Visit a world famous icon set over the stunning waters of Geographe Bay. Extending 1.8 kilometres over stunning 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 Interpretive Centre and Cultural Heritage Museum
Browse the unique and stylish giftware, souvenirs and artisan pieces, some crafted from recycled jetty timber. The Museum offers an insight into the jetty’s fascinating past and stunning marine environment under the jetty through a variety of interpretive signs, artifacts and audio visual displays.
Ride the Jetty Train
Jump on board and take the leisurely train ride along the jetty. Sit back and relax while the driver takes you on a journey across 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
The Underwater Observatory, at the end of the jetty, provides visitors the opportunity to experience one of Australia’s greatest artificial reefs. Descend 8 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. A lift ensures access to those with limited mobility.
Described as Australia’s greatest artificial reef, the Busselton Jetty, with more than 300 individual marine species, is host to an awe inspiring “forest” of vividly-coloured tropical and sub-tropical corals, sponges, fish and invertebrates. Each year during autumn and winter, the Leeuwin Current brings a narrow band of warm water down the Western Australian coastline.
This warm southerly current is responsible for introducing an incredibly diverse array of tropical and sub-tropical species into Geographe Bay, resulting in coral growth at a latitude of 33 degrees south. This is a remarkable phenomenon when compared to the western coastlines of other southern hemisphere continents such as Africa and South America which have no coral growth below 5 degrees south.
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