Busselton, Western Australia

What's On this June

May 26, 2021

Augusta Whale Song Festival

Take a day trip to Augusta for the annual Whale Song Festival to celebrate the annual whale migration season. The Festival coincides with the Blessing of the Fleet to officially open the whale watching season. There will be tours, live music, market stalls, workshops and family activities all weekend long by the Blackwood river and at various venues throughout Augusta.


Friday 4th of June to Monday 7th June 2021

Weekend highlights include;

Friday 4 June: Taste of Augusta Dinner at the Colourpatch Cafe

Saturday 5 June (11am – 1.30pm): The Magic of Dance Cultural Workshop and Bush Tucker Lunch

Saturday 5 June (4pm – 6pm): Free Kite Display on the lawns of Augusta Hotel

Sunday 6 June (9am – 2pm): Annual Blessing of the Fleet

Monday 7 June (1030am – 1145am):

Discover the secrets and heritage of Augusta through guided historical tour

Line-up of live local music

Market Stalls

Family-Friendly fun and kids activities


Various locations in Augusta


For the full program and to purchase tickets, visit whalesongfestival.com.au


Down South Mountain Bike Festival

Cross country mountain bike racing at its best over the June long weekend in the South West, showcasing all the latest upgrades within the Dunsborough and Margaret River mountain bike trail networks.

Saturday sees the event kick off in Dunsborough from 11am with the Kids participation events, followed by the 1st of 3 waves at 12pm in the main event. Riders will have to back up performances on Sunday as the event moves to the trails within compartment 10 adjacent to Carters Rd in Margaret River.


Saturday 5th of June and Sunday 6th June 2021


40 Gifford Road, Dunsborough




Truffle Kerfuffle

Truffle Kerfuffle a weekend long celebration of truffle season in the heart of Australian truffle country, Manjimup, approximately 100kms from Mandalay. Go truffle hunting and uncover an amazing weekend of food and wine in the Southern Forests!

Manjimup is the heart of Australian truffle country with more truffles found here than anywhere in the Southern Hemisphere. Join in the festivities and be consumed by the heady aroma of truffles at their freshest; go hunting, taste your way through the Festival Village, meet farmers and growers, discover local wine and produce and indulge in truffle laden experiences and dining events with world class chefs.

Decadent weekend festival with exquisite dining events, masterclasses, truffle hunts, markets and more

Incredible culinary talent including Guilluame Brahimi, Analiese Gregory, Aaron Carr, Tony Howell, Kenny McHardy, Brendon Pratt, Paul Iskov, David Coomer, Sue Lewis and Sophie Budd, plus Emma Farrelly curating the wine program


Friday 25th June to Sunday 27th June 2021


Various venues across Manjimup, approximately 60 minutes form Mandalay




Local Markets

Vasse Market

Vasse Community Hall and Kaloorup Road Park

Every 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month - 7.30am – 12pm

Foreshore Markets

Signal Park, Busselton

Every Sunday of the month - 7am – 1pm


Featured Local Attraction

WOW Illusions

Location: 219 Harmans Mill Road, Metricup

Margaret Rivers craziest attraction! Be prepared to have your mind blown by a collection of weird and puzzling eccentricity… From the Gravity defying room to the wackiest toilets you’ll ever see you can spend hours enjoying all of the different rooms and illusions. Stick around to enjoy the outdoor playground and the Margaret River Nuts & Cereals Gift Shop & Café – nuts, cereals, biscuits, honey, preserves, coffee, cake and ice cream.

Open Daily 9.30am – 4.30pm


(08) 9755 6772


Featured Local Dining

Shelter Brewing Co.

Location: 11 Foreshore Parade, Busselton

Shelter sits at the foot of the famous Busselton Jetty, overlooking tinnies on the bay, foreshore picnics and kids competing for the biggest bombie. It’s the perfect place to wash away the salt of the day with a cold beer and a big feed.

Shelter Brewing Co. was created by locals for locals, long-weekenders, visitors from distant lands and really, anyone looking for a fresh, tasty beer and a good feed. They make great craft beer on-site at the venue on the foreshore, which is poured fresh-as-it-gets straight from serving tanks, or canned and sent to your local bottle-o.

It’s not all beer, they've got a south-west-inspired wine and spirits list and a menu that focuses on simple food made beautifully, with the freshest and best local ingredients. They love food made to share and food that leaves you satisfied. They take pizza seriously - their kitchen revolves around the bright yellow Marana Forni pizza oven they had imported from Italy.

Open daily from 7am to 10pm



08 9754 4444