Food, wine, nature and wildlife – the perfect antidote to a busy life

Not only is Busselton the gateway to the world-famous Margaret River region, the laidback town in the southwest pocket of Western Australia is an adventure mecca with endless sandy beaches, great surf, crystal clear waters and a world-famous jetty all within easy reach.

Let your eyes bliss out over the Indian Ocean as you stroll the Busselton Jetty, then hang out at the seaside cafes or go swimming or scuba diving. Head off on a charter boat for some whale watching, or dive into the local art galleries for your culture fix.

Then hop in a car and within 45 minutes, you can be delighting your tastebuds in the Margaret River region’s award-winning wineries and restaurants. Here, you’ll also find a lively calendar of events across the year.

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Things to do

  • Pretty grey and white huts at the start of Busselton Jetty.

    Get to the jetty

    Busselton Jetty, the crown jewel of Busselton and its waterfront precinct, was originally built in 1865 and measured just 165 metres long. The new-look jetty is now 1.8km long and makes for a spectacularly scenic walk (or cute train ride) to the end of the jetty. Dip underneath to the Underwater Observatory and get up close with the technicolour marine life below.

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Airport information

Busselton Margaret River Airport opens in new window(BQB)

Distance to Busselton 8km

Taxi Busselton Taxi offer a range of taxis and rental vehicles. Call on 131 008 or contact them to pre-arrange an airport pick-up.

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When to go

There isn’t a bad time to visit this region, but summer is certainly the busiest and liveliest. Mid-seasons are also fine and winter (June–September) is the quietest. There are many excellent festivals throughout the year so check the WA festivals calendar opens in new window if you want to plan your trip around an event or interest.

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Getting around

TransRegional operate public buses, and there are taxis available to call, but this area is all about exploring, so hiring a car opens in new window is probably the most efficient option.

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