Busselton is a city located in the Southwest part of Western Australia. This destination is well known for its seasonal humpback whale populations as well as its sheltered beach. For first timers, they can book a private car to get to the destination. As Busselton is located within the region of Margaret River, its distance from Perth is about 2 hours and 30 minutes by car. Although you might not have heard of this place, it is worth a visit as there are things you can do while traveling around Busselton. First timers will have a chance to see the amazing and spectacular view of the beautiful sea.
1. Visit the Busselton Jetty
Do you know that Busselton Jetty is the longest wooden jetty in the world? In terms of length, it stretches nearly 2 kilometers (1.2 miles) out to the sea from the town of Busselton. While at the jetty, you can choose to either hop on a train ride or walk along the stretch. Besides this, the Underwater Observatory is another attraction you should not miss while visiting Busselton Jetty. The Observatory is located at the end of the jetty and you will get to see various corals and wild fish through eleven viewing windows. At any time, the observation chamber can accommodate a maximum of 40 people.
Address: Busselton Beachfront, Busselton WA 6280
Price: 24 USD (Adults), 11 USD (Child)
Opening Hours: 24 hours
Duration: About 1 hour 45 minutes
Access: By private car from Perth, which takes about 2 hours 30 minutes
Contact: +61 897540900
Website: Busselton Jetty
2. Whale watching tour
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While touring around Busselton, embark on a whale watching experience. It’s not like we get a chance to see whales this close, so why not get up close with them. Embark on a journey around the beautiful Geographe Bay. It is an ideal gateway for your whale watching Tour. The most recommended whale watching cruise around is Legend Charters. During the tour you will also get to see seals and dolphins as they are commonly sighted during their migration up and down the coast annually. Among the species of whales that are commonly seen are Blue, Southern Right, Humpback and Minke Whales. If you happen to be at the southern part of Busselton between June and August, you can board the cruise from the Augusta Boat Harbor. Between September and November, you can board the cruise from the Busselton Jetty. So, embark on an exciting tour. Both tours are available year round and bookings depends on weather conditions and availability.
Whale Watching Tour
Address: Busselton Jetty, Busselton, Western Australia 6280, Australia
Price: 90 USD (Adults), 50 USD (Children, 2-17)
Duration: about 2 to 3 hours
Contact: +61 419908742
Website: Whale Watching
3. Go to the beach
Just next to the iconic Busselton Jetty is the Busselton Beach. It is not like any other beach. It’s a good place to enjoy a quiet and serene atmosphere away from busy city life. Ignite your five senses while walking or strolling along the fine white sand. Why not spend a whole day out and explore the entire 15 km (9 mi) beach.
Address: Beach Front Busselton, Busselton, Western Australia 6280, Australia
Opening Hours: You can go at anytime
Duration: Either half day or full day
Access: Just next to the Busselton Jetty
Contact: +61 897540900
4. Tuart Forest National Park
Tuart Forest National Park or better known as Ludlow Tuart Forest is the one and only pure tuart forest in the world. It is located in the South west part of Western Australia, about 183 km (113 mi) south of Perth. It contains the largest and tallest types of trees on the Swan Coastal Plain, with some of the trees being more than 33 meters (108 feet) in height.
Website: Tuart Forest National Park
5. Winery tour
Before you leave Busselton or travel to your next destination, head over to Cellar D’or Winery Tours, where you will get to sample various type of wines. Among them are the sparkling white party wine, a red wine called Claret, and Moselle. These wines are popular among Australians. It’s more than just an ordinary wine detour. While at the winery, you will get to sample some chocolate and cheese. Besides here, another place not to be missed is the Vasse Virgin Natural Olive Oil Factory, where you can see how olive oil is made.
Cellar D'or Winery Tours
Address: P.O. Box 1089, Busselton WA 6280
Price: 98 USD
Opening Hours: 10.30am - 5.30pm daily
Duration: 1 full day tour
Access: Within distance from Margaret River
Contact: +61 428179729.
Website: Cellar D'or Winery Tours
6. The Handmade Marketplace
Wherever you go and travel, buying souvenirs is a must. Visit this marketplace and you will be surprised to see handmade crafts, which are beautifully crafted. You can also buy other types of unique souvenirs from this place, it has something for everyone. Therefore, be sure to get some handmade craft before you head to the airport.
The Handmade Marketplace
Address: 58 Prince St, Busselton, Western Australia 6280, Australia
Opening Hours: 9am - 5pm (Monday- Friday), 9am - 2pm (Saturday).
Contact: +61 409843337
Facebook: The Handmade Marketplace
A laid back destination
Busselton is a laid back destination, not like other big cities in Australia such as Melbourne or Sydney. If you plan to visit this destination again in the near future, do come during the Busselton Festival of Triathlon Ironman, Western Australia Triathlon Busselton or The Busselton Jetty Swim for a change.Tourists can really unwind and get involved with the local activities during festival times. They can mingle with locals and appreciate the local culture in greater depth. One can also take back some local specialities and souvenirs as fond memories of this wonderful and hidden gem.
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