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The coastal gateway to the world-famous
Margaret River region
ith a fast-growing
less than 30,000,
it’s the region’s
main business hub. The 30km
of beaches with adventure
playgrounds and the calm,
lapping waters of Geographe Bay
make this seaside resort town
perfect for families. Stretching
for 14km from Monahan’s Corner
to Port Geographe, the Busselton
beachfront is a popular cycling
and walking route. Culturally, the
town has plenty to offer. Housed
in the town’s Old Butter Factory
on Peel Terrace, the Busselton
Museum is the largest museum
outside Perth. The new cultural
precinct links the town centre
to the foreshore and the iconic
Busselton Jetty and underwater
observatory. Lined with trees and
featuring rain gardens, interesting
street furniture and bronze figures,
it’s a hub for outdoor events.
Enjoy a stroll through the Waljin
Aboriginal Gardens by the Visitor
Centre on Peel Terrace and find out
about the traditional custodians
of the land. There’s a variety
of accommodation to suit all
budgets from camping grounds to
beachside resorts and apartments
where you are literally a few
metres from the shoreline.
Drive | From Perth it is 222km via the Kwinana Freeway and Busselton.
The inland town route can be taken by travelling down South West
Bus | South West coachlines operates 3-5 times per day 7 days a week to
Busselton and TransWA provides services daily.
Fly | Skywest flies to Busselton twice a week on Fridays and Sundays with
flights available to/from Perth and Albany. There are also a number of
charter air services from Perth.
Shopping | Fig Tree Lane between Kent and Prince streets is home
to boutique fashion, jewellery, homewares and a famous bakery.
Next door is the Boulevard Shopping Centre and Coles while further
down Prince Street is the Busselton Central Shopping Centre, home to
the Supa IGA, Dome and various shops. Between Queen and Stanley
along one-way Prince Street is a busy shopping and cafe precinct; also
along the length of Queen Street there are a number of eateries, dive,
surf and clothing shops plus a new bookshop.
Art and culture | Busselton’s Cultural Precinct extends from Adelaide
Street to Marine Terrace and incorporates the Old Courthouse Art
Complex and the GeoArt Gallery. Buy some art from local artisans
exhibiting in the Courthouse Gallery and enjoy refreshment at the
Old Post Office Tea Rooms.
Sport | The Geographe Leisure Centre on the corner Queen Elizabeth
Avenue and Recreation Lane has an indoor heated aquatic facility,
fitness centre, and outdoor activity pool suitable for water polo.
Foreshore | With more than 30km of beach in front of you, you’re
sure to find a secluded spot for swimming and sunbathing. Toilets are
located at Port Geographe, Freycinet Drive, Georgette Street, Busselton
Foreshore (at the end of Queen Street), King Street, Dolphin Road,
Alan Street Roberts Road.
Skydiving over Busselton
(Photography Southern Skydivers).
Busselton foreshore (Photography
Geographe Bay Tourism Association).
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