Busselton has a huge range of kid friendly things to do. Get active with archery, fun parks or bike hire, and enjoy waterslides and pools at your accommodation.

There’s also plenty of family friendly food options, complete with great kid’s menus and well-placed playgrounds.

Highlights

Explore the world’s longest wooden jetty

Splash about at your beachside accommodation

Fly through the forest on a zipline adventure

Take aim with some bow and arrow fun

Hit the high seas on a whale watching cruise

Day One

Meet your driver or pick up your hire car from Perth Airport or the city and head south to the Busselton Jetty Precinct.

Take a stroll along the 150-year-old, heritage-listed Busselton Jetty that stretches 1.8 kilometres over stunning the Geographe Bay or relax and enjoy the view from the Jetty Train.

At the end of the jetty, descending 8 metres beneath the waters’ surface, visitors can view the amazing corals and fish life within the Busselton Jetty Underwater Observatory.

Lunch is just a short stroll from the Jetty at The Goose. This seaside restaurant boasts an incredible view of the sandy white coastline and iconic jetty.

After a delicious meal the team at Gecko Bike Hire, located within the Busselton Visitors Centre, will provide you with a bicycle and you’ll have the opportunity to cycle from one end of Geographe Bay to the other, with plenty of rest stops along the way.

After an active morning, enjoy a delicious ice-cream from Gelato Buonissimo and wander the historical streets in the heart of town.
Pick up some groceries while in town to cook up a storm for dinner.

To complete the day you will arrive at your accommodation, Mandalay Holiday Resort, set right on the beach in Busselton.

Mandalay Holiday Resort offers seaside holidays for the whole family. With beach cottages and villas overlooking the water, heated swimming pools, (one indoors) playgrounds, giant jumping pillow, games room, shop, internet and bike hire, there’s something for everyone.

Check in and have a splash about in one of the pools before enjoying a delicious home-cooked dinner.

Overnight – Mandalay Holiday Resort

Day Two

Your adventure continues this morning, with your first stop of the day being a high rope adventure park.

Forest Adventures South West offers 65 activities set high among the trees, catering for all skills, fitness and daring levels.

You can hang around in the trees, climb the ladders, balance on the suspended bridges and jump on up to 11 flying foxes, with some spanning over 150 meters.

Following a couple of hours of high adrenaline activity you’ll be relieved to get off your feet.

Lunch: Port Geographe Bar and Restaurant

Sit back and relax by the fire place or on the sun drenched decking with its scenic views over the Port Geographe Marina, right at the water’s edge.

Watch the marina life coming and going as you soak up the wonderful relaxed atmosphere over lunch.

After a relaxing lunch, you’ll head to the Busselton Archery and Family Fun Park for some bow and arrow fun.
The staff will provide you with free tuition before you try your hand at their 9 targets.

After a huge day of adventure you’ll head back to Mandalay Holiday Resort for another tranquil evening by the beach.

Overnight – Mandalay Holiday Resort

Day Three

After a relaxing morning enjoying all your accommodation has to offer, check out and finish your trip on a high note with a whale watching adventure.

Hit the high seas for a whale watching adventure with Legend Charters. After breeding in the warmer waters up north, there are about 35,000 Humpback whales and their calves that head south each year to Arctic waters.

These beautiful creatures use Geographe Bay as their last resting area before the long swim. Legend Charters conduct annual whale watching cruises in Geographe Bay between the months of September, October and November from the Iconic Busselton Jetty (end of Queen St), Busselton.

You will have the option of cruising in comfort inside your charter boat, or out on deck with the sea breeze in your hair.
On your way out to the whales you’ll be offered refreshments and a guide will be on hand to answer all of your maritime questions.
Once you’re back on dry land, it’s a short drive back onto the highway to head home.

Option for visiting outside of whale watching season

Take a short drive to some of the Margaret River region’s much loved attractions. Experience the ancient wonders of Ngilgi Cave and find out about the fascinating maritime history at Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse whilst taking in panoramic views of Geographe Bay and Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park.

The Above and Below pass is only $78 for two adults and two children. Book here or call (08) 9757 7411.

For bookings or further enquiries please contact groupbookings@margaretriver.com or call (08) 9780 5933.

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