Busselton Jetty offers a sweeping sandy beachfront and shallow, still waters just a short 30-minute drive from Yelverton Brook and provides the perfect spot for safe swimming. With an array of great restaurants and cafes, outdoor recreational areas, and a fantastic network of bicycle pathways which connect all the way to Dunsborough, there is plenty to do and see for people of all ages!
The Foreshore is also home to the heritage-listed Busselton Jetty – the longest timber pier in the Southern Hemisphere which stretches an impressive 1.8 kilometres over the protected waters of Geographe Bay.
As one of the most popular tourist attractions in Western Australia, it is a must-see for any visitor to the Margaret River region.
Enjoy breathtaking, 360-degree views of the Indian Ocean as you walk 1.8km to the end of the historic Jetty – or sit back and relax aboard the iconic Stocker Preston Express electric jetty train as it journeys across the calm, clear waters.
A visit to the Underwater Observatory – one of only six in the world – also provides the opportunity to go beneath the waves and get a glimpse into what life inhabits the bottom of Geographe Bay.
Descend 8 metres below the water’s surface via a spiral staircase and view over 300 different marine species in their natural habitat through eleven large viewing windows at various levels. Experienced guides lead you through the natural wonders that lie beneath the Jetty, where the piles create Australia’s greatest artificial reef, host to an inspiring forest of vividly-coloured tropical and sub-tropical corals, sponges, fish and invertebrates.
A lift is also available for those requiring accessibility assistance.
And if you’re looking to get even closer to this underwater oasis and experience the marine wonderland for yourself, why not join a team of friendly and helpful dive professionals for snorkelling, SCUBA diving, or a SeaTREK ® undersea walk.
The Busselton Jetty and beachfront also plays host to a number of special and major events throughout the year so be sure to check their website to stay up-to-date.
Our top-tip? Take the time to grab dinner in Busselton and visit the Jetty one evening to witness magical sunsets over the bay or take a stroll along it on a moonlit night. This is definitely one of our top picks of things to do in the Margaret River region.