Some 50 or so k’s from Bunbury and after Capel heading east the traveler reaches Busselton. Busselton is a very nice place. Busselton is primarily a holiday centre. Relaxed, very friendly, delightful beach, historic buildings and all of the necessary services will make your visit very enjoyable.
The early history of European exploration of the Busselton area focuses on the French expedition of 1801 which brought Nicholas Baudin, with his ships the Géographe and Naturaliste, to the coast of Western Australia. Baudin named Geographe Bay and Cape Naturaliste after his vessels, and named the river Vasse after a sailor, Thomas Vasse, who was lost as he went overboard and believed to have drowned.
The name of Busselton derives from the Bussell family. It was first officially used in June 1835.
Allow plenty of time and have a holiday in Busselton.