Things To Do In Busselton

Busselton has a lot of attractions that are free and suitable for all ages.

Visit the local Busselton visitors center to find out more about tourist attractions and activities.

Enjoy a Picnic on the Busselton Foreshore

Enjoy the stunning sunsets and the view of the famous Geographe Bay jetty. You’re guaranteed to have a spot for swimming on the seemingly endless white sand beach.

Pack your picnic and visit one of the many picnic areas that offer shade, seating, and public BBQs.

Bring your snorkeling gear to see the dolphins swimming in the shallow waters.

Choose from the many playgrounds that are spread along the shoreline, including the brand-new Shipwreck Adventure Playground.

Dunsborough: A Cycle Tour

The Busselton Foreshore is connected by a network of bike paths that extends all the way up to Dunsborough. This is a great way to explore more of the Margaret River Region.

This 24km ride will allow you to enjoy the stunning views of the coast while getting some exercise.

Take A Tour Of Nocturnal Wildlife

This unique Australian bush experience will take you out at night to observe Woylies in the wild.

Woylies, which are small kangaroo relatives and a rare nocturnal macropod, are critically endangered.

The tour is held at a conservation refuge that allows access to its population of wild brush-tailed betongs (woylies).

This tour is suitable for families, and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the sanctuary’s conservation work.

Visit the largest section of pure Tuart forest in the world

Tuart Forest is a great place to visit if you’re looking for something to do in Busselton, Australia.

The trees, Eucalyptus Gomphocephala, are estimated to be 300-400 years old. Some of them stand over 33 meters high and have a diameter of over 10 meters.

Enjoy the tranquility of Tuart Forest National Park while admiring native Western Australian plants.

Take a High Ropes Adventure

Get out in the forest and enjoy a fun and exciting adventure! You can zipline, climb high ropes, and even ride a BMX through the trees.

Start at 3 meters and progress up to 19 meters above the forest floor. As you go, the activities become more difficult. They get longer and wobblier.

The park has a zipline course with more than seven zips. It finishes with a zipline of over 150 meters. This is a must-try activity. Book in advance.

Walk Along Busselton Jetty

Busselton Jetty is 1,841 meters in length and the longest timber-piled dock in the Southern Hemisphere.

The jetty at central Busselton is 148 years old! It has survived a storm, cyclone, and fire.

The history of the jetty is told by an interpretive center located at the beginning of the jetty.

After you are done, walk along the jetty to the end or take the Jetty Train. Bring a hat, some water, and a bottle of sunscreen for the trip.

Visit the Busselton Jetty Underwater Observatory

The Underwater Observatory is located at the Busselton Jetty. The observatory opened in 2003 after ten years of fundraising and planning.

The Underwater Observatory can accommodate up to forty people at any time. Visitors will descend eight meters below the surface of the water to see one of Australia’s best eco-tourism sites.

The 9.5-meter observation chamber has eleven windows that allow you to see the 300 different species of fishes, sponges, corals, and invertebrates living in this unique ecosystem.

Book A Whale Watching Tour

Join a whale-watching cruise leaving from Busselton to experience some of WA’s best whale-watching! It’s possible to see seals, dolphins and seabirds.

This is a truly amazing day. If you want to get up close and personal with humpback or southern right whales (of course, you do!), then book early. Book early to avoid disappointment.

Step back in time to the Wonnerup

Wonnerup, a house 10 minutes outside of town, was built by George Layman in 1859. He died the same year after being speared by a local Aboriginal worker.

The property is listed as a heritage farm precinct, and it is an important example of pioneering farming in the area.

Visitors can explore the grounds, which include a restored 1837 homestead, a former house that was converted to a dairy, and a blacksmith’s workshop. There is also a school, teacher’s rooms, stables, and a kitchen.

The house and building contain interesting historical information and are well-preserved. It is a wonderful way to see how life used to be.

Visit the Vasse Wetlands

The Ramsar Convention has listed the Vasse-Wonnerup Wetlands as “Wetlands Internationally Important.”

More than 30,000 birds of 90 species use the wetlands each year.

Buy a ticket to the South West Craft Beer Festival

The South West Craft Beer Festival is held only one day per year at Signal Park on the Busselton Foreshore in summer.

You’ll get to sample over 120 different craft beers from local breweries.

Add to that the best live bands and DJs in Margaret River. You’ve got a great Beerfest.

Old Courthouse Arts Complex, a heritage site

The Old Courthouse Arts Complex is Busselton’s oldest building and is a great place to visit for history buffs.

The complex, which is 160 years old, includes the original courtroom and bond store as well as the police station jail cell, horse stables, and the police station.

Take a guided tour and be entertained by stories about escapees, infamous characters, prison life on a daily basis, famous court cases, etc.

Scuba Diving Busselton Jetty

Scuba diving at the Busselton Jetty is one of the best things to do for water lovers in Busselton.

Busselton, the ideal place to learn scuba diving, is a great spot for complete beginners. You’ll also be able to see a variety of marine life.

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