Cruises to Busselton

Australia

Busselton


With pristine beaches, unique geological formations, and a smorgasbord of local gastronomical delights, Busselton offers a feast for all your senses. Located close to the renowned Margaret River region, this unmissable Australian cruise destination is the perfect place to unwind, reconnect with nature, and discover the fascinating history of one of Western Australia’s oldest settlements.

A charming seaside city abounding with great things to see and do, Busselton is sure to tickle the fancy of everyone from gourmands and nature enthusiasts to history buffs. Book into a P&O Shore Tour to explore the city’s highlights, from the iconic Busselton Jetty to the breathtaking Ngilgi Cave and Cape Naturaliste. With plenty of excursions on offer, the hardest part will be choosing which one to join!

At A Glance


Population

4,415 (2006)

Language

English

Government

Democratic

Currency

Australian Dollar

Busselton Shore Tours


Most Popular

Guest favourites, the most booked Shore Tours at this port

Highlights of Geographe Bay

BQB025

4 hours

Adult: $79.99pp

Child: $65.99pp

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Wines of Margaret River

BQB055

5 hours

Adult: $129.99pp

Child: $129.99pp

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A’Maze’ing Indulgence

BQB030

4.5 hours

Adult: $99.99pp

Child: $79.99pp

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Must See

Our handpicked Shore Tours are a must for any guest.

Margaret River's Sweet Tooth Trail

BQB005

3.75 hours

Adult: $69.99pp

Child: $49.99pp

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Aboriginal Culture & Ngili Cave

BQB065

4.5 hours

Adult: $199.99pp

Child: $109.99pp

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Ngilgi Cave & Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse

BQB020

4 hours

Adult: $95.99pp

Child: $79.99pp

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What to See in Busselton


Treat your tastebuds

From Eagle Bay Brewing Co’s fresh rainwater, malted barley, yeast, and hops beer to chocolate made from freshly-roasted cacao beans at Gabriel Chocolate, let your tastebuds lead the way on an epicurean journey through the region.

Visit Ngilgi Cave

Located beneath the limestone ridge forming Cape Naturaliste, Ngilgi Cave is one of Geographe Bay’s star attractions. Enter the cave and explore hidden treasures including stunning stalactite, stalagmite, and helictite.

Explore the Margaret River wine region

Busselton is at the doorstep of the world-renowned Margaret River wine region. With near-perfect growing conditions, the region is one of the world’s great fine wine hot spots and the names of its wineries grace the tables of the world.

More About Busselton


Docking

Your ship will anchor off-shore and a regular tender service will operate to Busselton Jetty.

Getting Around

Taxi ranks are located in the centre of town. Please ask Busselton Visitor Centre staff for free maps.

Dining

Dining options in Busselton range from beachfront alfresco dining overlooking Busselton Jetty to afternoon tea at the Old Post Office Tea Rooms and fresh Western Australian seafood by the bay. There is also a spread of delicious international cuisines including Thai, Indian, Chinese, and Italian, in addition to the many wineries of the nearby Margaret River region.

Please note that quarantine authorities do not generally allow food such as fruit and vegetables, dairy and meat products, and sandwiches to be taken off the ship. However, commercially packaged confectionery, chips, and bottled drinking water are allowed subject to inspection.

Shopping

Head to the high street and prepare to fall in love with pieces by award-winning jewellery designers, antiques, handmade pottery, and scarves fashioned from homegrown silk. Then, visit Fig Tree Lane for all manner of fashion, food, books, toys, giftware, and jewellery under one roof.

Climate

Busselton enjoys a Mediterranean climate with warm to hot, dry summers and cool, wet winters. Daily temperatures range from 25-28 degrees Celsius in summer and 15-18 degrees Celsius in winter.

Credit Cards

Major credit cards and charge cards are widely accepted. Automatic teller machines can provide currency to foreign card holders.

Communication

Public telephones are available throughout Busselton, and mobile coverage is generally available as long as global roaming is selected prior to leaving home. Free Wi-Fi is available at Busselton Visitor Centre on Busselton Foreshore, The Goose Beach Bar & Kitchen on Geographe Bay Road, and also the main part of Busselton at Samovar Restaurant and Café, Dôme Café, and McDonald’s.

What To Wear Ashore

To make your day ashore as enjoyable as possible, please wear comfortable flat-soled shoes, lightweight clothing and a hat. You are also advised to bring sunscreen and bottled water.

Shore Tours

Our Shore Tours can help you make the most out of your time in Busselton. Tours can be booked before departure via Cruise Control or onboard at the Shore Tours desk, and are subject to availability.

Environment

During your time ashore, we ask that you dispose of your rubbish thoughtfully.

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