7 things to discover within walking and cycling distance in Busselton


Enjoy Busselton’s beachside cycle path and bike hire at Mandalay

Positioned right on Geographe Bay’s doorstep, and a mere 4km from Busselton town centre, you could say you’ve hit the jackpot when it comes to convenient, beachfront accommodation.

Next time you’re about set off on an adventure – why not leave the car behind and embrace the fresh air? There’s plenty to explore on foot or on two-wheels from Mandalay– here’s seven of our recommendations.


  1. Busselton Jetty

Have you really been to Busselton if you haven’t visited the iconic Busselton Jetty? Stroll the 1.81km to the very end of this timber-piled pier for a fix of fresh maritime air and to balance out all the time spent indulging in the Margaret River region’s incredible food and wine offerings. Splash out on a combined electric train ride and entry to the Underwater Observatory to see the coral, starfish, octopus and sponges that make the jetty home.


  1. Busselton Foreshore Precinct

Busselton’s emerging dining scene is gaining some attention of late. After you’ve built up an appetite walking the jetty – pop in to one of the fabulous cafes, restaurants or bars nearby. Some of our family-friendly favourites include Shelter Brewing Co, The Goose, and The Equinox. Don’t forget the award-winning ‘Sea Play on the Bay’ shipwreck playground and skatepark for the kids.


  1. Tonic by the Bay café

Just down the road from Mandalay, and opposite the beach you’ll find Tonic by the Bay Café. With some high-quality eating and drinking on offer, you can pop by for an afternoon spritz or a couple pizzas and soak up the friendly vibes.


  1. Ooze and Tang Restaurant

Helmed by a chef and front of house formerly at Yarri, Ooze and Tang restaurant and bar is dishing out the most delicious goods. Order a glass of vino or a house-fermented pineapple and lemon myrtle shrub (personal fav) and peruse the menu before settling on an assortment of French-inspired nibbles. Head there with a group and taste as much as you possibly can.


  1. Par 3

Part of the historic Old Broadwater Farm in Busselton, Par 3 has nine manicured carpets for divot-loving enthusiasts, an epic mini golf course you can beat your family at, and a laidback casual restaurant and bar. The best part? Enjoy a cold one as you navigate the perplexing fairways!


  1. Baked popup at Busselton Yacht Club

Busselton scored big time when Baked moved in on Queen St and locals could indulge in an exceptional vanilla slice fix. You’ll find classic white sandwich loaves and sausage rolls; alongside sourdoughs and creative pastries you can’t help but drool over.


Morning swims at Geographe Bay have been made a whole lot tastier thanks to Baked. by the beach – Baked’s trendy younger sibling. Open Thursday to Sunday 7am to 2pm on King St.


  1. Beach

Finally, and most obviously, the beach! It stretches kilometres in both directions, and there’s nothing so lovely as walking, swimming, fishing or snorkelling along the sandy shores. You can cycle along the foreshore path all the way to Old Dunsborough, or turn right and explore to Port Geographe. Pick a private stretch of sand and while away the hours fishing, snorkelling, swimming or simply relaxing with a book.


 Bike Hire at Mandalay

There’s no need to lug your treadly down from Perth – we have adult bikes, kids bikes and baby seats available for hire. These comfortable bikes are perfect for a leisurely cruise around town. Prices start from $15.00 for half a day. Pop into Reception and we’ll help you choose your bikes.