Underwater Observatory Tour
The Underwater Observatory Tour is a 1 hour 45 minute experience that includes your Train Ride out and back as well as a 45-minute guided tour of the 8-metre-deep Underwater Observatory that is one of only 6 natural aquariums in the world!
Discover some of the 300 marine species that call the Jetty home through eleven viewing windows at various levels within the 9.5 metre wide observation chamber. Train departs the shore on the hour, every hour.
The Mini Tour is a 15 minute self-guided tour of the Underwater Observatory that requires visitors to walk out to the Underwater Observatory as no Train Ride is included. A tour guide is present if you have any questions but they’re not necessarily guiding you around.
Mini Tours start at 5 minutes past the hour, every hour and we advise to leave the shore around 30 minutes prior to allow time to walk to the end of the Jetty. Mini Tours are not bookable online and can only be purchased in-person at the Interpretive Centre (first blue buildings on the Jetty).
Please note Mini Tours are a seasonal offering and their availability is dependent on weather conditions.
Return Train Ride
The Return Train Ride is a 45min journey, 1.7km out to sea and back aboard the 100% electric and solar powered Ray White Stocker Preston Express that is the first of its kind in Australia!
The Ray White Stocker Preston Express has 90 seats all together and includes 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 158 year history. Train departs the shore on the hour, every hour.
All day walk pass
For $4 you can purchase an All Day Walk Pass that grants access to the Jetty for the whole day and the $4 goes towards Jetty repairs and maintenance! Enjoy breathtaking 360 degree views as you walk 1.8km to the end of the historic Busselton Jetty and back.
There is a Bollard Trail Quiz with questions to answer (make sure you enquire with our staff), interpretive panels, memorial plaques, wind vanes, swimming platforms and marine creature signage as well as spotting wildlife!
Walk Passes can only be purchased in-person from the Interpretive Centre (blue buildings on the Jetty).
aLL DAY dive & Snorkel pass
For $4 you can purchase an All Day Dive & Snorkel Pass that grants access to Dive or Snorkel the Jetty for the whole day while also identifying you as a Diver/Snorkeller that needs to complete a Dive/Snorkel Waiver.
The $4 goes towards repairs and maintenance of the Jetty so that future generations can also enjoy our Sea of Discovery! All Day Dive & Snorkel Passes can be purchased both in-person and online
the Busselton Jetty began in 1865
Extending 1.841 kilometres over the protected waters of Geographe Bay, the heritage listed Busselton Jetty is the longest timber-piled jetty in the Southern Hemisphere and is home to one of six Underwater Observatories in the world!