On Wednesday we had the wonderful opportunity to attend a tour of the underwater observatory at the end of the 1.8km long Busselton Jetty. It is one of only 5 underwater observatories in the world, and the Jetty being the longest wooden piled jetty in the southern hemisphere, and second longest in the world, it is definitely one to tick off the bucket list while visiting the south west.
We took the train out to the underwater observatory, where we met our guide who took us down 8 meters and explained what we were seeing through the viewing windows. There are over 300 individual marine species, and a stunning array of colours from the artificial reef below.
There are plenty of activities at Busselton Jetty, so plan a day of it. Book a snorkel tour, an underwater helmet walk, or scuba diving. Squidding, crabbing and fishing is very popular from the jetty, and you can tell with all the squid ink stained on the jetty.
With Summer well and truly on it’s way, please do yourself a favor and head down to this amazing heritage listed jetty. It will be the highlight of your holiday!
Ask us at reception on ticket pricing, activities, and when you should go