Let’s face it; Perth is a very flat city in what you would consider a relatively flat state so we tend to get a bit excited about any type of bump in the landscape.
The Perth Hills along the Darling Range make a welcome change from the coastal plain and for visitors; they offer the opportunity to see the city from a slightly different perspective.
While Perth is a large sprawling city of suburbs, the hills are all about bushland, orchards, wineries, restaurants and art galleries with small semi-rural villages nestled in between, each with its own unique character.
Today, the sun is shining bright in Perth, and it is a perfect day for an outing to Penguin Island via the Shoalwater Safari cruise to see the penguins, dolphins, and other wildlife. I am looking forward to seeing the penguins, with their cute little webbed feet and shiny bright coats glistening in the water.
My first mission for the day is to reach the Mersey Point Jetty, Shoalwater near Rockingham at 10:15 am. If I don't make it on time, I may miss catching the boat with Rockingham Wild Encounters, and it will all be tears, and not just for the dolphins and penguins. :-(
I’ve done my trip planning on the Transperth journey planner in readiness, and I am all set for my big day out.
Busselton is a beautiful seaside town located approximately 220 kilometres from Perth, and is a fantastic destination for a get away down south.
Getting to Busselton is a fairly straight forward route – an easy three hour drive starting off along the Kwinana Highway, and on to the new Bunbury Bypass which has shaved a few more minutes off the journey.
Your first port of call when arriving in Busselton should be the Visitor Centre at 38 Peel Terrace. You can’t miss it – it's well signposted and located in a modern building with ample parking alongside the main road leading into town.
Here are some highlights of Busselton to check out on your next visit:
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