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Have a ball in Bunbury

Posted By Leanne On September 20, 2013

Enjoy bottlenose dolphins and more at Bunbury, WA. Have a ball in Bunbury

Bunbury is the third largest city in Western Australia and a great destination for a family holiday or a simple weekend away.

With plenty of things to do in this lively port city, you'll find yourself spoiled for choice when it comes to getting out and about!

If you're looking for the ideal holiday accommodation for your Bunbury getaway, Mantra Bunbury Hotel on the Koombana Bay beachfront offers stunning views and a central location that's only five minutes from the CBD.

What to do in Bunbury?

Approximately 100 bottlenose dolphins call Bunbury's Koombana Bay home, and the nearby Dolphin Discovery Centre offers the chance for your family to get up close and personal with these intelligent and fascinating creatures.


"With plenty of things to do in this lively port city, you'll find yourself spoiled for choice when it comes to getting out and about!


With a shallow water interaction zone, discovery room, and boat and swim tours running from November through to April, your family will have plenty of opportunities to learn more about the friendly bottlenose dolphins.

There's also the stunning Back Beach just a short distance away from the main city area of Bunbury. Walking and cycling tours are available to help you make your way along the distinctive coastline, or you could enjoy a few thrills with an abseiling tour on the Wellington Dam.

Bunbury is one of the major towns in the south west Geographe region of Western Australia, an area known for its wide variety of landscapes, forests and pristine coasts - so there's lots to see if you feel like venturing out and about the region. The Geographe region is also home to WA's four top wine-producing districts: Harvey, Ferguson Valley, Donnybrook and Capel. Here, you can enjoy some exquisite Shiraz, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon.

Bunbury is also close to the Margaret River wine region, which offers plenty to keep you occupied during a weekend away. The area is also famous for its delectable wine, food and beer with around 150 wine producers in the region. Margaret River is home to a variety of beautiful flora including over 150 orchid species and 2,500 wildflower species, all in full bloom during October.


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