Accommodation Busselton WA Bed and Breakfast B & B Guest Lodge - BUSSELTON'S BOUTIQUE B & B
A selection of some of our recommendations from the huge variety of attractions and activities available in the Geographe/Margaret River region....
Click on the links below to access their own websites for more information:
WALKING TRAILS - WE HAVE PUT TOGETHER A PACKAGE OF INTERESTING AND DIVERSE WALK MAPS FOR YOU TO ENJOY THE NATURAL BEAUTY OF THE REGION CLOSE UP.
The fresh clean air, blue skies, and healthy exercise - you'll go home feeling so much better for it!!
Tuart Forest There are many beautiful walks in and around the Ludlow Tuart forest and we will provide details and maps upon request.
The Possum Trail near Wonnerup House with a marked track is a great way to see the possums in their natural habitat at night - we are happy to lend you a torch. We have many tall tree on our property to explore at night too.
The Naturaliste walk trail network has been designed to provide an opportunity for everyone from the short easy 30 minute walk to up to a half a day on the Cape.
The Busselton Jetty Stretching 1.8 kilometres across Geographe Bay, Busselton Jetty is the longest timber-piled jetty in the Southern Hemisphere. It is appreciated for its spectacular Underwater Observatory, Jetty Train and myriad of recreational uses. A unique experience situated in Western Australia's favourite playground!
The Busselton Jetty reopened on Sunday 6 February after completion of a $27 million refurbishment programme. New features include interpretive nodes and fish cleaning bays. Swimming and diving platforms, rain shelters and heritage sculptures are also present along the new structure. Most importantly, visitors are once again able to travel by train to the Underwater Observatory where the depths of Geograohe Bay are waiting to be discovered.
The Bunker Bay track leads to the cliff edge revealing breathtaking views of the coast. This walk demonstrates the three distinctive types of vegetation on the Cape; woodland in sheltered areas near Bunker Bay, wind-pruned Marri growing higher on the ridge, and coastal heath. The viewing platform overlooking Shelley Cove near Bunkers Bay offers a superb resting site with distant views of Geographe Bay.
The lighthouse walk is an easy walk following relatively flat ground providing an opportunity for everyone to enjoy the panoramic views.
The Cape Naturaliste track provides some unique scenery of the cape. The track winds through an area known as "the Pinnacles". If walked in a clock-wise direction, the "other side of the moon" can be seen as black loam soils sculptured by nature.
The Whale Lookout track is the shortest option and the most popular. This provides a perfect vantage point for viewing whales from September through November. Out of season, it provides magnificent panoramic coastal views, diverse coastal heath and an opportunity to spot birds living in the area. The track is mostly flat with the last 200 metres sloping away to the lookout.
HAVE A WHALE OF A TIME - NOW IT THE PERFECT TIME
The pristine waters of Australia's South West are the perfect place to observe whales on their annual migration. Both humpback and southern right whales can be sighted in the region’s coastal waters between June and early December.
In June the humpbacks and southern right whales are spotted along the south coast, having departed Antarctic waters to breed and mate in the warmer Southern Ocean. September sees the whales start to head south again, many with calves in tow, and during this time they are commonly seen off the region’s western coast.
Whale watching is an exhilarating experience and can be enjoyed either from land-based vantage points or on a cruise. Whale watching cruises operate from each at different times throughout the season. We can arrange bookings for these great cruises with Eco Tours (we have personally tested them out and had an amazing experience).
There is a easy 1-2 hour walk around Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse area along the exposed western coastline famous for whale spotting close up. We saw a South Right Whale from our walk - they usually stay close in and are easy to see. Apart from the stunning coast line, the whales are an added bonus.
Top 3 Attractions
Winery hopping is a popular tourist activity in the South West region. The variety is vast in this region from crisp Chardonnays; to more the more full bodied Pinot Noir’s. However, you don’t need to be a connoisseur to appreciate the experience. The wineries provide free tasting of their international award winning selections.
2) Busselton Jetty
Drawing in over 400,000 visitors each year, Busselton is most famed for its far stretching jetty – one of the longest jetties in the world. Walk along the wooden decking, to the tip of the pier, and be touched by nature; as you embrace what can only be termed as an extraordinary experience. Now re-opened after an almost $30M renovation the iconic Busselton Jetty is better than ever! The train is running, if you don't choose to walk and the Underwater Observatory is open. See the website for more detail: www.busseltonjetty.net
3) Caves of the South West
Below the limestone ridge of Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park, hide an abundance of magnificent ancient caves, many of which are available for exploration by the public. These spectacular underground chambers are home to stunning formations and ancient fossils; which bare unique resemblance to a lost world.
Renowned for their pristine condition these caves are beautiful, secluded, and a truly eye opening experience. The most popular caves along amongst the South West Region include; Calgardup and Giants Cave, Jewel Cave, Mammoth Cave, Ngilgi Cave, and Lake Cave. Jewel Cave is a notable attraction. It encompasses some of the largest stalactites found in any cave. Its sheer enormity dwarfs its visitors; providing a surreal experience to all.
4) Take a Tour a Cruise or some serious Fishing
Bush Tucker Wine Tour or the Cellar D' Or Tour- a great way to experience local wines, beers, local produce and best of all Margaret River Chocolate in one of the worlds best wine regions. We can arrange your booking, pick and and drop off at the end of the day. Many of our guests have enjoyed these tours and have recommended it as a great fun day out.
Cruises and Whale Watching (in season - Spring) Legend Charters and Naturaliste Charters operate daily whale watching cruises from Port Geographe marina (only 3 or 4 km from here) and from Quindalup Prices are around $80 - 90pp Ocean Eco Adventures operate seal and dolphin cruises during summer along the scenic Naturaliste coast from $69pp.
Fishing Charters. Seriously want to catch a WA Dhufish or similar? Legend Charters operate during Summer from Gracetown and boast the best catch rate in the SW due to over 35 years' experience. Full Day including cooked breakfast, lunch, morning and afternoon tea, all tackle and bait, licence and a souvenir photo, around $330pp (partner or child can share line with full paying guest from $150/75
To make it really simple you can book all these tours, the Jetty train and the Horse Resort right here on our website, at the same time as you book your room. We also offer you a free restaurant reservation service as well.
|Ocean Eco Adventures|
Geographe Bay to cape Leeuwin area is rich in scenic beauty with rugged coastline of limestone cliffs, diverse marine life and white sandy beaches.