Busselton

Situated just ~220 km directly south of Perth, lies the small, coastal town of Busselton, Western Australia.

The annual Busselton Jetty Swim.
The annual Busselton Jetty Swim.

WHERE TO STAY IN BUSSELTON

In the past posts I have made regarding accommodation in these WA towns, I only looked for the best ones based on price. I thought it would be better to display one that is cheap yet of a good standard.

If you’re in the price range of around $100 per night, you should check out the Amaroo Motel.

The air-conditioned guest rooms are fitted with a fridge, a DVD player and a flat-screen TV. The en suite bathroom offers shower and a hairdryer. The location is also somewhat convenient as it is situated just a 10-minute walk away from the local bus station and a free pick up service is provided. Amaroo is a 5-minute walk from various local dining options. It is a 10-minute walk from Busselton Jetty and the Geographe Bay. Margaret River Wine Region is a 40-minute drive away. The location of the motel proves to be quite good and well suits travelers.

The entrance of the Amaroo Motel.
The entrance of the Amaroo Motel.
A room within the Amaroo Motel.
A room within the Amaroo Motel.

More information can be found here and here.

THINGS TO DO

There are many things to do in Busselton but one of the most outstanding features of the small coastal town is the world renowned Busselton Jetty. The Busselton Jetty is the longest wooden structure in the Southern Hemisphere. Whilst holding that title, it is also the longest jetty in the world and many come to visit it for that. The jetty stretches out a whopping 2km into the Southern Ocean.

The starting end of the jetty, there is also a train running up and down it.
The starting end of the jetty, there is also a train running up and down it.

As the jetty is a big point of attraction in Busselton, many things revolve around it.

The train running up and down the Jetty.
The train running up and down the Jetty.

The jetty also holds a famous annual event known as the Busselton Jetty Swim. The event is a 3.6km swim around the Busselton Jetty in the pristine waters of the coastal town. It originally started as a local event and has developed into an internationally recognized event with almost 2000 competitors.

Its a fun event for everyone and is well rated by the participants.

Aerial view of the Busselton Jetty Swim.
Aerial view of the Busselton Jetty Swim.

If you wish to participate, you can visit their website here.

Another great annual event in Busselton is the Busselton Aero Fest. The Busselton Aerofest consists of a large display of aircraft from fighter jets to vintage aircraft.

The Hawk 127 at the Busselton Aerofest.
The Hawk 127 at the Busselton Aerofest.
The T-6 Texan. Photo credit to Ben Kaiser.
The T-6 Texan. Photo credit to Ben Kaiser.

The event is hosted at the Busselton Regional Airport and is coordinated by the Busselton Aero Club.

Dates and information on the event can be found here.

GETTING TO BUSSELTON

The Busselton Regional Airport does not cater for regular passenger flights. A good option, however, is to drive to Busselton which (from Perth) takes around 2 hours. From Perth, take the State Route 2 (which starts as the Kwinana Freeway) and just follow it south until you get to the Busselton Exit.

 

 

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