would prefer not to walk, catch the sightseeing train.

At the end of the jetty, walk down the stairs or take the elevator 26.2 feet (8 meters) to the bottom of the ocean. Look through the large glass windows to the depths beyond and check out the man-made reef. You’ll see a garden of sub-tropical corals, sponges and marine creatures. In spring, join a whale-watching charter tour from the Port Geographe Bay marina to see more amazing underwater life.

Grab your fishing rod to see if you can catch a bite from the jetty. There are fish-cleaning bays at several points on the jetty. Grill your freshly caught fish at the picnic grounds on the beach foreshore, which is shaded by tall Norfolk Island pines. The soft, white sands and the gentle waters of Port Geographe Bay make Busselton’s main beach ideal for swimming and snorkeling, but beware of stingers in the water when swimming in summer.

Use Busselton’s network of beachside cycling trails to ride to Dunsborough or weave through the tuart trees in Ludlow Forest.

Busselton is a 2.5-hour drive from Perth. You can also reach the city by flying into the Busselton-Margaret River Airport. The Margaret River wine region is less than an hour’s drive from the pretty seaside city.

Top Hotels in Busselton

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Nightcap at the Ship Inn
Nightcap at the Ship Inn
3.5 out of 5
8 Albert Street, Busselton, WA
CA $103
per night
Mar 2 - Mar 3

Situated near the beach, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Geographe Bay and Busselton Jetty. Busselton Visitor Centre and Busselton Jetty Underwater Observatory ...

4.4/5Excellent! (47 reviews)

"Very good location, good food at the inn , easy parking"…"

Reviewed on Feb. 17, 2020

Nightcap at the Ship Inn
Ringtails Motel
Ringtails Motel
2.5 out of 5
6 Pries Avenue, Busselton, WA
CA $103
per night
Mar 29 - Mar 30

Situated in Busselton, this motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Geographe Bay and Busselton Jetty. Busselton Jetty Underwater Observatory and Busselton Visitor Centre ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (27 reviews)

"Good size rooms. Very clean. Great location easy access to the main street"…"

Reviewed on Feb. 12, 2020

Ringtails Motel
Busselton Ithaca Motel
Busselton Ithaca Motel
3 out of 5
110 Adelaide Street, Busselton, WA
CA $79
per night
Mar 29 - Mar 30

Situated in Busselton, this motel is within a 15-minute walk of Geographe Bay, Busselton Jetty and Busselton Jetty Underwater Observatory. Busselton Museum and ...

4.1/5Very Good! (110 reviews)

"Excellent cleanliness. Ready assistance by staff. Close to the tennis courts."…"

Reviewed on Jan. 22, 2020

Busselton Ithaca Motel

Popular things to do in Busselton

Busselton Jetty
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Busselton Jetty

5/5(9 reviews)

Take a leisurely train ride to the end of this famous Western Australian jetty to observe beautiful tropical and subtropical corals in the man-made reef beneath.

Busselton Jetty Underwater Observatory
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Busselton Jetty Underwater Observatory

5/5(1 review)

See around 300 different marine species and admire colourful tropical and subtropical corals in this unique man-made environment in Busselton.

Bunker Bay
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Bunker Bay

4.5/5(2 reviews)

Aquatic pursuits, scenic walks and marine and terrestrial wildlife make this Western Australia coastal area an attractive and exciting place to visit.

Top activities in Busselton

Busselton Jetty Train & Underwater Observatory Tour
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Busselton Jetty Train & Underwater Observatory Tour

80% of travellers recommend
CA $35
Per adult
Nocturnal Animal Tour - Meet the Woylies
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Nocturnal Animal Tour - Meet the Woylies

100% of travellers recommend
CA $49
Per adult
South West Wine & Sights Tour from Busselton or Dunsborough
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South West Wine & Sights Tour from Busselton or Dunsborough

100% of travellers recommend
CA $62
Per adult
Margaret River Wine Tour (departs Dunsborough/Busselton)
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Margaret River Wine Tour (departs Dunsborough/Busselton)

96% of travellers recommend
CA $107
Per adult
Coastal Sights & Wildlife Half-Day Eco Tour from Busselton or Dunsborough
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Coastal Sights & Wildlife Half-Day Eco Tour from Busselton or Dunsborough

CA $85
Per adult
Busselton and Margaret River Wine Region Private Tour
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Busselton and Margaret River Wine Region Private Tour

CA $214
Per adult