Given my love of the water and the mesmerizing appeal of an underwater observatory, I just about fell off my chair when I realised that the Busselton Jetty was accessible!
The Busselton Jetty experience takes you 1.8 kilometres out to sea, on the longest wooden-piled jetty in the southern hemisphere, the second longest in the world. Stroll or take a ride in the electric Jetty Train over the waters of Geographe Bay to the Underwater Observatory. And of course it made our 101 Accessible Adventures campaign.
The jetty is the heart of this seaside town, but it also has a strong cafe scene, try The Urban Coffee House from good reviews on Bean Hunter!
Busselton is the start of the Margaret River Region. Grab some good friends and head down Caves Road, Margaret River, stretches between two capes – Naturaliste to the north and Leeuwin to the south. It runs parallel to the coast, a few kilometres off the coast, the Jarrah, Karris and Marris grow beside it, with wineries on either side. Check out Black Brewing Co. or the Eagle Bay Brewing Co for a cold drink and a lazy lunch with good company.
Stay at Redgate Forest Retreat, a beautiful 167 acre property including 50 acres of native forest, 70 acres of bluegum plantation and a small herd of cattle and sheep. With a rang of accommodation options and loads of space for extended families plus no additional cost to bring the furry members of the family! The Wongin and Kanana Chalet both boast three bedrooms and two bathrooms plus all the mod cons you have come to expect. Or try Big4 Beachlands, Busselton which has lots of great facilities for the family.
Check out the first chamber at the Mammoth Cave which is accessible, and enjoy the audio on the self-guided tours. Concessions cards accepted and discount applies for those only accessing the first chamber. There is plenty to enjoy above ground so take a short bushwalk through the forest.
Photo Credit: Margaret River Tourism.