Ditch the devices: 7 Nature Holiday Ideas in Busselton

Ditch the devices and re-connect on your next family holiday

How prevalent are smartphones, iPads, computers, and other tech devices in your home? Technology may be the way of the future, but if it's making your present day life stressful, busy, and disconnected emotionally, it may be time to unplug.

And there's no better place to enjoy an unplugged nature holiday than Busselton and the Margaret River region. Keep reading to discover ways to make the most of your next family holiday without devices.

Book a campsite

Remember when camping was a favourite family holiday? Some Aussie families hold that tradition tight and make annual tracks to the South West for family camping trips. At BIG4 Beachlands Holiday Park, we welcome all families who are looking for an old-fashioned, nature holiday (with the perks of modern creature comforts too) at our tent sites.

Get the kids involved and let them help plan the holiday. In fact, if you tell them a big part of camping is toasting marshmallows, they'll be tripping over themselves to pack up the car. And don't forget your furry child – Big4 Beachlands is dog-friendly.

Upgrade option: For chilly seasons or if you'd rather a bit of glam-camping, upgrade to one of our Ensuite Campsites. Each site comes with it's own bathroom block complete with shower, toilet, vanity and heat lamps.

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Play games around the campfire*

When's the last time you played Go Fish, Old Maid, Snap, or UNO? These are just a few card games that are classic and will never go out of style. If your kids don't know how to play, teach them and encourage them to play at home too.

Board games such as Monopoly, Cluedo, and everyone's favourite dice game, Yahtzee are also big winners with kids of all ages. And don't forget the marshmallows. No camping trip is complete without roasting and eating marshmallows.

*due to fire restrictions, we only light up the camp fire when the fire ban is lifted

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Take a nature holiday hike

There are many beautiful day hikes and walks for your nature holiday in Busselton that will get everyone active. Treat the walk as an adventure in the bush or along the coastline. You could also challenge each other to see how far you can get or have a prize for the first one to spot a kangaroo or lizard along a trail. Head to Cape Naturaliste or Canal Rocks for walks along the stunning coastline. Busselton's foreshore, beach and jetty offer easy walks that are all within reach of an ice cream shop too.

Family Friendly Walks in Busselton or Cape to Cape walks

 

Ride a bike

Busselton and Dunsborough both have long, flat paths along the foreshore perfect for biking. Not only is riding a bike good exercise, it's a great way to see the sights. In fact, you can bike all the way from Busselton to Dunsborough. Now, that's an outdoor adventure. Need a bike? We do bike hire for all ages and ability.

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whale watching cape naturaliste

Photo by Jennifer Morton

Watch for whales

Set your sights on seeing whales in the wild! At Point Piquet near Dunsborough, there's a platform to try your luck at spotting whales on your nature holiday. Take some binoculars, a picnic, and spend a few hours having a whale of a time in the salt air.

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So much to sea

With so much incredible coastline hugging the Margaret River region, it's no wonder that swimming, surfing, fishing, kayaking and body-boarding are favourite pastimes. When staying at Beachlands, you won't have to go far to get to the sea - the beach is just steps away from your accommodation. If you've always wanted to try surfing, why not take a lesson? It's an amazing way to challenge your mind, body, and spirit. It also makes a fun family activity. Geographe Bay is perfect for Stand-Up Paddling too. Ask us about our seasonal SUP rentals.

Best family friendly beaches in Busselton, Dunsborough and Yallingup

Best Fishing Spots in Busselton

 

hardenbergia (native wisteria) and wattle in busselton

Photo by Sean Blocksidge, Margaret River Discovery Co - Adventure Tours

Go wild for flowers

Spring is wildflower season in WA. Mix a country drive with a walk in the woods in the Boranup Forest to look for the region's most beautiful blooms. Look for orchids (150 different types to search out), cowslip, yellow cone bush, blue karri hovea, and many more pretty little flowers peeking up from the forest floor.

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Forest Adventures tree top zip line and obstacle course

Climb a tree

Could tree-climbing be the best way to re-connect to nature? You do have to get up close and personal in order to get up a tree, so it's a pretty good activity. And to keep things super safe, climb trees in a controlled environment. South West Forest Adventures has several rope courses and zip-line tracks for ages seven and up. If you're travelling with younger kids, Next Level Monkey Business in Dunsborough has courses geared for kids from four years old.

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A family holiday in Busselton is the best place to indulge in the beauty of everything Mother Nature offers. The region is a bounty of fresh air, lush trees, wildlife, botany, ocean, and endless hours of taking it all in with your loved ones. Family nature holidays create some the of best memories that will be cherished by everyone for years to come.

 

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