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Busselton Jetty

Historical Sites & Museums

Overview

wander - wonder - laugh - learn


Extending 1.8 kilometres over stunning Geographe Bay, the heritage listed Busselton Jetty is the longest wooden-piled jetty in the Southern Hemisphere. A must see for any visitor to the Margaret River region.

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Jump on board and take the leisurely train ride along the jetty. Sit back and relax while the driver takes you on a journey across the calm, clear waters of Geographe Bay. With 90 seats available and trips leaving throughout the day, the Jetty Train is the perfect way to experience the Busselton Jetty.

The Underwater Observatory, at the end of the jetty, provides visitors the opportunity to experience one of Australia's greatest artificial reefs. Descend 8 metres to the ocean floor via a spiral staircase to view some of the 300 species of vividly coloured tropical and sub-tropical corals, sponges, fish and invertebrates.

Come into the Interpretive Centre and browse the unique and stylish giftware, souvenirs and artisan pieces on display. The Museum offers an interactive insight into the jetty's fascinating past and stunning marine environment through a variety of interpretive signs, artefacts and touch screen displays.

Extend the experience with a dip, throw a line in or have a bite to eat on the Busselton beachfront.

Make your booking today!

ADMISSION PRICES:

Interpretive Centre and Heritage Museum
Free

The Jetty
Jetty Adult Day Pass - $4.00 (+17 years)
Jetty Child Day Pass - Free (0-16 years)

The Jetty Train Ride
Adults - $13.50 (+18 years)
Child - $8.50 (3-17 years)
Infants - Free (must sit on adult's lap)

The train departs the interpretive centre on the hour. Ticket include return trip and Jetty Day pass. Bookings recommended.
Duration: approx. 45minutes

The Underwater Observatory
Family Pass - $99 (2 adults, 2 children)
Adult - $34.00 (+18 years)
Child - $17 (3-17 years)

Ticket includes return train ride, 40min guided tour of the Underwater Observatory and a Jetty Day Pass. Extra children $9 per child, max of 2.
Departs: On the hour
Duration: Approx. 1 hour, 45 minutes

Tours

Reviews

AK
AK
4.0
It was okay, got the train up and went to the under water observatory unfortunately it was a guided tour , we just wanted a quick look, we were split into 2 groups , with 1 group going to the observatory first and the other standing on the jetty in the 32 degree heat listening to the tour guide, we ended up going to sit near the entrance of the observatory as there was some shade while we waited for the first group to finish, not many windows and everyone wanting to have a look at the same time, which is understandable , the water was clear not a lot of fish, we ended up leaving a little early and walked back , we decided not to wait for the train to go back plus by this time there was a fabulous breeze blowing, it cost $119 for 2 adults and 2 teens which included the train to and from the end of the jetty, the walk was lovely , at least we can say we did it. I think we should have booked online as we just turned up at 11am but they were booked until 1pm ( school holidays a very busy time ) it gave us time to have lunch on the foreshore.
Brendan Ashby
Brendan Ashby
5.0
$4 entry fee goes towards the restoration of the jetty very pleasant walk is a train that goes out to the water Observatory which is good to see couple of red spots on the way seats rubbish bins just be aware of peoples fishing lines that are on the ground and when they are fishing not to get hooked up by them because they are watching too well you need to watch them because they aren't watching you can catch a train out the end at a cost the walks more enjoyable I would think and to pay you there quite high amount for the train would take a good hour to walk up and back just casually not sure if there are toilets in the observatory though there aren't any on the way up can get quite windy further out if it's blowing a bit in close it will double the strength by the time you get out to the end not sure why this happens
Dr. Alestie
Dr. Alestie
4.0
Very nice place. The underwater natural aquarium is great. A 1.8km walk awaits you along the jetty. There is a fee to walk the jetty and another fee to enter the aquarium. You can pay more for a train ride down the jetty. The winds can be very strong. Fishing and swimming is also very popular there. Restaurants around that serve classic Australian food.
Jd7792
Jd7792
5.0
Great to see that all the renovations on the jetty have worked so well. It's been years since I've made the 1.5km walk out to the end. A treasure for the people of Busselton and the endless tourist trade for the area. Job well done.
Shane Tan
Shane Tan
5.0
Took the train ride as well as experienced the 1.8km walk on the jetty to the underwater observatory. Very windy and cold along the way. Nice place. Ample parking and there are also a few restaurants nearby. Nice play ground for kids, interesting design.

Reviews

AK
AK
4.0
It was okay, got the train up and went to the under water observatory unfortunately it was a guided tour , we just wanted a quick look, we were split into 2 groups , with 1 group going to the observatory first and the other standing on the jetty in the 32 degree heat listening to the tour guide, we ended up going to sit near the entrance of the observatory as there was some shade while we waited for the first group to finish, not many windows and everyone wanting to have a look at the same time, which is understandable , the water was clear not a lot of fish, we ended up leaving a little early and walked back , we decided not to wait for the train to go back plus by this time there was a fabulous breeze blowing, it cost $119 for 2 adults and 2 teens which included the train to and from the end of the jetty, the walk was lovely , at least we can say we did it. I think we should have booked online as we just turned up at 11am but they were booked until 1pm ( school holidays a very busy time ) it gave us time to have lunch on the foreshore.
Brendan Ashby
Brendan Ashby
5.0
$4 entry fee goes towards the restoration of the jetty very pleasant walk is a train that goes out to the water Observatory which is good to see couple of red spots on the way seats rubbish bins just be aware of peoples fishing lines that are on the ground and when they are fishing not to get hooked up by them because they are watching too well you need to watch them because they aren't watching you can catch a train out the end at a cost the walks more enjoyable I would think and to pay you there quite high amount for the train would take a good hour to walk up and back just casually not sure if there are toilets in the observatory though there aren't any on the way up can get quite windy further out if it's blowing a bit in close it will double the strength by the time you get out to the end not sure why this happens
Dr. Alestie
Dr. Alestie
4.0
Very nice place. The underwater natural aquarium is great. A 1.8km walk awaits you along the jetty. There is a fee to walk the jetty and another fee to enter the aquarium. You can pay more for a train ride down the jetty. The winds can be very strong. Fishing and swimming is also very popular there. Restaurants around that serve classic Australian food.
Jd7792
Jd7792
5.0
Great to see that all the renovations on the jetty have worked so well. It's been years since I've made the 1.5km walk out to the end. A treasure for the people of Busselton and the endless tourist trade for the area. Job well done.
Shane Tan
Shane Tan
5.0
Took the train ride as well as experienced the 1.8km walk on the jetty to the underwater observatory. Very windy and cold along the way. Nice place. Ample parking and there are also a few restaurants nearby. Nice play ground for kids, interesting design.