Arriving by cruise ship to Busselton lands you on the shores of one of the most diverse regions on Earth. In a single day, it’s possible to sample world-class wines and food, relax on stunning beaches, stroll through forests, explore ancient caves and witness one of the greatest whale migrations. You can even take a train ride on the longest timber piled jetty in the Southern Hemisphere and view Australia’s greatest artificial reef without getting wet.
Cruise ships anchor in Geographe Bay and you’ll be ferried to Busselton Jetty – just a few minute’s walk from Busselton high street and visitor centre, where guided tours are available to explore the Geographe and Margaret River wine regions.
Take a 1.8-kilometre walk across the waters of Geographe Bay, or ride on the Busselton Jetty train to the Underwater Observatory. A guided tour leads you eight metres beneath the waves to view the awe inspiring “forest” of corals, sponges and fish. There’s even the opportunity to take an undersea walk along the ocean floor.
A 10-minute drive from Busselton leads you to the largest remaining Tuart forest in the world. Marvel at these rare ancient giants, estimated to be over 300 years old.