Bunbury Geographe

Bunbury Geographe

Ancient stories. Cruise alongside wild bottlenose dolphins. Watch Mother Nature paint another fiery sunset over the sparkling Indian Ocean. Natural phenomena shaped by billions of years. Recharge your spirit. Vibrant bursts of colour on the city’s walls.

Things to Do

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

Dolphin Discovery Centre

Meet the wild, friendly dolphins of Koombana Bay.

Bunbury Regional Art Gallery

BRAG is a must visit for all culture lovers.

Honeymoon Pool

Soak in the serenity of this idyllic picnic spot and swimming hole along the Collie River.


Home to over 3,000 gnomes, no one knows how this magical place chock full of whimisical creatures came to be.


Tracks, trails and adventure in the Collie River Valley region.

Wellington Dam

Venture out to the Wellington Dam where you will see the breathtaking 8,000 square metre mega-mural on the Wellington Dam wall.

Just 90 minutes south from Perth, you will find the Bunbury Geographe Region. Home to the City of Bunbury, the region also includes the Geographe Wine Region, world-famous trails and much more. Explore rolling hills and misty valleys, breathtaking scenery, wine and beer and the freshest produce, art on a huge scale, and a creative and welcoming atmosphere.

Cafe and Bar Scene

Bunbury Geographe’s central hub – Bunbury – is one of the fastest growing regional cities in Australia. Here you’ll find a chasm of cafes, restaurants, bars, pubs and nightlife. Team that with boutique shops and seaside accommodation, and Bunbury becomes an easy choice for a day trip or weekend away. 

Arts hub 

An emerging creative community has transformed Bunbury Geographe into an urban playground bursting with vibrant street art, collective art spaces, pop-up events and festivals. Take the time to wander through the streets of Bunbury, where you’ll find splashes of colour thanks to a local street art initiative. After some entertainment? The Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre hosts a year-long bill of music, dance, comedy and theatre acts, while events like CinefestOZ open unique spaces up to the public. Delve a bit deeper and you’ll find groups of artists calling each one of Bunbury Geographe’s towns home. See their works at galleries, in the forest and in their own studios. 

Food and wine 

Bunbury Geographe is a produce-rich region also known for its farm-fresh citrus, apple, dairy and beef produce. Filled with boutique wineries established by passionate local artisans, the fast developing Geographe Wine Region is turning heads with excellent Shiraz, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon, making it the perfect place for a food and wine road trip. Wine lovers must visit the Ferguson Valley, a charming sub-region of Bunbury Geographe, home to more than 20 vineyards and wineries.

The great outdoors

You’ll find numerous mountain bike and hiking trails that weave through the region’s picturesque national parks and state forests. Inland lakes, waterways and camping sites can also be found dotted between scenic rolling hills and peaceful country settings.

Where to stay

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

Balingup Heights Hilltop Forest Cottages

Stay in a hilltop forest cottage high above the mist line.

Bunbury Seaview Apartments

Ocean view apartments overlooking Geographe Bay in Bunbury.

Not to be missed

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.

Coughlan Estate’s Winter Curry Banquet over the Vines

25 June 2023
This popular Indian Banquet is coming back to Coughlan Estate to keep you warm over Winter.

Collie River MTB Marathon 2023

29 July 2023
The Collie River MTB Marathon welcomes back riders for 2023 - and bring the family for a fun filled day!

Your Bunbury Geographe Bucket List

1. Befriend and interact with wild bottlenose dolphins, join an eco-cruise and learn about marine life at the newly redeveloped Dolphin Discovery Centre, or enjoy coffee and cake at the seaside café.
2. Wander around Bunbury’s streets and discover vivid street art on the city’s walls, before admiring budding displays at Bunbury Regional Art Gallery and exploring history at Bunbury Museum and Heritage Centre.
3. Pack a picnic and spend the day beside the picturesque Honeymoon Pool in Wellington National Park, where you can go swimming, canoeing and bushwalking.
4. Dive or snorkel the purposely-sunk Lena Dive Wreck off Bunbury.
5. Peruse Bunbury’s boutique shops and cafés during the day and enjoy vibrant nightlife in the evening at one of the many unique bars and restaurants on bustling Victoria Street.
6. Hop on a mountain bike and adventure through the epic off-road trails around Collie and Wellington National Park.
7. Sip your way through the wineries and breweries in the Ferguson Valley, stopping in at local galleries and taking in the sweeping views of the rolling hills along the way.Mauris blandit aliquet elit
8. Go apple picking with the family at one of the region’s many orchards or enjoy a few hours of fun at the Donnybrook Apple Fun Park – Australia’s largest free entry playground.
9. Get up close with friendly native animals at Bunbury Wildlife Park.
10. Stroll through the Golden Valley Tree Park, a 60 hectare landscaped park set in the picturesque hills of Balingup. Our tip: Visit in Autumn for some stunning golden colours.

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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