The brand new visitor centre on Busselton Foreshore is nearing completion, with opening scheduled for 10 February – click on the images below to see how it’s shaping up.
The new visitor centre is an exciting new addition to the vibrant Busselton Foreshore and boasts some fantastic new features:
- New concept of servicing visitors: The visitor centre has been designed with a layout which will allow MRBTA visitor consultants to service on the floor rather than behind the counter. We are excited about the opportunity to remove the barriers of the traditional service counters and to build a better rapport with visitors. Visitors using wheelchairs will have the additional option to speak to a consultant via a desk with adjustable height.
- Large interactive touch screens and virtual reality content: In a project led by local audio visual expert Mike Dunn from Phimedia, the MRBTA will be utilising VR (virtual reality) and touch screen technology, with high resolution 4k screens installed at our visitor centres that will simulate a realistic interpretation of various tourist experiences across the region using highly advanced technology. See a preview of the technology here.
- Combined interpretive centre: The new building features a City of Busselton interpretive centre which is home to the historical Ballarat Engine and tells the story of the Jetty and history of the timber industry.
Time to update your images!
With the new touchscreens and continuous development to the destination website at margaretriver.com and the official Your Margaret River Region app, the opportunities for MRBTA members to gain exposure to visitors are stronger than ever. It’s absolutely crucial that you have uploaded high quality imagery to your Bookeasy account, as these will be syndicated across all of the channels we use to communicate with visitors. If your images on margaretriver.com aren’t up to scratch, visitors will go elsewhere. Click below to find out which steps to take to improve your imagery.