Backpacking Bunbury

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    GET UP CLOSE AND SEE THE LOCAL BOTTLENOSE DOLPHIN POPULATION: Photo courtesy of Tourism Western Australia
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    LEARN ALL ABOUT THE DOLPHINS AT THE DOLPHIN DISCOVERY CENTRE: Photo courtesy of Tourism Western Australia
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    THERE ARE SOME NICE BEACHES AROUND HERE, GOOD FOR SWIMMING AND BEGINNER SURFERS: Photo courtesy of Tourism Western Australia
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Bunbury Highlights

  • Get up close and personal with the local wild bottlenose dolphins at the Dolphin Discovery Centres interaction zone.

  • Head to one of the sandy beaches, which are good for swimming and fishing and have some reasonable waves for beginner surfers.

  • Go bushwalking (hiking), cycling, swimming, fishing, rafting, canoeing or just relaxing at Wellington National Park.

  • See over 60 varieties of Australian native birds and Marsupials at the Big Swamp Wildlife Park.

  • Head to Wyalup Rocky Point on the Back Beach, to see the extensive, eye-catching basalt rock formations that were deposited thousands of years ago by flowing lava.

  • Check out the popular snorkelling and diving site of the Lena Dive Wreck, sunk three nautical miles off Bunbury.

About Bunbury

Population 58,000

The port city of Bunbury is located just two hours drive south of Perth and is surrounded by water. There is the Indian Ocean on one side as well as the calm waters of Koombana Bay and the peaceful Leschenault Inlet on the other side, all offering you a choice of recreational opportunities such as swimming, kayaking, fishing and some reasonable surf for beginners.

Perhaps the most popular attraction here is that the sheltered waters of Koombana bay are home to over 100 bottlenose dolphins. The Dolphin Discovery Centre offers some great shore and boat based activities that can allow you to interact with these locals.

Being a reasonable sized city there are plenty of services, shops, places to eat and some reasonable nightlife.

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Bunbury Visitor Information Centre

Old Railway Station, Carmody Place
Bunbury, Western Australia
Phone 1800 286 287
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