Heritage Tourism Product
Busselton Jetty Experience
The leading tourist experience in the South West, the Busselton Jetty Environment and Conservation Association has continued to grow this unique attraction through forward business planning and the introduction of improved visitor experiences. The Jetty serves as a significant tourist attraction for the South West and hosts approximately 400,000 visitors each year. Their model is now a point of reference for other projects.
The 151 year-old Busselton Jetty has firmly established itself as a unique attraction and continues to grow as a leading tourist experience in the South West and Western Australia with approximately 400,000 visitors per year.
The Jetty experiences include the Jetty Train, Underwater Observatory, Interpretive Centre and Museum.
In the past year, more visitor experiences have been added to the Busselton Jetty Experience. There is now a guided walking or buggy tour, heritage nodes to explore, fishing clinics and a fun maritime and heritage Bollard Trail Quiz quiz along the length of the jetty. A highlight of the new program is the Underwater Helmet and Snorkel Tour.
The Jetty is managed by the Busselton Jetty Environment and Conservation Association (BJECA), a not-for-profit organisation. It is already working on plans to develop a new major attraction onsite to will secure the Jetty’s future.
Ngurin Bush Tucker Trail
Capitalising on strong tourist interest in Aboriginal culture, the Shire of Karratha worked with Ngarluma Elders to develop the Ngurin Bush Tucker Trail, a 2km interpretative signage trail depicting bush tucker, bush medicines and other artefacts used by Aboriginal people in their traditional way of life. Opportunities exist for elders to run guided tours which will bring economic and social benefits to the community.
The Ngurin Bush Tucker Trail, a 2km self-guided walk, was developed as part of Roebourne’s 150-year anniversary celebrations in 2016.
With valuable information and learnings from Ngarluma elders David Walker, Violet Samson and Pansy Hicks, the trail’s interpretive signage uses Ngarluma names for bush tucker, bush medicines and other artefacts used by Aboriginal people in their traditional way of life, with some still being used today.
The trail was developed in close liaison with the Ngarluma people, the traditional owners of the land, in the belief that giving people a better understanding will engender a greater respect for Aboriginal people and their culture.Find out more about the Bush Tucker Trail.