Busselton, unsurprisingly for those who live in this coastal city, has been chosen as one of Australia’s top tourist towns – three different times! Residents of Busselton know why. Not only is this small city beautiful, it plays home to a number of interesting sites.
Founded by the Bussells in the early 1800, Busselton had a slow start, but it is now one of the fastest growing areas not just in Western Australia but in all of Australia. The first people in this area where French explorers, but the first people to settle the area were farmers, looking for better land than what they had found along the Blackwood River.
They found that farmland here in Busselton. For a long time, Busselton was an agricultural center, also exporting wood and drawing mining companies from around Australia. The economy today largely centers on tourism.
The main attractions for people who visit this area are the Busselton Jetty, Wonnerup House, Weld Hall, and St. Mary’s Church of England – which is supposedly the oldest stone church in the state. Busselton is one of the most beautiful and bustling cities in Western Australia, great for families, young professionals, and retirees alike.