This is the first place you should visit when in Bunbury.
The information centre has a stack of info on things to do and places to see around Bunbury and the staff are very helpful.
We arrived here on the bus from Perth and stopped by for a quick update and grabbed a few pamphlets on the area.
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.
Some of the most enjoyable experiences at the beach are to be able to sit and admire the view to the horizon... to feel the sea breeze on your face and to smell the aroma's of the herbacious dune vegetation and the salt of the ocean.
The Bunbury City Council has provided jarrah (a local hardwood) shelters with benches to gratify like-minded individuals all along Ocean Drive.
Buy yourself some fish and chips and a drink to enjoy the experience even more. Be sure to buy an extra portion of chips to feed the sea gulls who enjoy these starchy treats as much as we do.
At a “Business After Hours” function for the Bunbury Chamber of Commerce and Industries, I met Barry Green who is the Managing Director for Western Tourist Radio.
Western Tourist Radio operates radio stations in East Perth , Bunbury, Busselton, Dunsborough, Cowaramup (near Margaret River) and Karridale (near Augusta) . These stations provide listeners with some really great tourist info on this region.
For any globetrotters planning to travel in this part of the world, I can highly recommend this website –
In it you will find Travellers Links, a WA Holiday Planner, Special Interest Accommodation, Events in the South West and internet cafes or Telecenters. There are also links for Products/Services, Things to do, Places to eat and Places to stay in major towns around this region.
The sun down under can be fiercely hot and unrellenting causing one of the highest rates of skin cancer in the world. The Slip Slop Slap campaign started way back in the 80's encouraging Aussies to protect their skin by Slipping on a shirt, Slopping on some sunscreen and Slapping on a hat.
"I love this sunburnt country,
But not a sunburnt face.
So even on a cloudy day,
Slop on sunscreen just in case."
Favorite thing: Please click on the link for a map to help find your way around Bunbury