Family Travel

Destination: Busselton, W.A.’s South West

December 25, 2014

It’s that time of year isn’t it, when we all need a darn good sit down, a chance to get away from the day to day grind just for a little while, a few deep breaths?  We did exactly that & took a sneaky little four day holiday last week.  Skipped the kids out of school & hit the road.  To Busselton.

Busselton is approximately 2 hours south west of Perth & an easy drive down the coast.  I spent a lot of time in Busselton whilst we were living in Nannup, it’s where I use to go for a food shop, the doctor & a Chinese meal (amongst other things!).  It’s always had a bit of a bogan reputation, not really being able to compete with the wineries & shopping of it’s surrounding cooler neighbours like Margaret River & Dunsborough.

But those times are changing, & now I can see Busselton becoming a place I’d like to visit, especially with my family.  Here’s a little breakdown for you, for the next time you are driving through W.A’s beautiful South West.  Destination: Busselton.

Where I Stayed 

Options are endless, but by the beach is the key.  We are Accor Vacation Club Members, so we made use of The Sebel in Broadwater.  The kids loved the pool, we loved the self contained unit, easy walk to the beach & the family friendly restaurant Stilts.

Coffee

For me it’s all about More Café in the centre of town.  Love the coffee, the décor & the food.  And it’s close to everything.

Where I Shopped

Still my favourites, White Hot & Homeward Bound Imports, both little treasure troves!

What I Did 

A lot of walking, swimming, exploring & quite frankly soaking up some of the most amazing coast line in the world.  We also finally went on the Busselton Jetty train, which we’ve never done & the kids loved.  The jetty is the longest wooden jetty in the southern hemisphere stretching almost 2 km out to sea & said to ne the third longest wooden structure in the world!!!  I also visited & finally got to go inside St Marys Church of England, which was built in 1844, & claims to be the oldest stone church in Western Australia!  My grandparents were also married there, so I loved getting a sneaky peek inside, it was beautiful!

Next Time 

I’ll come with family & friends & stay for a week!  I’ll also be keen to check out the old Fire Station which was just an old op shop back in my day, but is now a groovy looking Specialty Beer & Wine Bar!  It wasn’t open the day I was loitering around, if you get there soon, let me know how it is!

So, Busselton, ever been on your radar?  Have you ever visited?  Thoughts?

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