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TransWA connect with the Bunbury Train. South West Coaches have scheduled services to Bunbury with onward connections to Perth.
There is an airport and terminal, but no commercial scheduled services. Some charter flights operate for weekends away at the Margaret River.
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.
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.
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]
We found a lovely B&B in the leafy suburb of Country Road. It has 3 rooms and sleeps a max. of 6 people. Prices are $130 including a healthy breakfast. 08 9754 2338 [email protected]
The Margaret River is an easy day trip.