Busselton Jetty

Star 4.6 (9527 Google reviews)
Jetty open for walking, fishing etc 24 hours a day; WA Covid Safety Plan complete; National Covid-Safe Plan complete; All Staff trained in Infection Control; Thorough cleaning and sanitising in place; Virtual UWO Tours Online and Live Tours on Saturdays Online.

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.

Location

Busselton Jetty

3L Queen St, Busselton WA 6280, Australia

Reviews

Star 4.6 (9527 Google reviews)
Mandi Levinge-Bartley 22 April 2022

Loved loved loved this place. Fantastic park, Foreshore and the train ride to the underwater observatory was fun. The volunteers were so lovely to the children. Will definitely go back. The Pirate Ship park, the children would have spent all day AND the beach and water was also amazing but a little cold.

Anne Lindorff 09 June 2022

The whole experience - the Busselton Visitor Information Centre, the Jetty, Jetty Museum and the Train ride to the end of the jetty and back was awesome. I love history and I learned so much about this fascinating part of Busselton history I did not know. Great displays and well appointed visitor centre. Happy to pay for the train tickets as the monies raised goes towards maintaining this unique part of our history. Will come back and do this again as the Underwater Observatory was closed. Busselton has done a mighty job to make this attraction so interesting as well as beautifully landscaping the foreshore area by the jetty. Very family friendly. A great playground for children, good amenities and caters for disability access.

Alexander King 05 June 2022

Such a unique jetty far out into a lovely bay, well worth a visit if you are in the area. A very long walk so not for the slow or elderly, can also be windy so watch out for your hat. It does cost to enter but not excessive, there is a train ride to get to the end if walking isn't your style and there is also an underwater viewing platform to attend if you wish to pay for it. Well worth a look.

_ExploreOz 27 May 2022

What can you say… it’s a very long jetty! The underwater observatory was incredible. So good to see fish swimming around in their natural habitat. It does cost to go out onto the jetty and go into the observatory, but it’s well worth it. The tour guide was full of information and was able to answer any questions. Great for kids and adults alike.