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Busselton is a town on Geographe Bay in the South West region of Western Australia


Get in

By car

Busselton is under 3 hours drive from Perth, and under an hour from Bunbury.

By coach

TransWA connect with the Bunbury Train. South West Coaches have scheduled services to Bunbury with onward connections to Perth.

By plane

There is an airport and terminal, but no commercial scheduled services. Some charter flights operate for weekends away at the Margaret River.

Get around

You can walk from the pier and the beach to town, they are around 200m apart.

Busselton has a local bus service, stretching as far south as the Margaret River region, as as far north as Bunbury.

There used to be a train service along the length of the Jetty, but the service has not run since 2005. It is scheduled to reopen at some stage with the repair of the jetty underway.


The most famous feature of Busselton is the pier. It is wooden, and very long. It is currently closed for maintenance, and due to reopen in May 2010. The pier has an underwater observatory near the end, and a museum and information centre near the beginning.


  • Swimming, there is a swimming pier by the side of the main pier.
  • Snorkelling is good around the pier, but is off limits while the maintenance work is carried out.
  • Tennis - nice old fashioned grass tennis courts available to hire.



If you feel like ice-cream, you have a choice of Simmos at the beach, or Gelato in town. The Gelato is homemade and relatively cheap, and they make their own chocolate spoons and bowls.

Busselton has an amazing amount of large licenced cafes, serving modern Australian style cuisine. You have plenty of choice if you take a walk down the main street.

  • El Gringo Mexican, [1]. The Chimichanga is a specialty, and worth trying if you are into fried Mexican. The con queso isn't, and just tastes like melted cheese.



  • Abbey Beach Resort, 595 Bussell Highway, +61 (0)8 9755 4600, [2]. checkin: 14.00; checkout: 10.00. Resort near the beach. Luxury hotel and apartment accommodation with a complete range of facilities.

For another option try a holiday house for little more than a good hotel room. e.g. We stayed in a modern 2b/Rm beachfront apartment. Only steps away from the white sands of Geographe Bay. Sleeps 4. From $115/night. 0897542554 [email protected]


Get out

The Margaret River is an easy day trip.

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