A few showers along the coast...
Any one that has ever spent some time at a beach anywhere can relate to sand ending up in mysterious parts of your person or of salt encrusted on your skin and bathers crackling with your every move. But to me, this is part of the attraction of going to the beach.
However, at the end of your beach day it would be convenient to be able to wash away the evidence of your ocean activities. Relax... the Bunbury City Council has provided showers every few hundred metres along Ocean Drive to make this achievable.
These showers are mostly an open air affair making it possible for you to share your cleansing with other beach goers and general passerby's. If you do feel the need for some privacy there are change rooms provided near "Hastie Street Beach" and at the "Back Beach" near the Bunbury City Surf Life Saving Club rooms.
Again, go to Gnomesville, (but see Bunbury too)!
About 40 km outside Bunbury you will find the "village" of Gnomesville.
Gnomesville is probably not on any official map (but it should be) and is a must-see attraction when you are in the Bunbury area.
*** ALSO SEE MY BUNBURY INTRODUCTION PAGES FOR MORE PHOTOS/INFO***
Gnomeville consists of thousands of gnomes---plastic, ceramic, metal, hand-made--you name it.
If it has to do with gnomes, you will find it here. A virtual "gnome-a-copia" of all things gnome-related.
There is a parking lot @ Gnomesville and it leads to a main path that is flanked on all sides by 100's, no 1000's of gnomes and the path goes over bridges, up steps, into the forest......
There are several versions of how Gnomesville came to be but it is obvious that someone, sometime in the past few decade(s), planted a gnome and then someone did the same and on and on to where now, there are probably 1000's of gnomes of all types, shapes, sizes, varieties. Some are funny, some are sad, some are happy, some are mad but all are amusing and the entire area is whimsical and fun.
The best spring rolls in Bunbury
The Green Jade Asian Restaurant is owned and run by Wally Yip who has many years experience in Chinese restaurants. There was a time way back in the late 1960's when Bunbury had only two Chinese restaurants and Wally started one of them.
The food here is always fresh and well prepared. Some Chinese restaurants in Bunbury leave a lot to be desired but thankfully the Green Jade menu caters to local tastes without comprising qualityand freshness.
Good value set lunch menu for $8
Dine-in or take away menu I'm particularly partial to the home made spring rolls.
Marlston Hill Lookout looking north
There is a small park with good viewing areas over town if you don't want to make the long climb up the tower.
There are plenty seats there and a well kept grassed area where you can have a picnic and enjoy the view in solitude.
BETWEEN BUNBURY AND BUSSELTON..WA
"WONNERUP HOUSE..PIONEER SETTLEMENT..W.A."
This settlement is administered by the National Trust of Western Australia.. it is on the Layman Rd. just off the Bussell Hwy.(Route 10)..really is a great example of early Aussie settlement (1837)..and well worth the visit...all houses..dairy,kitchen,stables,blacksmiths and a one teacher school with teachers little house have all been well restored..
"WONNERUP HOUSE...W.A. NATIONAL TRUST"
"WONNERUP HOUSE SETTLEMENT.."