Best Day Trip From Perth to Bunbury

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Day Trip From Perth to Bunbury

Bunbury is a port city in Western Australia, south of Perth. It’s known for wild bottlenose dolphins that often swim close to the beach at Koombana Bay. In this article, we’ll discover Best Day trip From Perth to Bunbury, WA and surrounding areas.

Perth to Bunbury day trips in Spring

Bunbury is renowned for its wild but friendly bottlenose dolphins you can meet at the shoreline or out in the bay aboard a dolphin watching and swimming tour. It’s also the setting of many maritime legends and the northern gateway to Australia’s South West. It is also one of the most biodiverse regions on Earth, where world-class wine, pristine beaches and forests can all be enjoyed in a single day during your Perth to Bunbury day trips in Spring.

How to get to Bunbury

Get on the Kwinana Freeway and Forrest Highway south of Perth, and  you’ll  be beside the blue waters of Koombana Bay in less than two hours. Regular charter flights from Perth will get you to Bunbury in the blink of an eye

Dolphin Discovery Centre

To meet Bunbury’s friendliest locals,visit  the Dolphin Discovery Centre. Here, on the shores of Koombana Bay, a dedicated interpretive centre and interaction zone allows visitors to encounter some of the 100 plus bottlenose dolphins who frequent its calm waters. Stand knee-deep in the shallows and wait for them to come to you, or join a tour for a viewing or swimming experience.

Leschenault Estuary

Nature lovers can get a glimpse of what the coast looked like 20,000 years ago with a walk through Western Australia’s southern-most mangroves the Mangrove Cove in the Leschenault Estuary during your Bunbury day trips in Spring.

Golf courses

Golfers can swing by one of three internationally-renowned courses and young families will find more animal encounters in the region’s wildlife parks.

Ferguson Valley

In the nearby Ferguson Valley lies a veritable feast of award-winning wines, fresh produce, local crafts, dazzling spring wildflowers, beautiful tuart forests, meandering waterways and captivating historic country towns.

Cappuccino Strip

Those in search of dawn-to-dusk buzz should head for Bunbury’s ‘cappuccino strip’, waterside restaurants and the bright lights of the Entertainment Centre during the Perth to Busselton day trips in spring. Earning its reputation as a cultural hub, Bunbury’s event-filled calendar features opera, drama, comedy and the work of renowned Australian contemporary artists.

Things to do in Bunbury, Western Australia

Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre (BREC)

Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre is a Performing Arts and event Venue Centre in the heart of South West Australia. It is hosting an International Film Festival until 9th February and a host of award winning movies are being screened. If you are a movie lover this is the place to be.

The movie “I Want to Know What Love Is will” be screened on Valentines Day 2019 at 7 pm.

Bunbury Wildlife Park

The Bunbury Wildlife Park is home to 8 Marsupials, 29 native birds, 4 Exotic Birds and 8 reptiles making it a great place to discover some of the local Bunbury wildlife up close and personal. What makes the Wildlife Park different is the personal interaction you get with the animals.

Aquatic playground

Bunbury is known as the Aquatic Playground of Western Australia. A place where water lovers can visit is Koombana Beach, it’s a great place to enjoy a fun day in the sun with a swimming pontoon where you can meet and enjoy some time with the local bottlenose dolphins.  Back Beach, which includes Rocky Point/Wyalup (on Ocean Drive), Leschenault inlet, Jetty Baths (Marlston Hill) BBQ and playground area. You can also enjoy aqua Facilities at the South West Sports Centre.

History lovers

They can visit the Bunbury Museum and Heritage Centre (Paisley Centre), King Cottage Museum (1880), Rose Hotel (1865),St Mark’s Church (1842), the second oldest church in WA, Old Post Office, Courthouse and the Old Railway Station.

Fun and adventure

If you love fun and adventure then you can get up close and personal with dolphins at Dolphin Discovery Centre, Dolphin Tours, The Rink, Dive charters to the Wreck of the Lena, Paintballing and enjoy scenic and adventurous flights over Bunbury at the Flying School.

Calmer and tranquil 

Mangrove Cove boardwalk, Big Swamp walk and bird lookouts, maidens Tuart Forest, Centenary Gardens, Wineries and breweries and the Shipwreck Cove.

Best Day Trip From Perth to Bunbury
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