Australia underwater experience

This item appears on page 35 of the February 2021 issue.

From within viewing rooms 26 feet under the Indian Ocean, visitors can observe more than 300 aquatic species during a tour of the Underwater Observatory at Busselton Jetty (Busselton Beachfront; phone +61 08 9754 0900,, on the southwestern coast of Western Australia.

Each tour begins with a 1.7-kilometer train ride down the length of the jetty, from where a guide will lead visitors and identify species of fish, mammals and invertebrates that pass by. Lasting roughly one hour 45 minutes, each tour costs AUD34 (near $25) per person and can be booked online or at the jetty entrance.

Measuring more than 1.8 kilometers, Busselton Jetty is the longest timber-piled jetty in the Southern Hemisphere.