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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.
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“well worth a visit”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 20, 2014

excellent walk out into ocean or you can get train to end of pier. on a clear day you can see for miles.

Visited February 2014
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“Best part was the long walk on the jetty”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 19, 2014

We had heard alot about the Observatory at the end of the Busselton Jetty but must confess that it was a bit of a let down. The Observatory was quite smal and we couldnt see much out of the windows. Could see the old and new wooden piles but not much in the way of fish or other sea life which was disappointing for the kids.

Best part was the walk along the jetty - beautiful! Be warned it is a long walk - especially if you have little ones - it is possible to catch the train, but it was being services the day we were there. It can be a bit windy too - lost one of the kid's hats!

Visited April 2013
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“Was ok.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 19, 2014

Walking better than the train. Obsevatory interesting a litle bit to expensive. Go get soem thai food at Lemon Grass. Next to dominos pizza.

Visited March 2014
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“train ride”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 18, 2014

Very interesting trip, and a lot of history of the jetty over the years.Lots of unusual fish which otherwise you wouldn't see.

Visited March 2014
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“well worth a look...it`s beautiful”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 18, 2014

Walk or take the train....you`ll love it...very friendly people that make sure you`ve enjoyed yourself on the jetty.

Visited March 2014
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