Busselton Jetty

Wander, Wonder, Laugh, Learn

Extending 1.8 kilometres over stunning Geographe Bay, the 150 year old, heritage-listed Busselton Jetty is the longest timber-piled jetty in the Southern Hemisphere.

Since the first 176m section was built in 1865, the Jetty has survived fires, a cyclone, storms and demolition plans to become one of the most recognisable landmarks in Western Australia. Today, the Jetty experience incorporates a leisurely train ride, interpretive centre, museum and underwater observatory.

Busselton Beachfront, Busselton, WA 6280
(08) 9754 0900

Jetty Train

Sit back and relax while the train driver takes you on a 1.7 kilometre journey across the calm, clear waters of Geographe Bay. With 50 seats available and trips leaving throughout the day, the Jetty Train is the perfect way to experience the Busselton Jetty.

From glimpses of dolphins frolicking to spotting local fishermen snaring their catch of the day, the Jetty Train trip promises to deliver something for everyone.

The Jetty Train is able to transport one wheelchair per trip. Prams, pushers and some walkers can be stored within the carriage compartments. Please advise our friendly bookings staff if this service is required.

Busselton Jetty Train

Underwater Observatory

Located 1.7 kilometres from shore at the end of the Jetty, the Underwater Observatory has been named No.1 in the list of top aquariums in the South Pacific as voted by reviewers on the world’s largest travel site, TripAdvisor.

Descending 8 metres beneath the waters’ surface, visitors can view the amazing corals and fish life through eleven viewing windows, at various levels within a 9.5 metre diameter observation chamber.

Described as Australia’s greatest artificial reef, the Busselton Jetty, with more than 300 individual marine species, is host to an awe inspiring “forest” of vividly-coloured tropical and sub-tropical corals, sponges, fish and invertebrates. Each year during autumn and winter, the Leeuwin Current brings a narrow band of warm water down the Western Australian coastline.

The Underwater Observatory has been designed to accommodate up to 40 people at one time.

Opening Hours & Prices

The Jetty

  • Opening hours:
    • The Jetty structure is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • Prices:
    • Jetty Day Pass Single Adult (17 years +): $3.00
    • Single child 0-16 years: FREE

The Jetty Train Ride

  • Opening hours:
    • Tours depart the Interpretive Centre on the hour, weather permitting. Bookings are essential.
    • September to April: 9.00am – 4.00pm on the hour
    • May to August: 10.00am – 3.00pm on the hour
  •  Prices:
    • Family pass:
    • Single adult 15 years +: $12.00
    • Single Child 3 – 14 years: $6.00

Interpretive Centre and Heritage Museum

  • Opening hours:
    • The Interpretive Centre and Heritage Museum are open daily, excluding Christmas Day
    • September to April: 8.30am – 6.00pm
    • May to August: 9.00am – 5.00pm
  • Prices: FREE

Underwater Observatory and Jetty Train

  • Opening hours:
    • Tours depart the Interpretive Centre on the hour, weather permitting. Bookings are essential.
    • Tour Schedule
      • September to April: 9.00am, 10.00am, 11.00am, 12.00pm, 1.00pm, 2.00pm, 3.00pm, 4.00pm
      • May to August: 10.00am, 11.00am, 12.00pm, 1.00pm, 2.00pm, 3.00pm
  • Prices:
    • Family Pass $85.00 ($5.00 per extra child to a maximum of 2)
    • Single Adult 15 years + $32.00
    • Single Child 3 – 14 years + $15.00

Celebrating 150 Years: Black tie dinner at the end of the Jetty

Busselton Jetty 150th Anniversary from Cineport Pty Ltd on Vimeo.