Named in honour of the Bussell's, an early and notable family of pioneers who were the first settlers in the area, and just two and a half hours drive south from Perth, the resort town of Busselton lies sheltered on the sweeping shores of pristine Geographe Bay.
With crystal blue waters and 30 kilometres of dazzling, white sandy beaches stretching away towards Cape Naturaliste, it's no wonder that photographs of this beautiful shoreline are to be found in countless travel books and personal albums around the world.
Busselton's tranquil waters are an aquatic playground for those who love to water-ski, snorkel, dive, fish and sail. It's the perfect place to bring the family, indulge in a romantic getaway, or just to sit back, relax and watch the world go by. The town offers a variety of venues for eating out, from relaxed coffee shops to sophisticated and trendy bars, cafés and fine restaurants. There is plenty of adventure, entertainment, nature and historic attractions to keep the whole family happy including mini golf and archery, or even cycling on the foreshore.
As the northern gateway to the Margaret River Wine Region, it attracts visitors year round and is an ideal starting point for a visit to Australia's South West.
Busselton is probably best known for its 140 year old jetty, which is the longest wooden structure in the Southern Hemisphere. Described as one of Australia's most unique eco-tourism sites and greatest artificial reef, it is gaining worldwide recognition for its Underwater Observatory placed near its end.
Previously, the privilege of viewing the aquatic wonders beneath the jetty was limited to divers, until the new Underwater Observatory was opened to the public. It's located 1.8 kilometres from the shore, almost at the end of the 2 kilometre long Busselton Jetty. The Observatory can accommodate 40 people at one time. From eight metres below the surface of the water, visitors can see the amazing coral and fish life through eleven viewing windows. With more than 300 individual marine species, the Busselton Jetty is host to an awe inspiring 'forest' of vividly-coloured tropical and sub-tropical corals, sponges, fish and invertebrates.
Each year during autumn and winter, the Leeuwin Current brings a narrow band of warm water down the Western Australian coastline. This warm southerly current is responsible for introducing an incredibly diverse array of tropical and sub-tropical species into Geographe Bay, resulting in coral growth at a latitude of 33 degrees south. A remarkable phenomenon when compared to the western coastlines.
An amazing range of attractions in and around the town provide a seemingly endless list of experiences to enjoy, from the famous Jetty to the local caves, wineries, and the amazing wildflowers.
Busselton Beach Resort has 32 units on seven acres right on the beach. The grounds include open lawn areas with shady peppermint trees and lovely gardens. Also there are BBQ's and outdoor pergolas for relaxing lunches or evening meals.
The comfortable fully equipped villas include linen, kitchen with microwave oven and full stove, refrigerator, heater, television, and ceiling fans.
Resort facilities include a games room including coin operated pool table and electronic games, and table tennis. The 18 years and over Adult Lounge offers a gas heater, luxurious lounges, chess, backgammon, books, television, etc.
Outdoors you'll find bicycles, a bowling green, mini golf, tennis courts and a full size squash court. Plus a sauna, gym, solar-heated swimming pool including children's wading pool and heated spa, and an indoor spa. For the young or young at heart, there's a children's playground and basketball court.
Busselton Beach Resort is renowned for its relaxing family atmosphere and quiet open spaces.