Travel-starved Aussies rush to the southern hemisphere’s longest jetty

A TikTok video has reminded Australians they can visit the longest jetty in the southern hemisphere without leaving home turf.

Busselton Jetty stretches 1841 metres, making it the longest timber piled jetty in the southern hemisphere.

The record-breaking jetty extends from the shores of Busselton, 233 kilometres south of Perth.

Cam Bostock, an Australian travel blogger posted a video of the jetty on TikTok.

The video has more than 180,000 views and has sparked rave reviews.

“Jetty jumping there is the best,” says one user.

“I’ve been there but only walked a quarter of it,” admitted another.

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But a walk right to the end of Busselton Jetty is well worth it. At the end of the jetty waits one of only six underwater observatories in the world.

Descend eight metres below the ocean’s surface to discover the habitat of more than 300 marine species.

If you don’t feel like walking the whole way, never fear. Busselton Jetty Incorporated, the non-profit organisation that operates the jetty, installed the Stocker Preston Express in 2017.

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Avoid jelly legs get onboard the Stocker Preston Express © Canva

The electric train runs the length of the jetty and makes trips on the hour.

The 90-seater vintage train is solar-powered and the first of its kind in Australia.

Get on board to catch a glimpse of frolicking dolphins and learn about the rich 156 year history of the longest jetty in the southern hemisphere.


Opening hours and admission: Busselton Jetty is open 24 hours, seven days a week. A day pass is $4, for 17+, free for 16 and under.

The Underwater Observatory is open every day from 10am-3pm. Admission is $34 for adults, $20 for 3-17 year olds, and free for 3 and under.

The Jetty Train operates every day from 10am-4pm. A return ticket is $14 for adults, $8.50 for 3-17 year olds, and free for 3 and under.

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