Port Geographe is 5 km from Busselton and approximately 220 km from Perth. It is a canal estate development with a beautiful marina. Construction of the area commenced in 1995 and was completed in 2003. The estate was developed by dredging the wetlands and together with other engineering feats, the canal estate was formed. Although some hiccups arose along the way in this exciting venture, it has developed into a boating paradise. Man-made barriers have assisted in preventing the movement of sand along the four beaches that form part of the development.
This waterway area that overlooks Geographe Bay is also an attractive residential area that comprises over 600 homes and over 400 canal lots for yachts and motor boats. This is definitely the place for the outdoor and sea-loving community, or for young and old who just love to relax and enjoy a carefree lifestyle.
Port Geographe was named at the beginning of the 19th century by Nicolas Baudin, a French explorer, whose ship was called Géographe. Together with several botanists and zoologists, he was the first visitor to survey and map Western Australia’s coast. The bay, which overlooks the Indian Ocean, is protected from rough waves, which is why it has become a haven for leisure boaters. Whale watchers also flock to the area because of the great vantage points for viewing these magnificent creatures.
Plenty of entertainment abounds in the yachting marina that includes twilight sailing and yacht racing. As well as enjoying the marina and sea life, land lubbers can catch plenty of entertainment in Busselton. Property management companies in Port Geographe also offer new living opportunities for anyone seeking to live in this sun-drenched playground.
Those who enjoy shopping or who have school children, have Busselton close by to provide for all their needs. There are ample shopping centres and schools to cater for all ages. Parks and wetlands in the area are also waiting to be explored in and around this wonderful part of Western Australia.