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Top 10 Things to do in Busselton in 2023

Welcome to Busselton! A seaside town nestled amongst the foreshore of Geographe Bay in Western Australia’s beautiful Southwest. Busselton is a popular holiday getaway that many families, road trippers, and international tourists flock to all year round. To make the most of the holiday in this beautiful city, here we list the top 10 things to do in Busselton in 2023.

Also known as ‘Busso,’ Busselton is the perfect place for people who love water activities, artisanal food, and many land-based attractions. From its stunning beaches and lush parks to its renowned wineries and exciting festivals, there is sure to be something for everyone. So if you’re looking for the Things to do in Busselton, here is our list!

Top 10 things to do in Busselton in 2023  

1) Explore Busselton Jetty and its Underwater Observatory 

Have you ever been to Busselton Jetty? We highly recommend a visit as an iconic landmark in Western Australia, and a must-visit for any tourist. Originally built in 1865 and claiming title of the longest timber piled jetty in the southern hemisphere, Busselton Jetty measures 1.8 kilometres long and is a popular spot for fishing, swimming, and relaxing accompanied with a breath-taking view of the turquoise waters.

For those interested in marine life, be sure to check out the Underwater Observatory at the end of the jetty – it is a fantastic way to learn about the local ecosystem and see some of the amazing creatures that call this place home. Whether you are looking to soak up some sun or take in the stunning views, a visit to Busselton Jetty is sure to make your trip down south unforgettable!

 

 

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2) Zipline through Ludlow Tuart Forest National Park  

For the nature lovers, the Ludlow Tuart Forest is home to the largest remaining section of pure tuart forest in the world and is teeming with wildlife. The trees are estimated to be over 300 years old and stand over 33 metres tall. Forest Adventures Southwest offers a unique sky-high experience amongst the trees giving you the chance to fly through the canopy on a thrilling zip line adventure. Whether you are an adrenaline junkie or just looking for a unique experience for yourself and the family, this is something you will not want to miss.
 

3) Book a Whale Watching tour 

What could be more amazing than watching giant whales in their natural habitat? If you are looking for an unforgettable experience with your family in Busselton, be sure to book a whale watching tour in Busselton. From the beginning of September, you will be able to catch Humpback Whales migrating southwards and in October, Blue Whales commence their journey South. You will get up close and personal with these magnificent creatures and learn all about their fascinating lives. It is an experience you will not want to miss!

4) Take a cave tour – explore the Ngilgi Caves and the Jewel Cave 

Ngilgi Cave is situated in the heart of the beautiful Southwest region of Western Australia. The caves and their spectacular limestone formations are a must-see for any visitor to the area. The Ngilgi Caves hold a vast amount of history allowing tourists to learn about the history and culture of Western Australia. Take a partially guided tour of the caverns and learn of the Aboriginal Dreamtime stories about the cave and its creation.  

The Jewel Cave is another cavern within the same area with three massive chambers of helictites, cave coral and stalactites. It displays some of Mother Nature’s beautiful handiwork with its amazing crystal formations. The Ngilgi Caves and the Jewel Cave is an unforgettable experience that will leave you amazed at the natural wonders of this part of the world.

5) Go scuba diving at the Busselton Jetty – explore shipwrecks and coral formations 

Recognised as one of the best places to dive in Australia, Busselton Jetty is home to a vast range of marine wildlife. Explore the natural wonders of the ocean’s depths that dwell beneath the Jetty by scuba diving. Forests of vividly vibrant tropical and sub-tropical coral reefs, sponges, and fish. Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned pro, the clear waters and rich marine life make for an unforgettable experience, and this is our favorite among the top 10 things to do in Busselton in 2023. So come on down and take the plunge into another world!

6) Sunflowers Animal Farm 

Sunflowers Animal Farm is the perfect destination for families seeking a fun and educational travel experience. The farm is now located in Ludlow, a 10-minute drive from Busselton, after 23 years in Margaret River. This charming farm offers a unique opportunity to learn about hundreds of friendly farm animals that you can pat, feed and interact with. The farm provides an ideal environment to relax and appreciate how animals live and interact with each other.

7) Take a Nocturnal Wildlife Tour 

Looking for something to do outdoors at night? Look into booking a Nocturnal Wildlife Tour! You will get to see all sorts of amazing animals that come out at night in their natural habitat and learn fascinating facts about them from your expert guide. One of the most popular nocturnal wildlife tours is the, Meet the Woylies Tour. Known by its nickname, the ‘Kung-fu Quokka,’ you will meet mini marsupials called Woylies on this tour. It is an unforgettable experience that the whole family will enjoy.

8) Visit a local brewery – try their selection of beers and seasonal menus 

Shelter Brewing Co is a brewery created by two local families, this two-storey building houses a brewery, a restaurant and function rooms. Shelter is situated just a few minutes’ walk from the Busselton Jetty making it the perfect spot to stop for a beer or their homegrown cider after exploring all that Busselton has to offer. Check out the restaurant to enjoy some fresh caught seafood or share a woodfired pizza made with local ingredients.

9) Spend a day at the beach 

Do not forget to spend a day along the beach for the perfect place to soak up some sun! With clear waters and beautiful white sand beaches, there is no wonder Busselton is a favourite amongst tourists. Plus, there are plenty of activities and restaurants nearby if you are looking for romantic things to do in Busselton.

 

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10) Visit Origins Market – browse local goods and grab a bite! 

And last but by no means least (and yes, we are biased) no trip to Busselton is complete without stopping by Origins Market. If you are looking for things to do in busselton for families,  be sure to check us out. This vibrant indoor market offers a wide variety of locally grown produce, artisanal goods, and delicious food.

You will find everything from fresh fruits and vegetables to handmade jewellery and pottery. With its friendly atmosphere, countless food and shopping options, and events for the entire family planned year round, Origins Market is the perfect place engage with locals and grab a bite all under one roof!

Busselton’s natural beauty, stunning beaches, and local market & brewery attracts thousands of national and international tourists seeking some sightseeing, activities, and local experiences. There are ample of options to do in Busselton this year but here are our Top 10 things to do in Busselton in 2023

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