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Holiday homes Busselton – A sporty coastal city with a big country heart

It’s an ironman’s mecca, an aquatic playground by day and a lively city centre at night. It really does offer something for everyone!

At the northern gateway to the Margaret River Wine Region, Busselton is an ideal starting point for a visit to Australia’s South-West. It’s the perfect place to take the family, indulge in a romantic getaway, or just to sit back, relax and watch the world go by. For a fantastic range of Busselton holiday homes, Private Properties has you covered.

Photo: Geographe Bay Tourism Association (Busselton Jetty)

Busselton Fact File

  • Busselton is 221km from Perth
  • Driving time from Perth: 2.75 hours
  • Flying time from Perth: 30 minutes to Busselton Regional Airport
  • Tourist information: Geographe Bay Tourism Association
Things To Do in Busselton
  • Aquatic playground

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    Photo: Geographe Bay Tourism Association

    Located on the sweeping shores of Geographe Bay, Busselton’s crystal blue waters and 30 kilometres of dazzling, white sandy beaches are perfect for those who love to waterski, snorkel, dive, fish and sail.

  • Family activities

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    Photo: Geographe Bay Tourism Association

    There are plenty of adventure, entertainment, natural and historical attractions to keep the whole family happy — including mini-golf and archery, skydiving, whale-watching, deep sea fishing charters and cycling along the foreshore (or to the nearby coastal town of Dunsborough).

  • Sporting and festival events

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    Photo: Geographe Bay Tourism Association

    Busselton is also host to many annual sporting and community events, such as the Sunsmart Ironman WA, Busselton Beach Festival, Busselton Jetty Swim, Festival of Busselton, Chevron City to Surf, Festival of Triathlon and many more adventure races, competitions and fun runs.

  • Iconic jetty and underwater world

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    Photo: Geographe Bay Tourism Association

    The city is rich in history. Be amazed at Busselton’s 140-year-old jetty, which is the longest wooden structure in the Southern Hemisphere. You can either walk the length of the 1.8km jetty or take the little tourist train part of the way.

    The jetty’s highly acclaimed Underwater Observatory allows visitors to see the amazing coral and fish life through 11 viewing windows.

  • Heritage trails and buildings

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    Photo: Geographe Bay Tourism Association

    Take the Heritage Park and Trail that starts on the corner of Peel Terrace and Causeway Road in Busselton. The trail passes a range of contemporary sculptures that link the past and present, and includes the acclaimed Aboriginal Interpretative Garden as well as a number of historic landmarks such as the historic Courthouse Complex (1854) that was once a courtroom, jail house, stable, post office, sergeant’s quarters and bond store.

    It is now home to the dynamic ArtGeo Gallery and cafe, plus a display of high quality art, jewellery, pottery, photography and woodwork.

  • Early pioneering history

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    Photo: Geographe Bay Tourism Association

    Feel like exploring the nearby area? Take a 10km scenic drive to Wonnerup House near the Vasse Estuary Wetlands. Built by the Layman family, it’s an important surviving example of early farm pioneering in Western Australia. There is a magnificent homestead (1859) and earlier house (1837) which was later converted into a dairy, plus a kitchen, stables and blacksmiths area, teacher house and school. These National Trust buildings set in beautiful gardens.

  • Eating out

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    Photo: Geographe Bay Tourism Association

    The town offers a variety of venues for eating out, from relaxed coffee shops to sophisticated and trendy bars, cafés and fine restaurants.

  • Unique tuart forest

    Zephyr

    Photo: Geographe Bay Tourism Association

    Nearby is the world’s only natural stand of tuart forest, located along Ludlow Tuart Forest Tourist Drive. These trees are estimated to be between 300 and 400 years old and the forest is also home to bandicoots, wambengers, birds of prey, kangaroos and possums. Enjoy the peaceful forest setting with its many picnic areas and walk trails.

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