is the longest jetty in all of OZ ,also the longest in the southern Hemisphere. Located in Busselton on the shores of Geographe Bay . This jetty is over two kilometers long and is really something to see and visit...The jetty was used many years ago to load and unload the many cargoes coming and going from Busselton. Today it is still possible to ride the little train that still runs the length of the jetty..The waters here are just so pristine..you might also want to take a swim. This is one really lovely place..
Busselton's jetty is said to be the longest in the whole Southern hemisphere. From the beach to the tip it's 2 kms long - quite a walk. The wooden jetty was originally built in 1865, damaged and rebuilt several times.
Nowadays it is not in use for ships any more. At the far end, an underwater observatory has been built.
On fine days a little train runs along the jetty. Since the first half of the jetty is rather narrow, pedestrians watch out and use the passing points.
The photo of the four blue houses at the starting point of the jetty is to be seen everywhere... They host a souvenir shop and the cash desk that sells entry tickets for the jetty, the train and the underwater observatory.
Fishing from the jetty is a popular activity among both locals and visitors.
To protect the survival of the fishing resources, strict rules apply concerning the minimum and maximum size of certain species of fish that may be taken. Measure boards on the handrail indicate the limits.
I'm sure there's a lot more to see in Busselton besides the jetty, but unfortunately we just didn't have time to explore at all.
The 2 km jetty is well worth a look, though our experience wasn't too positive as it was a very windy and blustery day and it felt like a lot longer than a 4 km walk.
The views of the coast from way out on the Jetty are quite attractive too, with a water fun park with a slide which looks like a lighthouse a good backdrop to the scene.
A visit to the Busselton foreshore is a good way to spend a day with family or friends. You can go for a swim, have a bbq or picnic lunch, view the local marine life at the underwater observatory, take advantage of the wide open spaces or play the day away at the Nautical Lady.
The Busselton Jetty is the longest wooden jetty in the southern hemisphere. It took 95 years to complete, starting in 1865. The jetty runs for 1.841 kms and was originally used to ship timber products.
In 1978 a cyclone destroyed a lot of the jetty and it was almost demolished.
The old cemetery is right on the corner of Marine Terrace & Stanley St. Within the cemetery there are over over 1000 graves of many of the district's early settlers.
The busselton Jetty is the longest wooden jetty in the southern hemisphere. The building of the jetty began back in 1865 and it took 95 years to build the 1841 metre walkway.
One of the top ten dive spots in the world.
If you havn't done a dive course this is a great place to do it.
Snorkelling is great too!
Small metal plaques recall defunct people whose ashes were scattered in the sea from the jetty, their favourite fishing spot in their lifetime.