Busselton Jetty, Busselton

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The longest wooden jetty in the Southern Hemisphere, Busselton Jetty stretches almost 2 km (1.2 mi) into the sea and ends with an underwater observatory. From a depth of 8 m (26 ft) below sea level, you can observe over 300 marine species, including colorful tropical corals and a variety of fish, sponges, and invertebrates swimming right in front of the observatory's 11 viewing windows. Children enjoy the Jetty Train, which seats around 50 visitors. This unusual train trip across the sea offers views of frolicking dolphins and local fishermen snatching their catch. Often described as Australia's greatest artificial reef, this jetty serves up both education and recreation. Plan to visit Busselton Jetty during your Busselton vacation using our convenient Busselton sightseeing planning tool .
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  • Took the time to walk the long jetty, read about its history and also the plaques for those who have chosen the water off the Jetty as the final resting place. Visited in late Autumn and the weather w...  more »
  • This place is beautiful, however it must be noted that strong winds will be experienced here. Better to come during summer or a sunny day, as it is cold during winter  more »
  • Nothing there but a long pier. If you want to go out to the end you have to pay which we didn't want to do. There was a huge storm coming in so we just looked thru the museum and gift shop and left.  more »
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  • I LOVE THIS PLACE!! We did the underwater observatory, simply awesome, saw a lot of marine life, the price of it included guided tour and train ride from the ticket counter till the end of jetty. Do check its website for prices and availability, some days they are closed for special event. There is a park adjacent to the jetty, beautiful trees, playground, restaurants, good water stations, sunset was awesome.. the car park is spacious, the staffs are very friendly and jolly. Personally, I would come again.
  • Another tourist attraction where local government has piled on fees. $15 pp to ride train. $4 pp to walk on jetty per day. Lots of historical information on the life of the pier and sea life in the area. Visit but walk the pier and chat to locals fishing and tourists. Can be a bit breezy at the end of the pier.
  • Absolutely loved the underwater observatory! A must do!! There is an incredible life under the jetty on and around the piles. Tons of fish species and lots of colours. The guide was amazing, a young guy very knowledgeable in marine life. Don't miss this tour, way better to observe marine life in their natural habitat than in an awful aquarium 😉
  • Great long walk . Needs more benches to sit on, the signs for people not to put there fishing gear on the benches are not effective at all. I think they need to bring back the ‘greasy pig race’ and this place would truly be amazing. Good times and nice free attraction in the evening . Next visit will be practicing backflips off the side into the water ; P
  • At 2km long, the jetty makes for an impressive sight as it pierces the Indian Ocean. The foreshore at Busselton is beautifully done around the jetty. The history as you walk down the jetty is done really well. Fishing from here is great. There is a fee for adult entry during the day, otherwise after 6pm you can get access for free.
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