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The Sebel Busselton

Old Court House Complex

Old Court House Complex

Examine the extensive selection of local arts and craft at the Old Court House Complex whilst exploring the oldest building in Busselton. Wander around the 1854 Courthouse and Gaol to see how the early settlers were incarcerated. Take your time checking out the courtroom, gaol cells, stable and sergeant’s quarters, where you can learn all about the history of the early legal system and the punishments imposed. The courthouse is now also home to the Arts Complex and ArtGeo Gallery which exhibits the talented work of artists in the region. View the extensive permanent collection and visiting exhibitions before paying…
Artgeo Cultural Complex - Old Courthouse

Artgeo Cultural Complex - Old Courthouse

Artgeo Cultural Complex – Old Courthouse is situated at the northern end of Queen Street in Busselton, a stones throw from the famous Busselton Jetty. It is housed in one of the oldest buildings in Western Australia. Built in 1856 and comprising of gaol cells, stables, sergeants quarters and courtroom it has been an arts centre since 1975. The South West Art Gallery operates as both a public gallery exhibiting touring exhibitions of Western Australian contemporary art and also as a commercial gallery showcasing the work of South West artists and artisans. The Courthouse Arts Complex offers studio space, exhibitions…
Heritage Park and Trail

Heritage Park and Trail

The Heritage Park and Trail in Busselton is a self guided easy walk through the charming coastal town providing information about the town’s rich and colourful heritage. Visit significant landmarks such as the Ballarat Steam Engine, the first steam locomotive used in Western Australia, St Mary’s Church which is the oldest stone church in the state and Pioneer Cemetery, the final resting place of many of the regions early settlers. Commence your tour at the Busselton Visitor Centre where you can collect the free trail map and brochure, before crossing the road to begin your walk. The brochure provides fascinating…
Ballarat Engine

Ballarat Engine

The Ballarat Engine was Western Australia’s first steam locomotive which now sits proudly on display in Victoria Square, Busselton. Train enthusiasts will enjoy reading about the history of the engine, which played a significant role in the town’s thriving timber industry in the late 1800s. Children will be impressed by the vintage train that is housed under a wooden gazebo. Spend some time in Victoria Square relaxing under the giant native trees. Pay your respects at the Anzac War Memorial, built to commemorate the servicemen and women who lost their lives in the World Wars. See the Ballarat Engine in…
St Mary's Anglican Church

St Mary's Anglican Church

St Mary’s Anglican Church in Busselton is the oldest stone church in the state. Built by the early settlers in the 1840s this beautiful historic building was the primary place of worship for the Vasse community. A visit to the charming old church is a must. Take your time to truly capture the beauty of this renovated building. Wander around the graveyard and read the inscriptions on many of the settlers’ tombstones which are still in their original state. If your visit falls on a day of worship the congregation welcomes you to attend their church service. The church played…
Vasse River and Rotary Park

Vasse River and Rotary Park

Vasse River and Rotary Park is a picturesque setting for a picnic. Situated on the banks of the Vasse River, it’s easy to forget you are in the heart of Busselton as you relax in the tranquil surroundings. Relax under the shade of the trees on a rug or sit at the tables and chairs provided. Enjoy a picnic lunch or barbeque, while the children are kept entertained in the large playground. Read the interesting historic information displayed in the park and study the interactive art pieces on display. Standing on the wooden jetty protruding into the river is a…
Busselton Jetty

Busselton Jetty

The Busselton Jetty experience takes you 1.8 kilometres out to sea, on the longest wooden-piled jetty in the southern hemisphere, the second longest in the world. Stroll or take a ride in the new electric Jetty Train over the waters of Geographe Bay to the Underwater Observatory. Their 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, sponges, fish and invertebrates. Descend eight metres beneath the water’s surface to view more than 300 individual marine species…
Yoganup Playground

Yoganup Playground

Yoganup Playground is an award winning adventure playground for children of all ages on the foreshore of Busselton. Children will be eager to try out the climbing tower and curly slide. Combining imaginative play with old fashioned fun, the playground will keep children entertained for hours. Situated on a large expanse of grass there is plenty of room to kick a football around or fly a kite when the wind is suitable. Prepare a barbeque while the children play and eat under one of the shaded gazebos in the park. Whilst the playground will entertain for hours, it is not…
Vasse-Wonnerup Estuary

Vasse-Wonnerup Estuary

Recognised as 'Wetlands of International Importance', the Vasse-Wonnerup Estuary is on the wish-list for many birdwatchers, with a walk trail and hide offering opportunities to view some 75 species of native, nomadic and migrating birds, several of which are extremely rare. The wetlands lie just to the northeast of Busselton, a two-hour-and-40-minute drive or a 50-minute flight south from Perth. The bird hide is situated on the southern side of the wetlands, accessed from Layman Road. Visit in spring and you’ll find cygnets and ducklings on the water, but it’s in summer that the wetlands are at their vibrant best,…
Busselton Beachfront

Busselton Beachfront

The picturesque Busselton Beachfront is home to the longest timber pier in the Southern Hemisphere, Busselton Jetty. The beachfront has a vast array of attractions to keep you entertained. Visit the Interpretive Centre at the shore end of the jetty for an insight into Busselton Jetty’s history or make the 1.8 kilometre walk down the jetty to the spectacular underwater observatory. It is a unique experience not to be missed. For scuba diving and snorkelling enthusiasts, the Busselton Jetty is regarded as Australia’s best artificial reef and is an impressive sight to see. Fishermen will love the novelty of being…
The Busselton Museum

The Busselton Museum

The Busselton Museum is housed in the town’s Old Butter Factory and is the largest museum outside of the Perth metropolitan area. Allow as much time as possible to meander through the buildings of the museum to examine the vast array of historical collections on offer. The museum provides an insight into the history of Busselton and significant events that helped shape the town. Walk through the old group settlement home and school to get an idea of how life would have been for settlers in the 19th century. Examine the antiques, photographs and furniture from that era. Listen to…
Wonnerup House and Old School

Wonnerup House and Old School

Discover the beautifully restored Wonnerup House and Old School near Busselton and take the rare opportunity to step into the life of a pioneer farming family. View the furnished homestead, stables, blacksmiths, school and teacher’s house which are all set amongst exquisite gardens. Built by one of the early settlers in Busselton, the Layman family established the successful farm in the 1830s amongst the tuart forest which they laboriously cleared by hand. Wander through the main farmhouse, which was built in 1859 and has been furnished to fit the era. Imagine life for this determined young family. Walk through their…
Katherine Outback Experience - Dunsborough, Western Australia

Katherine Outback Experience - Dunsborough, Western Australia

Katherine Outback Experience provides a unique window into life on the land in outback Australia. It doesn’t get much more authentic than real life horse-breaking and working dog demonstrations entwined with Australian music and humorous bush tales. There is dust and chaos and things don't always go to plan, but that is part of the beauty of the outback. A passion to share a piece of the outback was the foundation of Katherine Outback Experience, a 90-minute show that entertains and educates guests about the Territory’s rich and colourful pastoral industry. If you have ever wondered how a horse is…
Christian Fletcher Photo Images - Dunsborough

Christian Fletcher Photo Images - Dunsborough

Christian Fletcher Photo Images - Dunsborough showcases stunning images of the Capes, and the Margaret River Wine Region. Fine art photographs of this untouched region and Christian’s unique visions of the South West landscapes. An ever-changing array of images framed or unframed, on canvas or packed for travel is available for purchase. A visit to one of his three Galleries in the town centres of Dunsborough, Margaret River or Mandurah is a must for anyone into photography and the environment. We are open seven days. Tours are welcome.
Meelup Trail

Meelup Trail

The Meelup Trail weaves along the tranquil waters of Geographe Bay from Dunsborough to Meelup, south west of Perth, Western Australia. Highlights include some of the best beaches in Western Australia, whale watching lookouts, various ecosystems, small bay communities and the Cape Naturaliste lighthouse. Heading off from the beach in Old Dunsborough, the well maintained moderate 7.4 kilometres (one way) Top Trail winds its way past beach shacks before reaching the coastal scrub en-route to Meelup Beach. Meelup is an iconic Australian beach with white sand and crystal clear water. Protected from prevailing south west winds and swells it provides…
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