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“Loved the under water views at the end of the Jetty” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Busselton Jetty
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Busselton Jetty Package: Underwater Observatory, Jetty Train and Exclusive USB
Ranked #1 of 35 things to do in Busselton
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Owner description: Stroll over ocean and walk underwater without getting your feet wet! Extending 1.8 Kilometres over the protected waters of Geographe Bay, the heritage listed Busselton Jetty is the longest timber-piled jetty in the Southern Hemisphere. Only 2.5 Hours drive south of Perth, in the popular seaside resort town of Busselton (three times judged Western Australia's Top Tourist Town), the Busselton Jetty attracts over 400,000 visitors per year. As one of the most popular tourist attractions in Western Australia, it is a must see for any visitor to the Margaret River wine region.Children young and old enjoy the Jetty Train experience. With 50 seats available and trips leaving throughout the day, the Jetty Train is the perfect way to experience the Busselton Jetty. From glimpses of dolphins frolicking to spotting local fishermen snaring their catch of the day, the Jetty Train trip promises to deliver something for everyone. Located 1.7 Kilometres from shore at the end of the Jetty, the Underwater Observatory has been designed to accommodate up to 40 people at one time. Descending 8 metres beneath the waters' surface, visitors can view the amazing corals and fish life through eleven viewing windows, at various levels within a 9.5 Metre diameter observation chamber. Described as Australia's greatest artificial reef, the Busselton Jetty, with more than 300 individual marine species, is host to an awe inspiring "forest" of vividly-coloured tropical and sub-tropical corals, sponges, fish and invertebrates. All money raised goes back into restoring and maintaining the Jetty.
Perth, Australia
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“Loved the under water views at the end of the Jetty”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 26, 2013

When we purchased the tickets I thought it was a bit expensive (about $30 for an adult), but I'm really glad we went. The cost included the train ride to and from the end of the Jetty, as well as a tour to the under water viewing windows below the jetty. The views of the fish and under water creatures were amazing. So unexpected.

We went on the first one of the day which departed at 9am, and is probably recommended as I think there were less people on our tour than the ones later in the day.

Visited March 2013
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“Interesting and unique”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 26, 2013

Great way to explore the history of Busselton Jetty and to enjoy the underwater life of the area. Very well run service.

Visited March 2013
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“Worth a visit and worth the walk to the end. The fire was a disaster but the repairs are fantastic.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 20, 2013

Good and pleasant exercise to walk to the end and back.
With small kids the train ride is well worth it.

Visited March 2013
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“Kind train driver made my day”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 19, 2013

The train driver let my aged mum board his train from the Visitor Centre (where he was cleaning up the train and turning it around) whilst I went to purchase the tickets from the Interpretive Centre which was about 20-30 m further up. If not for this, my mum would have missed the Underwater Observatory as she was too tired to walk any further. The train ride was pleasant, and I enjoyed the walk back with my son. Make sure you have a hat if you are coming on a hot day, or a sweater for cooler days as the wind can be quite strong.

There is a lift at the underwater observatory which my mum could take back up after walking down the observatory to the seabed level. The colourful scene beneath the jetty is quite mesmerizing.

Don't miss the little museum at the back of the shop at the Interpretive Centre. There are also interesting nuggets along the jetty which you can read only if you take a walk.

Visited March 2013
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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“Great Place to be”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 19, 2013

Great place to be! This is the longest wooden jetty in the sourthern hemisphere in Busselton, stretching 1.8 kilometers across the idyllic Geograhpic Bay.

Visited March 2013
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