Family adventure in Busselton

5 exciting activities the whole family will love

Taking a family holiday is a great way to spend quality time with your loved ones and experience new places. And if you're looking for adventure, Busselton offers many things to do that will educate, challenge, inspire and captivate the whole family.

Here are 5 family adventures in and around Busselton that will keep everyone entertained.

Roll with it at the skatepark

Skateboarding and scooter riding are really taking hold of today's youth. And let's face it, any activity that encourages breathing fresh air and being physically active needs to be celebrated. The City of Busselton recognised the need for a stellar skatepark and in 2015, the epic Busselton Skatepark was ready for wheels on. In fact, the Margaret River region has an amazing range of skateparks for families to enjoy. When you're looking for things to do in Busselton, why not take a day to explore all the parks and find the one your family likes best. Margaret River's own skatepark had a million dollar plus facelift, so be sure to check that out.

Where:

  • Busselton Skatepark: Foreshore Parade, Busselton
  • Dunsborough Skatepark: Dunsborough Lakes Drive, Dunsborough
  • Cowaramup Skatepark: 45 Bussell Highway, Cowaramup
  • Margaret River Skatepark: Wallcliffe Road, Margaret River
  • Augusta Skatepark: Allnut Terrace, Augusta

Embrace your inner Tarzan 

Forest Adventures South West

Photo: Tim Campbell Photo

For extreme adventurers, a trip to Forest Adventures South West will satisfy everyone's need for thrills. Set amongst the majestic Tuart Forest is eight acres of high ropes courses, flying foxes and heart-pumping challenges. You'll climb ladders, steady yourself over suspension bridges, walk over log bridges, fly from tree to tree and if you're brave, “base” jump from high above the ground without a parachute (don't worry, you'll be be clipped on a wire for a soft landing). There are two courses with a variety of heights and challenges for ages seven and older. This is a great way to spend quality, hands-on time as a family in Busselton. And if climbing trees is not your thing, they also have an archery course. Bookings for all sessions are recommended.

Where: 12 Ludlow Park Road, Busselton

Find your pedal power

Learning to ride a bicycle is a memorable early childhood achievement and a skill you cannot unlearn. Not only is the event a milestone for kids, it's often a cherished moment between child and parent. Bike riding is a wonderful family activity and Busselton offers several opportunities to get on your bike. Head to Meelup, near Dunsborough, where you'll find a range of mountain bike trails to suit most levels of age, fitness and ability. If flatter ground is more your speed, try the walking and cycling path that runs between Port Geographe and Dunsborough. Download the Margaret RiverFind the Funapp for free trail maps. Bike rentals are available at Busselton Bike Hire and Dunsborough Bike Hire.

Where:

Meelup Mountain Bike Trail: Cape Naturaliste Road, find parking near Endicott Loop, Dunsborough

Busselton-Dunsborough Bike & Walk Path: Busselton and Dunsborough foreshores

Cave exploration

Ngilgi Cave Yallingup

Photo: Tim Campbell photo 

Going underground to explore the region's many limestone caves is an adventure and a half. There are four main caves systems to explore, each with its own wonder and beauty. Naturally, delving deep underground includes ladders, steps and uneven surfaces so be sure to keep this in mind if you're travelling with young children or seniors. To enter the caves, choose from full, semi or self-guided excursions. You can save some money with a  multi-cave pass. The caves are spread between Yallingup and Augusta but worth the day trip from Busselton for some family fun.

Where:

  • Ngilgi Cave, Yallingup
  • Lake Cave, Forest Grove
  • Mammoth Cave, Forest Grove (best for young children)
  • Jewel Cave, Deepdene

Take aim at the bullseye

Busselton Archery & Family Fun Park is definitely the go for a couple hours of friendly competition and adventure. Start with an archery lesson then advance through the nine targets set up amongst the shady trees. Keep the games going with a round of mini golf, then some fun on the bungee run or maybe a ride in the tiny electric cars. Age limits and restrictions apply to some activities. The park is open daily, except Christmas Day, weather permitting.

Where: 11 Cookworthy Road, Abbey

 

If you’re ready to book your family getaway, we’d love to have you stay with us in Busselton.

With nine different accommodation styles, and a camping option too, you'll find family-friendly accommodation to suit any budget. 

For kids: We make it a little easier with awesome play equipment for the kids; a brand-new playground and jumping pillow installed in November 2017, NEOS360, a swimming pool with shallow toddler area and a waterplay zone. There’s also pedal karts for hire which can be used within the park, and family bikes for hire which can be taken out of the park.

Holiday Park facilities: You’ll find immaculate park amenities, including separate family bathrooms with a bath to make washing kids easier, a heated bathroom floor and fully equipped camp kitchen. We’re 150 metres to the beach and a 3.5 km bike ride or drive into town.

We allow a small number of dogs in the park, but bookings with dogs must be made by phone on 08 9752 2107. Read our dog friendly Busselton accommodation page for information, terms and conditions.

 

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