You can find in Busselton all the facilities you need for a lovely vacation, and the Mediterranean climate will convince you that you have made the best choice. You will not get bored here, as there are many unique things to experience and to see in your car rental during holidays. If you are lucky, there might be a festival going on while you are there, like the Busselton Beach Festival or the Southbound Music Festival.
Top Attractions within Busselton
A 2 kilometre wooden jetty stretching out to the sea is something not to be missed and it will definitely impress you. The construction began in 1853 and they continued to extend it until it reached 1841 meters long in 1960's. Whoa! Now that's a really lengthy jetty.
Aside from that it is one of the world's top ten dive jetties. So be ready to get wet and behold the awesome beauty of the underwater world. You will find here an Underwater Observatory, so not only that you will get to walk on the longest wooden jetty in the southern hemisphere, but you will also get to witness what happens under it.
And if you're in for a dive, then you can always go fishing with your friends and your family. Now, that sounds fun!
The Underwater Observatory
No need to go somewhere else because this observatory just where the jetty is. It is actually under the jetty itself. Imagine a really large fish bowl overturned. Imagine it located beneath the Indian Ocean. Now imagine being inside it while the fishes and sea creatures go about their daily lives as if not being watched. Lo and behold! You don't have to imagine it. This is what you are going to experience here. Feast your eyes upon a kaleidoscope of corals and fishes and other sea creatures. And did I mention that you don't have to get wet to see all these wonders?
Aside from the beauty of the beach you can also enjoy historical sites here in Busselton. One of them is this house.
The Layman family built this house in 1859. The Layman were one of the original settlers here in Busselton. The original house was built in 1837 but it was destroyed by a fire in 1858. What remained after the fire are the Dairy and the Kitchen. These buildings survived because they were separate from the main house.
A little trivia here, do you know that the Layman family were scared of leaving the house because they fear that they will be attacked by the Aboriginals?
The Geographe Bay is mostly found here in Busselton. With fabulous beaches and beautiful golden sand, this area makes Busselton the perfect place to enjoy the sun, to swim, surf, fish and to lay on the beach all day long.
The Artgeo Cultural Complex is the perfect attraction for the ones who are passionate about history, because they can see here one of the oldest buildings in Australia. Exhibitions, performances and workshops are also held here at the complex, so you will get the chance to find out many things about this place.
The Ludlow Tuart Forest is great if you want to get away from the sun for a while and witness the last remaining natural tall tuart forest in the world. Walking and cycling are always fun, and when you get tired you can stop for a picnic.