The Busselton Jetty experience takes you 1.8 kilometres out to sea, on the longest wooden-piled jetty in the southern hemisphere, the second longest in the world. Stroll or take a ride in the new electric Jetty Train over the waters of Geographe Bay to the Underwater Observatory.
Their experienced guides lead you through the natural wonders that lie beneath the Jetty where its piles create Australia’s greatest artificial reef, host to an awe inspiring “forest” of vividly-coloured tropical and sub-tropical corals, sponges, fish and invertebrates. Descend eight metres beneath the water’s surface to view more than 300 individual marine species in their natural habitat through eleven viewing windows at various levels in an observation chamber.
Ride the train back to shore to their Interpretive Centre, Museum and Gift Shop to learn more about the history of the jetty and its diverse marine life. Explore their interactive displays and bring home some unique gifts and souvenirs.
During summer visitors can also enjoy an Undersea Helmet Walk, Mermaid Tour, Sunset Train Ride, Underwater Night Tour, paddle boats with water slide and clear bottom kayaks.
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The Stocker Preston Express electric jetty train, which took it’s maiden voyage in June 2017, is powered by solar panels and is the first of its kind in Australia!
Features of the new train include six seats in each section, accessible carriages for wheelchairs and walkers, see-through blinds for a warm and sheltered ride and audio outlining the Jetty’s colourful 152 year history.
Due to space limitations prams and pushers are unable to be stored on board. For a $10 deposit you can lock your pram to the jetty for the duration of your trip, please advise bookings staff if this service is required.
The Train departs the Interpretive Centre (blue buildings at the base of the Jetty) on the hour. You must arrive 15 minutes prior to departure. Tickets are valid for one return trip and can be used as a Jetty Day Pass. The return Jetty Train trip takes approximately 45 minutes to complete.
YOU WILL FIND…
Boarding the train is via a small ramp.
The Underwater Observatory is accessible by lift and is coordinated when you purchase the accessible ticket.
Accessible car parking is in the Goose car park.
FACILITIES FOUND HERE
- Coach Parking
- Enquiry Desk
- Family Friendly
- Interactive Centre
- Interpretive Centre
- Non Smoking
- Picnic Area
- Public Toilet
ACTIVITIES YOU CAN ENGAGE IN
- Scuba Diving