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Using owning org - Pitt street Sydney

Using owning org - Pitt street Sydney

The gallery has only recently opened after an intensive year-long refurbishment. Internationally recognised exhibitions are showcased in impressive spaces thoughtfully created to complement the collections. There is an emphasis on Indigenous, Pacific and Asian collections, with Unique Museum boasting an eclectic collection of Aboriginal art from local and Outback artists. Due to current health advice on social distancing, please contact the business for the most up to date information regarding opening times and services.
ArtGeo Cultural Complex

ArtGeo Cultural Complex

The ArtGeo Cultural Complex is a creative hub for the visual and performing arts housed in heritage-listed buildings. Once linked to the Jetty, the heritage-listed Courthouse, built in 1860, is one of the oldest buildings in Busselton and played an important role in its settlement history. Walk through the buildings and feel the history within their walls. Explore the gaol cells and imagine being locked up for 14 days for disorderly conduct in a public place behind one of the heavy wooden doors. The Courthouse Gallery reflects the transition from colonial courthouse to modern-day art house. You'll discover a tempting…
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

Busselton Jetty is a must see! At 1.8 kilometres long, it the longest tourist jetty in the southern hemisphere and second longest in the world. *During this time the Underwater Observatory, Train and the Interpretive Centre are closed due to COVID-19. Virtual tours are available on their website. Stroll or take a ride on the solar-powered Jetty Train over the Indian Ocean to the Underwater Observatory, one of only six in the world! Experienced guides lead you through the natural wonders that lie beneath the Jetty where the piles create Australia’s greatest artificial reef, host to an awe-inspiring “forest” of…
Railway House and Ballaarat Steam Engine

Railway House and Ballaarat Steam Engine

Built in 1894, the original Busselton Railway Station was located in Stanley Street, Busselton, it served the community for over 90 years before being decommissioned. In 1987 the station was relocated to public open space at the town's entrace. It was moved the the Busselton Foreshore in 2016 and skilfully incorporated into what is now known as "Railway House". Railway House is home to the oldest surviving Australian-made locomotive, the historic Ballaarat Engine. Railway House offers a place to reflect the past and ponder the future. Due to current health advice on social distancing, please contact the business for the…
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…
Discover Deadly

Discover Deadly

Slither on in… Learn fact from fiction as many of the common myths that surround the infamous venomous wildlife are busted. Discover the truth behind some of Western Australia’s most secretive, mysterious critters. Deadly or Dangerous? A unique educational experience in a fun environment. From venomous snakes and spiders to fork tongue lizards, large constricting pythons and a very handsome crocodile. Listen to their reptile enthused team, watch their scaly friends being fed and enjoy cuddles, snuggles and amazing photo opportunities with some of their most popular residents. ...its a deadly cool place to visit! Due to current health advice…
Wonnerup

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, built in 1859, was not the first on this site. George Layman built a rough hut there in 1837. Four years later, having cleared a small farm by hand, he built a more substantial home for his family. Tragically he died that same year, speared by one of his Aboriginal workers. Layman’s widow Mary and their five young children remained on the property. In 1858 tragedy struck again. Mary’s second husband was drowned…
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…
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. Due to current health advice on social distancing, please contact the business…
Swan Dive Wreck

Swan Dive Wreck

Dunsborough is home to one of the largest accessible dive wrecks in the Southern Hemisphere, the former HMAS Swan. The 113 metres long decommissioned naval destroyer was scuttled in Geographe Bay off Dunsborough in 1997 and since then has become one of the most popular dive wreck sites in Australia. Sitting in 35 metres of water and with a slight list, HMAS Swan Dive Wreck is truly a spectacular site. All kinds of fish and marine animals have made the wreck their home. You’ll see schools of bulls eye fish in many of the ship’s rooms, while King George whiting…
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