Our Beautiful region
We have so much to see and explore…
The town of Busselton is a vibrant centre point to the laid-back South-West region. With a range of pubs, restaurants, boutique shops, supermarkets and retail stores, you can have it all in Busselton.
A stone’s throw from the Esplanade Hotel is Busselton’s jetty, the longest timber pier in the Southern Hemisphere. Extending nearly two kilometres, you can try a spot of whale watching or visit the jetty’s Underwater Observatory fish bowl, eight metres below sea level.
Whether you are a wine connoisseur or a new recruit, you can enjoy a fine drop of Western Australian wine, an exquisite meal and a breathtaking view at one of the South West’s many wineries.
For local arts, crafts and pottery, our region have many studios and galleries to admire. Some wineries have their own collections, whilst many smaller galleries display unique local pieces. The beautiful Yallingup Ngilgi Caves are only a short drive from Busselton’s town centre. Navigating the depths of this cave is a breathtaking experience for even the most seasoned explorer.
So get out and explore our amazing region – what are you waiting for?
The Busselton Jetty is 1.841km long. It is the longest timber piled jetty in the southern hemisphere and is operated by a non-profit community organisation known as Busselton Jetty Inc. Proceeds from ticket sales contribute to jetty maintenance and conservation.
The beach extends both sides of the Busselton Jetty at the centre of Busselton. It usually offers safe and sheltered swimming conditions, protected from the waves of the west coast by Cape Naturaliste. A wide foreshore reserve with bike path backs most of the beach. Near the Busselton Jetty there are change rooms, toilets, a cafe and shop, and a smaller jetty area that encloses a section of the water creating an “ocean swimming pool”.
Ngilgi Cave is located near Yallingup, at the northern end of the Cape to Cape region. European discovery occurred in 1899, with the cave formerly being known as Yallingup Cave.
The Semi-Guided Show Cave Tour is approximately one-hour duration, and begins with an introductory talk from the cave guide while being led down into the first chamber or ‘The Amphitheatre’. Visitors can then explore at their own pace, while another guide stationed in the centre of the cave can answer questions and provide more information on the many beautiful areas within the cave.
Hikes are plentiful in the Margaret River Region and range from short hikes along paved foreshore paths to more adventurous hikes along the coast or in the bush. The App contains navigable maps of the trails. Use it to locate parking areas, then use it again if you think you might be lost, or if you just want to know “how much further?”.
for the kids
There are many kid-friendly destinations in the Margaret River Region, such as free play equipment such as the Whale Tail kids playground near the Busselton Foreshore, calm swimming bays and beaches, skate parks, Xscape water park, mazes to lose yourself in,
delicious icecreams to sink your teeth into and so many other great attractions to visit with family and friends.
Mountain Biking in the Margaret River Region has exploded in popularity in recent years. There are loads of quality trails with the majority being fun winding single track through beautiful native bushland.
Half of the region’s trail networks are very close to the town of Margaret River. The highlights are the Creek Trails and Compartment 10.
Both have fast flowing singletrack through gorgeous forest. Compartment 10 has been constructed with machinery and features berms and jumps. The Creek Trails are older and more “natural”. This guide describes six other rides close to town.
Ludlow Tuart Forest
Iconic Ludlow Tuart Forest and the heritage-listed Ludlow mill and settlement for the benefit of future generations, biodiversity, tourism, education, and research.
Towns of the region
Busselton. Dunsborough. Yallingup. Margaret River. Cowaramup.
Augusta & Beyond.
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We have so many amazing events coming up in the region we have something for everyone.
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- Licence Class: Hotel Licence
- Name of Licensee: EHB Holdings Pty Ltd
- Premises Address: The Esplanade Hotel Busselton Marine Terrace Busselton WA 6280
- Tel: (08) 9752 1078
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to sell or supply liquor to a person under the age of 18 years
on licensed or regulated premises; or for a person under the age of 18 years to purchase, or attempt to purchase, liquor on licensed or regulated premises.