Busselton's seaside suburb of Geographe sits on the long curve of beautiful Geographe Bay boasting sweeping Indian Ocean views, white sand beaches and calm turquoise waters. It's also just minutes from the centre of Busselton - twice crowned Western Australia's Top Tourism Town - and a short hop from the world-renowned Margaret River wine region.
Getting to Geographe takes just two hours and 40 minutes, following the Kwinana Freeway and Forrest Highway south from Perth. Or you can opt to fly into Busselton on a 50 minute flight from Perth's domestic airport.
Along its north-facing shoreline, you can take in the sunrise and sunset with a relaxing stroll or enjoy a fun-filled family day beside the sea, swimming, fishing, snorkelling, scuba diving, windsurfing, kayaking or sailing.
Venture a little further south and you'll see the longest timber-piled jetty in the southern hemisphere stretching out before you. Here, on Busselton's heritage listed jetty, you can take a 1.8 kilometre stroll or train ride over the Indian Ocean, culminating in a tour of the Underwater Observatory to view the colourful corals and sea life of Australia's best artificial reef.
From the jetty, it's a short walk to Busselton's main street, where you can indulge in a little culture at the museum, modern ArtGeo Gallery and Courthouse Arts Complex. Alternatively, browse the shops and boutiques or dine on fresh local flavours.
Accommodation options suit a range of tastes and budgets, including a string of beachfront resorts.