Thinking of a watery escape? Why not stay and play in Bunbury, otherwise known as the “City of Three Waters!”
Bunbury is one of Western Australia’s largest towns and boasts a diverse range of natural treasures. Bunbury is known as the City of Three Waters as it sits between the lush Koombana Bay, Indian Ocean and Leschenault Inlet. The gracious sense of country hospitality, coupled with the beautiful climate, makes Bunbury a popular choice for holidaymakers.
Choice Hotels offer well-appointed and spacious accommodation in Bunbury. Relax and unwind in comfort among the glorious waterways and forests at the Quality Hotel Lord Forrest. Just minutes away, you’ll find the Big Swamp Wildlife Park and Capel Vale Winery. If you’re after central accommodation, Comfort Inn Admiral is ideal and right in the heart of Bunbury. You can easily stroll to a number of cafes, restaurants and bars and experience everything Bunbury has to offer. There are many Bunbury attractions suitable for everyone!
You may have heard of the wild dolphins in the region? Well, Bunbury is home to around 100 Bottlenose dolphins and you can get up close and personal with them at the Dolphin Discovery Centre. Although wild, these dolphins are very friendly and the centre offers visitors a unique opportunity to interact with them.
Take an invigorating dip in the pristine waters of Peppermint Grove Beach or try your hand at surfing at the Bunbury Back Beach. Stroll along the luscious Leschenault Inlet at sunset. This lagoon estuary is home to many Blue Manna crabs and white mangroves.
You can explore over 70 species of birds, reptiles and fish that make up the Big Swamp Parkland. A 200m boardwalk has been constructed to provide a walk over this stunning coastal vegetation. Watch the water crash on the Basalt rocks at Wyalup-Rocky Point. This rock formation resulted from volcanic lava flow believed to have occurred over 150 million years ago.
Bunbury boasts excellent coffee and a number of award-winning restaurants dotted along the waterfront. You will also be spoilt for choice when it comes to pubs, clubs and bars. To kick-start your day, we recommend dropping into Seers Café, a cheerful all-day breakfast spot. Choose from a range of favourites including eggs benedict and blueberry pancakes. Vegetarians will love the earthy flavours at The Natural Temptation Café. Try a raw cheesecake or a lentil strudel! Enjoy authentic tapas at Cassellas or take the family out to the upmarket fish and chippery Aristos, on the waterfront.
Bunbury is also the gateway to the stunning Margaret River wine region. If you’re a wine connoisseur, you will delight in the quality wine varietals including Semillon and complex Cabernets. If you’re keen to sample Bunbury wines, head to Capel Vale which was one of the first vineyards to be established with vines.
Bunbury is a town steeped in history and has a number of significant buildings. Venture to St Mark’s Church which is the second oldest church in Western Australia. And take a moment to admire the 1860’s workmanship of the Courthouse.
Book your next trip to “City of Three Waters” and enjoy the many places to see and things to do in Bunbury!