With an abundance of world class natural attractions and close proximity to the Margaret River wine region, the City of Busselton remains one of the State’s top tourist attractions. Many visitors to this region stay in commercial tourism accommodation in Busselton, establishing the town as a base for exploring the Margaret River Region and surrounding attractions.
Considered the capital of the Region, your Margaret River Region experience starts at Busselton, which offers a huge range of accommodation and activities; both man-made and natural.
A beachfront bike ride to the west of the Jetty will take you up to the ‘resort strip’ where you will find absolute beachfront accommodation. Busselton boasts the most tourist accommodation beds in the Margaret River Region, so you can expect a range of resorts, well equipped caravan parks, cosy bed and breakfasts and lower cost, but-cheerful options to suit your needs.
East from the Jetty is Port Geographe Marina where you can join the locals for a drink, ogle dream boats, jump on board a twilight sail, or see the fishing charters’ catch of the day.
Running south from the Jetty is Queen Street. A two minute walk along this thoroughfare will have you at the ArtGeo Cultural Complex, offering a fusion of art, culture and heritage. Continue along for another two minutes and you will be in the heart of the CBD. The City center itself offers all the conveniences you might need including major supermarkets, banks, pharmacists, travel agents and more. Make time to stroll through iconic Fig Tree Lane between Prince and Kent Streets for a bit of retail therapy or watch the world go by at one of the funky small bars or cafes.
Exploring from the Busselton City centre is easy, with Dunsborough 25 kilometres and Yallingup 35 kilometres away, whilst the town of Margaret River is approximately 50 kilometres (or a 40 minute drive).
The region has a Mediterranean style climate, with pleasant summer months and mild winter rainfall. Bordered by the Indian and Southern oceans, the region's coastline features some of the best surfing beaches in the country, towering forests and established wine regions.
Superb restaurants and a thriving arts community with numerous galleries showcasing the works of talented artisans are spread throughout the region. Other attractions include national parks, caves, historic lighthouses, beaches, wineries, micro-breweries and eco-tourism sites that have credited the South West region as the most popular tourist destination outside Perth in Western Australia.