Sydney Times



Written by Aksel Ritenis


Jetstar has today launched direct flights between Melbourne and an exciting new destination: Busselton, the gateway to Western Australia’s iconic Margaret River Region.

To celebrate, an epic five-day Route Launch Sale has just kicked off with one-way fares from $89^.

We repeat, that’s one-way fares to Busselton Margaret River (yes, that’s WESTERN AUSTRALIA if you haven’t quite clicked yet) for under 90 bucks!!!

South West WA just got a bit closer thanks to Jetstar and with flights set to take off from March 2020* there’s no better time for Melburnians to book an escape to this breathtaking pocket of Australia.

“The Margaret River Region is Australia’s only premium wine region that sees world-class food and wine meet spectacular beaches, tall timber forests, unparalleled surf breaks and ancient caves, offering once in a lifetime experiences for every type of traveler.”

Home to more than 200 wine producers, 100 cellar doors and responsible for producing around 20 per cent of Australia’s premium wine, Jetstar can get you to Busselton Margaret River Airport in under five hours from Melbourne (Tullamarine).

South West WA is also home to many of the state’s top makers and suppliers of cheese, craft beer, bread and seafood, and boasts an array of world-class chefs who draw inspiration from the local produce and stunning landscapes.

Beyond the great food and wine, Insta-worthy beaches like Hamelin Bay and Meelup Beach will see you soaking up the warm Aussie rays on white sand while you dip in and out of the turquoise ocean.

Surely you don’t need any more convincing?

Call it a cultural exchange, call it a spontaneous romantic getaway or an adventure with friends – we call it the region with something for everyone!

For those in South West WA looking for a quick city escape, Melbourne’s pumping live music scene, blockbuster theatre productions, beautiful art galleries and top sporting events are all hard to beat – not to mention the great laneway restaurants and bars, endless shopping and bustling markets in the heart of the CBD.

Jetstar’s Route Launch Sale starts at 12:30 AEST Friday 4 October and runs until 23:59 AEST Tuesday 8 October, 2019, unless sold out prior. Fares and full conditions are available at


No matter who you are or where you live, Jetstar makes the world more accessible and is helping more people fly more often for less. All day, every day, low fares.

^Things you need to know: prices based on payment by POLi, Jetstar voucher, Jetstar Gift Card, Jetstar Mastercard/Platinum Mastercard, or where the total flights booking is redeemed in Qantas Points Plus Pay through For other payment options, a Payment Fee applies. See are one-way. Limited changes are permitted, charges may apply. No fees apply if you are entitled to a refund or alternative flight under the Australian Consumer Law or Conditions of Carriage.  Availability is limited (not available on all flights or days). Limited availability on school and public holiday weekends. Checked baggage not included. Carefully check the carry-on baggage limits, including size restrictions, as they will be strictly applied. Passengers with more than the applicable carry-on baggage allowance will need to check in baggage, and charges will apply. All travel is subject to the Jetstar Conditions of Carriage. See for more details. Before you book your international flight, and before you travel, check current Australian Government travel advice at Jetstar Airways Pty Ltd – ABN: 33 069 720 243. Flights from Darwin to Singapore are operated by Jetstar Asia (3K).

* Flights subject to government and regulatory approval.


About the author

Aksel Ritenis

Publisher and Custodian of the Sydney Times

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