Busselton Jetty

Star 4.6 (10245 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 (10245 Google reviews)
Alistair Gray 25 October 2022

The jetty is 1.845 km long and makes for a fabulous walk out to the end and small aquarium. The views are magic as you walk through people fishing. You can take a small train if you like though we preferred the walk. The jetty is in spotless condition. Make sure you bring a sun hat. Cost to walk was only $4, a great investment.

Jacky MALDEN 28 August 2022

Booked the train trip, was great to learn about the history of the jetty as told via the commentary. Only had 8 minutes to spare at the end of the jetty before having to jump back on for return trip. Would have liked a little more time to experience the top end. Very enjoyable otherwise 😌

warren trew 07 December 2022

Went to Busselton as my son competed in the triathlon so we went on the jetty walk and tour on one his relaxation day and we caught the little electric train up and went in the underwater observation deck. Quite good and very interesting but our tour was full and would have been better if less people were there. So choose a time when its not heavily booked for better results. We ended up walking the 1.8 kilometres back and it is an enjoyable stroll but is a must do especially if you have kiddies with you

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.