A port city on the western coast of Australia, Bunbury is a short distance to the south of Perth. Owing to its close proximity to Perth, Bunbury is a perfect weekend getaway for those living close by. As Western Aussie’s third largest city, Bunbury has a wide variety of places to explore, eat and see. With a vast array of shopping and accommodation options, it’s the right place to be for backpackers. However, Bunbury’s real claim to fame is its wild bottlenose dolphins, which swim right by the beach at the famous Koombana Bay.
The Dolphin Discovery Centre nearby, and the serene Leschenault estuarine Iagoon, are must-see destinations here. You can also check out the Back Beach, along with the Wyalup-Rocky Point, which is known for its basalt rock formations.
Getting to Bunbury is pretty easy. Travelling further south from Perth, by road, takes about an hour and thirty minutes, by a quick car hire to Bunbury. Or, if you want a more scenic route, then you can hop into a car rental to Bunbury, and head down the South Western Highway, passing through Pinjarra, Waroona and Harvey.
Opening hours:Mon-Fri 0800-1700, Sat 0800-1200, Sun Closed
Address:97 Forrest Avenue