Extending 1.8 kilometres over the stunning waters of Geographe Bay, the heritage listed Busselton Jetty is the longest timber-piled jetty in the Southern Hemisphere. A must-see for any visitor to the Margaret River Wine Region.
The history of the Busselton Jetty can be traced back to the early days of settlement when the American whalers came in their square-rigged sailing ships. It began operating in 1865, with ships arriving from many parts of the globe.
Come into the Interpretive Centre and browse the unique and stylish giftware, souvenirs and artisan pieces on display. The Museum offers an insight into the jetty’s fascinating past and stunning marine environment through a variety of interpretive signs, artefacts and audio visual displays.
Jump on board and take the leisurely train ride along the jetty. Sit back and relax while the driver takes you on a journey over the calm, clear waters of Geographe Bay. With 50 seats available and trips leaving throughout the day, the Jetty Train is the perfect way to experience the Busselton Jetty.
The Underwater Observatory, at the end of the jetty, provides visitors the opportunity to experience one of Australia’s greatest artificial reefs. Descend eight metres to the ocean floor via a spiral staircase to view some of the 300 species of vividly coloured tropical and sub-tropical corals, sponges, fish and invertebrates.
Extend the experience with a dip, throw a line in or have a bite to eat on the Busselton beachfront. Underwater Observatory and Jetty Train tours depart on the hour, weather permitting.