Things to do
Stroll over ocean and walk underwater without getting your feet wet! Extending 1.8 Kilometres over the protected waters of Geographe Bay, the heritage listed Busselton Jetty is the longest timber-piled jetty in the Southern Hemisphere.
Children young and old enjoy the Jetty Train experience. With 50 seats available and trips leaving throughout the day, the Jetty Train is the perfect way to experience the Busselton Jetty.
The underwater observatory located at the end of the Jetty, has been designed to accommodate up to 40 people at one time. Descending 8 metres beneath the waters’ surface, visitors can view the amazing corals and fish life through eleven viewing windows.
Wonky Windmill Farm & Eco Park
Become friends with happy and well mannered farm animals. There are lambs to bottle feed, pigs, ponies, rabbits, guinea pigs, llamas, alpacas, deer, goats, emus and ostriches to feed and pat and kangaroos too!
Free tastings of sensational marmalades, jams, pickles, chutneys, marinated olives and extra virgin olive oil. Relax with a homemade scone, a pot of tea or coffee. A large shady lawn area, sandpit, cubby house and a selection of ball games makes for happy kids too.
Light lunches available. BBQ facilities..
Wine Tours and Tasting
The Busselton area has a variety of wine tours available for you to sample. Some tours specialise in getting you behind the scenes, perhaps to meet the wine maker, have a barrel room tasting or even blend your own bottle of wine.
There’re full day and half day wine tours for thirsty minds as well as thirsty palates. With light hearted tours designed for fun to educational tours for beginners to experts there’s a winery tour to suit you. Choose from small group tours, tailor-made private tours, even a tour for those people who ‘don’t do tours!’
Flexible, fun, authentic and with accommodation pick-ups/drop-offs around Margaret River, Busselton, Dunsborough, Yallingup and Cowaramup it couldn’t be easier!
To give yourself the best chance of catching a highly prized West Australian dhufish, join a fishing charter. If the big ones escape you, try Busselton Jetty for squid or crabs, and the sandy shores of Geographe Bay for herring or whiting. Don’t miss the famous annual salmon run off Dunsborough.
Humpback, southern right, minke and blue whales all make the epic journey. Humpbacks, renowned for their agility, gather in groups of males and engage in breaching, spy-hopping, lob-tailing and tail-slapping. Acrobatics play out during courtship.
You can watch the action unfold on the horizon from the shore or get up close on a whale watching cruise that departs from Augusta, Dunsborough and Busselton.
Aquatastic is Australia’s largest inflatable floating Water Park.
Located on the Busselton foreshore, 200m west of the Busselton Jetty.
Climb the Ice Berg, Complete the obstacle course, enjoy the gigantic slide.
Skydive from 14,000ft over the spectacular Busselton and Margaret River Region! From altitude you will have amazing views of Geographe Bay, the famous Busselton Jetty, Cape Naturaliste and the wineries beyond. Then it’s time for the door to open, and ready… Set… GO!
Feel the adrenalin pumping as you spread your wings and ‘do the Superman’, before the canopy opens and floats you quietly down to the Busselton foreshore, where your friends can watch you ‘land on the sand’!
Touch, taste, smell feel and listen – a visit to the town markets is a sensory experience and a great way to meet the locals. You’ll find everything from farm fresh produce to handcrafted wares on offer. There is one on almost every weekend in Busselton, Dunsborough, Vasse or Margaret River.
Ludlow Tuart Forest
A magnificent ancient forest with 300-400 year old trees standing on average 33m high with girths of a massive 10m.
Wide open vistas can be enjoyed, with scenes of massive trees, understorey of peppermint trees and large mobs of kangaroos. There are several sign posted walks in the forest and picnic spots to enjoy and contemplate the sights, smells and sounds of the forest. Night time in the forest is just as spectacular as this is when the animals get busy.
Jazz By The Bay
Held every June, you can enjoy over 40 performances at spectacular venues, immerse yourself in exciting International acts and the cream of Australian jazz talent.
South West Mudfest
The South West Mudfest is every year in July. When you’re well limbered up and have your camp clothes on, you can head down to Bootleg Brewery where the fun begins. There will be two mucky courses: the 5km Mud Mayhem and 12km Dirty Dozen, with the tracks of both littered with distinctly South West obstacles.
Your chance to rub shoulders with the stars. CinefestOZ, held every August, is Australia’s premier destination film festival. It attracts filmmakers, stars and visitors to Australia’s South West, with a massive program of film related events and film industry forums in the Western Australian centres of Bunbury, Busselton, Margaret River and surround.
Cape to cape MTB
The Cape to Cape MTB is a four-day mountain bike stage race through the Margaret River region in Western Australia. The event is a challenge for riders of all levels, either recreational or competitive. The course is set to an iconic backdrop of world-famous surf beaches, private farmland and national parks.
Tour of Margaret River
Australia’s largest Pro Am road cycling tour from 8-11 November. A stage race for both amateur and professional riders around the beautiful Margaret River Region of Western Australia
Taking place 15-18 November, is the event on every foodie’s wish list. Over 50 culinary superstars, hosting 45 once in a lifetime dining experiences that span stunning locations within the Margaret River region – this is one epicurean dream you don’t want to miss.
Megafauna Funshops are back for the holidays! The Funshops are suitable for children of virtually any age. Kids get to dig for real animal bones like a palaeontologist, they see an excellent Megafauna presentation on the big screen, and there is also a colouring-in table for the really young kids.
Then they get a full Megafauna tour of where all the incredible bones were found in Mammoth Cave. Adults get just as much out of these sessions as kids!
Discover the world of exciting elite iron men and women in a world class sporting event on 2nd December 2018.
Specialty growers and producers are part of a food movement that is taking over the region… It is easy to enjoy the produce as most of the restaurants feature it on their menus. But to experience the ‘movement’ in full swing, taste your way around the Margaret River Farmers’ Market – on every Saturday morning 8.00am to 12 noon at the Margaret River Education Campus.