Busselton Jetty
Busselton Jetty
4.5
9:30 AM - 4:15 PM
Monday
9:30 AM - 4:15 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 4:15 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 4:15 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 4:15 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 4:15 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 4:15 PM
Sunday
9:30 AM - 4:15 PM
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Visit Western Australia's top tourist attraction! Enjoy breathtaking views above and below the Indian Ocean from the Busselton Jetty – the longest tourist jetty in the Southern Hemisphere and second longest in the world! Spanning over 1.8kms (over a mile long), the Jetty is home to one of only six Underwater Observatories in the world. Ride the electric Jetty Train along the length of the Jetty, with 360 degree views across the ocean, and take a tour of the Underwater Observatory at the end. 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 and fish. Descend 8 metres beneath the water’s surface to view more than 300 different marine species in their natural habitat. Walking, photography, swimming, snorkelling and diving are all popular and be sure to visit the free interactive Museum and Gift shop.
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  • Ed D
    Swansea, United Kingdom552 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A must see but look out for Whiskers the local guide....
    It was a very warm day when we arrived for our nights stay in Busselton but the jetty was just too good to miss. Reaching out far into the ocean with its dog leg and little train it is an amazing site. When we arrived the train was just about to finish for the day and the charge for entry to the jetty of 4 aud had been lifted so we decided a walk along the jetty with a nice cooling sea breeze would help to remove the aches after a long flight and drive. We were not disappointed the jetty which is 1.8 km long had a cooling sea breeze drifting across it lots of folks fishing and lots of walkers. We were especially lucky in that we started talking to a local man named Richard (better known as Whiskers) who was off fishing and walked and talked with us for half of the jetty length fascinating us with both history of the jetty and himself. Can't say you will be as lucky as we were in meeting Whiskers but if you spot him (the name is a clue) give him our regards and thanks. Anyway a really great place to visit and stroll and if timed right will give you a view of the red sunset over the bay.
    Thank you Ed for the extremely kind words and review! Whisker's is one of our volunteer Jetty Hosts and an avid promoter of the Jetty and Busselton as a whole. He does an amazing job in communicating pieces of our history and often is the highlight to people's visit. We appreciate your compliments and are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your visit. Please do visit us again!
    Written 15 March 2023
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    Visited March 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 9 March 2023
  • Dennis T
    Asia217 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Interesting and impressive long Jetty, highly recommended walk!
    We visited the Jetty enroute to Margaret River. It was a great day, clear sky, sunny and cool morning. The walk along the 1.7km Jetty was a great way to burn calories after all the feasting in Mandurah and upcoming meals. Impressive, highly recommended stop.
    Thank you very much Dennis for the kind words and review! It sounds like you had an amazing morning walk burning off the calories and most definitely made the right decision to stop-in on your way to Margaret River, we hope you visit us again!
    Written 25 April 2023
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    Visited March 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 1 April 2023
  • MadameKES
    Berwick, Australia28 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Not to be missed !
    Thoroughly enjoyable visit. Just the right amount of commentary and interaction. Very impressive operation - fabulous jetty and great to see the work they are doing with their underwater observatory., maintaining and encouraging coral growth and a healthy environment for marine species. Well worth a visit and well worth the entrance fee. Highly recommend
    Thank you MadameKES for the very kind words and review! We're thrilled to hear you enjoyed your visit and appreciate your understanding of our operations, both above and below the water. We have a lot of exciting projects in the pipeline at the moment, including 13 Underwater Sculptures and an Artificial Reef - so we hope you will visit us again when they're complete!
    Written 25 April 2023
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    Visited April 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 2 April 2023
  • Jolene08
    Singapore172 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely train ride
    Lovely train ride. It’s too far to walk to the end and back especially for us with two toddlers. Glad that we made the booking online beforehand. All we need to do is to pass the printout to the counter and it took them less than 1 min to print out the tickets. We were given the last compartment and it became the first on our way back. Overall it was a nice experience and definitely recommended for the family.
    We're thrilled to hear you and the little ones enjoyed your Train Ride Jolene! Thank you for the kind words and review, please do visit us again!
    Written 27 April 2023
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    Visited April 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 8 April 2023
  • Britt
    Ghent, Belgium12 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Underwater observatory gives a mesmerizing live view of the ocean’s sea life! 🐠🪼
    One of the highlights of my trip down south! The jetty is 1.8km long and the history about all efforts done by the local community to maintain it, makes it even more impressive! I took the train ride and visited the Underwater Observatory, one of the most mesmerizing things I have ever seen! 🐠🪼 I don’t recall the name of the guide but she was so passionate and did an amazing job. I also enjoyed the little museum in the back of the souvenir shop. I will definitely visit the observatory again shortly and can highly recommend it to everyone! Make sure to book your trip in advance.
    You're too kind Mobile10803666950! Thank you for the extremely kind words and review, we're so very pleased to hear you enjoyed the Train Ride & Underwater Observatory Tour and appreciate your compliments of our Tour Guide. We've got a lot of exciting projects in the pipeline at the moment, including the installation of 13 Underwater Sculptures next month so we hope you will visit us again soon!
    Written 27 April 2023
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    Visited April 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 13 April 2023
  • KandC
    Singapore, Singapore43 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing underwater observatory
    The underwater observatory is worth a visit, you get to see the marine life under the ocean waves. Its only accessible if you book the full tour, it includes the train ride which is very veryful since the observatory is 2km down the jetty. Worth a visit!
    Thank you dewberi for the kind words and review! We do have mini-tour options available for people who would rather walk out to the Observatory and back again, yet this is only a 15-minute tour so we most definitely advise the full-tour that includes a Tour Guide and a Return Train Ride! We have a lot of exciting projects happening at the Jetty at the moment, including the launch of our 13 Underwater Sculptures & Artificial Reef, so we hope you will visit us again!
    Written 13 July 2023
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    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 17 June 2023
  • jellykelly99
    Perth, Australia13 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely natural marine sanctuary & historical jetty trip
    We took the jetty train to the observatory. The train has plastic blinds to block out the wind, which is well thought of as the wind in winter is chilly. The train offers a audio guide of the history of the jetty. The observatory is a guided tour over 3 levels. (There is a written guide in a variety of languages). At the bottom there is a VR experience for both kids and adults. There is an elevator for use, a small coffee shop and a gift shop. Coffee was great too! Toilets at both the end of the jetty and at the main station. This natural observatory is lovely. A variety of marine life to see. Upon your return, there is a larger gift shop and not far from this shop is a ship wreck playground for kids. If you plan to walk the jetty, there is seating a intervals along the way. A well operated, wonderful set up.
    Thank you jellykelly for the very kind words and review! We're thrilled to hear you enjoyed your time at the Jetty and do hope you visit us again!
    Written 17 July 2023
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    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 15 July 2023
  • Dale H
    Orange, Australia440 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wet and Windy but Enjoyable
    I visited the jetty on a cold, wet and windy day and although the weather was horrendous I still enjoyed my walk immensely. The walk took me about 20mins each way and provides beautiful scenery, interesting facts and a memorial area with plaques for people how have had their ashes scattered over the sea. Would love to go back when the wether is better but still an enjoyable day.
    Thank you 723daleh for the kind words and review. We appreciate your understanding of the weather and the external factors that affect our operations and are so very pleased to hear you still had an enjoyable time! We have just launched our brand new 13 Underwater Sculptures & Artificial Reef so we hope you will visit us again!
    Written 10 August 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 9 August 2023
  • dmdem
    Ballarat, Australia64 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful Pier
    We walked the jetty and did the underwater observatory. It was a bit murky but we saw schools of fish and the pylons are covered in gorgeous plants. There is a real time camera in the gift shop you can view before buying tickets so you know how clear the water will be. We then walked back. It is a long walk but beautiful and at the end are signposts showing how far it is to many different places around the world which was really interesting. You can catch a little train there and back if you don't want to walk but it is better value to walk out if you can.
    Thank you dmdem for the kind words and review! We're so very pleased to hear you enjoyed your time at the Jetty and appreciate your understanding of how external factors such as weather conditions affect our daily operations and overall visibility. We hope you will visit us again!
    Written 12 September 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 6 September 2023
  • Sealb0y
    Tromso, Norway95 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Longest walk out to sea
    It's amazing to think your walking a long the world's largest piled jetty in the southern hemisphere. It's nicely lit up at night and a good walk after dinner. It's an awesome place for fishing, I tried but didn't manage to get anything. I did have a nice squid follow the lure though.
    Thank you Sealb0y for the very nice review! The Jetty most definitely is an awesome place for fishing and we hope you visit us again!
    Written 19 November 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 17 November 2023
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Stephen T
London, UK108 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
Whilst staying in Margaret River, we drove up to Busselton. Busselton turned out to be a great little town and arguably, one of the best attractions is the Busselton Jetty. We booked our journey onboard the small electric train that runs the entire length (1.841km). The journey takes around 25minutes and at the end you come across the Reef experience. This takes you down around 20mts and it is an opportunity to see many species of fish without the need of a wetsuit.
Great little trip for all the family and easy to recommend.
Written 23 February 2024
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Kathryn M
Oxford, UK40 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
This jetty is amazing, a 15 minute walk or a train ride, at the end of which is an underwater observatory. The best part was talking to the guide after most people had moved on - she was a mine of information and so enthusiastic about what could be seen. Busselton is a pretty place - this is the highlight.
Written 19 February 2024
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Thank you Kathryn for the extremely kind words and review! We appreciate your compliments of our Tour Guide and the Jetty Experience and do hope you will visit us again!
Written 20 February 2024
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MoreTravel278
Melbourne, Australia126 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
A great experience travelling out on the jetty by train and then enjoying the underwater tour. If you want to be guaranteed the time of your choice, do book ahead because it can be quite popular, particularly on warmer days.
Written 6 February 2024
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Thank you MoreTravel for the very kind words and 5 star review! We appreciate your compliments of the Jetty experience and most definitely agree with your comment of booking in advance during the warmer/busier days as we often sell-out 24 hours in advance. Wishing you all the best for your travels and please do visit us again!
Written 6 February 2024
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KazbahD
19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
The Busselton Jetty is a great spot for everyone. Take the train (or walk if you want) to the underwater conservatory and it is a must-see to travel down the stairs to see all the forms of sea life! They even have a lift so everyone can join in the fun. Just make sure you book in advance as it is a popular experience.
Written 5 February 2024
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It most certainly is Kazbah! Thank you for the extremely kind words and review, we appreciate the 5 star review and compliments of the accessible Jetty experience. We hope you visit us again!
Written 6 February 2024
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anne s
38 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
Worth the train journey at this time of year as so hot.,
Marine life on view in aquarium was fab & talk from the guide very informative.
Written 29 January 2024
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Thank you anne for the very nice words and review! We appreciate your compliments of the Underwater Observatory Tour and Tour Guide, please do visit us again!
Written 6 February 2024
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Steve T
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
Great little train and a great trip for all the family.
And the viewing platforms for the reef at the end are the cherry on the cake.
It was a great way to spend a couple of hours.
Written 26 January 2024
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Thank you steve for the very kind words and review! We appreciate your compliments of the Jetty experience and do hope you will visit us again!
Written 28 January 2024
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Godzilla1958
Yeronga27 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
The Observatory is outstanding and needs to be properly marketed. Instead of being an extra to the jetty, the jetty should be an extra to the Observatory unless you just want to enjoy the walk which we did after the train rides.
Written 14 January 2024
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Thank you Godzilla for the very kind words and review! We love to hear you enjoyed your time in the Underwater Observatory and appreciate the compliments. Please do visit us again!
Written 14 January 2024
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Tony C
Bathurst, Australia13 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
Very well organised and informative. The train ride out 1.8km on a Jetty is pretty cool. Unbelievable that 1.8km out and depth is only 9m. Well priced and definitely value for money.
Written 3 January 2024
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Thank you tony for the very nice words and review! We appreciate your compliments of the Jetty experience and do hope you will visit us again!
Written 3 January 2024
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JBoo2014
Aylesbury, United Kingdom11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
We walked the jetty and travelled on the train too on separate days. Definitely pack something warm as it's breezy at the end of the pier.
We also visited the observatory under the water. It was so lovely to see fish in their natural habitat and not in tanks.
The guides were very informative on the train and in the observatory.
Overall a very enjoyable visit
Written 1 January 2024
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Thank you JBoo for the very kind words and review! We appreciate your compliments of the entire Jetty experience as well as our Tour Guides and do hope you will visit us again!
Written 2 January 2024
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Chris C
13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Friends
What a great experience. The guide was wonderful. Clear in her knowledge and eager to answer any questions. The observatory was very clean and a great place to see under water. The train ride was also wonderful. I would recommend it for the young and old. Great..
Written 31 December 2023
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Thank you chris for the extremely kind words and review! We appreciate your compliments of our Tour Guide and love to hear that you enjoyed the entire Jetty experience! Best wishes and please do visit us again.
Written 2 January 2024
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