Backpacking Dunsborough

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    SOAK UP THE SUNSHINE ON ONE OF THE PRISTINE SANDY BEACHES: Photo courtesy of Tourism Western Australia
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    HEAD UP TO CAPE NATURALISTE LIGHTHOUSE AND SEE SOME MAGNIFICENT VIEWS OF GEOGRAPHE BAY: Photo courtesy of Tourism Western Australia
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    HOME TO THE LARGEST ACCESSIBLE DIVE WRECK IN THE SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE - THE FORMER HMAS SWAN: Photo courtesy of Tourism Western Australia
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Dunsborough Highlights

  • The crystal clear, protected waters and sandy Geographe Bay Beaches are ideal for swimming, snorkelling and fishing.

  • Dunsborough is home to the largest accessible dive wreck site in the southern hemisphere,  the former HMAS Swan, a 120 metre long decommissioned naval destroyer. Diving tours, for novice to experienced divers, are available most months of the year.

  • Witness the spectacular Southern Right, Humpback, Pygmy and Blue Whales in their annual migration, between September and December.

  • Head to the Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse and Maritime Museum. From here you take a variety of walking trails along the coastline and see some spectacular views over Geographe Bay and the Cape coastline.

  • The town is a good base to explore the nearby wineries in the Margaret River wine region.

  • Walk the Cape to Cape Track, which stretches 140 kilometres from Cape Leeuwin to Cape Naturaliste. The total journey takes between 5-6 days, along the way revealing the magnificent coastal scenery, heathlands and forests of the Leeuwin-Naturaliste Ridge.

About Dunsborough

Population 4,000

The small seaside town of Dunsborough is situated to the west of Busselton and overlooks the crystal clear waters of Geographe Bay.

It is a great base to take in some of the impressive nearby surf and swimming beaches such as Meelup, Bunker Bay and Eagle Bay.

There are numerous walking trails in the area including one to the lighthouse at Cape Naturaliste, where you can see Hump Back whales, Southern Right whales and dolphins at certain times of the year.

Dunsborough is also the home to the largest accessible dive wreck in the Southern hemisphere -The HMAS Swan, a 120 metre long decommissioned naval destroyer. Diving tours, for novice to experienced divers are available at most times of the year.

The town is also a good base to explore the nearby wineries in the Margaret River wine region.

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Dunsborough Visitor Information Centre

Shop 14, Dunsborough Park Shopping Centre, Seymour Boulevard Dunsborough, Western Australia
Phone (08) 9752 5800
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