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  4. Busselton Jetty

Busselton Jetty Underwater Observatory Tour

Product ID: 146103
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Experience the world’s second longest wooden Jetty on this amazing Underwater Observatory tour. Enjoy magnificent views over the ocean as you ride the electric train 1.8 km out to sea then marvel at colorful corals and exotic marine life on a guided tour.
About this activity
Duration 1.75 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Wheelchair accessible
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Discover over 300 different marine species living beneath the 153 year old Jetty
  • Explore one of only five underwater observatories in the world
  • See Australia’s greatest artificial reef, host to an awe-inspiring forest of vividly-coloured corals, sponges and fish
  • Learn about the colorful history of the heritage listed Jetty
  • Enjoy a sheltered, relaxing return train journey with audio commentary
Full description
Extending 1.8 kilometers over the protected waters of Geographe Bay, the heritage listed Busselton Jetty is the longest timber-piled jetty in the Southern Hemisphere and the second longest in the world. Only 2.5 hours drive south of Perth, in the popular seaside resort town of Busselton, the Busselton Jetty attracts over 460,000 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. 

On arrival, board the jetty train and travel 15 minutes across the ocean to reach the underwater observatory, located at the far end of the jetty. Explore with a guide and descend 8 meters to the ocean floor via a spiral staircase of 60 stairs. Marvel at wondrous sea creatures and beautiful expanses of labyrinthine coral sprawling into the deep. Your ticket includes a complimentary return train ride, a 40-minute guided tour of the underwater observatory, jetty day pass and an exclusive deck of Busselton Jetty playing cards. The tour concludes back at the interpretive center.

Between the 29th of April and the 27th of September 2019, an amazing Virtual Reality (VR) Experience is added to the tour. Feel like you are actually diving through the jetty among marine life and mermaids with 3D vision through VR goggles.
Includes
  • Jetty day pass
  • Return electric train ride on Busselton Jetty
  • Guided tour of the Busselton underwater observatory
  • Live tour commentary provided in English

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

At the Busselton Jetty Interpretive Centre (blue buildings at the base of the Jetty). Enter inside the building to collect your tickets.

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Important information
Know before you go
• The tour may be canceled due to adverse weather conditions and if this occurs an alternative time or refund will be offered
• A lift is available for those with limited mobility
• Access to the underwater observatory is only possible on a tour
• The underwater observatory can accommodate 48 people per tour
• The Virtual Reality Experience is only available during low visibility so when visibility is good to excellent the standard Underwater Observatory Tours will operate
• The tour departs on the hour and takes approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes
• The tour concludes back onshore at the Interpretive Center
• It is recommended to wear comfortable shoes as you will be descending flights of stairs in the observatory
Customer reviews
Overall rating
4.7 / 5
based on 50 reviews
Review summary
Service
4.8/5
Organization
4.8/5
Value for money
4.3/5
Safety
4.8/5

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Busselton Jetty

Product ID: 146103