The Equinox is fabulous, with rock star views. Shelter Brewing Co is an awesome addition to the area, next to Sea Play by the Bay playground and Busselton Visitor Centre.
Burger Bones has a cult-like following – we’ve queued next to people who’ve made the journey from Perth especially for one of Cooper DeVille’s esteemed burgers. Get there at 11.15am or 2.45pm or prepare for a well-worth-it wait.
Whicher Ridge is a well-kept secret; an award winning cellar door and wine sensory garden (the only one in Australia) about 20 minutes south of Busselton. The garden gives visitors both a wine education and wine and food pairing experience rolled into one. It is also a fascinating garden for garden lovers to visit as it planted out with heirloom vegetable sand a variety of herbs, flowering plants and fruit trees. Take a seated wine tasting or one of their guided garden tours and tastings, some of which include a lunch hamper full of Jersey Farm Olive Grove goodies.
BG’s Farmstand sells awesome local fruit and veg, alongside a great array of gluten free products. Western Growers Fresh has fresh fruit and veggies as well as a fabulous selection of pre-prepared meals such as pies and salads, perfect for your self-catered holiday.
Another brilliant addition to the craft brewing scene is Rocky Ridge and their chilled-out cellar door near the foreshore. Margaret River Burger Co is often parked out the back, serving up awesome burgers and fries.
Cheeky Monkey HQ Taphouse is Cheeky Monkey Brewing Co’s lesser known cousin; it’s their production facility in Vasse’s light industrial area. Grab a pizza and taste the complete range of Cheeky Monkey specialty beers.
The Quill Collective is a quirky but fabulous café-artisan gift shop-creative garden just outside Busselton. It’s the kind of place you can relax with a great coffee and croissant, pick up some locally designed gifts and watch the kids play in the bell tents and extensive kitchen garden.