The famous Busselton Jetty is reputed to be the longest wooden jetty in the southern hemisphere. The jetty dates back to last century, and was progressively lengthened so as to provide sufficient water depth for shipping. The Busselton Port mainly exported timber and potatoes in its heyday but the last ship visited Busselton in the 1960’s (or ealier?). The jetty was originally straight for its entire length and the railway jetty also ran out from a point on the shore about 400m east of the main jetty and joined the main jetty about 700m out in a curve. In 1978 Cyclone Alby hit the jetty and demolished the main jetty from the shore straight out to where the railway jetty joined it. The railway jetty survived and is all that is left today. The jetty is home to a wonderland of cold water coral. An underwater observatory has been built at the end, and this is a unique experience that all visitors to the area should endeavour to see.