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A LITTLE MORE ABOUT BUSSELTON
POPULATION QUICK FACTS
- Total Population: 36,686
- Number of Families: 9,786
- Top age groups & lifestyles: Elderly singles, older couples and families, and elderly couples
- Median rent: $350 per week
- Median property price: $480,000
- Top dwelling structures: Separate house
- Average bedrooms per property: 3.4
PLACES OF INTEREST AND LOCAL ATTRACTIONS
- Busselton Jetty
- Wonnerup House
- St Mary’s (Church of England)
- Ithaca (formerly Villa Carlotta)
- Weld Hall
- Augusta-Busselton Heritage Trail
- Tuart National Forest Park
Busselton, a city located 220 km south-west of Perth, the capital of Western Australia, is stretched along the wide sandy shores of Geographe Bay. The beaches are spared from strong winds, making the area a popular place for swimming, fishing, scuba diving and snorkelling.
The area was established in 1832 and was first settled by the Bussel family, who ran one of the most successful cattle station in the colony at that time. It takes its name after the Bussel family. The name was first officially used in June 1835.
Currently, Busselton is a tourist town. It has been voted as Western Australia’s top tourist destination in 1995, 1996 and 2005. One of the many places of interest in Busselton is its turquoise-coloured beach. Another major attraction is the 2-km jetty (pier), the longest wooden jetty in the Southern Hemisphere. It features a train ride for tourists, an underwater observatory and an interpretive centre.
Growth in the area over the last 10 years has primarily taken place along the shores of Geographe Bay, which has come to be known as a great seaside destination for family holidays.
Busselton’s main street is very active and gives off a cosmopolitan vibe, as it is dotted with great alfresco restaurants, cafes and pubs and boutique shops.
And there’s more! It holds various sporting and cultural events throughout the year, with Geographe Bay being the site of many local and international events, such as the Busselton Beach Festival, Southbound Music Festival, the Busselton Jetty Swim, Geographe Bay Race Week, and more.
People seeking cultural outings can visit the Busselton Museum, the Old Courthouse Art Complex or St Mary’s Church. If you’re looking for more attractions, Busselton offers caves, historic lighthouses, art galleries, restaurants, pubs, wineries, craft breweries, beaches and picturesque lookouts.
For wine lovers, Busselton is your gateway to the Margaret River Wine Region. There are so many things to see and do in Busselton and surrounding towns. There are many types of accommodation available, including five-star beachfront hotels, private villas, family fun holiday parks, bed and breakfasts, etc.
It boasts of great shopping, and a complete range of services and amenities.
Busselton Central Shopping Centre has everything a family can need with 16 specialty stores, including a number of national fashion stores. Busselton Boulevard is anchored by Coles supermarket and a host of retail shops including beauty and nail salons, a chemist, a café, a butcher, and more. Power Centre Busselton is the newest shopping destination in the area where you can find everything sold at a Kmart or Aldis.
There are two hospitals in Busselton, one of which is located 3 km west of the town centre.
There are primary schools, high schools and a tertiary institution in the area, making Busselton a great place to raise children.
There are three bus routes for the town bus services operated by South West Coach Lines. For connections to other south west towns and Perth, there are coach services offered by TransWA and South West Coach Lines. For people who opt to fly in, the area is served by Busselton Regional Airport.