The Busselton Jetty was very proud to be announced a joint Winner in the 2017 State Heritage Awards in the ‘Heritage Tourism Product’ category at the WA Ballet Centre on Friday 26 May 2017! It was the first time in the awards history that there has been a joint winner, congratulations to Ngurin Bush Tucker Trail in Karratha who also won!
Busselton Jetty Incorporated (the not for profit community group who run the Jetty) were also named as a finalist in the ‘Contribution by a Community-based Organisation’ category.
The awards, which are celebrating their 25th anniversary this year, recognise outstanding contributions to heritage conservation, adaptive reuse, promotion, tourism and interpretation.
The Jetty experiences include the Jetty Train, Underwater Observatory, Interpretive Centre and Museum.
The Awards were presented by Heritage Minister David Templeman, who believes the awards highlight the importance of heritage for tourism.
The award judges chose the Busselton Jetty, saying it was a unique attraction that is leading tourism experience in the South West.