Busselton Jetty
Busselton Jetty
4.5
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 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 8 metres beneath the water’s surface to view the natural wonders that lie beneath the Jetty where its piles create Australia’s greatest artificial reef, host to 300 marine species - an awe inspiring forest of vividly-coloured tropical and sub-tropical corals and fish. Walking, photography, swimming, snorkelling and diving are all popular. Coming soon - Marine Discover Centre! An immersive self-guided experience opening 1st July 2024.
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  • jellykelly99
    Perth, Australia26 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
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 15 July 2023
  • Dale H
    Orange, Australia673 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, Australia66 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, Norway90 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
  • jpeters2014
    Adelaide, Australia6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Well worth the visit, great experience
    Fantastic jetty in a beautiful setting and great tour. We as a family of three did the full tour with train ride on jetty to underwater observatory. Staff were all very friendly and helpful, amenities and facilities were all top notch and observatory was very interesting and tour guide was knowledgeable and witty. Highly recommended tour especially knowing that your entry money contributes to keeping the Jetty maintained and functioning as it also pays for its maintenance.
    Thank you very much jpeters2014 for the nice word and review! We love to hear that you and the family enjoyed your time on the Jetty Train and in the Underwater Observatory, and appreciate your compliments of our friendly staff and amenities/facilities. Please do visit us again!
    Written 19 November 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Written 18 November 2023
  • Linda59Melbourne
    Melbourne, Australia78 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Simply a must do
    We had heard so much about the pier that we knew we had to visit. We chose the train option with the Underwater Observatory Tour and were not disappointed. The train was full so definitely book this in advance which can easily be done on line. The observatory is amazing and the number of fish swimming past the windows is incredible. Beautiful colours and clear water make for great photos. Guide was informative and we really enjoyed our time there.
    Thank you Linda for the extremely kind words and review! We love to hear you enjoyed the Jetty Train & Underwater Observatory and really do appreciate your compliments of the experience and our Tour Guides! Wishing you all the best and please do visit us again!
    Written 21 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 19 November 2023
  • Johnstanno
    Singapore, Singapore509 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful jetty with beautiful history
    Jetty with beautiful history. We took the Busselton jetty train to visit the underwater observatory. The slow Jetty train is fun for kids to enjoy and relax for adults to enjoy the scenery. Underwater observatory is really interesting as we understand more about the ecosystem surrounding the jetty. You could spend easily a full day here with kids.
    Thank you Johnstanno for the very kind words and review! We appreciate your compliments of the Jetty experience and love to hear you enjoyed your time here. Please do visit us again!
    Written 12 December 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 7 December 2023
  • CraigH0901
    Adelaide, Australia1,220 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A Long Walk
    Located on the foreshore, this enormous jetty is worth a visit. There is a charge to walk the jetty up to 5pm and it is then free. You can pay for a tram ride up and back. You can also purchase a ticked for the aquaculture viewing area at the end of the jetty. Last tour is at 4pm. At the very least, walk the 1.8kms up and back. Views of Busselton are worth it. You can also swim, snorkel or fish from the jetty, if you like.
    Thank you for the very kind words and review Craig! There is so much to see and do for people of all ages here at the Busselton Jetty, so we do hope you will visit us again!
    Written 11 December 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 8 December 2023
  • Wazza244
    Melbourne, Australia89 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A Must Do Experience
    It was a really great experience to take a relaxing ride on the train to the end of the pier and to go into the underwater observatory. At 9 metres under under water, it was fascinating to watch so many colorful fish swim past the observation windows. Also an informative commentary was given by our guide. Highly recommend this experience.
    Thank you Wazza244 for the extremely kind words and review! We love to hear you enjoyed your time on the Jetty Train as well as in the Underwater Observatory - and we really do appreciate your compliments of the Tour Guide! Wishing you and the family a Merry X-Mas and a happy festive season, we hope you visit us again!
    Written 17 December 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 14 December 2023
  • JBoo2014
    14 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Enjoyable visit
    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
    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
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 1 January 2024
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michelleh1979
Perth, Australia126 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2024 • Family
This relates to the new Marine Discovery Centre at Busselton Jetty. It is well overpriced, $15 per person, for one room off marine information. And much of it was quite basic. You enter with a group of people, it's supposed to be a 30 minute tour, which is actually over in 10 minutes, then all of you are stuck in this one room waiting to leave. My nephew tried to leave and they would not let him exit, there was actually someone guarding the door. All up we have 6 of us, $90, it felt so wrong. There are also too few exhibits and greater numbers of people, so you are lingering around looking for something free to look at. But simply not worth it. We were very disappointed. And the display train at the front was odd as it did not relate to the Marine Centre at all.
Written 11 July 2024
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Sally Gross
Mansfield, Australia41 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2024 • Couples
Worth the money. Train ride and seeing the guided tour at the Ed under water. We really enjoyed the walk back. Worth a visit
Written 2 July 2024
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Norman R
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
Busselton Jetty is a must-visit destination offering stunning views of Geographe Bay and an unforgettable underwater observatory experience. Walk or take the train along the 1.8km jetty, then descend eight meters below sea level to witness the vibrant marine life thriving in the artificial reef. With additional activities like fishing, swimming, and exploring the town, there's something for everyone at this iconic landmark.
Written 28 June 2024
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SueHarrogate
Harrogate, UK9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2024 • Solo
Well worth the long journey from Perth. I first saw Busselton Jetty on a TV series in the UK (John Torode Food Trip to WA) a unique and fun experience, whilst being steeped in history
Written 18 June 2024
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kazzabar
Canberra, Australia20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2024 • Friends
Great day trip. The train ride to start with is great fun. The aquarium is unique in both it's location and the fact that is free standing. None of the sea life is contained or fed so the marine life is there because it wants to be. Lovely to see things in their natural habitat without getting wet. The walk back is great on a dry day and it is so nice to see all the locals and tourists alike using it. Busselton Jetty gets a bit thumbs up from us.
Written 5 June 2024
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Dan L
Bunbury, Australia8,393 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Friends
Decided to head to Busselton so that our guest could conclude her brief visit with a ride on the jetty train and perhaps visit the underwater observatory. Omitted the observatory when advised that underwater visibility was very restricted. Enjoyed the trip out and the accompanying commentary, brief stroll at the end of the jetty, many photographs and then the return trip with different commentary. Great experience and then to The Goose for an enjoyable lunch.
Written 4 June 2024
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julieo63
Pokolbin, Australia701 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
My hubby & I caught the train (17 mins each way) to the end of the jetty as I was recovering from bilateral foot surgery.
We had 6 of us in the carriage which was a bit squeezy. My hubby is rather large.
We paid to visit the underwater Aquarium which was an unexpected pleasure. I was able to manage the many steps to the bottom. We had great views of the many fish that hang around the pilons.
Written 28 May 2024
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Andrew Y
Singapore, Singapore5,059 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Friends
Nice jetty to see sunset. It is rather long so it takes a long time to walk to the end. As it is the most famous tourist location, everyone will come here.
Written 26 May 2024
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jovercorb
Sunbury19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Jetty is 1.8klm so if you have trouble walking long distances I recommend you book a seat on the train. Also the underwater observatory has stairs. You can climb these at your lesuire on the tour. If you are visiting the jetty, I highly recommend the full experience. It was very informative and enjoyable.
Note: The volunteers that run the jetty were all fantastic!!
Written 22 May 2024
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Grandad Nick
Lower Wick, UK81 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Brilliant. Really amazing achievement by local community to save pier and create amazing experience. Walk was packed with stories of pier. Underwater observatory amazing. All staff we met were friendly, helpful and very informative .
Written 18 May 2024
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