Located near Busselton’s town centre, the Busselton Beachfront hosts a variety of excellent amenities for visitors. There are excellent facilities to cater for the many thousands of visitors that visit the beachfront each year including netted swimming areas, shady lawns, restaurants and beach kiosks, public toilets, pathways and picnic seating.
Stretching 1.8 kilometres across Geographe Bay, Busselton Jetty is the longest timber-piled jetty in the Southern Hemisphere. It is appreciated for its spectacular Underwater Observatory, Jetty Train and myriad of recreational uses.
In 2015, the Busselton Jetty celebrates its 150th anniversary. New features include interpretive nodes and fish cleaning bays, swimming and diving platforms, rain shelters and heritage sculptures are also present. Most importantly, visitors can board the jetty train to travel to an Underwater Observatory.
The Underwater Observatory provides visitors with an opportunity to view amazing marine life as they descend eight metres to the ocean floor via a spiral staircase. There are eleven viewing windows at various levels which provide a great view of Geographe Bay's underwater garden. Described as Australia's 'greatest artificial reef', the Busselton Jetty is host to an awe inspiring forest of vividly coloured tropical and sub-tropical corals, sponges, fish and invertebrates. Provision of a lift within the Observatory ensures that this amazing experience is available to all.
Complete the Busselton Jetty Experience with a visit to the Interpretive Centre and Heritage Museum. Located only 50 metres from shore, the Interpretive Centre has an extensive range of unique souvenirs and giftware including Jetty timber products crafted from recycled jarrah decking and piles.