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Busselton Jetty Western Australia

Busselton Jetty, Western Australia

October 2016

Our road trip to attractions outside Perth begins with taking delivery of our rented car at our hotel right at 8.00 a.m. on the dot as arranged. I’ve opted for a smaller car, a Toyota Yaris as I’m accustomed to driving that size of car, instead of a Camry (although at the same rate ). Our road trip took 3 days that covers Augusta, Albany, Wave Rock in addition to a day trip from Perth to the Pinnacles.

Busselton Jetty Western Australia

The Toyota Yaris we rented for a total of 7 days.

First attraction is Busselton Jetty about 223km south of Perth. The drive was smooth and we reached the jetty within 2½ hours. Busselton Jetty is the longest wooden jetty in the Southern Hemisphere stretching more than 1.8km over Geographe Bay. Due to shallow waters of the bay which restricted ship movement, the jetty was built so timber could be transported to the ships.

Busselton Jetty Western Australia

Busselton Jetty, clouds and blue sky.

Busselton Jetty Western Australia

Route map from Perth to Busselton Jetty.

Construction on the jetty commenced in 1853 and the first section was opened in 1865. It has been extended numerous times ultimately reaching a length of 1841 m. The last commercial vessel called at the jetty in 1971 and it was closed the following year. The jetty had survived cyclone, weathering, several fires to become one of the recognisable landmarks in Western Australia.

Busselton Jetty Western Australia

Solidly standing since 1853.

Busselton Jetty Western Australia

The entire Busselton Jetty not fitting into a single frame. Any further, it’ll reach international waters.

Busselton Jetty Western Australia

The Goose Bar + Kitchen fronting the jetty.

Today, the Jetty has an interpretive centre, a museum and a rail line along the length of the jetty for train ride. At the end of the jetty, there is an underwater observatory. Descending 8 metres beneath the surface, visitors can view corals and fish life through the viewing windows, at various levels within a 9.5 metre diameter observation chamber which can accommodate 40 visitors.

Busselton Jetty Western Australia

Entry fees prominently displayed.

Busselton Jetty Western Australia

Entry point, interpretive centre and museum. $3 entry if you just want to stroll on the jetty.

Busselton Jetty Western Australia

The train that will take you to the end of the jetty to the underwater observatory.

Busselton Jetty Western Australia

The train leaving the interpretive centre.

Busselton Jetty Western Australia

Wife taking a stroll along the jetty.

Busselton Jetty Western Australia

View of the interpretive centre and museum from the jetty.

Busselton Jetty Western Australia

This is the point at the jetty where you can take a cruise for whale watching. Different rate apply.

Busselton Jetty Western Australia

Sort of an artistic wind vane.

Busselton Jetty Western Australia

Waiting for a bite.

Busselton Jetty Western Australia

Measure your catch here.

Busselton Jetty Western Australia

About ½ way distance, covered sitting bench for you to rest. Didn’t make it to the end of the jetty so, don’t know how the train  turned around.

Busselton Jetty Western Australia

Everything you need for your day out. Hats, sunscreen, goggles, snorkels, sunglasses at the Interpretive Centre.

Busselton Jetty Western Australia

Souvenirs are also available at the Interpretive Centre.

Busselton Jetty Western Australia

More souvenirs.

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