Fun Things to Do in Busselton for Families

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Busselton and the Margaret River Region have long been a favourite holiday destination for West Australians.  The region extends from the southern town of Augusta up to the town of Busselton.  Making Busselton the closest point (a mere 225km or a 2½ hour drive) from the West Australian capital city Perth.  Therefore a great base for anyone who doesn’t like too long a road trip.

The Margaret River Region boasts delicious wineries, great surfing and a huge selection of things to do in the Margaret River Region.

I’ve been visiting this region since I was a child, then as a couple and now I’m enjoying taking my son.  We have found so many great things to do in Busselton for families and in the surrounding Margaret River Region.

In this Article on Things to Do in Busselton and Surrounds You Will Learn

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Types of Activities to do in the Margaret River Region
1. Themed attractions like mini-golf, mazes and adventure parks
2. Nature-based activities like exploring caves and Busselton Jetty
3. Eating gourmet foods
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Top Activities to Do in Busselton and the Margaret River Region

Themed Attractions near Busselton

people playing mini golf
Amazin’ Margaret River mini golf

There are a number of themed parks and attractions to keep not only the kids amused but the whole family – even if you don’t have kids.  We’ve visited a couple of these (highlighted in green) and are looking forward to trying the rest – which I have heard good things about.

Nature Activities in South Western Australia

inside Nilgi Cave, Yallingup
Nilgi Cave

Busselton and the Margaret River Region sits just outside the stunning Cape Naturalist national park.  This and the entire south-west coastline sets a great backdrop to enjoy some fun activities and the natural beauty – all no more than 30-45 minutes from Busselton.  They also offer a great educational expience for your kids – let alone yourself.


Foody Bites in the Margaret River Region

inside the lolly shop
Candy Cow

One of my favourite things to do in Busselton is to try all the delicious food.  Why not stop in at any of the food producers after one of the above days out, or create your own tasting trail around the Margaret River Region as we did.  There’s so much yummy food to try 🙂  PS it is also a great way to get those fussy eaters (adults and kids alike) to try some new foods – OK you probably won’t have too much trouble getting the kids to try the sweet treats.

  • Local Goodies
    • Margaret River Dairy Company
    • Yallingup Cheese
    • Whirlwind Olives
    • Vasse Olives
    • Yahava Coffee Works
    • Margaret River Venison
    • Margaret River Gourmet Delights
  • Homemade Produce
    • Berry Farm
    • Providore
  • Sweet Treats
    • Chocolate factories
      • Temper Temper
      • Margaret River Chocolate Factory
      • Gabriel Chocolate
    • Ice cream factories
      • Simmos
      • Millers Ice cream
    • Lollies
      • Candy Cow
      • Fudge Factory
      • Margaret River Nougat
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Top Trip Tips: Visiting Busselton and the Margaret River Region

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This is just the tip of the iceberg for things to do in Busselton – but these have been my favourite (so far).  If you would like to visit Busselton here are a few travel tips to get you started with planning your holiday to the Margaret River Region.


Busselton is an easy two and a half-hour drive south of Perth along the Kwinana Freeway that extends onto the Forrest Highway.

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On our most recent trip to the region, we stayed in Margaret River town at the Riverview Tourist Park a 40-minute drive further south from Busselton.

We’ve also stayed at and enjoyed these family-friendly Busselton caravan parks:

  • Busselton Mandalay Resort
  • BIG4 Beachlands Holiday Park

But there are plenty more options to choose from. Check out Wotif* to find options, availability and prices.

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10 Responses to “Fun Things to Do in Busselton for Families

  • Stephanie (1AdventureTraveler)
    4 years ago

    Great information on visiting Busselton in Western Australia. Also looks like it is good for families. I have not been to Australia yet but will pin this for later. Thanks for sharing! #TheWeeklyPostcard

    • It’s great for families. In the last ten years they have opened quite a number of family friendly attractions. Many of which are fun even if you don’t have kids. Hope you can get down there Stephanie.
      PS thanks for PINNING.

  • Oh my gosh – the area sounds like a giant summer camp for the whole family. How fun! Although, we never had a summer camp with a cave like that! Thanks for showing us around your vacation playground! #TheWeeklyPostcard

    • Pleasure Rob, the area is such fun and not just for families. I loved visiting this region pre-kids as well, sampling all the wonderful wines 🙂

  • Oh the caves look amazing! Afterwards, I’d hit up the candy shop! haha #TheWeeklyPostcard!

  • When husband and I visited Australia, we only visited the east and middle part. I keep hearing such great stories about the west as well. It really, does look amazing!

  • Those caves are really impressive. Just that makes me want to visit. Then you throw chocolate on top! #TheWeeklyPostcard.

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