API WA Busselton Seaside Escape Apartment
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Busselton, the gateway to the South West
If you’re looking for the best that Busselton has to offer, whatever your budget, we have you covered. Experience the best that one of the most popular tourist destinations in WA has to offer, whether on a shoestring or as a Lord of Luxury. Busselton is as one of the premier holiday destinations in Western Australia. Not only the gateway to the famous wine region, but it is also the central point to explore Geographe bay and the likes of Dunsborough, Yallingup, and further south again to Augusta.
At just 2 hours and 40 minutes from the Perth CBD, and with a plethora of dining and leisure and entertainment options it is little wonder that Busselton has twice been voted WA’s top tourism destination. What’s more, is that Busselton is the perfect base when exploring some of the jewels of the South West. The Margaret River wine regions, Eagle Bay, Yallingup, and Dunsborough are all short drives from Busselton, making a day trip a very worthwhile activity to enjoy while staying in the South West.
Holiday in one of our 5 fully self-contained three-bedroom units (one queen room, four single beds), for you to enjoy, each unit sleeps six people, with casual bedding available for an additional two (child) guests. The units are located on Gale Street, Busselton only a 5-minute walk from the world-famous Busselton Jetty and main street.
The units are all fitted with the usual mod cons, with ensuite bathrooms, modern toilets, a laundry facility with washing machine and dryer, digital TV’s, reverse cycle air-conditioning and a fully equipped kitchen, a gas BBQ. (Porta cots and high chairs are available if required for our very little guests).
Busselton is experiencing a renaissance in arts and culture in recent times, with the popular tourist town being home to a number of historical attractions and festivals. John Garrett Bussell was Busselton’s first European settler, arriving on the banks of the Vasse River in 1832. It was love at first sight; so captivated by the area that he lived there with his family all his life. The track he hacked from Vasse River to Geographe Bay is Busselton’s main street.
The Busselton Museum, Courthouse, and the picturesque St Mary’s Church are all testament to Busselton’s Heritage and a throwback to when Busselton was established as one of Western Australia’s first settlements. Housed in the old prison and courtroom is the modern ArtGeo Gallery and Courthouse Arts Complex, which celebrates freedom of expression, displaying the works of South West and Western Australian artists. The Heritage Park and Trail in Busselton is a self-guided easy walk through the charming coastal town providing information about the town’s rich and colourful heritage. Visit significant landmarks such as the Ballarat Steam Engine, the first steam locomotive used in Western Australia.
With triathlons and ironman competitions becoming increasingly popular with weekend warriors and those of us looking to go from casual exerciser to enthusiast the Busselton Iron Man is growing in popularity. With its protected beaches, picturesque cycling paths and smooth asphalt it is the ideal location for an endurance event.
Our Holiday Home units are located just a stone’s throw from the Indian Ocean, a 5-minute walk will see you arrive at the famous Busselton Jetty, which is still the longest wooden jetty in the southern hemisphere, stretching an impressive 1800 metres out to sea. The iconic heritage listed Busselton Jetty was originally built in 1865. If the nearly 2 km’s sounds like a bit of a long walk for you, then enjoy the train ride along the solid wooden structure, taking you all the way to the end of the jetty. With excellent fishing spots and equally impressive photography perch’s, the Busselton Jetty is a historic site which needs to be seen to be believed and should be on every visitor’s itinerary.
For a completely free activity, and possibly one of the most rewarding… depending upon your luck, drop a line off the Busselton Jetty or find your own lucky spot to land todays catch. The jetty has areas to clean and scale your catch. The jetty is incredibly popular with locals in the evening and offers a great photo opportunity as the sun goes down over the Indian Ocean. The jetty can be fished in almost all conditions for a wide variety of fish from crabs and squid in the shallows to mulloway in April and May, to the back-breaking Samson Fish from out the end almost all year round. Salmon are a chance on their annual migration north, as are some excellent big Tailor which show up around November. Herring are prolific almost anytime, as are Skippy and Garfish. Bonito are regularly sought after on the early summer mornings and a few Blue Fin Tuna are usually seen each year also. Some big Sharks regularly get taken out the end by experts spending a summer’s night out the jetty.
A train carries passengers over the water for the length of the jetty. Whichever way you make the journey, it would be a rare day indeed that you will not see many a visitor and local dangling a fishing line off the jetty to catch his dinner. Busselton Jetty is not the only place to fish; catch whiting, herring, and skipjack right off the beach. Squid and blue manna crabs are specialties and can be caught in abundance during the season. Reach the deeper waters by boat to reel in larger species such as dhufish, salmon, small sharks, crayfish and other reef-dwelling fish. The Blue Water Classic fishing competition attracts international attention during March and April.
If you fancy yourself as more of an underwater adventurer, then a glass bottom boat tour will immerse you in some of the most breathtaking marine life on offer in Western Australia. Western Australia’s premiere artificial reef can be viewed by stepping into the underwater conservatory or donning a wet suit and snorkel and taking the plunge with a diving tour. The Underwater Observatory can be likened to a giant reverse fishbowl, with people on the inside, looking out at the underwater wonderland. Colorful ancient corals, multitudes of various fish, dolphins or even seals can be sighted through massive windows of the three levels of the Underwater Observatory beneath the Indian Ocean.
The Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse offers guided tours also make for a fun day out. The lighthouse was activated in 1904. It is a 20-metre high cylindrical tower built of limestone that still uses its original first-order Fresnel lens made by Chance Brothers. The light flashes twice every ten seconds at night. The tour includes a visit to the Maritime Museum and provides an interesting history lesson to visitors. You’ll come for the historical facts, but you’ll stay for the million dollar views.
When you’re feeling peckish visit Blue Ginger fine foods, Station Street Margaret River. The fare on offer is incredibly good value, not to mention the sensational coffee. It’s also a great chance to stock up on continental, Asian and whole foods of the region. The main street of the Busselton settlement and just a short walk from our units and is home to boutique fashion houses, surf shops, designer homewares, and antiques. Fig Tree lane has made a name for itself as the place to of all things fashionable, beautiful and quaint in Busselton.
The calm waters of Geographe Bay make for a serene setting for a day at the beach. With 30 kilometers of coastline we’re sure you’ll find a special spot to spread out a towel and bask in the sun, before enjoying a dip in the crystal clear water. For those feeling a little more adventurous try your hand at Windsurfing, kayaking, scuba diving or water skiing.
The Ludlow Tuart Forest provides a unique opportunity to enjoy a leisurely drive through the last remaining natural tall tuart forest in the world. Marvel at the beauty of these rare ancient giants that are estimated to be over 300 years old. Take a pleasant walk along one of several walk trails within the forest to experience the peaceful harmony of the natural environment. Wildflowers are a significant feature of this part of Australia’s South West. People flock to the areas surrounding Busselton to view golden feather flowers, the vivid reds and pinks of Boronia and leschenaultia and striking, felt like kangaroo paws in different colours.
Vasse River and Rotary Park is a picturesque setting for a picnic. Situated on the banks of the Vasse River, it’s easy to forget you are in the heart of Busselton as you relax in the tranquil surroundings. Park up under the shade of the trees on a rug or sit at the tables and chairs provided. Enjoy a picnic lunch or barbeque, while the children are kept entertained in the large playground.
Yoganup Playground is an award-winning adventure playground for children of all ages on the foreshore of Busselton. Children will be eager to try out the climbing tower and curly slide. Combining imaginative play with old fashioned fun, the playground will keep children entertained for hours. Situated on a large expanse of grass there is plenty of room to kick a football around or fly a kite.
The whale watching season has to be seen to be believed. This is an experience that you must witness at least once in your life. Be on hand as the Southern Right Whales and Humpback Whales make their annual trip off the waters of Cape Leeuwin. The season is on between June and September in the Busselton area and then from September to December in the Dunsborough area. After a day of whale watching drop by Driftwood Estate restaurant on Caves road. Driftwood estate is open Thursday to Monday and has an award-winning menu which needs to be experienced at least once.
For the authentic Native Australian cultural experience, a visit to Koomal Dreaming with Josh Whiteland is sure to please. The experience offers culture based tours, including; bush tucker tastings and bush medicine. Venture into Ngilgi Cave where the good spirit Ngilgi dwells, to hear Dreamtime legends and enjoy a mesmerizing didgeridoo performance as part of a unique cave experience. Take a bushwalk with Koomal and learn how to identify traditional plants, foods and medicines relating to the aboriginal six seasonal changes. Discover the art of traditional fire lighting and tool making, and participate in a Didgeridoo Music Session
Christian Fletcher’s art gallery in Margaret River is a must see. Dunsborough and Mandurah also have exhibits of this world-class photographer. One of the premiere Australian Landscape Photographers, Christian won the AIPP Australian and Western Australian Landscape Photographer of the Year in 2011. Christian runs photographic workshops nationwide. If you enjoy your delicious food served with an equally delicious backdrop then Lamont’s, Smith Beach, Yallingup has your measure. Lamont’s is renowned for its fresh seafood and deserts to die for.
For a little leisure activity, have experience with the Ladies of Lifestyle Margaret River. Let the crew drive you around the idyllic Margaret River region in the winged 1950’s style motor vehicles. Visit the world-renowned wineries, local cultural outlets and maybe even a few secret sports only known by the locals. Its adventures like these that make your trip memorable and enjoyable. Next time you visit Busselton be sure to check out the surrounding Margaret River region, just a 30-minute drive from your perfectly appointed accommodation in Busselton. Whatever your budget there is something to make your next trip a truly memorable experience.
Busselton is continually among the most popular destinations with WA travelers. If you’re visiting from interstate, overseas or locally come and experience the charm of Busselton and glorious Margaret River wine region. If it’s for a romantic getaway, a fishing trip with your friends or a family trip away, Busselton and the Margaret River region is a perfect place to experience the best that WA has to offer.
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- Non-Smoking Rooms
- Guest Laundry
- Free Parking
- Air Conditioning
- Shared Bathroom Facilities
- Drying Room
- On-site undercover parking
- Fresh linen supplied
- Coastal Walks, Fish, Kayaking, Sailing
- Non-Smoking Property
- Street parking
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