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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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Extremely Tidal

A lovely walk out along the wharf to about half way around where the the wharf becomes a working... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Michael D
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Triabunna, Australia
What a difference!

The tidal effect at this wharf is amazing. You must visit any both high and low,tides to grasp what... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Mike C
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Horsham, Australia
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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 4 days ago

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 3 days 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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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 1 week ago

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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Reviewed 19 November 2017

The small historical display explains the background to this wharf and the tidal range. It is worth making two trips to see high and low tide if you can to get an idea of why there are historical photographs of ships sitting high and dry...More

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Derby_Visitor_Centre, Public Relations Manager at Derby Jetty & Wharf, responded to this reviewResponded 21 November 2017

The Derby Jetty is one of the most popular places while visiting Derby. The low and high tide is a must if you have time to see both especially over our larger tides.

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Reviewed 19 October 2017

Beautiful place, definitely take multiple visits to experience the incredibly difference between high- and low tide. Sunset is of course a must-do. Be sure to stay at the lovely restaurant attached as well.

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Derby_Visitor_Centre, Public Relations Manager at Derby Jetty & Wharf, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2017

The Derby Jetty is a popular location for visitors whilst in Derby. With fantastic sunsets and the only location to experience the dramatic height difference between the high and low tides.

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Reviewed 6 October 2017

We enjoyed going to the jetty and wharf at Derby. I recommend viisiting at both low and high tide to understand how massive the tides are in this part of Australia. Sunset was pretty nice as well. Great barra and chips from the cafe at...More

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Derby_Visitor_Centre, Public Relations Manager at Derby Jetty & Wharf, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2017

The Derby Jetty is an iconic place to visit while in Derby. High and Low tides are a definite must to getting a idea of how much water moves through the area in a 6 hour period.

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Reviewed 26 September 2017

The jetty shows you the incredible height of the tide activity in Derby. It is relatively short or the piece available to the public anyway. It is a popular destination to take in the sunset across the water which we did. Others were enjoying it...More

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Derby_Visitor_Centre, Public Relations Manager at Derby Jetty & Wharf, responded to this reviewResponded 2 October 2017

The Derby Wharf and Jetty area is a popular area for both visitors and locals alike. With amazing sunsets and fishing to be had. This is a must for visitors to Derby.

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Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

Just that - an interesting local landmark. Spend 20 mins here, buy an ice cream and move on. Worth a visit however.

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Derby_Visitor_Centre, Public Relations Manager at Derby Jetty & Wharf, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2017

The Derby Jetty & Wharf is a place to stop and unwind, enjoy watching the power of the tide, a spot of fishing, spectacular sunsets or for those keen fishermen you never know what could be pulled from the King Sound Waters.

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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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