How wide is the Busselton Jetty?
Port Germein, South Australia jetty, opened in 1881, extended to 1680 meters in 1883, reduced to 1532 meters, following storm damage.
How long is the jetty at Busselton?
Extending 1.8 kilometres over the protected waters of Geographe Bay, the heritage listed Busselton Jetty is the longest wooden-piled jetty in the Southern Hemisphere.
How long does it take to walk to the end of the Busselton Jetty?
The Jetty Day Pass gives you access to dive, fish, swim or walk the Jetty. The Jetty is 1.8km long and the walk takes approximately 25 minutes each way.
How deep is it at the end of the Busselton Jetty?
This is a great recreational dive, as the water depth is a maximum of 9 meters, and access is easy from the Jetty structure itself – no boat needed.
What is the longest jetty in South Australia?
Port Germein jetty
The Jetty. The 1.5-kilometre Port Germein jetty is the longest in South Australia and was once the longest in the Southern Hemisphere. Purpose built in 1881 to service the grain export industry, the jetty had to be built extra-long to cater for the low tides that occur along the Spencer Gulf.
What is the second longest jetty in Australia?
Located in the southern area of Western Australia, Busselton Jetty is the second-longest wooden jetty in the world, measuring 1,841 metres in length.
What’s the longest jetty in the world?
Mexico’s Progreso Pier is the world’s longest, running 6,500 metres into the Gulf of Mexico. This pier’s length is used to allow cargo ships to dock in the area, as the Yucatan coast and limestone shelf are too shallow for large boats to dock in.
Can you go on Busselton Jetty at night?
The Jetty. The Jetty structure is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Can you walk to end of Busselton Jetty?
Enjoy breathtaking 360 degree views as you walk 1.8km to the end of the historic Busselton Jetty! There is a Bollard Trail with questions to answer, interpretive panels, memorial plaques, wind vanes, swimming platforms, life size whale mural, selfie direction dial as well as spotting wildlife!
How long is the long jetty at Port Welshpool?
It is 800 metres long and stretches out into Corner Inlet and is curved to provided the jetty at the deepest part of the channel.
Who built Busselton Jetty?
Mr Henry Yelverton
Timeline 3. Many ships were landing in the bay and thereby avoiding taxes and government charges. Due to this and the recognized benefit of a jetty to the fledgling settlement, tenders were once again called for the construction of a jetty in Busselton. Mr Henry Yelverton won the contract and began construction.
Can you jump off Busselton Jetty?
Jump off the Jetty One of the favourite summer pastimes of the local kids is jumping off the Busselton Jetty. Not far past the Interpretive Centre on the right side of the jetty, is the exit stage. This is where kids and adults of varying ages dive, flip, roll and throw themselves into the sea.