Extremely Long Jetties

Monday, 1st August 2005 by

This is the Port Germein jetty. It is an absolutely staggering 1646 metres long (or maybe 1680 metres, depending on who you talk to). You can really see why it needs to be so long though - it extends right out until the water is actually deep enough for a boat (more info)

Germein jetty

Longer even than that is the Busselton jetty, which at 1841 metres is the longest wooden jetty in the southern hemisphere. That's almost 2 kilometres long! The jetty is 140 years old and has an underwater observatory at the end, a train to take you there, and apparently some pretty awesome diving (official site).

Busselton jetty

I did some quick Googling of my own, but couldn't turn up the world's longest wooden jetty. Anyone able to point us in the right direction?

Thanks: Max Powar, AussieBob, Giles Pepper and me... again! Go me.