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Busselton, Western Australia

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In Busselton's calm turquoise bay you can take a 1.8-kilometre stroll or train ride over the Indian Ocean on the longest timber-piled jetty in the southern hemisphere. And below the waves, Australia's best artificial reef can be viewed by stepping into the Underwater Observatory or getting suited up for a diving tour.

Twice voted Western Australia's Top Tourism Town, and just a short hop from the Margaret River wine region, Busselton gives you plenty of reasons to take the 2-hour-and-40-minute drive or 50-minute flight south from Perth.

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Attractions

  • Galleries, Museums and Collections (4)
    1. Artgeo Cultural Complex - Old Courthouse Artgeo Cultural Complex Old Courthouse is situated at the northern end of Queen Street in Busselton, a stones throw from the famous Busselton Jetty. It is housed in one of the oldest buildings in Western Australia. Built in 1856 and comprising of gaol cells, stables, sergeants quarters and courtroom it has been an arts centre since 1975.
    2. Ballarat Engine The Ballarat Engine was Western Australias first steam locomotive which now sits proudly on display in Victoria Square, Busselton. Train enthusiasts will enjoy reading about the history of the engine, which played a significant role in the towns thriving timber industry in the late 1800s.
    3. Old Court House Complex Examine the extensive selection of local arts and craft at the Old Court House Complex whilst exploring the oldest building in Busselton. Wander around the 1854 Courthouse and Gaol to see how the early settlers were incarcerated. Take your time checking out the courtroom, gaol cells, stable and sergeants quarters, where you can learn all about the history of the early legal system and the punishments imposed.
    4. The Busselton Museum The Busselton Museum is housed in the towns Old Butter Factory and is the largest museum outside of the Perth metropolitan area. Allow as much time as possible to meander through the buildings of the museum to examine the vast array of historical collections on offer.
  • Historical Sites and Heritage Locations (2)
    1. Heritage Park and Trail The Heritage Park and Trail in Busselton is a self guided easy walk through the charming coastal town providing information about the towns rich and colourful heritage. Visit significant landmarks such as the Ballarat Steam Engine, the first steam locomotive used in Western Australia, St Marys Church which is the oldest stone church in the state and Pioneer Cemetery, the final resting place of many of the regions early settlers.
    2. St Mary's Anglican Church St Marys Anglican Church in Busselton is the oldest stone church in the state. Built by the early settlers in the 1840s this beautiful historic building was the primary place of worship for the Vasse community. A visit to the charming old church is a must. Take your time to truly capture the beauty of this renovated building.
  • Landmarks and Buildings (1)
    1. Busselton Jetty The Busselton Jetty experience takes you 1.8 kilometres out to sea, on the longest timber-piled jetty in the southern hemisphere, and the second longest in the world. Stroll or take a train ride over the waters of Geographe Bay to the Underwater Observatory, your window to Australia's best artificial reef.
  • National Parks and Reserves (1)
    1. Ludlow Tuart Forest The Ludlow Tuart Forest provides a unique opportunity to enjoy a leisurely drive through the last remaining natural tall tuart forest in the world. Marvel at the beauty of these rare ancient giants that are estimated to be over 300 years old.
  • Natural Attractions (2)
    1. Busselton Beachfront The picturesque Busselton Beachfront is home to the longest timber pier in the Southern Hemisphere, Busselton Jetty. The beachfront has a vast array of attractions to keep you entertained. Visit the Interpretive Centre at the shore end of the jetty for an insight into Busselton Jettys history or make the 1.8 kilometre walk down the jetty to the spectacular underwater observatory. It is a unique experience not to be missed.
    2. Vasse River and Rotary Park Vasse River and Rotary Park is a picturesque setting for a picnic. Situated on the banks of the Vasse River, its easy to forget you are in the heart of Busselton as you relax in the tranquil surroundings.
  • Sports and Recreation Facilities (1)
    1. Yoganup Playground Yoganup Playground is an award winning adventure playground for children of all ages on the foreshore of Busselton. Children will be eager to try out the climbing tower and curly slide. Combining imaginative play with old fashioned fun, the playground will keep children entertained for hours.

Events

  • Exhibitions and Shows (3)
    1. Busselton Agricultural Show Come and celebrate the Busselton Agricultural Show!
    2. Club Marine Geographe Bay Race Week Club Marine Geographe Bay Raceweek is Western Australia's longest Yachting Regatta that attracts around 100 yachts and 1,000 sailors annually. Held on the pristine waters of Geographe Bay the event boast some of the best sailing conditions in Australia and the world class facilities of Port Geographe Marina offer safe and secure berthing of vessels.
    3. Rally By The Seaside Model A Ford lovers from all over the world will be making their way to the picturesque Busselton region in the south-west of Western Australia for the 23rd Australian Model A Ford Rally.
  • Festivals and Celebrations (2)
    1. Festival of Busselton *** January 2015 date to be confirmed. ***
    2. Southbound Festival Southbound festival is Western Australia's only major music and camping festival, and 2015 marks Southbound's 11th year!
  • Sporting Events (5)
    1. Busselton Spring Running Festival The Busselton Spring Running Festival will come to life again in October. Running events covering five kilometres, ten kilometres and the 42.2 kilometre marathon will be held over two days. There will also be a kids event. Running-specific seminars will be held on the Saturday afternoon as well as the Athletes Toy Shop. The event will all be held in the confines of the Busselton City Centre and foreshore.
    2. Quit Forest Rally Western Australia's round of the Australian Rally Championship attracts Australia's best cars and drivers, including the best classic cars. The rally also incorporates motor bikes, making it a weekend of Motor Sport Extravaganza.
    3. SunSmart Busselton Festival of Triathlon The popular SunSmart Busselton Festival of Triathlon is a three day festival incorporating the Busselton IronMan 70.3 triathlon which provides a challenging course for competitors. Participants will swim 1.9 kilometres, ride 90.1 kilometres and run 21.1 kilometres.
    4. SunSmart Busselton Jetty Swim The SunSmart Busselton Jetty Swim 2015 event will be held over two days, with activities and family entertainment for everyone. The swim itself will take place on the Sunday morning. This event is regarded as one of South West Western Australia's most famous sporting events.
    5. SunSmart IRONMAN Western Australia Busselton A stalwart of the Asia-Pacific triathlon scene since 2004, SunSmart IRONMAN Western Australia takes place in the scenic town of Busselton, in the south-west region of Western Australia.

Tours

  • Full Day (2)
    1. Bushtucker River and Winery Tours Bushtucker River and Winery Tours is an award winning tour company located in Margaret River in the south west of Western Australia. Tours also depart daily from Bunbury with a minimum number of six people. Contact Bunbury Visitor Centre for more details.
    2. Gray Line Perth Gray Line Perth is a long established Australian owned premium sightseeing company. Owned by the Driver Family, they have been operating for more than 80 years and have a fleet of over 120 vehicles with other operations in Melbourne, Tasmania, and Darwin, with an alliance partner in Brisbane and the Gold Coast.
  • Half Day (1)
    1. Southern Skydivers Live the most exhilarating experience of your life...skydiving, the highest, fastest, most spectacular adventure sport of them all! Securely attached to your experienced and professional tandem Instructor, you will be guided through your entire skydive.

Visitor Information

BIG4 Beachlands Holiday Park

10 Earnshaw Road,
Busselton, 6280,
Australia

Freecall: 1300 232 245

Tel: 08 9752 2107
Email: stay@beachlands.net
Website: www.beachlands.com.au

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