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Busselton Jetty

Busselton, Australia

The longest timber-piled jetty in the world has an underwater observatory. 


The Busselton Jetty extends into the crystal blue waters off Busselton in Western Australia. Construction began in 1864 to increase trade and help develop the area. The jetty was completed at the end of 1865, spurring the local timber, agriculture, and tourism industries.

Today, the Busselton Jetty stretches over a mile into the picturesque Geographe Bay, making it the longest wooden-piled jetty in the world. A small, solar-powered train known as the “Jetty Train” takes guests on a scenic ride along the structure.

At the end of the jetty, an underwater observatory with a series of steps descending over 25 feet takes visitors below the surface. Down under, you can see over 300 individual marine species flourishing among an artificial reef

Know Before You Go

Visitors can either walk the 1.1 miles or take the train to the end of the jetty where the underwater observatory is. Tickets can be purchased at the kiosk at the entrance to the jetty.

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