Busselton Jetty
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Visit the longest Jetty in the Southern Hemisphere
The Busselton Jetty is the longest timber-piled jetty in the Southern Hemisphere and it reaches out over the protected waters of Geographe Bay to the tune of 1.8 kilometres. Heritage-listed and well loved by residents and visitors alike, it's more than a jetty. The structure itself also houses a train, interpretive center, shops and the underwater observatory which is a stunning feat of engineering that allows visitors to get closer to the ocean's inhabitants than I've ever seen anywhere else without actually being in a submersible or diving. On a gloriously sunny day, the ocean around Busselton Jetty seems clearer than drinking water and schools of fish can be seen in an around all the timber pilons weaving in and out of the grasses which grow on parts of the sandy bottom. Whether swimming from shore or from any one of the access staircases that line the jetty, it's difficult to actually avoid getting one's feet or whole body wet. Busselton is a lovely seaside town but the jetty is a surprising draw. On first glance, it's like any in the world but take a closer look and you'll quickly understand why area residents are so proud of it!
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