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Busselton Jetty
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Full-Day Guided Tour of Margaret River from Perth
Ranked #1 of 33 things to do in Busselton
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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.
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“busselton jetty experience”
Reviewed November 25, 2013

take a walk, go for a ride on the train, go to the underwater observatory..... a great experience whatever you do.... one of a kind!!

Visited November 2013
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“Great Jetty .... But Seriously?”
Reviewed November 22, 2013

My last visit to Busselton was in 2004 and a walk on the Jetty was free!

Now that's it's had a lick of paint and some new piers it costs money? I know that tourism is a great money spinner but you can squeeze the golden goose too much and charging to walk on a jetty is more than just cuddling the goose!!

Charge for the Observatory, the Train and whatever merchandise you please, but to charge to walk a jetty is just ridiculous. Most people do as I did .... take some pics from the beach and hit the road and there is no experience in that!!

Visited November 2013
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Perth, Australia
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“Lovely Day Out”
Reviewed November 22, 2013

The Aqua family pass for the train ride along the jetty & pass to guided tour down the underwater was $70 - a bit over the top & not worthwhile in my opinion.

Visited October 2013
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Sydney, Australia
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“Expensive experience”
Reviewed November 21, 2013

Promoted as one of the longest jetties in the world so there are good reasons why you would catch the train.

But the train ride is $11 and the Observatory visit is $29 so most people seem to wait till the end of the day like the fishermen do or view it from the sidewalk and beach.
Interesting but not earth shattering.
Nor would you say it is top diving or snorkelling - few fish left - probably been fished out.

Visited November 2013
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Adelaide, Australia
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“Great overall experience”
Reviewed November 21, 2013

Busselton jetty is a must do. Museum is very interesting. Jetty has a great past and I would say a very bright future as well. Train ride is great if you can't manage the 1.8km walk out and back. Would be a bit chilly on cold day so take a jacket. The underwater observatory is awesome.

Visited November 2013
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