Bunbury

Bunbury is a pretty port south along the coast from Perth. It is a popular holiday destination and home to a number of dolphins and plenty of Blue Manna Crabs.

Bunbury is an unforgettable and unique city surrounded by ocean, inlet and bay. Wealth of stunning natural treasures thrives in the city.

Bunbury was discovered by French explorer Captain de Freycinet in 1803. It was originally named Port Leschenault and was a camp site for a military regiment. The area was re-named Bunbury in 1836 in honour of Lieutenant Henry William St. Pierre Bunbury who was the first European to trek there overland from Pinjarra.

Bunbury - Koombana Beach ViewThere is an abundance of swimming locations in Bunbury whether you like waves or sheltered conditions that are clear and calm there is a swimming spot for you such as Koombana Bay, the Jetty Baths and Back Beach. What you will always find is clear blue water, stunning white sand and a place nearby to relax with a drink.

Bunbury - Marlston Hill Lookout.Due to the many Bottlenose Dolphins a popular activity is a visit to the Dolphin Discovery Centre on Koombana Beach. You may also get the opportunity to swim with the dolphins, which is wonderful. You can swim and snorkel with the dolphins within the Dolphin Discovery Centres Interaction area all year around. However, the centre also offers a cruise including the opportunity to swim with the dolphins (December to April). If you'd prefer to stay dry, but still see the dolphins you can join a cruise from the centre to go dolphin spotting.

There are a number of other tourist attractions around Bunbury, including the Big Swamp Wildlife Park, the Bunbury Regional Art Galleries and the interesting King Cottage. You can also visit the nearby 4 metres by 7 metres church in Australind, or join one of the walking tours around the town, or a Cheese and Wine Cruise.

Shopping is also very popular, there are two major shopping centres, numerous department stores, an ever-growing home-maker precinct and divine collection of unique stores and boutiques.

Australind - Leschenault Estuary.Water sports and outdoor activities are a must in a place like Bunbury, there is plenty to do in and around the area such as mountain biking, canoeing or kayaking, diving and snorkelling, fishing golfing and heaps more.

There are some excellent cafes and restaurants in Bunbury, with many situated along the 'Cappuccino Strip' on Victoria Street. There is also a selection of accommodation based around the Leschenault Inlet.

Bunbury Gallery (Visitor Photographs)

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