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    Swim with the dolphins

    by IrishFem Written Feb 28, 2003

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    You have to get up early and find your way to Koombana bay. If your lucky the dolphins swim in and you can feed them and swim with them. Which is a wonderful experience. This place is much better than Monkey Mia. Check out the dophin centre if you want to learn more about dolphins. They have lots of staff who will happily answer any questions you have.

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    Margaret River

    by IrishFem Written Feb 28, 2003

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    Myself and a few others hired out a Limo for the day and took in the wineries of the South West, including the Ferguson Valley and Margaret River Region. True comfort and it was amazing the limo comes with a chauffeur (of course) who was also our tour guide. We took in Caple vale, which is a very nice wine, Leenwin estate, Evans and Tate and finally a chocolate factory. The price was $85 each per person for the day...

    Wine is cheap

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    Rocky Point

    by robertgaz Updated May 14, 2007

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    Rocky Point is a basalt rock formation from an ancient lava flow with natural channels that allow the sea to surge creating fascinating wave formations.

    It's particularly spectacular during stormy weather but please be careful near the edges. Unless you're a strong swimmer you don't really want to get a dunking here.

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    Rotary Lookout Tower

    by sirgaw Written Mar 20, 2009

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    Situated on Marlston Hill, which over looks the city of Bunbury, is a spectacular tower where from the top, there are great views over the city and suburbs, as well as the port, harbour and the inland waterway of the Leschenault Inlet. The Dolphin Discovery Centre on Koombana Bay is also visible.

    The tower was opened in 1988 and one of many Australian Bi-Centenial projects. Although not particularly tall as towers go, it is never-the-less worth the climb to take in a great view.

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    See the dolphins at Kombana bay!

    by Kate-Me Updated Nov 17, 2005

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    The dolphins aren't just seen at this bay, but we were told it's the most common place to see them, so that's where we went bright and early at 8 am...the beach in front of the Dolphin centre and its cafe.
    We had to wait about an hour, but just as I was about to give up hope, they arrived, and the call went up and everybody on the beach (about 20 people) began to gather at the water's edge.
    It's controlled, so you can't actually touch the dolphins, but then that's for the best, as they are still wild creatures.
    Viewers had to form a line, in a little over knee deep in the water, with a volunteer in a half wetsuit at either end of the line, to make sure nobody stepped forward and tried to touch the dolphins.
    Even in my shorts, I still got quite wet (too busy taking photos to notice some biggish waves coming in!) but it was just such an entrancing experience that I really didn't care.
    The dolphins swam around us for about 15 minutes or more, and occasionally came within about 4 feet of one of the volunteers. We saw 3 dolphins in all.
    A very special experience.

    still one of the dolphins...not a shark. :-)
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    Dolphin Discovery Centre

    by lovebyteme Written Feb 27, 2006

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    When you enter the dolphin discovery centre you will find a museum with some interesting stuff about the dophins and the local aquatic area. There is also a small theatre showing some movies about different aquatic animals. When we visited there was one on whales. You entry ticket is valid from one year, as they can't promise that you will see any dolphins. Unfortunetly for us both times we visited no dolphins came into the bay, but the volunteers were more than happy to have a chat and tell us about some of the dolphins that do come in.

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  • The Dolphin Discovery Centre

    by Jay12 Written Jul 6, 2003

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    At the Dolphin Discovery Centre you can discover more than you have never seen before! At random times of the day a dolphin or more will come into the bay to feed. While in the bay a member of the Dolphin Discovery Team will tell you as much as they know about that dolphin. Also you can buy tickets to dolphin watching which is simply magical!

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    Bunbury Courthouse

    by robertgaz Updated Jun 12, 2008

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    Built in 1855, the limestone and shingle Bunbury Courthouse remains the oldest building in the Bunbury CBD and it is still in use today.

    The building has been used as a courthouse, post office, bond store and police quarters before being used as a court administration building. Its role as a court finally ceased in 1984 when construction of the current courthouse was completed.

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    Enjoy a walk along the main street

    by aussirose Updated Apr 4, 2010

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    I don't know about you, but when I first arrive in a town I like to walk down the main street and check it out :o)

    Well in Bunbury there is an interesting fountain in the main street with two unusual looking charactors :o) It certainly makes for a talking point and quite unique :o)

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    Shopping

    by aussirose Written Apr 5, 2010

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    I just loved the tree lined streets in Bunbury. This place has cute cafes, gift shops and quaint shopping malls. ....everything us ladies require on a little holiday ;o)

    We headed into a tiny shopping arcade where Janine bought a new eyebrow ring.

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    Check out the beach

    by aussirose Written Apr 5, 2010

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    The beach in Bunbury is gorgeous!! Pure white sand and calm water. We didn't swim because there was a surf carnival on at the time and the beach was crowded.

    But I did come back down early the next morning and had the whole beach to myself :o) Now that's something you don't see too often ;o)

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    Lakeside markets

    by aussirose Written Apr 5, 2010

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    After a nice swim in the lake we walked along the foreshore to the markets.

    Bunbury markets are on every weekend and a great place to take the whole family. It is very busy so we didn't stay too long.....but just enough time to savour the atmosphere before building up a thirst to visit the local pub :o)

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    Walk along the beach to the cafe

    by aussirose Written Apr 5, 2010

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    There's a walking track right along the beach front to a lovely cafe.

    We didn't bring our purses so didn't stop, but it looked like a great place for a morning coffee and cake right on the beach front :o)

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    Splash Gallery Bunbury

    by aussirose Updated Apr 5, 2010

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    My daughter showed me the place where she bought a gorgeous canvas painting of two ladies sipping coctails on the beach. Kelli said it was a pic of her and me! :o) I just loved it!!

    So when we went past Splash Gallery, I had to stop and have look. And guess what?.... there was another canvas painting similar to what Kelli bought!!....So I had to have it!! :o)

    This gift shop is just what I love!! Heaps of beach stuff! Loads of frangipani and Kombie hippy stuff!! I was in heaven!! :o) ......

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    Crabbing

    by aussirose Updated Apr 5, 2010

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    Just near the markets is a jetty with nice restaurants. The jetty is also a local hangout for catching crabs. We set the nets up one afternoon a caught a stack of blue crabs!!

    Check out the travelogues below for all the fun :o)

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