Nestled in the lower portion of Western Australia's stunning Geographe Bay, just over two and a half hours from state capital, Perth, is the buzzing town of Busselton. With summer highs that can reach a luxurious 27 degrees Celsius, and without all that humid rainfall some Australian cities receive, you'll be far from disappointed when you book an Accor hotel in Busselton.
What to do in Busselton
Start your time in Busselton by walking over to the shimmer seaside to visit the Visitors Centre. Staffed by expert locals, this informative place is the perfect way to start a Busselton day.They offer tourism advice, assistance with bookings and a free guide and local map - as well a range of souvenirs to take home with you.
Next its time to see why Busselton has such a bustling tourism industry by hitting the water.
Perhaps the town's most unique feature, the Busselton Jetty juts out from nearby the Visitors Centre, extending a staggering 1.8 kilometres. This makes it the longest timber-piled jetty in the Southern Hemisphere! At the far tip there is a spectacular Underwater Observatory, where keen marine enthusiasts can dive 8-metres below the surface to try and spot as many as 300 different aquatic species. Don't worry about walking all the way out there, however, as there is a 50-seat train that runs regularly.
Whale watching is also a major aspect of Busselton and there are numerous charters and cruises available here. Look for companies such as Legend Charters and All Sea Charters to see if you can spot humpback whales, southern right whales and even blue whales.
Where to eat in Busselton
With so much fresh air and excitement, you're bound to work up quite the appetite. Thankfully, Busselton has myriad great restaurants, cafes and other eateries that are sure to satisfy, no matter your tastes.
Start with the fine dining experience at Laundry 43, located a short walk from the beach at the heart of town. With a charming laundry aesthetic, Laundry 43 has an ever-changing menu that hosts dishes from all over the world, using ingredients grown locally.
The next day make sure to stop by Al Forno, possibly the best takeaway place in town. If you haven't already leapt on their mouthwatering range of gourmet pizzas, consider ordering a single or family portion of their European-styled food, served to you in their own ceramic baking dish or biodegradable container. You pay a small deposit for the dish and receive it back upon its safe return - thus reducing the amount of plastics Al Forno have to waste.
Accommodation in Busselton
To enjoy the luxuries of Busselton you need to stay in a luxury Busselton hotel. Located along the shimmering oceanfront from the jetty, The Sebel Busselton offers 75 lavish, air-conditioned apartments each with their own bathtub, TV and full kitchen. The hotel also has numerous swimming pools to splash about in when you want a salt-free swim, as well as its own fitness centre, bicycle hire facilities and kids club.