Busselton

Located in the Margaret River wine region, Busselton is a relaxed country town, home immaculate white-sand beaches and unique cultural and historical experiences.

Twice voted Western Australia's ‘Top Tourism Town’, the seaside resort features the longest timber-piled pier in the Southern Hemisphere (the Busselton Jetty) and boasts an underwater observatory of brightly coloured corals, fish and invertebrates.

Hosting 30 kilometres of sheltered beaches, Busselton is a water enthusiast’s playground, which encourages aquatic adventures like jet skiing, water skiing, sailing, kayaking, fishing, diving and windsurfing.

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Currency Australian dollar ($)
Time Zone GMT + 8
Area 1455 sq km
Languages English
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Electricity 220-240v 50Hz
Population 31000
Dining

As one of Western Australia’s most popular tourism towns, Busselton has no shortage of good dining options. Everything from Modern Australian cuisine to exotic cultural dishes can be found downtown, particularly on streets like Albert, Queen, Kent and Prince.

Fish and chips are the order of the day, every day, in Busselton. Fringed by some of the world’s most fruitful fishing waters, local seafood is exceptional and plenty. For quality fish and chips the area surrounding the jetty is a go-to.

Just a short drive south, the rolling green hills of the Margaret River region are dotted with gourmet food and drink experiences; home to award-winning wineries, breweries and providores.

Boasting near-perfect growing conditions, the region is boasts 5,500 hectares of vines, particularly celebrated for producing chardonnays and cabernets. Award-winning restaurants, creative cafes and specialist providores also speckle the district, while highly anticipated annual food and wine festivals mark the region’s social calendar.

Shopping

Most of the town’s shopping opportunities can be found downtown on Queen, Prince and Kent Streets. Prince is home to Busselton Central Shopping Centre, where IGA supermarket and 17 specialty retailers can be found.

Located just off Kent and Queen Streets, Fig Tree Lane is Busselton’s trendiest enclave, lined with small boutiques and quaint cafes.

A number of studios, galleries and workshops can be found in nearby artist havens like Yallingup, Dunsborough and Margaret River.