Heritage Trail

In 1832 land in the vicinity of Geographe Bay was selected by English migrants the Bussells, the Molloys, the Chapmans, George Layman and the Turners. Queen Street approximately follows the track from the beach, where the Bussell party arrived from Augusta, to the banks of the Vasse River. ‘The Vasse’ town site, later to become Busselton, was originally surveyed in 1839.
The Heritage Trail walk begins at Railway House near the Busselton Jetty, which is culturally significant as an early Western Australian timber structure and a valuable relic of the City’s early past and its connections with the timber industry of the South West. It is also important as a regional landmark and as a popular tourist and recreation facility. Take a trip on the Jetty train to the Observatory.
Discover the history of the City of Busselton as you walk along Queen Street then, turning left after St Mary’s Church of England, to the Butter Factory Museum complex situated on the northern bank of the Vasse River. It comprises the original brick and weatherboard two-storey building and the connected administration buildings. The oldest of only seven known in the State, the Butter Factory stands as a good example of post WWI industrial architecture. 

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You can access the tour by purchasing a 14 day subscription. This provides access to over 45 minutes of video content, hundreds of images and heritage audio recordings. 

The Busselton Heritage Trail is operated by The Rotary Club of Busselton Geographe Bay and all proceeds are returned to the community.
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