Top Ten Attractions

Busselton is a great coastal destination with a lot to offer. Busselton has quite a few claims to fame, including one of the longest jetties in the world.

There is lots to see and do whilst in Busselton and the surrounding areas. For more information on activities in Busselton visit the Busselton Visitor Centre at 38 Peel Terrace or call on 08 9752 1288 or check DriveWA for information on the town of Busselton here: Busselton Town Information

1. Busselton Jetty
The Busselton Jetty is the longest wooden jetty in the southern hemisphere. It was built over a 95 year period beginning in 1865. Timber and whaling were the main sources of income for the area in earlier days. For this purpose jetties were built at Wonnerup, Busselton and Quindalup, of these, only the Busselton Jetty remains. The jetty gracefully stretches almost two kilometres into Geographe Bay and is a mecca for snorkellers and scuba divers who are fascinated not only by the immense variety of fish and other marine species, but by a stunningly beautiful array of coloured soft corals.

2. The Underwater Observatory
The Busselton Jetty Underwater Observatory is one of Western Australia's most popular eco-tourism icons, located near the end of the 1.8 kilometre jetty. The jetty allows you to descend eight metres below sea level to view an amazing marine world of schooling fish and tropical coral, the Underwater Observatory is a favourite with people of all ages! The Busselton Jetty Interpretive Centre has an eco museum, interesting displays and great retail items and local souvenirs. With about 400, 000 visitors to the Jetty each year, why not spend a few hours there yourself?

3. Ace Cinemas
Do something the whole family will enjoy and see a movie at Ace Cinemas in Busselton. The Movie Masters Cinema Group was formed in the mid 1990s as a co-operative initiative between the locally owned and operated WA cinema companies, Ace and Grand Cinemas. Both cinema companies are family owned business and have
been operating in Western Australia for many years.

The goal of the Movie Masters is to create a competitive and sustainable WA owned exhibition group in the long term through joint operating and marketing initiatives under the one banner. The Movie Masters brand also allows the WA owned Ace and
Grand Cinemas to effectively compete against the multi-national exhibition chains.

For movie session times click here: Ace Cinemas in Busselton

4. Ballarat Engine
The Ballarat Engine was the first steam locomotive in WA which ran between Yoganup and Wonnerup. It was was used from 1871-1886 hauling timber over 20 kilometres for the primary purpose of constructing the Busselton Jetty. The engine is on display in the park opposite the Busselton Visitor Centre.

5. Busselton Archery & Family Fun Park
Busselton Archery & Family Fun Park is open everyday with the weather permitting, during the winter months. Have a go at archery, it is safe and fun and something the whole family can enjoy! With an area for archery and mini golf, you will have no problem making sure the whole family enjoys themselves.

All equipment and tuition is provided, with a shaded 9 target range. Why not experience 'Ozzie Bugs' the latest electric cars for children 5 - 15 years, with a range of speed settings on a zippy track. Play mini golf on the tricky 9 hole 'super grass' course under the peppy trees. Have a go on the 'Bungy Run', safe fun for 8 years old and up.

6. Busselton Fun-O-Rama
Busselton Fun-O-Rama is a hidden jungle of indoor playground fun, just for kids! Adults get in for free some come in and relax while your children are entertained on safe play equipment designed to increase fitness and co-ordination! There are separate play areas for children of different ages.

7. Busselton Golf-n-Fun
Go to Busselton Golf-n-Fun and play Western Australia’s best and most challenging 18 hole mini golf course. There are miniature train rides, bouncy castle, ferris wheel and a carousel. Tea, coffee, ice cream and cool drinks are available as are picnic area and barbecue facilities.

8. Busselton Historic Museum
The Busselton Historic Museum is open everyday except Tuesday and is housed in the Old Butter Factory (1918 – 1974). The building was originally constructed as a creamery and also supplied ice to the town and local fisherman. Production of butter ceased in 1954. Many items of historical significance to the town are displayed, such as, photographs, furniture, clothing, farm machinery, butter and cheese making equipment.

9. Courthouse Arts Centre
The Courthouse Arts Centre was built between 1854-1856 and extended in 1873. The building has been utilised as a courtroom, jail cells, stable, post office and bond store (for customs). The historic building has been imaginatively restored and whilst the original jail cells remain as part of the museum, other parts of the building are now used as a gallery and cafe. The building also houses artists working on a variety of crafts.

10. Nautical Lady Entertainment World
The Nautical Lady is an outdoor recreation complex situated at the base of the Historic Railway Jetty at Busselton's Central Beachfront. The Nautical Lady opened in 1981 and boasts the only outdoor skating complex of its type in the state.

A large seawater pool with 6 motorised bumper boats adds the nautical flavour to the complex. The boats are very stable and can be easily operated by children. Their appeal is universal and contagious for both young and old In 1983 the complex doubled in size and now offers eight in-ground, full size trampolines and six exciting 'Le Mans' racing cars on a cambered track. As the cars are so fast, age and size limit applies. Spectators are encourage and admitted free.

The Nautical Lady also has games and giveaways and barbeques and shaded seating. It was designed with the family in mind, and it is a great place to spend a few enjoyable hours by the sea, and especially on warm summer nights.

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