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.
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.
- Busselton Archery and Family Fun Park
- Xscape at the Cape Fun Park
- Yallingup Maze
- Amaze’n Margaret River
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.
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
- Sweet Treats
- Chocolate factories
- Temper Temper
- Margaret River Chocolate Factory
- Gabriel Chocolate
- Ice cream factories
- Millers Ice cream
- Candy Cow
- Fudge Factory
- Margaret River Nougat
- Chocolate factories
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.
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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