Port visit: Thursday, Feb 28 , 2019
Busselton is a city in the South West region of Western Australia. It has an estimated (2017) urban population of 38,289.
The city has grown by an average of 3.5% in each of the five years to 2015.
Busselton was founded in 1832 by the Bussell family, and is 220 km (140 mi) south-west of Perth, the capital of Western Australia. It has been voted Western Australia’s top tourist town in 1995, 1996, and 2005.
The beachfront features the 19th-century Busselton Jetty. This wood pier stretches nearly 2km to the Underwater Observatory, where life in a coral reef is on view.
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