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Derby Jetty & Wharf

Jetty Road | Located two kilometres west of Derby townsite, Derby, Western Australia 6728, Australia
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Nice sunset

Nice jetty and quite a few people fishing and crabbing here. Tried a Boab tree nut and visited... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
afraqi
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Perth, Australia
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Wonderful sunset

Great place to view the sunset and see the locals fishing and strolling about. Birds on the mud... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
loistrev
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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The first wharf, built in 1894, was a wooden T shaped structure located at the northern end of the present steel and concrete jetty. The Jetty is a popular place from which to view the stunning sunsets over King Sound or to fish for silver cobbler, shark, golden grunter, north west salmon and mud crabs on the incoming tides. These tides are Australia's highest and the second highest in the southern hemisphere.
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Jetty Road | Located two kilometres west of Derby townsite, Derby, Western Australia 6728, Australia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice jetty and quite a few people fishing and crabbing here. Tried a Boab tree nut and visited Woolworth a few times. Our car needed an urgent repair. Tried a few places and being refused. Kimberley Automotive helped us out and they are extremely friendly....More

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Derby_Visitor_Centre, Public Relations Manager at Derby Jetty & Wharf, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind review, glad someone was able to help you and rescue your holiday plans.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place to view the sunset and see the locals fishing and strolling about. Birds on the mud flats (we were there at low tide) and crabs if you look closely. Also get a good idea of how high the tide is. Got some wonderful...More

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Derby_Visitor_Centre, Public Relations Manager at Derby Jetty & Wharf, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

The Derby Jetty is one of the most visited places in town and a must at both High and Low tides. The sunsets at the Wharf can be absolutely spectacular.

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Reviewed 25 June 2018

Sadly disused now - it was wonderful to witness the tide turning: Such a great expanse of sand and shallows , then quietly the waters began returning to the shores. Many mullet came with the first shallow waves of water, eagerly seeking the worms as...More

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Derby_Visitor_Centre, Public Relations Manager at Derby Jetty & Wharf, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2018

The Derby Jetty is one of the most visited places in town and a must at both High and Low tides. The Derby Jetty is currently used by Cone Bay Barra Farm and all their produce is brought back through the Jetty before transporting across...More

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Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

Honestly not exciting or picturesque, just a jetty on the mud flats, not commercially used anymore. Not far from town and it’s an easy walk along the jetty and return, careful as some of the railings on one side are broken and the other side...More

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Derby_Visitor_Centre, Public Relations Manager at Derby Jetty & Wharf, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2018

The Derby Jetty is one of the most visited places in town and a must at both High and Low tides. The Derby Jetty is currently used by Cone Bay Barra Farm and all their produce is brought back through the Jetty before transporting across...More

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Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

Great spottoo catch a mud crab. We also ate at the wharf restaurant which was really nice. Would definately recommend.More

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Derby_Visitor_Centre, Public Relations Manager at Derby Jetty & Wharf, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2018

The Derby Jetty and Wharf is a must see on your visit to Derby with amazing tidal heights you must see at low and high. For those who like to try their hand at fishing, a variety of fish can be caught off the jetty....More

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Reviewed 23 May 2018

A lovely walk out along the wharf to about half way around where the the wharf becomes a working wharf so time to return to the café. We were there when the tide was out and would have loved to see the wharf when the...More

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Derby_Visitor_Centre, Public Relations Manager at Derby Jetty & Wharf, responded to this reviewResponded 25 May 2018

The Derby Jetty is one of the most visited places in town and a must at both High and Low tides. The sunsets at the Wharf can be absolutely spectacular.

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Reviewed 16 May 2018

The tidal effect at this wharf is amazing. You must visit any both high and low,tides to grasp what they all talk about.

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Derby_Visitor_Centre, Public Relations Manager at Derby Jetty & Wharf, responded to this reviewResponded 21 May 2018

Tidal Differences in Derby are truly amazing, to experience the best of the tides they are best viewed over larger tides rather than neaps. Sunsets at the Jetty are also well worth the visit.

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Reviewed 3 May 2018

We were recommended this by the info centre. It was a completely low tide and didn't probably look as good as when high tide but well worth the walk out.

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Derby_Visitor_Centre, Public Relations Manager at Derby Jetty & Wharf, responded to this reviewResponded 7 May 2018

The Jetty and the Wharf is a must on your stay while in Derby, with the ever changing tides. You can relax whilst view stunning sunsets.

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Reviewed 1 May 2018 via mobile

Take away food available at cafe/ restaurant. Interesting to go at high and low tide to experience the massive tidal difference. Plenty of parking plus public toilets and grassed area with covered shade seating.

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Derby_Visitor_Centre, Public Relations Manager at Derby Jetty & Wharf, responded to this reviewResponded 21 May 2018

The Derby Jetty and Wharf is a must see on your visit to Derby with amazing tidal heights you must see at low and high. Be sure not to miss the stunning sunsets.

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Reviewed 14 December 2017

We visited at lunchtime which was low tide, and the mangrove trees were fully exposed with the mud flats. We returned at sunset which was high tide and the tide was rushing in to almost cover the mangrove trees. It was quite busy as the...More

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Derby_Visitor_Centre, Public Relations Manager at Derby Jetty & Wharf, responded to this reviewResponded 18 December 2017

Thank you for your kind review, the Derby Jetty is a very popular location to visit for low and high tide and sunsets of which constantly change.

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Yes you can KAS Helicopters does a flight that incorporates the Horizontal Falls Seaplanes Adventures tour from $1090 per person. We would need to check for availability.
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