If you’re anything like me, you are constantly thinking about your next family holiday. WA has so many lovely, family-friendly places to explore with picturesque scenery, beautiful beaches and unique things to do. Busselton is located around 220km from Perth and is a popular destination for families due to the close proximity to the city, plus its beaches, relaxed atmosphere and sheer volume of things for families to do. Here’s a bit more about Busselton.
Where to stay
Busselton has an accommodation option for every taste and budget, from caravan parks with family accommodation, to five-star hotels and budget motels.
Beaches Busselton is popular with families due to the abundance of things to do with the kids. For a start, it is renowned for its diverse coastline – there are the calm waters of Geographe Bay, or one of WA’s premier surfing beaches, Yallingup beach.
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Busselton Beachfront The Busselton Beachfront boasts netted swimming areas, shaded lawn, restaurants, pathways and picnic seating. It is also home to the Underwater Observatory and the Busselton Jetty, a 1.8km timber-piled jetty stretching out over Geographe Bay. You can even catch the jetty train, which leaves hourly.
Image: Busselton Jetty website
Wonky Windmill Farm and Eco Park Feed the rabbits, guinea pigs or kangaroo, bottle feed a lamb, meet a llama – these are just some of the things you can do at the Wonky Windmill Farm and Eco Park. There is a café on-site, and they can also organise children’s birthday parties. Located in Yelverton, it is a short drive from Busselton.
Image: Wonky Windmill Farm and Eco Park Facebook page
Cycling and Walking If you like getting out and about while being active, Busselton has a myriad of paths for cycling and walking. There are loops around the bush or lakes and you can read more here.
Busselton Museum See how life in Busselton has evolved at the Busselton Museum. You can take a peak into an early 20th Century house, see how life was for schoolchildren and have a look at transport options of years gone by.
Naturaliste Reptile Park Come and meet some of Western Australia’s most common and not so common reptiles at Naturaliste Reptile Park, including goannas, lizards and snakes. It is located in Carbunup River, just a short drive from Busselton.
Image: Busselton Museum Facebook page
Busselton hosts events throughout the year, which you can read more about here.
Day Trips From Busselton
Busselton is close to a number of other regional areas, including
Dunsborough, a coastal town just 20 minutes away by car.
The famous Margaret River region, which is a 40 minute drive and offers wine tasting, surfing beaches and underground caverns.
Bunbury, a port city located 40 minutes by car with pristine coastline, lots to do for families, plus restaurants and marine activities.
For further information about Busselton, you can read more here.