Excursion

Extend your student’s curriculum activities or simply celebrate the end of term with an excursion to Busselton Jetty. Multiple options available to suit a variety of learning areas, budgets and year groups. 

Download the Excursion Flyer for teachers and contact bookings@busseltonjetty.com.au for more information or to make a booking.

Explore our learning areas and student resources below.

Marine Science Excursion

The Busselton Jetty is home to one of only five underwater observatories in the world. Our experienced guides lead you and your students through the natural wonders that lie beneath the Jetty where its piles create Australia’s greatest artificial reef, host to an awe inspiring “forest” of vividly-coloured tropical and sub-tropical corals, sponges, fish and invertebrates. Descend 8 metres beneath the water’s surface to learn about the habitat zones and adaptations of the marine life that live beneath the  Jetty. 

  • Tours run for 1 Hour 45 Minutes and can accommodate up to 30 people per tour
  • Includes Return Train Ride and Student Worksheets for the trip
  • Schools receive a 10% discount and one free teacher per class
  • Adults $30.6 pp/Students (3-17 years) $18.00 pp

Ride the Jetty Train

Take your students on a fun and exciting 1.7kilometre journey across the waters of Geographe Bay. See what local wildlife you can spot  and listen to the audio outlining the Jetty’s colourful 153 year history. Spend 10-15 minutes at the end of the Jetty exploring the life size whale murals and direction dial before your return trip. 

To add to your student’s learning experience, we have the following worksheets available to download. 

Train Worksheet Yr PP-3

Train Worksheet Yr 4-6

Train Worksheet Yr 7-10

  • Return Train Ride is 45 Minutes
  • Up to 60 people per Return Train Ride
  • Schools receive a 10% discount and one free teacher per class
  • Adults $12.60 pp/Students (3-17 years) $7.65 pp

History and Heritage Excursion

In the Jetty Museum brings history to life with interactive technologies. Learn about the colourful history of the Jetty through two interactive timelines on wall touch screens with images, videos and stories. A touch table enables students to select and see the visual changes to the Jetty structure and length from the 1800’s to 2000’s.  Follow your Museum visit with a walk along the 153 year old heritage listed Jetty. There is a Bollard Trail with questions to answer, interpretive panels, memorial plaques, wind vanes, life size whale murals, a direction dial plus much more.  

  • Students (3-17 years) are free of charge
  • Class Teacher is also free of charge (must register at the Interpretive Centre upon arrival)
  • All other adults $4 per person

Wonderful Whales Excursion

Featuring our well loved Jetty Train and Underwater Observatory Tour, plus additional whale themed activities and information, and the chance to spot whales from the end of the Jetty during their migration through Geographe Bay. Come and experience our new Wonderful Whales Excursion program and learn about the largest animals in the ocean!! 

  • Tours run for 1 Hour 45 Minutes and can accommodate up to 60 people per tour (minimum booking of 2 classes)
  • Includes Return Train Ride and Student Worksheets for the trip
  • Schools receive a 10% discount and one free teacher per class
  • Adults $30.6 pp/Students (3-17 years) $18.00 pp

More information contact bookings@busseltonjetty.com.au

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