Extending almost two kilometres out over Geographe Bay, the heritage listed Busselton Jetty is the longest timber jetty (pier) in the Southern Hemisphere. Situated in the seaside resort town of Busselton.
The 143 year old jetty has been ravaged by both fire and cyclone. It exists today thanks to the support of the local community and the thousands of visitors who choose to stroll its length.
The boatshed style Interpretive Centre, 50 metres off shore, allows visitors to glimpse the jetty’s rich past and exciting future in the Heritage Museum. Entry is free, and along with exhibits of history, the marine environment and art, the Centre houses a unique range of giftware and souvenirs.
Described as Australia’s greatest artificial reef, the Busselton Jetty is host to awe inspiring, vividly-coloured tropical and sub-tropical corals, sponges, fish and invertebrates.
The Underwater Observatory is quickly becoming one of Western Australia’s major eco tourism attractions. Located 1.8 kilometres towards the end of the Jetty, the Underwater Observatory has been designed to accommodate up to 40 people at one time. Descending 12metres to the ocean floor, visitors can view the amazing corals and marine life through 11 viewing windows, located at various levels within the observation chamber. Tours operate hourly, every day of the year (except Christmas Day) – weather permitting. Bookings are essential