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Busselton
Travel Guide

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.

Where to stay in Busselton

Top Hotels in Busselton

Dunsborough Central Motel
Dunsborough Central Motel
4 out of 5
50 Dunn Bay Road, Dunsborough, WA
The price is $136 per night from Mar 2 to Mar 3

Located in Dunsborough, this apartment building is 1 mi (1.7 km) from Country Life Farm and within 6 mi (10 km) of Meelup Beach and Ngiligi Cave. Cape Naturaliste ...

4.2/5Excellent! (441 reviews)

"Older property but central location to Dunsborough"…"

Reviewed on Jan 23, 2021

Dunsborough Central Motel
Bayview Geographe Resort
Bayview Geographe Resort
4 out of 5
555 Bussell Hwy, Broadwater, WA
The price is $98 per night from Mar 11 to Mar 12

Nestled on the beach, this Broadwater resort is 0.4 mi (0.6 km) from Geographe Bay and 2.7 mi (4.4 km) from Busselton District Hospital. Busselton Jetty and ...

4/5Very Good! (991 reviews)

"Loved the quiet location and gardens, close to the beach for a lovely walk. Also a close walk to other resorts to duck in for a drink or two. Was not expecting the restaurant to be closed on our first morning for breakfast."…"

Reviewed on Feb 17, 2021

Bayview Geographe Resort
Ringtails Motel
Ringtails Motel
2.5 out of 5
6 Pries Avenue, Busselton, WA
The price is $99 per night from Mar 1 to Mar 2

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

4.4/5Wonderful! (46 reviews)

"Great place to stay when in busso for work"…"

Reviewed on Nov 20, 2020

Ringtails Motel
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Vacation Rentals in Busselton

Dunsborough Central Motel
Dunsborough Central Motel
4 out of 5
50 Dunn Bay Road, Dunsborough, WA
The price is $136 per night from Mar 2 to Mar 3

Located in Dunsborough, this apartment building is 1 mi (1.7 km) from Country Life Farm and within 6 mi (10 km) of Meelup Beach and Ngiligi Cave. Cape Naturaliste ...

4.2/5Excellent! (441 reviews)

"Older property but central location to Dunsborough"…"

Reviewed on Jan 23, 2021

Dunsborough Central Motel
Dunsborough Rail Carriages & Farm Cottages
Dunsborough Rail Carriages & Farm Cottages
3.5 out of 5
123 Commonage Road, Quindalup, WA

Located in Quindalup, this cottage is within 3 mi (5 km) of Geographe Bay, Dunsborough Visitor Centre, and Happs Margaret River. Country Life Farm is 3.1 mi ...

4.1/5Very Good! (170 reviews)

"There were eggs on arrival in fridge and could collect more over the days by going down and feeding the animals, which was a fantastic activity for the kids. Plus had our own private bbq to use on veranda."…"

Reviewed on Jan 9, 2021

Dunsborough Rail Carriages & Farm Cottages
Amalfi Resort
Amalfi Resort
3.5 out of 5
15 Earnshaw Road, West Busselton, WA
The price is $225 per night from Mar 2 to Mar 3

This family-friendly Busselton villa is located by the ocean, within 3 mi (5 km) of Busselton Visitor Centre, Busselton Jetty and Busselton Jetty Underwater ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (252 reviews)

"Great place to stay, would highly recommend this place. Very clean, comfortable and super friendly"…"

Reviewed on Jan 19, 2021

Amalfi Resort
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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