Things to do in Busselton and Surrounds, WA 2


The Margaret River Region has long been a favourite holiday destination for West Australians.  The region extends from the southern town of Augusta up to the town of Busselton  – making it the closest point (a mere 225km or a 2½ hour drive) from the West Australian capital city Perth.  Therefore a great base for anyone driving with kids or anyone who doesn’t want too long a road trip.

The Margaret River Region boasts delicious wineries, great surfing and a huge selection of things to do in Busselton and the greater Margaret River Region.

I’ve been visiting this region since I was a child, now I’m enjoying taking my son.  We have found so many great things to do in Busselton and a few more we have yet to try.

Top Activities to Do in Busselton and the Margaret River Region.

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Themed Attractions

There are a number of themed parks and attractions to keep not only the kids amused but also the whole family – even if you don’t have kids.  We’ve visited a couple of these (highlighted in green) and looking forward to trying the rest – which I have heard good things about.

Nature Activites

Busselton and the Margaret River Region sits just outside the stunning Cape Naturalist national park.  This sets a great backdrop to enjoy some fun activities and the natural beauty.

Foody Bites

One of my favourite things to do in Busselton is to try all the delicious food.  No matter whether you choose to stop in at any of the food stops after one of the above days out or create a tasting trail around the Margaret River Region like we did.

  • Local Goodies
    • Margaret River dairy Company
    • Whirlwind Olives
    • Yahava Coffee Works
    • Margaret River Venison
    • Margaret River Gourmet Delights
  • Homemade Produce
    • Berry farm
    • Providore
  • Sweet Treats
    • Chocolate factories
      • Temper Temper
      • Margaret River Chocolate Factory
      • Gabriel Chocolate
    • Ice cream factories
      • Simmos
      • Millers Ice cream
    • Lollies
      • Candy Cow
      • Fudge Factory
      • Margaret River Nougat

More Info

This is just the tip of the iceberg for things to do in Busselton.  If you would like more information head over to the official Margaret River Region website.

Looking for where to stay in Busselton?  We’ve stayed at the Busselton Mandalay Resort and BIG4 Beachlands Holiday Park, but there are heaps more options.

The Margaret River Region is well-known for its world-class wines, you’ll find plenty of wineries and breweries open for tastings as you explore the region.

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About Sally-Ann Brown

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2 thoughts on “Things to do in Busselton and Surrounds, WA

  • Kreete

    I haven’t made it down there yet, but I have heard so many great things. As you may already know, I love wine and local produce so it’s definitely in my plans to travel along the West Coast and pay a visit to Margaret River at the same time. Loving the list of local food producers! Have you been to any wineries? Any recommendations?

    • Sally-Ann Brown Post author

      You’ll love it when you get there Kreete. I loved doing all the wineries in my pre-kid days. There are so many good places with lots you rarely see in the bottle shop. The best is to just stop in each for a small taste as you pass by – though personally, I prefer to avoid the bigger more well-known wineries and go for the smaller local wineries. Try Laurance for a good lunch spot.