Sharing the majestic natural beauty of the Margaret River Region including Busselton, Margaret River, Dunsborough and Augusta, Western Australia!
Busselton is one of the most pleasant cities we have ever visited in one of the nicest locations on the planet. Busselton boasts the longest jetty in the southern hemisphere yet has much more to explore.
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Busselton is a very beautiful city.
For a city of over 20,000 it's amazing that it feels like a little park-like seaside town.
The town does an impressive job at keeping the place looking nice and clean, the public areas are always neat and well kept.
The city is easy to get around by car, and very easy to navigate as a pedestrian.
Set on the edge of the Indian Ocean this pretty city has plenty to offer both in the way of natural beauty and man made attractions.
The world famous Busselton Jetty captures your attention and imagination and provides an exquisite backdrop to the white sandy beaches. The rocks, caves and forest of the region are all close by.
Busselton is also a city and caters for many tastes and has access to national chains and supplies. It is a bustling seaside city.
The Busselton Jetty is home to the underwater observatory which provides a window to the ocean world that most people only get to dream about. That is located about 2 kilometres offshore.
Just onshore are picnic benches under the towering fig trees and Norfolk pines, known as the Busselton Foreshore.
The Jetty Foreshore is a great place for kids too. There is a clean, gently sloping white sandy beach with plenty of facilities if needed. There are many parks along the seaside to keep kid's climb-and-jump urges satisfied.
Busselton is a wonderful place to come for a family holiday whether you're just popping over from somewhere else in WA, or from elsewhere, there are many natural locations within easy driving distance of this beautiful city. The Geographe Bay shoreline is incredible, and there is a distinct feel to this magical western haven.
One of the things we enjoy most about Busselton is the cleanliness and beauty of the city itself. Somehow the city has retained a laid back atmosphere while every expanding into a trendy, populous city.
The city itself is well laid out, with beautiful architecture yet retains the integrity of a history shaped by Geographe Bay. Almost all of Busselton is within walking distance of everywhere else. It is a beautiful stroll up through the centre of town along Queen Street to the Busselton Jetty and Busselton visitors centre.
The city is also easy to navigate by car and has quick access to all of the major routes north to Bunbury, west to Dunsborough and south to Margaret River.
The Foreshore north and south of Busselton Jetty is lined with parks, biking trails, walking trails, and of course – the beach!
The Busselton Jetty is a fantastic place to visit with beautiful swimming areas, eating and dining, play parks, walking and biking trails, and of course the longest jetty in the southern hemisphere.
We highly always enjoy our food from Equinox cafe just south of the Busselton Jetty. A large tree-canopied park with cycle-friendly locking make this THE place to come when visiting Busselton.
The Interpretive Centre at the start of the Jetty is the place to book tickets on the Jetty train, to walk along the Jetty and to get into the Underwater Observatory at the Jetty's end.
We HIGHLY RECOMMEND visiting the Jetty and Underwater Observatory as they're both fascinating, educational and stimulating.
Great for all ages. Seriously, go here.
The lifestyle Busselton provides brings many tourists from "up north" as well as flocks of exquisite white cockatoos (where most places have seagulls).
You might catch a game of volleyball on the beach or hear a game of tennis on the numerous seaside courts.
Swim in the safe pontoon jetty, take a stroll, or watch the fishermen.
The Port Geographe Marina is home to a plethora of plush yachts and boats. Boats are moored both in the Marina itself and in the surrounding waters.
There are many sitting areas and benches around Mitchell Park in the centre of the city, and the green grassy area is well lit even at night.
A pagoda pavilion offer some respite from the midday sun as well as the surrounding trees.
There are also excellent toilet facilities which border the car park.
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