a long drive to busselton

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on our way to busselton

Today we planned our trip to the Busselton Jetty. I was told it will took about a 2 hours drive to get there. First we had the idea to book our tickets in advanced, but later on we went and will see if we can visit the jetty experience.I asked my brother in law for his navigation system, but this thing was not working properly and he said follow the road signs and the nose of the car and you will find it.

Loaded with drinking water, food and swimming gear we left early in the morning.Driving trough the beautiful country side, it was no problem to drive for two hours. If you are driving in Holland for two hours in the morning you got stucked in traffic yam's, checked for speed a lot of times and pushed of the road by stressed drivers. OK not that you don't find this in down under, here you have to watch out for the kangaroo's ( we counted about six dead roo's along the road), so must be also the same amount of damaged cars ( if they didn't had a roo bar) .

busselton jetty
After a nice drive with good local music on our radio we entered Busselton. We parked the car and looked out for the ticket terminal. Also here you can park your car for free.

It was amazing   to see the jetty for the first time. The first thing we did was to buy our tickets for the walk and the visit to the underwater experience.We had the visit time of 11.30, so we had to start our walk to the end of the jetty at 11 o'clock. We had an hour to explore Busselton, have a nice cappuccino coffee and a good look over the ocean. The walk over the jetty to the end will take approx 25 minutes, and with a temperature of + 35 C and a weak wind it was watching out for your skin.

The Busselton jetty is original 1841 meter long,however the last 300 meters you can't reached that anymore because of a big storm a few years ago, destroyed the last part of the jetty.

kids jumping of the jetty
They also suffered a big fire, damaged a piece of the jetty. But after 140 years the jetty is still standing.At the end of the jetty you will find the under water experience.You will go down with a group of max 40 persons for 8 meters below sea level.You get some explanation of how this experience started what you can see under water and about the history of the jetty. After an hour we left the experience and walked back slowly to the main land, watching kids dive from the jetty, see people fishing and enjoying there jetty. We spotted lots of memorial plates of passed away people who loved there Jetty.

Back on the land we had a quick visit to An Australian camp site, and than back to Baldivis. But first we had to made a stop in the city of Travbuddy Hannah , Bunbury. ( we found out that she was living here after we came home in Holland)Here we took some time on the beach and do some small shopping. 

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on our way to busselton
on our way to busselton
busselton jetty
busselton jetty
kids jumping of the jetty
kids jumping of the jetty
the busselton jetty
the busselton jetty
the entrance of the busselton jetty
the entrance of the busselton jetty
the beach
the beach
walk to the end will take 25 minut…
walk to the end will take 25 minu…
we arrived at the busselton jetty …
we arrived at the busselton jetty…
the main land.
the main land.
inside the busselton jetty experie…
inside the busselton jetty experi…
one of the many pylons of the jett…
one of the many pylons of the jet…
divers
divers
pylons of the jetty.
pylons of the jetty.
lots of different colors on the py…
lots of different colors on the p…
divers warning
divers warning
the damaged part of the jetty.
the damaged part of the jetty.
the damaged part of the jetty.
the damaged part of the jetty.
me and jacqueline on the jetty
me and jacqueline on the jetty
our rental car
our rental car
Busselton
photo by: WorldXplorer