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Busselton Jetty

Monday - Sunday: 9:30 AM until 4:15 PM
  • Child Friendly
    Child Friendly
  • Nature & Wildlife Spotting
    Nature & Wildlife Spotting
  • Scenic Spot
    Scenic Spot
  • Scuba Snorkelling & Diving
    Scuba Snorkelling & Diving
  • Sunny Day
    Sunny Day

Extending 1.8 kilometres over the protected waters of Geographe Bay, the heritage listed Busselton Jetty is the longest wooden-piled jetty in the Southern Hemisphere. As one of the most popular tourist attractions in Western Australia, it is a must see for any visitor to the Margaret River region.

Find one of only six operating Underwater Observatory’s in the world, a solar-powered Jetty Train that takes you across the ocean, fisherman snaring their catch and welcoming staff happy to share their local knowledge. At the Busselton Jetty, there is multiple tour options available with something to suit everyone.

Board the train and travel 1.7km to the end of the Jetty to visit the Underwater Observatory. Descend 8 metres to the ocean floor via a spiral staircase to discover an awe-inspiring forest of vividly coloured tropical and sub-tropical corals, sponges, fish and invertebrates. Eleven viewing windows at various levels within the Observatory allow visitors to look out on some of the 300 marine species that live beneath the Jetty. Provision of a lift within the Observatory ensures that this amazing experience is available to those with limited mobility. 

There are also a wide variety of tours including Mermaid Tours, Evening Tours and Underwater Helmet Walks. Whilst at the Jetty visit the striking boat-shed style Interpretive Centre that warmly welcomes visitors and provides a relaxed and friendly environment. Browse the unique and stylish giftware on display as well as a vast array of souvenirs and mementos. The Museum now features interactive technology with touch screens and a touch table offering an excellent insight into the Jetty’s colourful past. The Museum also provides information about the Busselton Jetty’s unique Underwater Observatory and the spectacular marine environment beneath the Busselton Jetty.

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7 Days of Autumn in the Margaret River Region

  • 6 nights’ accommodation in two stunning locations with Dunsborough Ridge Retreat and Redgate Forest Retreat
  • Didgeridoo performance deep inside the remarkable Ngilgi Cave
  • A fun and fascinating personalised tour with All About Margaret River
  • A visit to Eagles Heritage to witness these amazing creatures in flight

7 Days of Summer in the Margaret River Region

  • 6 nights’ accommodation
  • 1 x half-day tour Cape Cultural Tours & Koomal Dreaming
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  • 1 x half-day tour with Augusta River Tours

From Melbourne to Margaret River: 7 Day Itinerary

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  • Walking food tour of Margaret River township with Walk Talk Taste

From Melbourne to Margaret River: 4 Day Getaway

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Google Reviews

24
Apr
2021
One of the best scuba dive sites I've ever been to! Great visibility usually 20m+ The diversity of fish and coral species absolutely blew my mind. Nice and shallow at under 10 m deep so you get plenty of bottom time. The sheer volume of fish far surpassed some Philippine or Indonesian dive spots I've been to. Just be aware its a long walk with dive gear to the end of the jetty. David b
23
Oct
2020
Beautiful place especially for spring and summer. We didn’t get to spend much time there as we were on our way to Perth but enjoyed a wonderful stopover. They have cafes and restaurants nearby. Play areas for kids, you could stroll alongside the coastline. Just a lovely place for the family particularly for young families. Will definitely go back and do the team that takes us all the way to the end of the jetty. I think it’s known to be the longest jetty in Oceania. Read that somewhere so don’t take my word for it! But yes definitely going back and spending more time exploring the place. Daisy Rajan
11
Jul
2021
This place is a very nice jetty. The train is very fun and is fun to explore and look around. The fishing is very good catching some fish, squids and octopuses. You can also fly the drone at night or day, nothing too bad about flying (just be careful to try not to hit objects.) The good fishing spots could be in the middle (about 900 metres out) to the right. We caught lots of fish there. Some people caught mullaways! Good jetty! Junseegi
26
Jun
2021
It was an amazing walk and very informative. Unfortunately we were waiting for train tickets and instead of waiting for 10 people to buy tickets and go they left without filling all the train. There were more than enough seats. Anyway overall great time with friends and family. If I'm back from the east coast I'll do it again. I think of the underwater aquarium is open I would be sure to do that too. Doug Eldridge
20
Oct
2020
Unique, beautifully presented. Huge amount of open space for sitting, swimming and walking. Favourite place to take the family and dog..on leash. Great new brewery opening, lots of restaurants a walk or train ride to the end of the 2k jetty is a must. Visit the aquarium and cafe at the end. Spacious beach to walk along. Never miss a chance to visit. I've loved every visit and always find a new experience Pamela Hawes
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