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Busselton Jetty, Busselton (1865)

Stretching 1.8kms into the calm clear waters of Geographe Bay, Busselton Jetty is the longest timber piled jetty in the Southern Hemisphere and one of Australia’s most unique eco-tourism sites.

The jetty has been recently distinguished with permanent entry in the State Register of Heritage Places.

This icon landmark played a major role in the social and commercial development of the region, remaining as a working jetty until it was closed to shipping in 1972.

During its 146 year history, the jetty has been battered by storms and fire, causing extensive damage to its structure. In 2009, it underwent a $27million restoration, funded by the State Government, Busselton Shire and the Busselton Jetty Environment and Conservation Association. It was reopened to the public in 2011. Today, you can promenade down the length of the jetty just as they did in the early 1900s, jump on board the famous Jetty Train, visit the world class Underwater Observatory or just soak up the sun whilst you fish, swim, or snorkel.

Read more about the Busselton Jetty by downloading the Register Entry and Assessment Documentation.
 
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