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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.
3L Queen St, Busselton WA 6280, Australia
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Stephanie Tan13 November 2023
One of the longest jetties I've seen at 1.8km. There is a small train that brings visitors to and fro the end of the jetty. Overall nice walk to watch others fishing or enjoying the endless seascape. At the end lies an artificial reef and sculptures underwater.
Laura K13 November 2023
Nice experience to walk along the jetty, be prepared because it’s quite the walk! The train ride there was slow but nice to sit back and relax as you go to and from the underwater observatory. Do be prepared that walking on the jetty during the shop open times will cost you $4 and train plus observatory tickets are extra expenses.
Qi Hong Wong09 September 2023
Well worth the visit if you're in town! The train ride is good if you have kids, but otherwise the walk is probably better as you have more time to enjoy the jetty!
The underwater observatory sells out pretty quick so book that in advance if you're keen (we would have loved to visit it but it was booked out on the day we were visiting).
Pretty amazing how shallow the bay is given the length of the jetty!
har yet11 October 2023
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As one of the most popular tourist attractions in Western Australia, it is a must see for any visitor to the Capes Region. The heritage listed Busselton Jetty is the longest timber-piled jetty in the Southern Hemisphere. Construction of the Busselton Jetty began in 1865. Beginning as a mere 161 metres, sand drift resulted in an additional 131 metres being added in 1875. Further extensions were made throughout the following 90 years creating the remarkable 1.8 kilometre length.
After more than a century of use and servicing over 5000 vessels, the Busselton Jetty officially closed as a Port in 1973. Once closed to shipping, government maintenance ceased.-BusseltonJettyweb
-Tip-Go early in the morning, like really early, and no tickets will be asked🤭😅💞