Busselton is a relatively big town of 20,000 people, founded in 1832 by the Bussells, a family of English migrants who arrived in Western Australia to find that all of the good farm land around Perth and Fremantle was taken.
Today Busselton is a popular resort for families from Perth. It boasts good beaches and snorkelling from the 2km-long jetty. It also makes a good base for exploring the wineries of the Margaret River wine region.
38 Peel Terrace, Busselton
Tel (08) 9752 1288
Open Mon-Fri 8.30am-5pm, Sat 9am-4pm, Sun 10am-3pm
Transwa (tel 1300 662 205) coaches stop on Peel Terrace.
14 Peel Terrace, Busselton
Tel (08) 9754 2763
With a length of 2km, this is the longest wooden jetty in the southern hemisphere. There is good snorkelling off the jetty and also a small museum and an underwater observatory.
Busselton Jetty, Busselton
Tel (08) 9754 3689
Admission $2.50; underwater observatory $20
Open Jan-Apr 8am-6pm daily; May-Nov 9am-5pm daily; Dec 8am-6pm daily