December 8, 2009--Following a successful event over the weekend, Ironman Western Australia is set to continue through to 2014. The 2010 event, to be held again in the picturesque coastal town of Busselton, Western Australia, is scheduled for the first weekend of December - with a decision to be made by mid-January as to whether or not it will be a Saturday or Sunday event - Dec. 4 or 5.
About Busselton, Western Australia:
Best known for its
iconic two kilometer long jetty and calm turquoise bays, Busselton has
a relaxed atmosphere and is a popular place for a family holiday.
Twice voted Western Australia's top tourism town, there's plenty of activities and tours on offer.
Originally built in 1865, the historic jetty is
the longest wooden pier in the southern hemisphere. The Underwater
Observatory at the jetty's end will take you up close to colorful fish
and tropical coral.
Descend eight meters below sea level and look through the observation chamber to see one of the country's best artificial reefs. More than 300 marine species enjoy warm waters created by the Leeuwin Current.
Adding to Busselton's appeal is a new canal and marina development north of town which is a great place for a relaxed drink.
Stroll along the main shopping street - stopping at the old courtroom and jail, now arts center, then cool off at the main swimming beach lined with lush lawns and magnificent pine trees.
To the north and south stretches 30 kilometres of immaculate beaches and crystal clear water. Try your hand at fishing, water skiing, snorkeling, scuba diving, windsurfing or sailing in the calm waters of Geographe Bay.