52 kilometres northeast of Margaret River lies Busselton, a holiday resort town situated along the sheltered shores of Geographe Bay, home to the famous Busselton Jetty, the longest wooden jetty in the southern hemisphere. This jetty stretches nearly two kilometres to the Underwater Observatory, where visitors can descend 12 metres underwater to view the unique fish, sponges, coral, and invertebrates that make up the ecosystem there.
The Busselton Foreshore is shallow, clear, and calm as glass in the warmer months, perfect for paddling, diving, fishing, water-skiing, and swimming. To the west of the jetty, Norfolk pines line the concrete pathways that stretch along the foreshore, offering free barbecues, a skate park, and endless choices of places to picnic and enjoy the surroundings.
Located in the heart of Busselton, Origins Market is a showcase of Western Australian local farmers, winemakers, brewers, producers, chefs, baristas, and other artisans. With a lively calendar of unique events, there is always something on for visitors to delight in. There is also several venues housed in multiple heritage buildings across Busselton, the ArtGeo Cultural Complex for example is a creative hub for all things visual and performing arts. The ArtGeo Gallery is host to an ever-changing schedule of contemporary Australian art exhibitions, events, and workshops.
Nestled on the banks of the picturesque Vasse River are the Busselton Museum and Heritage Butter Factory. The Butter Factory opened in 1918, operations ceased in 1973, then in 1975 the museum opened and is now home to memorabilia, photographs, and equipment tracing the history of Busselton.
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