Located just a 90 minutes drives south of Perth, Bunbury is a charming seaside city famous for its food, wine, culture and entertainment. It’s also the gateway to the world-renowned Geographe Bay and Margaret River wine region.
Bunbury’s fishing, swimming beaches, fabulous climate and superb location make it a the perfect destination for holiday makers exploring the south west. It’s also home to some of Australia’s most famous nature-based attractions including the Dolphin Discovery at Koombana Bay. The first centre in Australia totally dedicated to dolphin research, it offers plenty of ways for visitors to interact with these beautiful creatures. Board an eco cruise, enjoy an intimate swim with the dolphins or help volunteers in the ‘Interaction Zone’.
Bunbury is a cosmopolitan town offering all the simple pleasures of a seaside resort; fabulous restaurants serving local produce and world-class wines, chic cafes, regional art galleries, fantastic shopping and an exciting annual program of performing arts.
And right at your doorstep is the State’s famous south west, offering more travel experiences than you can imagine.
Start with a trip to Margaret River, famous for its world-class wines, boutique breweries and spectacular scenery. Stop for lunch at one of the delightful restaurants where you can graze on exquisite cheeses, freshwater marron and olives against a backdrop of vines and spectacular surf breaks. With more than 75 wineries scattered across the region, the only hard part will be deciding which ones to miss!
If adventure’s more your style, the region has got you covered. Take your pick from rock climbing, abseiling, canoeing, whale watching or fishing for local snapper.
As you make your way around the south west, you’ll discover something for everyone. Stop off in Albany for a spot of whale watching, canoeing or diving at HMAS Perth Dive Wreck. Head to Walpole for an eco-cruise around the stunning Nornalup Inlet. Explore the canopy of the magnificent tingle forest from 40 metres above the forest floor at the Valley of the Giants.
Discover coves and bays, dramatic cliffs and gentle swell beaches on your way to Denmark and make time for a wander through Stirling Range National Park which comes alive with wildflowers in spring. The Bibbulmun Track - a walk trail that stretches more than 1,000 kilometres from Perth to Albany - is another adventure in itself, drawing thousands of visitors each year.
You’ll soon realise why Australia’s south west was named by Lonely Planet as one of the world’s Top 10 Regions to visit.