Busselton, Western Australia is the gateway to the Margaret River region, a luscious area where wine, craft beer, gourmet food, beaches and surfing is part of daily life. Besides being a major “Down South” town, the Busselton jetty is a famous landmark that extends 1,841 metres out to sea.

1. Take the morning train on the Busselton jetty

One of the cool things to do in Busselton, WA is hop aboard the old-fashioned steam-engine replica for an easy-breezy trip to the (almost) end of the long jetty. You’ll disembark the train at the Underwater Observatory where you can view what’s under the sea without getting wet.

2. Skydive over the jetty

What better way to get good visuals of the entire jetty than from 14,000 feet above it. Skydive Geronimo is the only skydiving company offering tandem jumps over the Busselton Jetty and believe me, it’s a holiday activity you’re not going to forget in a hurry.

3. Fun at the Busselton foreshore

There are currently two restaurants, a giant skatepark, youth centre, life-saving club and of course, the Busselton Jetty all within a short distance of each other to keep everyone entertained. 

4. Capture a sunset

Western Australia is blessed with incredible, ga-ga-worthy sunsets and Busselton attracts many photographers trying to capture an Instagrammable one. After a day of fun in the sun is there anything better than a cold beer or a glass of Margaret River wine while overlooking a glowing horizon?

5. Enjoy the four season

The South West’s Mediterranean-like climate has four seasons, each with its own offerings. Busselton weather can be hit and miss from May to August but if you love donning a woolly jumper and snuggling down in front of a warm fireplace with a red wine, winter is for you.

6. Cast a line

Fishing in Busselton is a favourite pastime of the locals and you’re guaranteed to see fishermen casting their lines over the jetty at any given time of day. You don’t have to be a sea dog to enjoy the meditative practice of tossing a fishing hook in the water and reeling it in over and over.