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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!
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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.
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.
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.
Your ship will anchor off-shore and a regular tender service will operate to Busselton Jetty.
Taxi ranks are located in the centre of town. Please ask Busselton Visitor Centre staff for free maps.
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.
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.
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.
Major credit cards and charge cards are widely accepted. Automatic teller machines can provide currency to foreign card holders.
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.
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.
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.
During your time ashore, we ask that you dispose of your rubbish thoughtfully.