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Busselton Jetty Underwater Observatory

See around 300 different marine species and admire colourful tropical and subtropical corals in this unique man-made environment in Busselton.

The Busselton Jetty Underwater Observatory is a remarkable man-made marine environment at the end of Busselton Jetty. Descend 8 metres (26 feet) below the surface to peer through the 11 viewing windows. This environment features marine life, including sponges, invertebrates and many species of fish. Explore this educational facility on a tour and learn about its history at a nearby cultural museum.

Ride the jetty train from the Busselton Jetty Interpretative Centre to the underwater observatory. This small train runs 1.7 kilometres (1.1 miles) along the jetty, into Geographe Bay. Busselton Jetty Underwater Observatory is also near many other great attractions, including Busselton Beach and Port Geographe Marina.

This environmental facility is the result of nearly 10 years of planning and fundraising. Opened in 2003, the Busselton Jetty Underwater Observatory has since become an important feature of the jetty and the city. Descend a spiral staircase into the observation chamber to see vividly coloured fish and marine plants.

Stop at the Cultural Heritage Museum to learn about the history of the underwater observatory. This small museum is located in the Busselton Jetty Interpretative Centre. Shop for locally made home wares and gifts in the centre. This boat shed-style building also features a range of contemporary jewellery, books and handcrafted furniture made from recycled jetty timber.

Relax on Busselton Beach, a beautiful long stretch of fine white sand. The calm water at Geographe Bay is excellent for swimming and snorkelling and popular with families. Picnic in nearby grassy areas and discover many paved walking and cycling tracks. Busselton Beach also features cafés for brunch and coffee and restaurants serving fresh seafood and modern Australian cuisine.

Purchase tickets to the underwater observatory at the Busselton Jetty Interpretative Centre. Discounted rates apply for families and children. This facility is open daily, excluding Christmas Day. Parking bays can be found along the Busselton Beach foreshore and surrounding streets.

Tour the Busselton Jetty Underwater Observatory to learn about marine life and the history of this remarkable facility from a knowledgeable local guide.


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Nightcap at the Ship Inn

Nightcap at the Ship Inn

8 Albert Street, Busselton, WA
     
    3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

    Situated near the beach, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Geographe Bay and Busselton Jetty. Busselton Visitor Centre and Busselton Jetty Underwater Observatory are also within 1 mile (2 km).

    Busselton Ithaca Motel CA $81
    Busselton Ithaca Motel

    Busselton Ithaca Motel

    110 Adelaide Street, Busselton, WA
       
      3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Situated in Busselton, this motel is within a 15-minute walk of Geographe Bay, Busselton Jetty and Busselton Jetty Underwater Observatory. Busselton Museum and Busselton Visitor Centre are also within 1 mi (2 km).

      Ringtails Motel CA $106
      Ringtails Motel

      Ringtails Motel

      6 Pries Avenue, Busselton, WA
         
        2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

        Situated in Busselton, this motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Geographe Bay and Busselton Jetty. Busselton Jetty Underwater Observatory and Busselton Visitor Centre are also within 1 mile (2 km).

        Gale Street Motel and Villas CA $106
        Gale Street Motel and Villas

        Gale Street Motel and Villas

        40 Gale Street, West Busselton, WA
           
          3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Located in the heart of West Busselton, this motel is within a 15-minute walk of Geographe Bay and Busselton Jetty. Busselton Visitor Centre and Busselton Jetty Underwater Observatory are also within 15 minutes.

          Jacaranda Guest House CA $95
          Jacaranda Guest House

          Jacaranda Guest House

          30 West Street, West Busselton, WA
             
            4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Situated near the beach, this bed & breakfast is within a 10-minute walk of Geographe Bay and Busselton Jetty. Busselton Visitor Centre and Busselton Jetty Underwater Observatory are also within 10 minutes.

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            Observatory Guesthouse - Adults Only

            Observatory Guesthouse - Adults Only

            7 Brown Street, Busselton, WA
               
              4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Located in the heart of Busselton, this guesthouse is within a 10-minute walk of Geographe Bay and Busselton Jetty. Busselton Jetty Underwater Observatory and Busselton Visitor Centre are also within 15 minutes.

              Beachside 880 Beachfront Apartment With Sunset Views CA $315
              Beachside 880 Beachfront Apartment With Sunset Views

              Beachside 880 Beachfront Apartment With Sunset Views

              West Busselton, WA
                 
                0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Situated in West Busselton, this romantic apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Geographe Bay and Busselton Jetty. Busselton Visitor Centre and Busselton Jetty Underwater Observatory are also within 10 minutes.

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                Busselton Holiday Home

                Busselton Holiday Home

                6A Morrison Street, West Busselton, WA
                   
                  4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Situated near the beach, this holiday home is within a 15-minute walk of Geographe Bay and Busselton Jetty. Busselton Visitor Centre and Busselton Jetty Underwater Observatory are also within 15 minutes.