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
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
2. The Underwater
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
Grand Cinemas to effectively compete against the multi-national exhibition
For movie session
times click here: Ace
Cinemas in Busselton
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.