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.

The Busselton Pier an icon in its own right. The one mile long landmark is a recreational centrepiece for locals and tourists. Many an urn of ashes being 'let free' from the pier.

The Busselton Museum also gives a terrific insight of the area and town.

The Anglican Church is the oldest ‘brick’ construction in the WA. The Catholic Church is classic also.

All denominations are represented.

The Hotels in Busselton are successful holiday offers.

The Busselton War Memorial is an appropriate acknowledgment.

Be sure to check out the Japanese Garden and the Pier.

Allow plenty of time and have a holiday in Busselton.

Diary notes



Fireplace Dump Station
General Store Bottled Gas
Internet Caravan
Camping 4WD
Kitchen Facilities Disabled access
Laundry Toilets
Campervans Accommodation
Meals   Airport
Pets Allowed Boat Ramp
Telephone Picnic Area
Roadside Rest Area Electricity
Scenic Swimming
Tap water   Thermal Area
Stream Water   Walking tracks
Rotary Club Lions Club
Gymnasium Gardens
Winery Whitewater Rafting
Surfing Skydiving
Skiing Scenic Flights
Postal Service Police
Movie Location   Mountain Biking
Kayaking Jet Boating
Information Hospital
Hang Gliding Golf Course