This attractive coastal city is known for beautiful beaches, great local restaurants and one of the longest wooden jetties in the Southern Hemisphere.

Visit Busselton to enjoy a range of outdoor activities, including cycling, fishing and snorkelling. Relax on some of Western Australia’s best beaches or enjoy a meal in an alfresco restaurant or café. This wonderful coastal city also features a calendar of annual events, including gourmet food and wine events and music festivals.

Busselton is a great place to shop, with many boutique shops selling locally made artwork and jewellery. Visit a museum to learn about the intriguing city or admire many buildings of historical significance, including the 19th-century St. Marys Church of England, one of the oldest stone churches in Western Australia.

Stop at Busselton Museum to learn about this city’s agricultural and maritime history. This museum features 10 rooms displaying photographs, memorabilia and equipment. Sign up for a group tour to learn about Busselton’s fascinating past from a knowledgeable local volunteer.

Busselton Jetty is a historic wooden jetty and one of the city’s most popular attractions. This long structure stretches 1.8 kilometres (1.1 miles) into the stunning Geographe Bay. Board the famous jetty train, a small train that leisurely transports visitors from one end of the jetty to the other.

Discover the Busselton Jetty Underwater Observatory at the end of the jetty. This unique facility allows visitors to observe one of Western Australia’s best man-made reefs. Notice colourful tropical and subtropical corals along with many beautiful fish, sponges and invertebrates.

Relax on Busselton Beach, a stretch of fine white sand with grassy areas nearby. The tranquil water makes the beach perfect for swimming, snorkelling, kayaking and paddle boarding. Stop at the nearby Port Geographe Marina to organise fishing and whale-watching charters.

Busselton is located 220 kilometres (140 miles) south of Western Australia’s capital, Perth. The striking coastal city features luxury beach resorts, private villas and affordable self-catered apartments. Enjoy fresh seafood and modern Australian cuisine from many local restaurants.

Stay in Busselton for a friendly coastal city atmosphere, excellent wine and food and some of Western Australia’s best beaches.

Top hotels in Busselton

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Busselton Ithaca Motel
Busselton Ithaca Motel
3 out of 5
110 Adelaide Street, Busselton, WA
AU$96
per night
24 Nov. - 25 Nov.

Situated in Busselton, this motel is within a 15-minute walk of Geographe Bay, Busselton Jetty and Busselton Jetty Underwater Observatory. Busselton Museum and ...

4.2/5Very Good! (93 reviews)

"Reception building maintain the traditional look. Room is newly furnished."…"

Reviewed on 13 Oct. 2019

Busselton Ithaca Motel
Nightcap at the Ship Inn
Nightcap at the Ship Inn
3.5 out of 5
8 Albert Street, Busselton, WA
AU$159
per night
24 Nov. - 25 Nov.

Situated near the beach, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Geographe Bay and Busselton Jetty. Busselton Visitor Centre and Busselton Jetty Underwater Observatory ...

4.3/5Excellent! (31 reviews)

"Excellence location, friendly staff, clean and tidy, everything just felt easy"…"

Reviewed on 11 Nov. 2019

Nightcap at the Ship Inn
Ringtails Motel
Ringtails Motel
2.5 out of 5
6 Pries Avenue, Busselton, WA
AU$120
per night
23 Nov. - 24 Nov.

Situated in Busselton, this motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Geographe Bay and Busselton Jetty. Busselton Jetty Underwater Observatory and Busselton Visitor Centre ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (12 reviews)

"Newly renovated property Good location to all main attractions"…"

Reviewed on 24 Oct. 2019

Ringtails Motel

Popular activities in Busselton

Busselton Jetty
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Busselton Jetty

4.5/5(324 reviews)

Take a leisurely train ride to the end of this famous Western Australian jetty to observe beautiful tropical and subtropical corals in the man-made reef beneath.

Busselton Jetty Underwater Observatory
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Busselton Jetty Underwater Observatory

4.5/5(93 reviews)

See around 300 different marine species and admire colourful tropical and subtropical corals in this unique man-made environment in Busselton.

Bunker Bay
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Bunker Bay

4.5/5(109 reviews)

Aquatic pursuits, scenic walks and marine and terrestrial wildlife make this Western Australia coastal area an attractive and exciting place to visit.

Top activities in Busselton

Busselton Jetty Train & Underwater Observatory Tour
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Busselton Jetty Train & Underwater Observatory Tour

AU$39

The second longest wooden jetty in the world offers a gateway to some spectacular sights and a unique journey out to sea. A ride on an electric train and a visit to the Underwater Observatory lets you discover the marine world off the coast of Western Australia and admire the ocean from solid ground.

Whale-Watching Experience in Geographe Bay
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Whale-Watching Experience in Geographe Bay

AU$63

Embark on an exciting cruise off the coast of Western Australian for a breathtaking whale-watching experience that allows you to see humpback whales up close. Depart from the shore and head to Geographe Bay to see these lovable giants who often swim alongside the boat with their baby calves.

Nocturnal Animal Tour - Meet the Woylies
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Nocturnal Animal Tour - Meet the Woylies

AU$55

Discover Margaret River's genuinely unique nocturnal wildlife on this exclusive night tour. We will pick you up and transport you to a pocket of original bushland; here you will discover uber-cute rare animals as they rise for their nightly antics, while gazing at the millions of stars in the sky.

South West Wine & Sights Tour from Busselton or Dunsborough
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South West Wine & Sights Tour from Busselton or Dunsborough

AU$70

Our Margaret River Wine Tours are one of the best ways to experience the Southwest and this tour ticks all the boxes - visit amazing scenic locations and iconic sites then experience delicious local wines and gourmet produce.

Margaret River Wine Tour (departs Dunsborough/Busselton)
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Margaret River Wine Tour (departs Dunsborough/Busselton)

AU$115

Experience the best of the Margaret River Wine Region! Wine for Dudes (…& dudettes) have been cruising the vines of the world-famous Margaret River wine region since 2003! Jump on board for a fun, relaxed and informative day exploring the picturesque surrounds of Australia's south west, while experiencing everything we can show you about our beautiful region, and the sensational drops that are produced here.

Coastal Sights & Wildlife Half-Day Eco Tour from Busselton or Dunsborough
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Coastal Sights & Wildlife Half-Day Eco Tour from Busselton or Dunsborough

AU$95

The Margaret River Region has stunning coastal scenery and an abundance of nature, and you can see it all on this Coastal Wildlife Eco Tour.

Reviews of Busselton

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5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

11 Oct. 2019

Great Thai meal from Thai lemongrass

4/5 - Good

Margot

1 Aug. 2019

Enjoyed it very much

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

12 Jul. 2019

Busselton is a buzzing town and always so nice to visit. People are friendly and helpful. Always so much to see and do. We mainly relaxed.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

1 Jun. 2019

Would go back tomorrow

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

25 Apr. 2019

A truly relaxing break and we loved The Goose and the jetty walk

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

19 Apr. 2019

Great little town with wonderful people