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Busselton Jetty

 

Busselton Jetty

 

Heritage listed Busselton Jetty Experience is the longest timber-piled jetty (pier) in the Southern Hemisphere, situated in the seaside resort town of Busselton.

Extending almost two kilometres out over Geographe Bay, the heritage listed Busselton Jetty Experience is the longest timber-piled jetty (pier) in the Southern Hemisphere, situated in the seaside resort town of Busselton.

The 145-year-old Jetty along with its Underwater Observatory and train has been closed for more than a year while a $27 million restoration took place. In February 2011 the jetty is re-opend.

The 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 offshore, allows you 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.

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 12 metres to the ocean floor, you can view the vividly-coloured tropical and sub-tropical corals and marine life through 11 viewing windows, located at various levels within the observation chamber.