Busselton, Western Australia

What's Happening in February?

January 26, 2020


South West Craft Beer Fest

When: Saturday 15 February, 2020

11am - 6pm

Where: Signal Park, Busselton Foreshore

Come along and sample some of the best beer and cider the South West Region has to offer. Over 20 Local Breweries from Mandurah to Denmark are set to take part, collectively offering of 120 craft beers, including some limited edition and one-off brews. Refreshing wine and cider is also on offer for those who aren't lovers of the golden nectar. Head over to the food tuck zone for a bite to eat or enjoy the tunes from our talented local DJ's.

Make sure to plan your transport ahead of time. Getaway's bus charters will be running from Bunbury, Margaret River, Dunsborough and Yallingup for the even. Follow the link below to book your seat. For the skippers in the group, ample parking will be available close to the event location.

Book you transport here: gannaways.com.au


Busselton Jetty Swim

When: Sunday 9 February, 2020

Where: Busselton Foreshore

In celebration of our local icon, the Busselton Jetty, 3000 participants from the region and metropolitan areas take to the aqua blue waters and race 3.6km around the jetty in the Annual Busselton Jetty Swim.

The 2020 event will celebrate it's 25th year where over 7500 spectators are expected on the day to cheer on their family and friends and can view the entire course from the jetty.  There is free entertainment over the weekend with headline act, Eskimo Joe, taking to the stage on the Saturday night followed by fireworks from the Busselton Jetty itself, prior to the big swim on Sunday morning.  It's a wonderful all ages community event with a great atmosphere  - everyone is welcome!


Busselton Fringe Festival

When: Friday 14 February - Sunday 23 February 2020

Where: Art Geo Cultural Complex, Queen Street

Busselton Fringe is a vibrant festival with a feast of artistic mediums such street theatre, stand up comedy, dance, circus, musical theatre, cabaret, burlesque and so much more. The event runs over a week in February with performances (some ticketed & some free) at venues in and around Busselton.  The Fringe Fun Day takes place Sat 22 Feb, at the Art Geo Cultural Complex with a street closure, pop up bar, creative emporium, live music, a delicious International Food Market and an all round chilled out vibe.  Sit and relax whilst being entertained by a blend of local community and visiting artists.

Busselton Fringe has something for everyone and is for all ages, with the program offering a dynamic mix of quirky, non-curated acts and festival favourites.


Featured Local Attraction

Wonnerup House and Tuart Forrest Drive

Address: 935 Layman Road, Busselton

Phone: (08) 9752 2039

Open:  Thursday to Monday 10am to 4pm

Entry Fees:

National Trust Members - FREE

Adults - $10.00
Adult / Student Concession - $7.00
Children (5 - 17yrs) - $5.00
Children (under 5 yrs) - FREE
Family group of four - $25.00
Group bookings (10 or more people) - from $7.00 per person
(Schools by appointment)

No eftpos facility


Nestled between a majestic Tuart forest and the Vasse Estuary wetlands, the peaceful, almost romantic setting of Wonnerup belies a more difficult and turbulent past. The house, school and ancillary buildings are a powerful reminder of the isolation, danger and struggles faced by the Layman family during its 120 year occupation of Wonnerup.

Wonnerup House is a heritage-listed farm precinct in Wonnerup, Western Australia.  The current house was built in 1859 by George Layman Jr. one year after the original house built in 1837 by his father, George Layman Sr., was destroyed by fire. The dairy and kitchen survived the fire because they were separate from the house. Stables and a blacksmith workshop were later additions to the farm. In the 1870's, when the lack of a school in Wonnerup was an issue for the local residents, George Layman Jr. donated land near Wonnerup House for a school, which was built in 1873. In 1885 a teacher's house was constructed. The precinct was purchased by the National Trust of Australia in 1971 and opened to the public in 1973.

The name Wonnerup comes from the Noongar term. 'Wanna' describing a woman's digging stick, 'up' meaning place of water.


Featured Local Dining

The Colony Concept

Address: 62 Harmans Mill Road, Metricup 6280

Phone: 9755 7777

The Colony Concept is brand new to the Margaret River Region and they are already causing a buzz.

The educational centre and restaurant opened in November 2019 and offers a range of honey based products, great for gifts or a treat for yourself and all with a focus on sustainability.  It is also home to Western Australia's largest clear viewing hives in the bee room....

Learn how to keep your own hive in a sustainable, ethical and safe way at home, spend the day out in the beautiful rural south west region, pop in for a tasting or stick around for a meal and glass of locally made wine. The colony concept has you covered.