Bunbury Travel Guide

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Bunbury Things to Do

  • Dolphin Discovery Centre

    It's rare to find a place that is totally dedicated to wild creatures and run almost exclusively by volunteers. Some of the volunteers are tourist attractions in themselves and I single out one such real gentleman - Ray (photo), who legend has it, was born at the beach with a dolphin as midwife. He is probably in his 70's and is a wealth of...

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  • The place to skate!

    Skating for pleasure or for just for some much needed exercise is a fun way to spend an afternoon in Bunbury. So put on you bladed boots and slip, slide and scoot!FRIDAYSDISCO SKATE4 TO 6 pmOpen to all skaters & a great birthday or party session with the coloured Lights - DJ - Games$7 per skaterSATURDAYS GENERAL SESSIONwith DJ + Games - $7 per...

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  • Dolphin Discovery Centre

    The Dolphin Discovery Centre is an educational attraction that is convemiently located near the Dolphin Interaction Zone at Koombana Bay in Bunbury.The centre is open to visitors every day from 8.00am-4.00pm (Summer) and 9.00am-3.00pm (Winter). They are closed for the Christmas break on the 25th December. Admission fees$4.00 Adults$2.00...

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  • Dolphin Interaction Zone

    Each morning some inquisitive local Bottlenose Dolphins swim up to the Koombana Bay shore to check out the humans that have travelled from far and wide to allow themselves to be studied by these curious marine mammals.After anywhere from a half to one hour the dolphins have generally satisfied their natural curiosity and swim away again to get...

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  • Close Encounter

    These underwater picture were taken with a Canon A70 digital with a custom built underwater housing.Unfortunately the conditions were a bit murky on the day they were taken and the dolphins only get close enough for a pose if they choose to. So you will need to be very patient to take your underwater shots but as you can see the dolphins do get...

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  • Will I say hello human today?

    There is plenty of time and opportunity for a close encounter with these friendly mammals of the sea. There are plenty of volunteers who will shepherd you into formation so that everyone has an opportunity for an aquatic encounter of the dolphin kind.

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  • Swim Tour

    If the beach dolphin interaction leaves you with a desire for more there is also the Bunbury Dolphin Tours which take you further out in Koombana Bay to their natural environment.These tours are led by a marine biologist so expert commentary is guaranteed.Two tours will depart in November commencing at 9.00 am and 12.00 midday. Two tours depart...

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  • Crabbing

    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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  • Splash Gallery Bunbury

    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...

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Bunbury Restaurants

  • Dont eat here!

    Well where do i start!!I got into this place at about 530pm, i was with my partner and her sister and husband. They had their child with them.My partners sister is fighting cancer, is undergoing chemo, it’s pretty obvious as she has no hair. Understandably she has special dietary needs. When we asked for a steak but without chips we got a dirty...

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  • True blue Aussie dining

    The first known VT meeting in Bunbury was held on a chilly Friday night on the 15th June 2007.The occassion was to welcome imstress (Jen) and hubby, Basil to Bunbury in WA.The Walkabout Café was the chosen venue for a bit of good ol' Aussie food and atmosphere.Steaks are served as a half kilo cut of meat cooked to your liking. I wanted to give my...

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  • Italian Food with a view

    Aunty Ria's Restaurant is beautifully located on the waterfront near the CBD overlooking the wide expanse of Koombana Bay. The main fare is Italian with a good selection of entrees & starters and a typical array of main courses including Pesce (fish), Carne (meat) and Pollo (chicken). There are also pasta dishes and a variety of woodfired...

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  • Tasty fresh salads

    Ex-tensions On The Beach is right on the Back Beach which is Bunbury's most popular and safest beach.Enjoy fresh salads, succulent seafood or a tender steak with great views of the Indian Ocean. The restaurant is fully licensed and has a good selection of local beer and wines. The Caesar Salad with tender pieces of grilled chicken breast, crisp...

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  • On the water

    The Parade Hotel is right on the Leschenault Inlet with picturesque views to the city and white mangroves. You can easily walk there on the footpath all the way from the CBD. It's a beautiful spot to relax with a drink or two, watch the boats on the Leschenault Inlet or seeing locals trying their luck at catching crabs. And after watching the...

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  • Fresh Seafood

    Ok....have I made you jealous?....!! :o)Yes, this was our local crab catch!! Yummmy!! Nothing like fresh crab!! :o) Cheap too!! ;o)Can't go past that! lol.But if you do not have a crab net.....then head on down to one of the pubs in the main street. Sorry I don't have a pic to show you! .....I was too busy savouring the local beers haha.

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Bunbury Nightlife

  • Bunbury's Retro Night Spot

    The second storey view overlooking Leschenault Inlet alone is worth the price of a couple of drinks at the bar here. They also serve great Italian food at "Aunty Ria's" restaurant. The homemade pizza's are a perfect finger food with some adult beverages. And after filling up on food and drinks put on your boogie shoes and dance the night away to...

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  • Out & About

    Well seeing as I work at the Rat & Parrot I suggest coming in there for a drink and maybe a game of pool. Then its best to head over to Fitzgerald's then to Exit until 6am dancing your arse off and drinking heaps of water or alcohol as well =) Pretty casual as long as your not wearing those horiible short longs pants.. for the boys, and they dont...

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  • Nighttime Movies

    Grand Cinemas Bunbury has the biggest screens in the South-West. It has 12 screens and all playing different movies! Wear whatever:- just don't go nude

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Bunbury Transportation

  • Bunbury Tram Tours

    Jump aboard Tram No.1 and discover Bunbury on a 1 hour tour with full commentary. You can hop on and off all day making this a great way to stop and enjoy the sights and attractions without scurrying off to the next one.Tours are daily between 10:00am and 3:00pm during the summer months.Tickets can be purchased at the Bunbury Visitor Centre where...

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  • Perth to Bunbury

    If not travelling by car, there are two other ways to get to Bunbury from Perth - by Train or Bus. Bunbury is a 2&half hour journey. By bus take South West Bus Coaches - http://www.southwestcoachlines.com.au/....which was the way we travelled down. The bus is the most direct route and takes you right into Bunbury as opposed to the train which drops...

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  • Perth International Airport (PER)

    Bunbury is located just outside Perth, Western Australia.Perth, Western Australia is unique for many different reasons, but in particular, this city's airport is truly the most isolated international city on Earth. It is very difficult to reach Perth by Air, although it is constantly being made easier through multiple international carriers...

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Bunbury Local Customs

  • The spirit of the season is sparkling in...

    All over Bunbury's sprawling suburbs each Christmas, residents in a festive mood have dusted off their Santa figures, reindeer statues, nativity scenes, shining stars and millions of fairy lights to proudly decorate their homes inside and out.The local media have listed participating neighbourhoods so you can make an evening detour to see these...

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  • Blue Manna Crabs

    Blue Manna Crabs live in estuarine waters throughout the South West of Western Australia. Crabbing is a popular local pastime and brings Bunbury's gourmets into local waters to catch this prized delicacy much loved for it's deliciously subtle sweet flesh.Please take notice of warnings from the Department of Fisheries, Western Australia who aim to...

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  • Australia Day

    On the 26th of January each year Aussies celebrate Australia Day. It's a time for us to enjoy and appreciate what's great about living down under. This day is celebrated in all states and territories as a public holiday. In Bunbury there are joy rides and entertainment provided along Pat Usher boulevarde near the CBD. As night falls there is a fire...

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Bunbury Warnings and Dangers

  • Redbacks

    Redback spiders are found throughout Australia and they are very common in urban areas.RedbackS like living around humans and they build their webs in dry sheltered spots among rocks, in logs, shrubs, junk-piles, sheds and even toilets.Female Redbacks are black with an orange to red long stripe on the upper abdomen and they have a body about the...

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  • Slow down, save lives...

    Speed contributes to about 25 per cent of all fatal crashes in WA so the state police are ever vigilant to catch offenders.Multanova cameras are used all over the state and you run the risk of hefty fines or demerit points if you're heavy on the pedal.And don't bother telling the office that you're just tryin' to blow-dry the car after a good...

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  • Salacious chef!

    Opening the second photo may cause offence to some readers so please close this tip now if this could be you.I can certainly confirm that The White Elephant Thai Restaurant is a bona fide Bunbury eating establishment but I have no knowledge of the wicked ways of this wanton wok worker.The local police have ordered the sign to be removed because it...

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Bunbury Off The Beaten Path

  • Again, go to Gnomesville, (but see...

    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...

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  • Gnomesville

    I wanted to start this tip off with some of the famous song lines from Teddy Bears Picnic - "If you go down in the woods today, you're sure of a big surprise . . . " because Gnomesville reminded me of that song.Although hard to find, Gnomesville is a real treat for young and old - even if you don't really like Gnomes - and there are thousands of...

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  • Roman Catholic Cemetery

    This ocean view site behind the sand dunes was used as the Roman Catholic Cemetery between 1842 - 1954.

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Bunbury Sports & Outdoors

  • Surf to Surf Fun Run

    On the 22nd October 2006 over 500 people ran or walked in the 2006 South Western Times Surf to Surf Fun Run in Bunbury. This is an important annual fundraising event for the City of Bunbury Surf Life Saving Club .Participants have a choice of either a 10km or 5km run or a 5km walk. I was hoping for a 10km walk but as this wasn't on offer I chose...

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  • Hang gliding

    Because Bunbury faces a coastline with strong and dependable prevailing sea breezes, hang gliding is an exciting sports option here. The coastal dunes are high enough with plenty of car parks to launch yourself into the wide blue yonder.

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  • Bunbury Dive Charters

    Bunbury Dive Charters offer personalised diving experiences around the Bunbury region. A very popular local attraction is the world class "Lena" dive wreck just 3nm from the coast. The "Lena" is a pirate ship which was scuttled off Bunbury's coast during December, 2003 and is now sitting in 17m of water. This makes it very accessible to open water...

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Bunbury Favorites

  • Bunbury Information Centre

    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.

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  • 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...

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  • Gimme shelter...

    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...

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