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Karri trees standing 60m-plus
dominate the hilly slopes and
valleys of this regrowth forest,
20km from Margaret River.
At the most south-westerly tip of
Australia, where the Indian and
Southern oceans meet near Augusta.
jetty stretches out to the gentle
waters of Geographe Bay, with an
Underwater Observatory at the end.
A self-guided audio journey
through majestic chambers finishes
with a winding walk through the
The business hub of the region, Busselton is a popular
family holiday spot best known for its two-kilometre
jetty. The town centre is swarming with cafes, shops,
pubs, restaurants and business services, and there is a new
cultural precinct that links the town to the foreshore. See
a movie at the drive-in cinema, check out the 300 species
of marine life in the observatory at the jetty’s end, hire a
bike and ride along the beachfront, and watch the dolphins
frolicking in Port Geographe Marina. Busselton is full of
resorts and tourist parks, and is often referred to as the
events capital of the region.
Another dynamic beach-fringed
destination, Dunsborough is located
on the picturesque Geographe Bay,
only 17km from Busselton and 50km
north of Margaret River. The thriving
township is now a boutique shoppers’
and foodies’ paradise, with designer
clothing shops, eco stores, organic
food cafes, trendy eateries, coffee
retailers, galleries, high-end jewellery
stores and restaurants lining the
streets. Meelup and Bunker Bay are
popular swimming and snorkelling
spots, and Cape Naturaliste is
renowned for its walking trails.
Bunker Bay (Photography Ben Reynolds).
Boranup Forest (Photography Tourism WA).
Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse.
Busselton Jetty (Photography Dan Paris).
Mammoth Cave (Photography Rebecca Larsen).
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