Things to See and Do
Near Busselton, Western Australia, Australia
Busselton is the premier holiday destination in Western Australia offering easy access to spectacular coastline, national parks, Karri and Tuart Forests and mysterious limestone caves. Beachlands is located on the protected shores of Geographe Bay providing endless opportunities for swimming, beachcombing, fishing, crabbing, water skiing and diving. Famous Busselton Jetty, the longest wooden jetty…
Busselton is the premier holiday destination in Western Australia offering easy access to spectacular coastline, national parks, Karri and Tuart Forests and mysterious limestone caves. Beachlands is located on the protected shores of Geographe Bay providing endless opportunities for swimming, beachcombing, fishing, crabbing, water skiing and diving. Famous Busselton Jetty, the longest wooden jetty in the southern hemisphere now boasts being a world-class tourist attraction. At the Underwater Observatory visitors can descend 8m below sea level to view the unique sea life that abounds around the coral encrusted pylons at the end of the jetty. Gourmet food abounds in the south west. Treat your taste buds to chocolate, cheese, yoghurt, fudge, honeycomb, freshly roasted coffee and award winning menus from an array of local producers. Busselton and Margaret River have become well known for the superb wines produced in our idyllic climate. The choice of wines on offer at local cellars doors is sure to satisfy the most discerning wine lover.
Nearby Tourist destinations
Busselton Jetty and Underwater Observatory
Located nearly two kilometres out to sea along the southern hemisphere’s longest timber jetty, the Busselton Jetty Underwater Observatory is eight metres below sea level and allows you to view an amazing marine world of schooling fish and tropical coral... without getting your feet wet! With 200,000 visitors to the Busselton Jetty each year, why not spend a few hours to soak up the unique atmosphere and “be touched by nature”. The Busselton Jetty, with more than 300 individual marine species, is host to an awe inspiring "forest" of vividly-coloured tropical and sub-tropical corals, sponges, fish and invertebrates. It is described as Australia's greatest artificial reef. Opening Hours Winter: 9am to 5pm daily May to November (weather permitting) 8am to 6pm daily December to April (bookings essential)
Bushtucker River & Wine Tours
No. 1. Visit 7 iconic Margaret River attractions, as well as lunch at a winery! Tour departs daily from 10am to 5-30pm. Taste more, see more, enjoy more! We visit 4 famous Wineries, 1 Brewery, Chocolate and Cheese Companies! We guarantee a fun and fabulous day out! Pick up is from any location between Margaret River, Busselton, Dunsborough and Yallingup! ONLY $85 adult and $40 child. Google bushtuckertours for bookings, photos, tour itineraries and great deals! We reply quick! Ask about our Maxi-deal Mondays! Only $75 per person for the whole day all day! (Conditions apply). No. 2. BUSHTUCKER CAVE AND CANOE TOUR, on Margaret River! This tour departs daily from 10am to 2pm all year round. Tour departs Margaret River Mouth 10km from town at 9.45am. All equipment is provided. For all ages and abilities. See cliffs, caves, wild life, wilderness and spectacular views with well educated and fun tour guide. Everyone will also get to try native bushfoods and gourmet local produce at lunch. ONLY $85 adult and $40 child. Google bushtuckertours for bookings, photos, information and great deals! Do both tours get $30 off second tour costs! Google bushtuckertours for bookings, photos, information and the best price deals! Location 20 Auger Way, Margaret River WA 6285 Email firstname.lastname@example.org Website www.bushtuckertours.com Phone +61 08 9757 9084 Fax No +61 08 97587115 Mobile 0419 911 971
Dolphin Discovery Centre
The Dolphin Discovery Centre is Australia’s Premier Dolphin Experience. Located on the shores of Koombana Bay, visitors can experience four levels of interaction unequalled anywhere else in Australia. This includes an Interpretive Centre and Theatre, Interaction Zone, Swim Tours and Eco Cruises. As a non-profit community based organisation we are committed to dolphin research, education, conservation and tourism. With over 100 Bottlenose Dolphins living in the Bay, groups of them can be regularly seen in the shallow waters in front of the Centre (Interaction Zone), as well as on eco cruises and swim encounters. In addition our café offers delicious food that can be eaten in our relaxed indoor area or on our decking overlooking the ocean. The souvenir shop boasts a range of quality souvenirs as well as an ever growing selection of local crafts and indigenous art. Location Two hour drive south of Perth, on Koombana Drive Email email@example.com Phone +61 08 9791 3088 Fax No +61 08 9791 3420
Naturaliste Charters Whale Watching Cruises
Join award winning Naturaliste Charters for an exhilarating Whale Watch Cruise. "Experience Nature at its best". Experience nature with Naturaliste Charters, a West Australian charter boat company based in the pristine sou-west of the state, conducting whale watching eco-tours. During our eco-cruises, witness the behaviour of migrating Humpback, Southern Right and Blue Whales, in the pristine bays of the spectacular south-west of Western Australia. Naturaliste Charters has a close affinity with the whales of this area, being the first and original company to observe the arrival of these unique natural species in these waters. Finalist of the Western Australian Tourism Awards. Viewing migrating whales in the scenic south west is an exhilarating experience not to be missed! Join award winning Naturaliste Charters for a 2-3 hour eco-cruise aboard our luxury 17 metre catamaran Cetacean Explorer for a total nature experience. Location 308 Geographe Bay Road, Pro Fishermans Boat Ramp, Dunsborough Email firstname.lastname@example.org Phone +61 97258511 Mobile 0417186133
Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse
Breathtaking panoramic views of the Indian Ocean, Cape Naturaliste, Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park and the beautiful Geographe Bay coastline reward visitors to the top balcony of the Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse. Easier than most lighthouses to climb, the Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse is one of the most popular attractions in the Geographe Bay and Margaret River Wine region.
Located in the Margaret River wine region just off Caves Road, a short distance north of Yallingup. Explore the cave and experience stunning stalactite, stalagmite, helicitite and shawl formations. Visit an interpretive area detailing Ngilgi Cave's interesting history. A cafe, playground, barbecue facilities and walk trails make Ngilgi Cave a fun place to visit for the entire family. Phone +61 8 9755 2152
There’s always something going on at Happs Pottery... Whether it’s throwing, turning, glazing or firing, visitors are invited to come and have a chat with the potters. Educating visitors on the process of pottery is important to us, so feel free to wander around and ask a few questions. We make our own glorious glazes and have a huge range of unique and individual pieces which we are more than happy to pack and send for you. Email email@example.com Phone +61 9755 3479
The Mythic Mazes
Spend half an hour or half a day following in the footsteps of King Arthur and his Knights, or Ancient Greek heroes and monsters, as you take the challenge of hedge mazes, native plant-based sculpture gardens, puzzles and games. The Myths and Legends theme continues in our Gallery of Wonders, with sculptures, textiles, artworks and books. Open all school holidays and long weekends.
Surfing in the South West
Geographe Bay is known for its amazing surf spots. Between the waves in Cape Naturalist, Yallingup, Gracetown and the breaks at Surfers Point in Margaret River, your surfing safari is sure be exhilarating.
HMAS Swan Wreck Dive
The HMAS Swan was a Royal Australian Navy River Class Frigate Destroyer built in 1967. Located 1.3km off Point Piquet near the popular town of Dunsborough, the HMAS Swan sits in around 30 meters of water and was the first Navy vessel to be sunk as a dive wreck. At 113 meters in length and 23 meters high she is a brilliant dive for all levels of diver experience. Today it is home to a wide range of marine life, and provides a fun and fascinating dive.
Xscape at the Cape Fun Park
Located just north of Dunsborough, Xscape is the South West's premier fun park with Wacky Putt Golf, Mine Shaft Maze, Jungle Mountain, train ride, Millers Ice Cream, Café and a new water play area with waterslides will be opening in December 2013!
Experience the ultimate adventure at Yallingup Maze when you conquer one of WA’s biggest and most exciting timber mazes! In the café you’ll find the largest collection of mind-bending puzzles in the southwest while you enjoy a freshly ground coffee, drinks and tasty treats. There's also a nature playground under the magic forest, a big bouncy castle and shaded kids playground.
Wonky Windmill Farm and Eco Park
The kids will love to bottle feed the lambs and make friends with pigs, ponies, rabbits, guinea pigs, llama, alpaca, deer, goats, emus, kangaroos and ostrich. Wonky Windmill Farm is a great way for children and adults to learn about farm animals and farm life. Bring a picnic, enjoy a BBQ enjoy the delicious food from the Farm Cafe.
Margaret River Chocolate Factory
The Margaret River Chocolate Company provides a fascinating insight into the world of chocolate, with free chocolate tastings and interactive displays and a viewing window to watch the chocolate products being made. There is also a mouth-watering range of chocolate bars, chocolate coated delights, hand made truffles, novelty chocolates, chocolate sauces and much more for sale. Enjoy a coffee and treat or lunch from the cafe.
A visit to Simmo's in Dunsborough is a must! There are over 60 flavours of delicious ice-cream to try as well as beautiful grounds with a playground and mini golf - fun for the whole family!