Located in the heart of the picturesque Margaret River wine appellation, Bussells Bushland Cottages is a gazetted “Land for Wildlife” and “Wildlife Land Trust” sanctuary. The rustic charm of our 8 well-appointed (self-contained) rammed-earth cottages is complemented by the natural (20 hectare) bush block, well treed with jarrah, marri, banksia and peppermint trees; and home to prolific birdlife, possums, brush-tailed phascogales (wambengers), bandicoots and kangaroos.
With its easy accessibility and convenience to all of the region’s delights, Bussells Bushland Cottages remains the property of choice for thousands of visitors to the region. They love the tranquillity of the bush block and many come back again and again.
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Travelling south along Bussell Highway and just before entering Margaret River township, turn right into Carters Road and proceed for around 4kms, then (on the left hand side) enter the property’s 600 metre (tree-lined) driveway. You’ve now arrived at one of Western Australia’s most idyllic accommodation properties.
Gazetted "Land for Wildlife" & “Wildlife Land Trust” Sanctuary
Signposted trails criss-cross the property and early morning walks will enable you to commune with the birds and kangaroos which call this property “home.” A 1.3km stroll around the perimeter will introduce you to pastoral scenery and valley views.
We invite you to share this totally natural Australian bush experience.
The birdsong in the early morning can be quite strong as our gorgeous Splendid Fairy Wrens skitter around looking for breakfast. Other varieties you might see include Red-Tailed Black Cockatoo, Red-Winged Fairy Wren, White-Eared Honeyeater, Willie Wagtail, Western Rosella, Red Wattlebird, Common Bronzewing, White-Naped Honeyeater, Southern Boobook Owl, Ring-Necked Parrot, Galah, Australian Magpie, Great Fantail, Laughing Kookaburra, New Holland Honeyeater, Silvereye, Long-Tailed Black-Cockatoo, White-Browed Scrubwren and Scarlet Robin.
We also share the bush block with mobs of kangaroos, possums, brush-tailed phascogales (wambengers), bandicoots and a variety of other lesser animals.
What's on at a glance...
Farmers Market: Saturday mornings from 8am to 12noon at the Margaret River Education Campus, on the right hand side (southern end of town). Make an early start and procure (cheap) free-range eggs, wonderful vegetables, fruit, bread and pastries, superb cheeses, home-made delicacies, local produce, meat and (frozen) seafood. Organic produce is available and there’s usually a coffee van on site, so you can start your day off with a bang!
Friday nights at Colonial Brewery: Each Friday night from 6pm, Colonial Brewery offers fresh, delicious and affordable adult-sized pizzas – at discounted rates. And, of course, you can also enjoy its full menu, award-winning beers and ever-changing entertainment. All in all, a smashing (and affordable) evening’s fun which is much enjoyed by locals & visitors alike. Located on Osmington Road.
Whale Watching: Southern Right and Humpback whales make their first appearance in Flinders Bay (Augusta) from May and Whale Watch Western Australia operates boat trips at 10.00am and 2.00pm (daily) through August. Then, between September and November, they move to Dunsborough with departures at 9.00am and 12 noon (daily). Cruise tours are all of 2 hours’ duration. Check whalewatchwesternaustralia.com for full details.