Another of the gems on Australia's south-western most tip and only 3 hours from Perth, Busselton is best known for its iconic jetty that juts out 2 kilometres into the sparkling turquoise of the Indian Ocean (with an Underwater Observatory at the end), but this long-admired tourist destination has a hidden plethora of highlights that a rental car can uncover for you.
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Whilst there is no doubt that a drive out to the jetty is more than worthwhile, where you can go 8 metres below see level and lose yourself in a world of reefs, colourful fish and more than 300 other marine species, with a rental car the 30 kilometres of beaches Busselton has on offer are yours to explore - fishing, snorkelling, scuba diving, windsailing all viable options.
It is also the perfect launch pad in the south-west corner of Australia. Three hours north and you will arrive in Perth, whilst to the east Albany awaits only a couple of hours away, and the Margaret River wine region is also well within reach of your cheap rental car from one of Australia's leading rental companies.
1. Head west on Prince St towards Queen St 210 m
2. Take the 1st right on to Queen St
Go through 2 roundabouts 650 m
3. At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto Geographe Bay Rd
Destination will be on the right 46 m