Discover Busselton

The HMAS Swan wreck sits 32 metres below the water and is home to a plethora of vibrant marine life.

Less than 3 hours’ drive south of Perth, the calm turquoise bay of Busselton beckons travellers looking for a relaxing escape.

Twice voted Western Australia's ‘Top Tourism Town’, Busselton is a seaside resort, home to immaculate white-sand beaches, aquatic adventures and unique cultural and historical experiences.

The town’s most famous attraction is the Busselton Jetty (pictured). Extending almost two kilometres out over Geographe Bay, the iconic heritage-listed jetty is the longest timber-piled pier in the Southern Hemisphere.

Visitors can stroll or ride the train to the end of the pier where must-see eco-tourism attraction, the Underwater Observatory showcases more than 300 species of marine life.

Described as Australia’s greatest artificial reef, Busselton Jetty is home to one of the best dive sites in the country, where visitors can suit up and explore brightly coloured corals, fish and invertebrates.

Stepping the excitement up a level, local dive instructors operate tours to the famous HMAS Swan wreck. Scuttled at nearby Dunsborough, the Swan sits 32 metres below the water and is home to a plethora of vibrant marine life.

Hosting 30 kilometres of sheltered beaches, Busselton is an aquatic playground that also encourages water enthusiasts to try their hand at activities like jet skiing, water skiing, sailing, kayaking, paddle boating, fishing and windsurfing.

While water plays a critical part in Busselton’s appeal, the region additionally boasts a great variety of cultural opportunities.

A short walk from the main beach, Busselton's Queen Street and Fig Tree Lane are home to boutique shopping and variety of interesting eateries. The town’s 200 year history is proudly displayed at local institutions like Busselton Museum, Old Courthouse, and St Mary's Church.

Surrounding towns like Dunsborough and Yallingup showcase an eclectic community of artisans, through a myriad of displays and galleries. While 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.

Plan Your Busselton Holiday 

Words by Alice Nash - Published 8 April 2013
Quick Facts 
Population 31000
Area 1455 sq km
Time Zone GMT + 8
Languages English
Currency Australian dollar ($)
Electricity 220-240v 50Hz
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