Local Markets – all year

Vasse Markets
Location: 8 Kaloorup Road, Vasse

Every First and Third Saturday of the month.

Local Markets, South West Region, Mandalay Resort, Busselton, Western Australia

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Phone: 0451855766

Website: www.facebook.com/Vasse-Markets

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Local produce, Fruit & Vegetables, and other local produce (including Honey, Chocolate, Olive Oil, soaps, etc.), crafts, clothing, plants & flowers. Support your local growers and artisans and entrepreneurs!

Busselton Foreshore Markets
Location: Signal Park, Busselton.

Every Sunday morning  – 8am – 12 noon

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Phone:  0438 511 248

Website: www.foreshoremarkets/facebook

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Busselton Foreshore and Busselton Rotary Club rotate weeks, making for a market every Sunday morning on the Busselton Foreshore.

Local art, crafts and produce markets on the foreshore at Signal Park in Busselton. Supporting local WA producers

The Shed Markets
Location: Cnr Caves Rd & Bussell Hwy, Vasse

Every Thursday to Sunday

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Phone:   9754 0808


Website:  www.theshedmarkets.com.au

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We love all things food: talking about it, buying it, cooking it, eating it and most importantly sharing it! We are passionately conscious about the provenance of our food and developing a sustainable future.  The core idea for @ The Shed is to provide a market place for our patrons to make that connection between what we eat and where it comes from.
This is where our team of stall holders comes in –  @ The Shed stall holders are a part of a team of educated, enthusiastic and entrepreneurial like-minded folk committed to provding quality produce for our community.
Together when can inspire, educate and create a sustainable future for us all.


Festival of Busselton
Location: Busselton

1 – 31 January 2016

festival of Busselton, Mandalay Resort, Busselton, Western Australia

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The Festival of Busselton started in 1964, aimed at making visitors to region more welcome, and offer plenty of activities to do during summer. The programme is jam-packed with events and activities. Whether you’re interested in arts and crafts, sporting events, or live entertainment; there is something for everyone.

The Festival is made up of many events including a float parade, free community concert, children’s treasure hunt, sandcastle competition, fireworks, street markets and more.

Petticoat Lane
Location: Busselton

Wednesday 20th January 2016

Petticoat Lane, Busselton Western Australia, Mandalay Resort, Busselton

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Busselton CBD is closed to traffic to allow thousands of locals and visitors to browse through the extensive range of market stalls.

There are handmade craft items, plants, fruit and vegetables, jewellery, clothing and lots of yummy food.

If you’re feeling lucky you can purchase raffle tickets to support local charities or pick the winning number on the chocolate wheels to claim a prize.

City of Busselton Triathlon 2016
Location: Port Geographe Marina, Busselton

Sunday 31st January 2016

City of Busselton Triathlon, SunSmart Triathlon, Mandalay Resort, Busselton, Western Australia

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The City of Busselton will once again host the premier Olympic Distance Triathlon on the Triathlon WA Calendar of events. The City of Busselton Triathlon is the State Olympic Distance Triathlon Championship for Age Group and Elite Competitors; and will also host the Enticer Triathlon for Novice participants and Tadpoles Triathlon for kids aged 7-11yrs

Championship Details: State Olympic Distance Triathlon Championship


Pursuit (Olympic Distance) – 1500m Swim, 40km Cycle and 10km Run

Enticer – 250m Swim, 10km Cycle and 2km Run

Tadpoles Triathlon – 100m Swim, 3km Cycle and 500m Run


Busselton Jetty Swim
Location: Queen St, Busselton

13 – 14 February 2016

Busselton Jetty Swim, Mandalay Resort, Busselton, Western Australia

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The premier ocean swim around the iconic Busselton Jetty, in the south west of Western Australia. Since 1996, the Busselton Jetty Swim has grown from a local event to an internationally recognized event attracting in excess of 1200 competitors.

The Busselton Jetty Swim event takes place over 2 days with entertainment, activities and family-friendly fun, with the swim taking place on the Sunday morning.

The course is a swim of 3.6 km around the Busselton Jetty. Solos and relay teams of two and four are welcome. Be a part of the atmosphere and enter the best jetty swim in the world.

SAVE THE DATE FOR 2015 the SunSmart Busselton Jetty Swim — our 20th swim — will take place on
Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th February 2015

South West Craft Beer Festival
Location: South West Region

2016 date to be confirmed

South West Craft Beer Festival, Mandalay Resort, Busselton

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The best of the South West craft breweries will come together for a celebration of the region’s produce, music and of course beer! Festival goers will sample the region’s finest brews – from the more traditional pale ales and pilsner to creations like ginger and chocolate beer.

The South West Craft Beer Festival may be all about the amazing local breweries, but we want to celebrate the region’s fantastic produce as well. Check out what food you can sink your teeth into over the weekend.

Movies at Cape Mentelle
Location: 331 Wallcliffe Road, Margaret River

From November 2015 to March 2016

Movies at Cape Mentelle, Margaret River, Mandalay Resort, Busselton

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Website:   www.capementelle.com.au

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Can you picture yourself lying back under the stars, enjoying a movie in beautiful winery gardens whilst sipping on award-winning wine and enjoying some local gourmet fare?

Margaret River’s acclaimed outdoor cinema ‘Movies at Cape Mentelle’ runs right through the summer months offering something for everyone. Whether you love a belly laugh with a good comedy or to get caught up in a twisted thriller, the programme offers both new releases and old favourites.

Our wine bar and lounge boasts a menu created with locally sourced produce, offering gourmet pizzas, empanada’s (stuffed baked pastry), salads, gourmet starter boxes comprising a range of small foods matched to wine and ‘old school’ movie treats, including ice cream and pop corn.

A popular French summer outdoor pastime and similar to bocce or bowls, Cape Mentelle has four official Petanque courts. So come early, enjoy a game with friends and a glass of Cape Mentelle wine before the movie. The boules and jacks can be borrowed without charge.

Take the ultimate comfort option and hire a bean-bed so you truly can lie back under the stars. There is no better way to spend a summer’s night in the Margaret River region.


Leeuwin Estate Concert Series
Location: Leeuwin Estate, Margaret River

2016 date to be confirmed

Leeuwin Concert Series, Leeuwin Estate, Margaret River, Mandalay Resort, Busselton

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Each year Leeuwin stages a series of spectacular alfresco concerts in the picturesque grounds of the Estate as part of the Winery’s ongoing association and sponsorship of the Arts. Described as the most extraordinary concerts ever held in Australia, the annual Leeuwin Concert Series now enjoys a 29-year history and features an eclectic mix of the world’s finest musicians and entertainers from Dame Kiri Te Kanawa to Ray Charles, Tom Jones, Carole King and Sting.

Some 1400 Corporate Guests, invited by many of the country’s leading businesses, enjoy a sit-down black tie dinner by gourmet caterers with dancing in a stunning marquee at the conclusion of the performance. Meanwhile, other guests enjoy the live post concert entertainment as they continue to picnic in the main arena.

Emergence Creative Festival
Location: Margaret River – various venues

16 – 19 March 2016


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Each year, professionals from music, film, advertising, digital and the visual arts travel to one of the world’s most beautiful locations, Margaret River, to share recent developments in their disciplines as well as emerging trends in a series of workshops and talks.

By bringing together creatives from a wide range of areas, the four-day event encourages participants to look beyond their own specialisation and broaden their thinking. You’ll leave inspired, refreshed and ready to create something great.

But it’s not just a conference: you’ll enjoy concerts showcasing the country’s best emerging musical acts, exhibitions with work by local artists, meals in the region’s famous wineries, light installations and countless other happenings.

It’s the perfect way to start your creative year.

Busselton Open Tennis Tournament
Location: Busselton Tennis Club

5 March 2016


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Phone:  (08) 9754 6794 (Club House)

Email:  [email protected]

Website: busseltontennisclub.com.au

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The Busselton Tennis Club occupies a prime foreshore location on the beautiful Geographe Bay overlooking the famous Busselton Jetty.

The club has 15 grass courts, 2 synthetic courts and 2 hard courts with six of the courts under lights. A modern clubroom complex with the best amenities in country WA compliments the court facilities.

With the region part of the ‘Sea Change’ phenomena, the Club has a strong and growing membership. Retirees moving to the South West are also a growing tennis market for the Club.

The Club offers a diverse program of tennis for everyone including Social Play, Night Tennis, Championship events and Pennants


Ironman 70.3 Triathlon Busselton
Location: Busselton

30 April – 2 May 2016

Ironman 70.3 Busselton, Western Australia, Mandalay Resort, Busselton

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Email: [email protected]

Website: http://www.ironman.com/triathlon/events/asiapac/ironman-70.3/busselton.aspx#axzz3eWdADDkS

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SunSmart IRONMAN 70.3 Busselton is one of the largest events of its type in Australia and the Asia Pacific region. Many spectators line the foreshore of Busselton to cheer on the athletes over the 1.9km swim in the pristine waters of Geographe Bay, 90.1km flat and fast bike leg thru the Tuart Forest and a 21.1km run along the foreshore of Busselton.

Drug Aware Margaret River Pro
Location: Surfer’s Point, Prevelly

April 2016

Drug Aware Margaret River Pro, Mandalay Resort, Busselton

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Drug Aware Margaret River Pro, Margaret River, 2 – 13 April 2014.

Surfers Point in Prevelly is the home of the event with all three surf breaks visible to patrons. Mainbreak is the main event arena, with Southsides also available; however the notorious and hollow, shallow reef barrel of The Box is the newest addition to the event and the organisers are all excited to see what happens when the surfers tackle this tricky break.

The top 32 ranked male and top 18 ranked female surfers in the world will descend upon the Margaret River Region to surf its world-class waves in April.

The event is expected to see thousands of spectators flock to Surfer’s Point in Prevelly to watch the world’s best surfer’s take on the famous Margaret River Mainbreak, and an unprecedented level of media attention will showcase the event to the rest of the world.

Location: Dunsborough

16 April 2016

XAdventure Dunsborough, Mandalay Resort, Busselton

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An adventure triathlon in paradise with Long Course, Short Course and Kids Races over a 2 day weekend.

If you’re going to put your body to the test you may as well do it amongst some of the best landscapes Mother Nature has to offer, and what better example of that is there than Dunsborough on Geographe Bay, WA, host of this adventure escapade.

Tackle the course and you’ll swim in an ocean of turquoise water, run along a sculpted granite coastline interspersed with golden sandy beaches and mountain bike on roller coaster single track through fields of wildflowers and native grasstrees.

Step up to the challenge and get OFF-ROAD for a triple treat multisport adventure with the annual X-Adventure off-road triathlon!

We look forward to seeing you all there for another fantastic event!


Ironman 70.3 Triathlon Busselton
Location: Busselton

30 April – 2 May 2016

Ironman 70.3 Busselton, Western Australia, Mandalay Resort, Busselton

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Email: [email protected]

Website: http://www.ironman.com/triathlon/events/asiapac/ironman-70.3/busselton.aspx#axzz3eWdADDkS

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SunSmart IRONMAN 70.3 Busselton is one of the largest events of its type in Australia and the Asia Pacific region. Many spectators line the foreshore of Busselton to cheer on the athletes over the 1.9km swim in the pristine waters of Geographe Bay, 90.1km flat and fast bike leg thru the Tuart Forest and a 21.1km run along the foreshore of Busselton.

Million Paws Walk
Location: Barnard Park, Busselton

15 May 2016


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Million Paws Walk is RSPCA’s largest annual fundraising event, where up to 10,000 people across WA walk to fight against animal cruelty.

Held in almost 100 locations across Australia on Sunday 15 May, people and their pooches will put their paws to the pavement to take a stand against animal cruelty.

Our ability to provide care and protection to animals, depends on the generosity of the Western Australian community who fund more than 90% of our work.

Million Paws Walk is the largest day on the canine calendar and a great way to help animals in need.

It’s a day not to be missed by all animal lovers, great and small. So join forces with your mates, family, colleagues, and your four legged friends and REGISTER NOW to help to put an end to animal cruelty

Mother's Day Weekend
Location: Mandalay Holiday Resort, Busselton

6 – 8 May 2016


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Email: [email protected]

Website www.mandalayresort.com.au

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Pamper your mum this mother days and make a whole weekend of celebration & relaxing at Mandalay Resort. You know she deserves it.

Phone us on 1800 248 231 to book your accommodation


WA Day Long Weekend
Location: Mandalay  Resort

3 – 6 June 2016

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Phone: 1800 248 231

Email: [email protected]

Website:  www.mandalayresort.com.au

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Everybody loves a long weekend. Make the most of it. Pack up the car & the kids and head to  Mandalay Resort for a bit of R&R.


Phone us on 1800 248 231 to book your accommodation for the Western Australia Day Long Weekend.

Jazz by the Bay
Location: Dunsborough – various venues

3 – 5 June 2016


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Website:  www.jazzbythebay.com.au

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Jazz by the Bay delivers the sounds of jazz in perfect settings . Just think, great food, the perfect place, cosy venues and three days of jazz with a touch of soul and funk. Lay back and stay stress free with a weekend packed with jazz, jazz, jazz. Stay “hip to the jive” and we’ll see you at the Bay!

Dunsborough Bay Fun Run
Location: Dunsborough  Lions Park & Foreshore

12 June 2016


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The Bendigo Bank Dunsborough Bay Fun Run is an event for the entire family, group of friends or corporate team. The events all start in the center of Dunsborough and meander along the stunning Geographe Bay foreshore before returning you to the finish line back in the center
of town.

Stay at Mandalay Resort and join in the fun.


South West Mudfest
Location: Bootleg Brewery, Wilyabrup

2 July 2016


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Website: www.swmudfest.com.au

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The South West Mudfest is the mud run for everyone!

Whilst the South West region of WA is best known for its wine and waves, we have a jam-packed day full of mud, burgers and beers planned for you instead.

We don’t want to give too much away, but our obstacles have a distinct South West flavour. Think tractor tyres, bird netting, dams, beer kegs and of course, MUD! With our unique South West location, we can confidently say we are the muddiest mud run around!

There will be obstacles of varying difficulties and sizes, made all the more fun by a good coat of glorious mud.

Deja Moo
Location: Cowaramup

9 July 2016

Deja Moo, Cowarmup Western Australia

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In 2012, Cowaramup installed 42 life sized Friesian cows and calves around the main business district. This was a community project, sponsored by the local Lions Club to celebrate the local dairy industry and the town’s love of all things cow! Deja Moo is the “birthday” of these new Cowaramup residents and everyone is invited to join in the fun.

Join in on the country fair activities. Test your aim with the Gumboot Toss and Dunking Pool. Have some fun on the Bouncy Castle and unleash your inner cowboy on the Mechanical Bull.

Browse through the market stalls and find something yummy to eat.

Don’t forget about all the welcoming Cowaramup business that would love to see you enjoying a fun day out in their lovely little town.


Cinefestoz Film Festival
Location: Busselton

2016 dates to be confirmed

Cinefest Oz, Busselton, Mandalay Resort

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Set in the seaside centres of Busselton, Bunbury, Dunsborough and the Margaret River wine region, CinéfestOZ premieres feature films and events in the region’s cinemas, wineries, small bars and galleries, making it a feast for the senses and an unforgettable five-day getaway.

CineféstOZ has consolidated its position as the premiere destination film festival in Australia with record numbers of high calibre film guests, a sensational line-up of new Australian and French films and unprecedented audience numbers

Down South MTB
Location: Dunsborough

2016 dates to be confirmed

XAdventure Dunsborough, Mandalay Resort, Busselton

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Email: [email protected]

Website: www.dunsboroughcycleclub.org.au/Festival%20Home.html

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The DOWN SOUTH MTB Festival is on the weekend of the 1st and 2nd of August 2015.

This festival seems to get bigger and better every year! There are many events to be held over the weekend for those looking for a bit of fun or some serious competition. There are also clinics to help you hone and expand on your mountain biking skills.

Chevron City to Surf
Location: Busselton

2016 dates to be confirmed

City to Surf, Busselton, Mandaslay Resort

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Email: [email protected]

Website: http://busselton.perthcitytosurf.com/

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The Chevron City to Surf will be run, walked or wheeled on the 16th of August from Signal Park.

Choose from the 12km or 4km course. Register soon! Fancy dress is encouraged to add a bit more fun to the event.

Funds raised support Activ or your chosen charity.


The Festival of Love
Location: Caves House Hotel, Yallingup

5 September 2015

The Festival of Love, Mandalay Resort, Western Australia

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A day to connect soon-to-be-weds with awesome industry professionals.

Silk marquees and garden rooms filled with creatives and professionals who will share and inspire. Tipi Runway Fashions set to the live tunes of the talented people of the Margaret River region. Delicious food, wine and the ambience that will make planning your big day of love down south , inspiring and a joy!

A day of exploration and investigation as you bring your wedding style to life in the Margaret River region.

Whale Watching
Location: Busselton

September – November 2015

Whale Watching, Mandalay Resort, Busselton

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Legend Charters

Phone: 0419 908 742

Website: http://legendcharters.net.au/

All Sea Charters

Phone: 0417 794 008

Naturaliste Charters

Phone: 08 9750 5500

Website: http://whales-australia.com.au

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Humpback Whales arrive in Geographe Bay in September each year as they make their way back from the northern waters with their new calves. We are luck enough to host them through until November.

There are many Whale Watching Cruise companies that operate from Port Geographe Marina in Busselton or from the Pro Fisherman Boat Ramp in Dunsborough.

Bookings can be made through Mandalay reception during your stay.

Queens Birthday Long Weekend
Location: Mandalay Resort

23 – 26 September 2015

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Mandalay Resort

Phone: 1800 248 361

Website: www.mandalayresort.com.au

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Make the most of this week-long and book the family in at Mandalay

Resort. Phone reservations on 1800 248 231


Busselton Spring Running Festival
Location: Busselton

10 October 2015

Busselton Running Festival, Mandalay Resort, Busselton, Western Australia

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The stunning coastal town of Busselton in the south west of WA hosts the Busselton Spring Running Festival, with full marathon, half marathon, 10km, 5km and kids marathon events.

In the kids marathon event, kids run 40km in the 8 weeks leading up to the event, and run the final 2.2km on race day to complete their marathon.

Cape to Cape MTB
Location: Cape Leeuwin to Cape Naturaliste

22 – 25 October 2015

Cape to Cape MTB, Western Australia, Mandalay Resort, Busselton

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The Cape to Cape MTB is a four day mountain bike race through the south west of WA, it is one of WA’s most successful home-grown events, having gone from inception to the nation’s largest multi-stage mountain bike race in just five years.

It is now a permanent fixture on the world’s MTB calendar and attracts an enviable field of elite and recreational riders. Set to an iconic backdrop of world famous surf beaches, private farmlands, rocky outcrops and national forests, the event is fun and challenging for riders of all levels, from recreational to competitive.The 2014 Cape to Cape MTB will be held from Thursday October 23 to Sunday October 26.

Stage 1: Thursday 23 October, 2014 Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse to Hamelin Bay (Approx 40km).

Stage 2: Friday 24 October, 2014 Hamelin Bay to Xanadu Winery (Approx 60km).

Stage 3: Saturday 25 October, 2014 Xanadu Winery to Colonial Brewery (Approx 50km).

Stage 4: Sunday 26 October, 2014 Colonial Brewery to Dunsborough Country Club (Approx 60km).

Busselton Wildflower Exhibition
Location: Uniting Church, Busselton

1 – 2 October 2015

Busselton Wildflower, Mandalay Resort Busselton

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Phone: 9752 3304

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Enjoy the colour and delicate beauty of our South West Wildflowers at the 90th Busselton Wildflower Exhibition. Set up for two days only in the centre of Busselton you will find a beautiful display of flowers as well as tea, coffee and cakes available for purchase. Entry fees apply.


Augusta Adventure Fest

7 – 8 November 2015

Augusta Adventure Fest, Mandalay Resort, Busselton

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Already recognised as the World’s largest adventure race with over 3,300 competitors across the weekend, this year it’s only going to get bigger and better! *Formally known as the Anaconda Adventure Series.


Competitors will take in the wilderness and untouched landscapes in and around Augusta in the south west of Western Australia. There’s rocky headlands, tranquil ocean reefs alive with (friendly) fish; Paddlers explore Hardy Inlet and out into the (protected parts) of the Southern Ocean; Mountain Bike sections sweeping through inland forests along single tracks that could be certified as a fun park.

There really is nothing like it. It’s the Wild West in every adventurous sense.


Augusta is a special place. The races are special. There’s something on offer for everyone; with four off-road disciplines including ocean swimming and kyaking, trail running & mountain biking. All that’s missing from this adventure is you!

Gourmet Escape
Location: Margaret River Region

20 – 22 November 2015

Gourmet Escape Margaret River, Mandalay Resort Busselton

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Create your own gourmet experience at any one of the amazing events on offer throughout the Margaret River region between the 20-22 November 2015. Explore the heart of the festival, the Gourmet Village, at the beautiful Leeuwin Estate or take part in one of the many Satellite Events, such as indulgent long lunches, exclusive world class dinners and the specially designed pop up beach BBQ restaurant. In addition, there are many more Fringe Events put on offer over the weekend to explore throughout the region by local restaurants and wineries.

For more information regarding ticketing terms & conditions, please contact Ticketek on 132849.

There are a range of ticket types available for the Gourmet Village and they are all available through Ticketek.


Ironman Busselton
Location: Busselton, Western Australia

6 December 2015

Ironman Busselton, Mandalay Resort

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Ironman Western Australia takes in the pristine beauty of Busselton and Geographe Bay, South West, Western Australia. A challenging event, definitely not for the faint hearted with a 3.8 km swim, 180 km bike, followed by a gruelling 42.2 km marathon.

Mandalay Holiday Resort has found itself to be the base for many race competitors with the run leg along Georgraphe Bay road at our front door step, providing a fantastic base for support crews and spectators to cheer those athletic bodies home.

We have an extensive range of accommodation to suite the well seasoned competitor or the novice first time competitor, from two storey spa villas, two and three bedroom chalets, beach cottages and ensuite cabins. Whilst not forgetting campers, caravanning and motor homes – something for everyone. For further details on each of our accommodation styles, check out our accommodation page.

Carols at Mandalay
Location: Mandalay Oval, Busselton

20 December 2015

Mandalay Resort Busselton, Christmas Carols

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Bring along your singing voices and all your picnic goodies to join in the festivities of Carols at Mandalay.

Busselton Brass will play all the Christmas favourites for everyone to sing and dance along with. There will also be special performances by the South West Opera Company.

Use Mandalay Resort’s Local Events Guide to find out what is going on in the region and in Busselton – the events capital of the South West