Just a 2 hour drive south from Perth will land you in the heart of Bunbury; a seaside city that offers protected beach bays mere minutes from budding local bars, trendy restaurants, boutique shops and alluring coffee houses and cafés dotting street art corners and hidden alleyways. One minute you can be walking down the main street, and in the next hit the water where wild bottlenose dolphins can be spotted close to shore.

Where to stay

Take a look at these places to stay when planning your next visit to Australia’s South West.

Quest Bunbury

Located near Bunbury’s Koombana Bay in Bunbury, a popular holiday spot.

Bunbury Seaview Apartments

Ocean view apartments overlooking Geographe Bay in Bunbury.

The face of Bunbury has changed in an incredible way. Once seen as just an industrial port, the City has received an injection of edgy boutiques, intimate wine bars and top-notch restaurants, mostly thanks to a group of hip, young entrepreneurs who decided to transform their city into a place they wanted to work and play. Situated on a peninsula, Bunbury is known as the City of Three Waters, making it an aquatic playground. There’s rumbling surf of the Indian Ocean to the west, the calm waters of Koombana Bay and the tranquil Leschenault Inlet. Surfing, stand up paddle boarding, canoeing and boating are all very popular.


Don’t miss out on these great events happening in the region.

Exhibition: Bunbury Biennale

01 April 2023 - 05 June 2023
Visit BRAG’s major contemporary art event with exhibitions, workshops, artists’ talks and more.


Don’t miss out on these great events happening in the region.

Wildflower Season

01 August 2023 - 30 November 2023
Witness an explosion of colour during spring, set against the stunning natural scenery of the South West.


Don’t miss out on these great events happening in the region.

CinefestOZ Film Festival

29 August 2023 - 03 September 2023
A six day festival for movie lovers celebrating the best in Australian film.


Don’t miss out on these great events happening in the region.

Lost & Found Festival 2023

07 - 10 September 2023
Even more reasons to get lost in 2023!


Don’t miss out on these great events happening in the region.

Dolphin Season

01 November 2023 - 30 April 2024
November to April is the best time of year for spotting this friendly local.

Things to Do

Looking for some inspiration on what to do in the South West? Here are some of our top picks!

Bunbury Regional Art Gallery

BRAG is a must visit for all culture lovers.

Royal Gala Tours

Day tours from Bunbury exploring the South West.

Bunbury Museum and Heritage Centre

Uncover the history of Bunbury through this extensive collection.

Bunbury Bucket List

3. Wander down Victoria Street known for its unique shops, cafes, restaurants and small bars.
4. Get a new perspective of the City of 3 Waters from the top of Marlston Hill Lookout or the Koombana Park Lookout.
5. Immerse yourself in Noongar culture, tasting black apples straight from the tree and wash your hands with foaming wattle leaves on a Nglang Wongi Aboriginal Cultural tour.
6. Stock up on fresh produce at the legendary Bunbury Farmers Market.

Other ideas for your trip

Looking for some inspiration on what to do in the South West? Read up on the different experiences and trips for the holiday of your dreams.

Bunbury Bucket List Itinerary

Just 2 hours drive from Perth, get to know the seaside city of Bunbury on this 3 day itinerary.

5 Unexpected Experiences in Bunbury

Don’t miss these five unexpected experiences in our very own City of Bunbury.


  • What are the top tourist attractions in Bunbury?

    The top tourist attractions in Bunbury are the Dolphin Discovery Centre with its Interpretive Centre and Aquariums, the Dolphin Interaction Zone in the calm waters of Koombana Bay Beach and the Wardandi Boodja sculpture on the Koombana Bay foreshore. Other top tourist attractions in Bunbury include the Bunbury Wildlife Park, Bunbury Regional Art Gallery, Bunbury Museum and Heritage Centre and the many cafes, restaurants, boutiques, and nightlife on bustling Victoria Street.

  • How far is Bunbury from Perth?

    Bunbury is just under 170km by road from Perth. The drive south to Bunbury from Perth takes roughly 2hrs by car.

  • What is Bunbury known for?

    Bunbury is known for being the coastal city of creativity, with colourful street art trails and a family friendly town with a foreshore frequented by wild dolphins. Bunbury is also known for having a vibrant nightlife scene with quirky cocktail bars, destination restaurants and heritage pubs.

  • When is the best time to visit Bunbury?

    The best time to visit Bunbury is during dolphin season from November to April each year. These months span the Aboriginal Six Seasons of Kambarang (late spring), Birak (summer), Bunuru (late-summer and early autumn) and Djeran (autumn).

  • What are the best things to do in Bunbury?

    There are lots of things to do in Bunbury. The best things to do in Bunbury include the Dolphin Swim Tour at the Dolphin Discovery Centre, tasting locally distilled spirits at Cuprum Distillery, dining at award-winning restaurant Market Eating House, meeting friendly animals at the Bunbury Wildlife Park and marvelling at street art around town, as well as the latest exhibition at the pink convent building; Bunbury Regional Art Gallery.

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    What brings you here

    Hamelin Bay

    One of the best beaches

    in Australia

    Pinot Picnic

    28 – 30 April 2023


    Plan your Visit

    Check out the

    South West Edge Road Trip