Top 8 Things to do in Busselton, Australia

March 27, 2018 Oliva Fomby

Discover the best top things to do in Busselton, Australia including Forest Adventures South West, Busselton Jetty, The Shed Markets, Wonky Windmill Farm & Eco Park, Wonnerup, Busselton Museum, Ludlow Tuart Forest, Busselton Visitor Centre.
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1. Forest Adventures South West

Lot 21 Ludlow Park Road, Wonnerup, Busselton, Western Australia 6280, Australia
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5 based on 215 reviews

Forest Adventures South West

Forest Adventures South West offers adrenalinE and fun filled courses and FLYING FOXEs among the majestic trees of the legendary Tuart Forest in the beautiful South West of Western Australia. Having combined world class European standards for safety and design with the South West’s supreme environment, we are proud to present Forest Adventures South West as one of the best of its kind with many u

Reviewed By Paul B

Went to this little gem with an open mind and was very impressed by the setup straight away. Great fun for all ages and staff were super friendly and explained everything easily. Would definitely recommend to anyone!!Thank you so much for your feedback. Very much appreciated. Kind Regards The team at Forest Adventures

2. Busselton Jetty

Beach Front Busselton, Busselton, Western Australia 6280, Australia +61 8 9754 0900
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4.5 based on 2 reviews

Busselton Jetty

One of the most popular tourist attractions and photographed icons in Western Australia, a must see for any visitor to the Margaret River region. Enjoy breathtaking views above and below the ocean from the Busselton Jetty – the longest wooden jetty in the Southern Hemisphere and second longest in the world! Spanning over 1.8kms (over a mile long), the Jetty is home to one of only six operating Underwater Observatories in the world. Ride the new electric Jetty Train along the length of the Jetty, with 360 degree views across Geographe Bay, and take a tour of the Underwater Observatory at the end. Experienced guides lead you through the natural wonders that lie beneath the Jetty where its piles create Australia’s greatest artificial reef, host to an awe inspiring forest of vividly-coloured tropical and sub-tropical corals and fish. Descend 8 metres beneath the water’s surface to view more than 300 different marine species in their natural habitat. Don't miss the Museum and Gift shop.

Reviewed By Stu151 - Wickford, United Kingdom

We much enjoyed the train journey along the pier, great fun. It's an old fashioned sort of thing to do, and all the better for that, especially on a beautiful sunny day.
Ideally we would have walked one way, but didn't have the time
We didn't go to the Observatory because of time constraints, also because it seemed pretty expensive to be honest.
Excellent, friendly, informative staff also helped to make the day.

3. The Shed Markets

4 Skiff Way Abbey | Corner of Caves road and Bussell Highway, Abbey, Busselton, Western Australia 6280, Australia +61 8 9755 0492

We are a boutique Market that has a variety of stalls ranging from local fruit and vegetable stalls, organic products and produce, street food trucks, whole foods, natural syrups, healing and massage, pots and plants, international grocer, meat, continental deli and biltong.

4. Wonky Windmill Farm & Eco Park

218 Yelverton North Rd, Busselton, Western Australia 6280, Australia +61 8 9755 7201
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4.5 based on 182 reviews

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, llama, alpaca, deer, goats, emus and ostrich 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.

Reviewed By sharonmatrix - Perth, Australia

We visited Wonky Windmill with teens and toddlers and found it really enjoyable. The variety of animals is good, I really liked the Guinea pigs and rabbits and it was nice walking round to the different paddocks to feed the animals, good little play area at the front too and friendly service and advice on where to lunch nearby.

5. Wonnerup

935 Layman Rd, Wonnerup, Busselton, Western Australia 6280, Australia
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4.5 based on 11 reviews

Wonnerup

Nestled between a majestic Tuart forest and the Vasse Estuary wetlands, the peaceful, almost romantic setting of Wonnerup belies a more difficult and turbulent past. The house, school and ancillary buildings are a powerful reminder of the isolation, danger and struggles faced by the Layman family during its 120 year occupation of Wonnerup.

Reviewed By John P - Bunbury, Australia

The story of Wonnerup House is a fascinating one. One George Layman was the first master of Wonnerup, having come out from England in 1827 to settle in Tasmania, been attacked and robbed by convicts, worked his passage across to the new Swan River colony, married and settled at Augusta, failed to make a go of it, and then moved to Vasse, where he built his original house on the estate some ten years later. However, this house burnt down twenty years later, with only the dairy and kitchen suviving due to being separate from the main house. So, a new house was built, and it is this that we see today.
However, George didn't live very long in the original house, as he was speared to death by an Aboriginal elder, with whom he had had an earlier argument. This led to a manhunt for the killer and much bloodshed and loss of life. His eldest son, another George, took over the running of the estate, which had become very successful by now, and it was he who donated the land across the road for a school and, later, for a teacher's house. These are fascinating buildings to look around, and give a real glimpse into everyday life in the later 1800's.
Entrance fee to the house and school is $5 for adults and $3 for children, although National Trust of Australia members get in free. Opening times are between 10am and 4pm Thursday through Monday each week. Anyone with any interest in the early history of our great State, or an interest in early colonial architecture, should make a point of visiting Wonnerup. It is exceptional.

6. Busselton Museum

Old Butter Factory , Peel Terrace, Busselton, Western Australia 6280, Australia +61 8 9754 2166
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4.5 based on 108 reviews

Busselton Museum

Reviewed By Mary J - Melbourne, Australia

Interesting to see all the equipment used to make the butter and the machinery used to pack it for transport. Lots of intriguing odds and ends as well as household items and clothing from the period. There are a large range of farming equipment on display in the grounds beside the river. A great place to take your picnic.

7. Ludlow Tuart Forest

Tuart Drive, Busselton, Western Australia, Australia
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4.5 based on 148 reviews

Ludlow Tuart Forest

Reviewed By Dan L - Bunbury, Australia

Nice introduction to Australian flora and some fauna for our visitors on the drive South. I should have brought a book to identify the various items of vegetation as I was unable to satisfy their curiosity with the trees and shrubs being so different to what they are familiar with in Ireland and Europe. Thankfully we saw a large troop of kangaroos to set their cameras whirring. No arum lilies evident, but still plenty of bloom to enthuse on the various trees and vegetation. Beautiful area for a drive in the Sunshine.

8. Busselton Visitor Centre

Lot 431 Queen Street | Busselton Foreshore – beach end of Queen St, Busselton, Western Australia 6280, Australia +61 8 9780 5911
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4.5 based on 250 reviews

Busselton Visitor Centre

Busselton Visitor Centre is located on the beautiful Busselton Foreshore next to the famous Busselton Jetty. It is a must to visit our new centre in the refurbished Railway House to explore the history of Busselton and start your journey into Your Margaret River Region from its gateway. Drop in to pick up your FREE Regional Magazine and Map and have a chat with one of our friendly staff who can assist you in booking all the best accommodation and touring options throughout the region with our latest cutting edge technology. Experience a skydive over the Busselton Jetty or a mountain bike ride through the Boranup Forest without leaving the visitor centre! Why not book one of the amazing experiences on offer in Busselton and see it from a different angle - either by air or from under the water!

Reviewed By BillNorthumberland - Morpeth, United Kingdom

We like to locate and check out the visitor centres on our travels and this one rates highly. Plenty of leaflets and advice for extremely knowledgeable staff. Make this your first stop.

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