Busselton foreshore’s new Marine Discovery Centre opening this July

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Ocean lovers and undersea explorers will have even more reason to visit the Busselton foreshore later this year with the opening of a new marine discovery experience in July 2024.

Taking up residence in the Railway House Ballaarat Room, Busselton Jetty Inc’s interactive Marine Discovery Centre will have guest swalking through seagrass meadows, building fish habitats, and even driving a virtual submarine!

The discovery centre is a chance for guests to experience the undersea kingdom of the Busselton Jetty without being hindered by inclement weather or time pressures.

“There are often times we are unable to operate the Train or open the Underwater Observatory in winter, so this on-shore experience will ensure that travellers from all over the world are able to immerse themselves in a new form of marine life tour,” said Busselton Jetty Inc CEO Lisa Shreeve.

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“We also cater for trade groups that arrive in buses and often just take a photo of the Jetty and leave because they don’t have time for a Train ride out and back or an Underwater Observatory Tour – this new product will fill that gap.”

The Discovery centre has been made possible thanks to a $410,000 grant from Marine Parks Australia, and is part of an overarching development at Busselton Jetty with further contributions from the Australian Government and the Western Australian Government.

The current Ballaarat engine/timber industry exhibition is on display at the City of Busselton Administration Building and at the Community Resource Centre, and the refurbished Ballaarat Engine can still be viewed free of charge in the Railway House building.

Head to busseltonjetty.com.au for more information.

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