2020 Australian Seniors Tennis Teams Carnival – Busselton stay package

From $649 per person for a 4 person team

Inclusions

The below packages options are inclusive of:

7 nights fully-self-contained accommodation at your selected property

  Busselton Jetty & Underwater Observatory tour

Tour & entry to Ngilgi Cave

Tour & entry to Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse

Highlights

Passes to 3 of the region’s iconic natural and heritage attractions

Comfortable self-contained accommodation, with beach access and just a short drive to all the tennis action

 

 

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Teams Carnival: 5th – 12th January 2020.

As one of Western Australia’s favourite tourism towns and as the gateway to Margaret River’s premium wine region, tourism is at the heart of this seaside town. There’re so many things to do in Busselton (other than the amazing tennis) and plenty of accommodation options to suit.
With the 1.8km jetty as a focal point, the Busselton beachfront is brimming with activity. Seaside cafes, kiosks, bars and restaurants give way to bike paths, large shady grassed areas and a calm tranquil white sandy beach.
The bustling main street has a cosmopolitan atmosphere with superb alfresco restaurants, cafes and pubs and boutique shopping. The allure doesn’t stop there with an events calendar bursting with sporting and cultural events.
Culture vultures can visit the Busselton Museum, the Old Courthouse Art Complex or St Mary’s Church – with countless other attractions like caves, historic lighthouseswineriescraft breweriesart galleriesrestaurantspubsbeaches and scenic viewpoints on your doorstep.

 

We can also customise some of these package options to specific dates and needs, contact the team at Margaret River Region Central Reservations on +61 8 9780 5911 for more.

Holiday activity inclusions

We understand that you are here for the tennis, but what’s a stay in Busselton and the Margaret River region without a little bit of pre or post-match or lay day exploring!
We have included in your stay, the Busselton holidays essentials, showcasing the best of the region’s natural and heritage landscapes, but as destination experts, we can also add a number of other touring, dining or activity programs, tailored to your level adventure.

 

Busselton Jetty & Underwater Observatory

Extending 1.8 kilometres over stunning Geographe Bay, the heritage listed Busselton Jetty is the longest wooden-piled jetty in the Southern Hemisphere. Jump on board for the leisurely train ride along the jetty and the calm, clear waters to the Underwater Observatory. Then descend 8 metres to the ocean floor to experience one of Australia’s greatest artificial reefs to discover 300 species of vividly coloured tropical and sub-tropical corals, sponges, fish and invertebrates. Your ticket includes a return train ride or you may prefer to stretch the legs and enjoy a leisurely walk back to the Interpretive Centre for an interactive insight into the jetty’s fascinating past.

Ngilgi Cave, Yallingup

Beneath the limestone ridge which forms Cape Naturaliste, lies Ngilgi Cave. The fascinating association with a rich Aboriginal legend describing the battle between a good spirit (Ngilgi) and an evil spirit (Wolgine) gives Ngilgi Cave its name. Discovered in 1899, hear stories of legendary battles, romantic escapades and close encounters, from your expert guide, as you make your way to the main show cave, where you will be free to discover the beauty of Ngilgi Cave and be left to explore at your own pace. Extensive boardwalks lead you through the impressive chambers of this underground wonderland. Along the way, lighting illuminates hidden marvels and signage allows you to learn more about the remarkable stalactites, helictites, shawls, columns and more.

Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse, Dunsborough

This steadfast lighthouse has stood high on the hill of Cape Naturaliste since 1903, playing a vital role to protect ships as they navigate the south-west corner of mainland Australia. The Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse precinct includes the original lighthouse tower, undergoing significant restoration work in 2019, three original lighthouse keeper’s cottages, and a stunning observation deck with sweeping views over Geographe Bay, the Indian Ocean Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park. Your entry pass includes your chance to climb the 59 steps to the balcony of a working lighthouse with your expert guide. The heritage-themed ‘Lighthouse Keeper’s Cottage Cafe’ also serves delicious cakes, coffee and light refreshments, and the landscaped lawns, picnic area and nautical-themed playground provide space to sit and enjoy this wonderful piece of maritime history.

Where to stay

Package 1: The Aqua Resort (Luxury Beach Houses)

Aqua Resort captures the quintessential spirit of the Australian beach house holiday, mixed with understated luxury on the shores of Geographe Bay. The 2 or 3 bedroom ‘Grove’ Beach Houses offer an intimate stay for friends and family, nestled amongst the native Peppermint Trees and landscaped gardens. Beach Houses feature  2 or 3 bedrooms with 2 or 3 well-appointed bathrooms; gourmet kitchen; open plan living area with TV, Foxtel, DVD, stereo and iPod dock; full reverse cycle air conditioning; laundry; outdoor shower; private decking with barbeque. World-class resort facilities also include a 25-metre lap pool & spa, surrounded by timber decking with sweeping ocean views, a well-equipped gymnasium, sauna and tennis court, perfect for team warm-ups or post-match rejuvenation.

Package options:
4 people – 2 bedroom/2 bathroom ‘The Grove’ Beach House – from $1,046 per person
6 people – 3 bedroom/3 bathroom ‘The Grove’ Beach House –  from $1,201 per person

Package 2: Abbey Beach Resort – 4.5 star rating 

Abbey Beach Resort offers beachfront, 1 to 3 bedroom serviced apartments and studios, each with a private balcony and spa, set amongst gardens and lakes, just a short 10 minute drive to the centre of Busselton. Guest facilities feature free wifi throughout the resort*, restaurant, cafe, bars, indoor heated and outdoor pools, sauna, gymnasium, tennis and squash courts, children’s playground – ideal for families and couples, alike. Apartments are fully self-contained with kitchen & laundry facilities, balcony, air-conditioning, daily servicing, Foxtel and stereo.

Package options:
4 people – 2 bedroom (2 bathroom) Apartment  – from $930 per person
6 people – 3 bedroom (3 bathroom) Apartment – from $1,131 per person

 

Package 3: Broadwater Resort – 3.5 star rating

Broadwater Beach Resort offers a range of fully self-contained accommodation options for a family holiday or leisure stay in a beautifully landscaped setting, just 10mins drive from Busselton town centre and the jetty. Relax, unwind and enjoy the resort facilities: heated indoor pool and spa, outdoor pool, tennis courts and a games room. Located onsite is also Stilts Beach Bar & Restaurant, where locals and holidaymakers mingle over happy hour or a bite to eat. Two bedroom Tennis Villas feature groundfloor entry, king bed in master bedroom, twin beds in 2nd bedroom, bathroom/laundry facilities, lounge/dining & fully equipped kitchen. The three bedroom Tennis Villas also include twin beds in an upstairs loft.

Package options:
4 people – Two bedroom Tennis Villa – from $649 per person
6 people – Three bedroom Tennis Villa – from $721 per person

 

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Peta Fussell

Author Peta Fussell

After growing up in Sydney's Northern Beaches and then spending a decade travelling the world, Peta likes to think of herself as the Margaret River Region's chief FOMO (fear of missing out). She has now held a South West passport for just on 10 years and can be found hiking the coastline, casting a line, biking a trail, camping under the stars, hitting up a festival, tending to her vegie patch (badly) or simply enjoying the company of family and friends with a craft beer or local wine in hand! Did she mention she suffers from FOMO?