The Jetty

The operation of the Busselton Jetty is  managed by a community run not for profit organisation, Busselton Jetty Inc, formerly the Busselton Jetty Environment and Conservation Association (BJECA).

Formed in October 1987 as the Busselton Jetty Preservation Committee, Busselton Jetty Inc has been successfully raising funds and implementing initiatives for the Jetty for over 20 years. Without the dedication and passion of this voluntary committee and its community members, the Jetty would not be the tourism icon that it is today.

Opening Hours

The Jetty structure is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Location

3L Queen St, Busselton WA 6280

Interpretive Centre and Heritage Museum

The Interpretive Centre and Heritage Museum are open daily, excluding Christmas Day and Stocktake scheduled for the 29th of June 2020.

18 May 2020 – 25 September 2020 10.00am – 5.00pm

Jetty Train

Sit back and relax while our train driver takes you on a 1.7 kilometre journey across the calm, clear waters of Geographe Bay. With 90 seats available and trips leaving on the hour throughout the day, the Stocker Preston Express electric 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.

The Stocker Preston Express electric jetty train, which took it’s maiden voyage in June 2017, is powered by solar panels and is the first of its kind in Australia! Features of the new train include six seats in each section, accessible carriages for wheelchairs and walkers, see-through blinds for a warm and sheltered ride and audio outlining the Jetty’s colourful 152 year history.

Due to space limitations prams and pushers are unable to be stored on board. For a $10 deposit you can lock your pram to the jetty for the duration of your trip, please advise our friendly bookings staff if this service is required.

  • The Train departs the Interpretive Centre (blue buildings at the base of the Jetty) on the hour.
  • Please arrive 15 minutes prior to departure.
  • Tickets are valid for one return trip and can be used as a Jetty Day Pass.
  • The return Jetty Train trip takes approximately 45 minutes to complete.
  • The Busselton Jetty Train can accommodate wheelchairs and walkers.
  • Children under 3 travel free however, must sit on an adults lap.

Train Schedule

18 May 2020- 25 September 2020

10am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm

The Underwater Observatory

Your Underwater Observatory tour starts with a relaxing train ride on the Stocker Preston Express along the length of the Jetty with 360-degree views across the Indian Ocean. One of our friendly tour guides will greet you at the end of the Jetty to guide you through the Underwater Observatory. As you descend 8-metres below the ocean’s surface you will be lead through the natural wonders that lie beneath the Jetty where its piles create Australia’s greatest artificial reef host to an awe-inspiring forest of vividly-coloured tropical and sub-tropical corals, sponges, fish and invertebrates.

Discover more than 300 individual marine species in their natural habitat through eleven viewing windows at various levels within the 9.5 metre diameter observation chamber.

Each year during autumn and winter, the Leeuwin Current brings a narrow band of warm water down the Western Australian coastline. This warm southerly current is responsible for introducing an incredibly diverse array of tropical and sub-tropical species into Geographe Bay, resulting in coral growth at a latitude of 33 degrees south. This is a remarkable phenomenon when compared to the western coastlines of other southern hemisphere continents such as Africa and South America which have no coral growth below 5 degrees south.

Access to the Underwater Observatory is only possible via these tours which depart on the hour from the Interpretive Centre (at the base of the Jetty) and take approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes to complete. Book your ticket online, visit the booking office in the Interpretive Centre or phone us on 9754 0900.

There are six flights of ten stairs within the Observatory however there is a lift which allows access for the mobility impaired.

Translation sheets for tours are available in the following languages – Chinese, Japanese, Indonesian, French, German, Dutch, Italian, Korean and Polish.

  • The Underwater Observatory is located 1.7km along the Busselton Jetty. Explore with a guide and descend 8m to the ocean floor via a spiral staircase of 60 stairs.
  • Tickets on an Underwater Tour include complimentary return train ride, a 40 minute guided tour of the Underwater Observatory and Jetty Day Pass.
  • Tours depart on the hour and take approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes to complete.
  • The Underwater Observatory can accommodate 44 people per tour.
  • Access to the Underwater Observatory is only possible via a tour.
  • A lift is available for those with limited mobility.
The Jetty

The Jetty

The operation of the Busselton Jetty is  managed by a community run not for profit organisation, Busselton Jetty Inc, formerly the Busselton Jetty Environment and Conservation Association (BJECA).

Formed in October 1987 as the Busselton Jetty Preservation Committee, Busselton Jetty Inc has been successfully raising funds and implementing initiatives for the Jetty for over 20 years. Without the dedication and passion of this voluntary committee and its community members, the Jetty would not be the tourism icon that it is today.

Opening Hours

The Jetty structure is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Location

3L Queen St, Busselton WA 6280

Interpretive Centre and Heritage Museum

The Interpretive Centre and Heritage Museum are open daily, excluding Christmas Day and Stocktake scheduled for the 29th of June 2020.

18 May 2020 – 25 September 2020 10.00am – 5.00pm

Jetty Train

Jetty Train

Sit back and relax while our train driver takes you on a 1.7 kilometre journey across the calm, clear waters of Geographe Bay. With 90 seats available and trips leaving on the hour throughout the day, the Stocker Preston Express electric 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.

The Stocker Preston Express electric jetty train, which took it’s maiden voyage in June 2017, is powered by solar panels and is the first of its kind in Australia! Features of the new train include six seats in each section, accessible carriages for wheelchairs and walkers, see-through blinds for a warm and sheltered ride and audio outlining the Jetty’s colourful 152 year history.

Due to space limitations prams and pushers are unable to be stored on board. For a $10 deposit you can lock your pram to the jetty for the duration of your trip, please advise our friendly bookings staff if this service is required.

  • The Train departs the Interpretive Centre (blue buildings at the base of the Jetty) on the hour.
  • Please arrive 15 minutes prior to departure.
  • Tickets are valid for one return trip and can be used as a Jetty Day Pass.
  • The return Jetty Train trip takes approximately 45 minutes to complete.
  • The Busselton Jetty Train can accommodate wheelchairs and walkers.
  • Children under 3 travel free however, must sit on an adults lap.

Train Schedule

18 May 2020- 25 September 2020

10am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm

The Underwater Observatory

The Underwater Observatory

Your Underwater Observatory tour starts with a relaxing train ride on the Stocker Preston Express along the length of the Jetty with 360-degree views across the Indian Ocean. One of our friendly tour guides will greet you at the end of the Jetty to guide you through the Underwater Observatory. As you descend 8-metres below the ocean’s surface you will be lead through the natural wonders that lie beneath the Jetty where its piles create Australia’s greatest artificial reef host to an awe-inspiring forest of vividly-coloured tropical and sub-tropical corals, sponges, fish and invertebrates.

Discover more than 300 individual marine species in their natural habitat through eleven viewing windows at various levels within the 9.5 metre diameter observation chamber.

Each year during autumn and winter, the Leeuwin Current brings a narrow band of warm water down the Western Australian coastline. This warm southerly current is responsible for introducing an incredibly diverse array of tropical and sub-tropical species into Geographe Bay, resulting in coral growth at a latitude of 33 degrees south. This is a remarkable phenomenon when compared to the western coastlines of other southern hemisphere continents such as Africa and South America which have no coral growth below 5 degrees south.

Access to the Underwater Observatory is only possible via these tours which depart on the hour from the Interpretive Centre (at the base of the Jetty) and take approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes to complete. Book your ticket online, visit the booking office in the Interpretive Centre or phone us on 9754 0900.

There are six flights of ten stairs within the Observatory however there is a lift which allows access for the mobility impaired.

Translation sheets for tours are available in the following languages – Chinese, Japanese, Indonesian, French, German, Dutch, Italian, Korean and Polish.

  • The Underwater Observatory is located 1.7km along the Busselton Jetty. Explore with a guide and descend 8m to the ocean floor via a spiral staircase of 60 stairs.
  • Tickets on an Underwater Tour include complimentary return train ride, a 40 minute guided tour of the Underwater Observatory and Jetty Day Pass.
  • Tours depart on the hour and take approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes to complete.
  • The Underwater Observatory can accommodate 44 people per tour.
  • Access to the Underwater Observatory is only possible via a tour.
  • A lift is available for those with limited mobility.

Note:

  • All prices are quoted in Australian Dollars and include GST
  • If purchase one ticket only – Please email us to arrange it for you (Email address: info@delightfultravelaus.com)
  • Please read the terms and conditions below the website before you purchase
  •  This product  non-refundable once booked
  • Children under the age of 16 years must be accompanied and supervised by an adult (18+) for the duration of the tour

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