Busselton Jetty. Is it really nearly 2 kilometres long?
Less than 3 hours and about a 230 kilometres drive south of Perth, Western Australia you’ll find historic Busselton and this district is one of the fastest growing regions in the state.
Construction of the famous Busselton Jetty began in 1865. Tourism in the 1880s began to increase and the Jetty was also used as a stopping point for many passenger ships, this began Busselton’s life as a tourist town. Further extensions were made throughout the following 100 years creating the remarkable 1.841 kilometre length it is today, making it the longest wooden piled jetty in the Southern Hemisphere . A must see for any visitor to the Margaret River Wine Region.
Jump on board the famous Jetty Train to reach the spectacular Underwater Observatory. Descend 8 metres below the water’s surface to discover some of the 300 different marine species below the jetty. Take a dip, throw a line or visit the Interpretive Centre.
The Jetty Museum brings history to life offering a new and invigorated visitor experience, with interactive, immersive creative technologies. Learn about the colourful history of the 152 year old Jetty through two interactive timelines on wall touch screens with three centuries worth of images, videos and stories, many of which have been contributed by the community. A fantastic opportunity for the kids to learn and take in some of Australia’s history.
The premier ocean swim around the iconic Busselton Jetty, in the south west of Western Australia. Since 1996, the Busselton Jetty Swim has grown from a local event to an internationally recognized event attracting in excess of 2000 competitors.The course is a swim of 3.6 km around the Busselton Jetty. Solos and relay teams of two and four are welcome. Be a part of the atmosphere and enter the best jetty swim in the world.
As you travel along this spectacular south western coast beyond Busselton there are so many things to see and do. Hello Margaret River!