As a local tourist, I have been walking Busselton jetty most years since 1975. I remember it before Cyclone Albey, and all the attempts to keep it open and maintained through recurring fires and storms. The current jetty seems to have little of the original structure and charm despite its history.
The aquarium at the end, the so-called train and now iconic shop in the entrance are all very noble attempts to save the jetty, but it has become a commercialised tourist attraction with heavy prices. It just looks like things were done to a budget, not an outcome as things seem to fall short in really making it something - looking forward to the foreshore redevelopment that just may recapture the some of attractions and excitement from the 1960s and 1970s.
Still worth seeing.
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