Busselton is a city that is well known for many reasons and many famous attractions as well as being a place where backpackers can soak up the sun, have a world of fun and really see what the south west of Australia has to offer them. You can fill your days with action packed adventure, adrenalin tours, lazing under the warm summer sun and partying on into the night with plenty of entertainment.
Busselton has a number of great hostels that you can stay at all year round with some even pre arranging work for anyone on a working visa. They offer great accommodation, plenty of onsite fun and entertainment, world class facilities, friendly staff and will place you close to the array of attractions and activities so you never have to travel far to get to where you want to go.
Busselton is classed as the gateway to the Margaret River region where you will find a plethora of wineries and cellar doors for you to sample some of the most mouth watering wines. You can do a day trip, join a tour or cycle your way around the region. There is a chocolate factory to stop over at, restaurants to enjoy a mouth watering meal in and plenty of scenic routes and stunning countryside to see along the way. Busselton is just 230km south of Perth and you can easily arrange a seat on the TransWA or Southwest Coachlines that do daily trips between Perth and Busselton.
Once you arrive you will be able to do as much exploring as you legs will allow you to do, as there are museums, art galleries, markets and shops to browse through, coastal walks to embark upon, lookouts and pristine beaches to laze upon. You can make your way to one of the secluded bays or inlets that fringe Busselton or try your hand at the local breaks at Margaret River where many pro surfers have fallen in love with. There is surfing, swimming, water skiing, kayaking and canoeing and when you think you have run out of water activities there is, whale watching between June and September, scuba diving upon sunken shipwrecks, snorkelling over coral reef gardens, deep sea fishing and sailing adventures just to name a few. You can cruise around on luxury vessels for the day or make your way up the Vassar River where there is estuary fishing, bird watching and more. Make your way down to the Busselton Jetty, which is the longest jetty in the southern hemisphere and see the Underwater Observatory where you see colourful fish and marine organisms.
Perhaps a day of cave diving or caving is more your style or even abseiling, riding a flying fox or having a go on a racing car or carousel at the beachfront fun park is what you are looking for. From camel rides to scenic flights, to nature walks and food and wine tours, there is no end to the list of possibilities that you can enjoy when backpacking through Busselton. With the pine tree lined beachfront with its cafes, restaurants and beautiful beaches, to the city centre where you can find night life, bars and pubs to the countryside where you will find a whole other world just waiting to be explored, Busselton will prove to be one of those memorable destinations.
Quickly book your budget accommodation at one of the hostels here so you don’t miss out, and come and see what so many backpackers before you have come and never wanted to leave. With water sports galore, cruises, charters, tours of all kinds, nightly entertainment, annual events, festivals and more, Busselton will rank highly on your number one places in OZ!