When returning your rental vehicle to one of our locations please ensure to re-fuel your hire car to the agreed level.
Where is the branch located?
We are located at 86 Neville Hyder Drive, Yalyalup WA.
Welcome to Busselton!
Flying into Busselton is always an adventure in itself. You’ll descend over the Indian Ocean coastline before settling into Busselton, about a 3 hour's drive south of Perth. Pack your swimmers and a sense of adventure, as this vibrant town has plenty of beautiful spots to explore.
Busselton sits in a prime location and is the perfect distance to truly relax away from the hustle and bustle of Perth’s city centre. It’s also close to the famous Margaret River region, meaning that award-winning wines and artisan products are an easy drive away.
Whether you want to head to Perth for a fun city-based day trip or cruise along the south coast and see the sights for yourself, a rental car would be handy. Western Australia is a wonderful place to visit, but it’s fairly spread out. To get you from place to place efficiently, hire a rental car once you’ve landed at Thrifty Busselton Airport.
Busselton is a great spot to use as a base for the south coast of Western Australia.
Consider taking a drive to the famous Margaret River region. Famed for its wines and produce, this region attracts thousands of visitors year-round. Busselton is only a 40-minute drive from the heart of Margaret River, so cruise on over and enjoy. Home to over 200 vineyards, this region produces a whopping 25 per cent of Australia’s premium wine. If you have a designated driver in your group, why not organise a wine tour of your own? Go at your own pace and see the wineries that grab your attention without fuss or worry about being in a tour group. It’s too easy with a rental car! Just don’t forget to organise a designated driver to get you around safely.
We also recommend trying out the artisanal foods in the area. A particular stand-out is the Origins Market, which houses hundreds of stalls that deliver the finest foods in the area. It opened in 2021 and has already proved to be enormously popular amongst locals, so go check it out for the best local food, produce, and crafts.
If you miss the city lights, Perth is only three hours away. Get up early and beat the traffic to enjoy the sunniest city in Australia in all of its glory. Perhaps head over to King’s Park or cruise around Elizabeth Quay for a morning on the water. Head to Fremantle and enjoy the beaches here, or get the ferry over to the incredible Rottnest Island, where the world’s friendliest marsupial, the quokka, awaits.
Of course, there’s plenty to keep you occupied in Busselton itself.
A vibrant and thriving community, Busselton is world-famous for being home to the longest timber-made jetty in the Southern Hemisphere. Spanning a huge 1.8 kilometres into the Indian Ocean, it’s an incredible structure that many visit year-round. Walk along to the edge and see what incredible sights you can see this far out in the water. The jetty is known to be windows to the underwater playground below, giving unparalleled access to the sea life in the ocean. Between May and December, the jetty is a phenomenal whale spotting location, so keep your eyes to the horizon and see them swim past. If nothing catches your eye, the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean will still be breathtaking.
Busselton is a wonderful place to spend time in. Use the town as a base for some wider Western Australia adventures, and enjoy. We’ll see you there at Thrifty Busselton Airport.