Nestled amidst stunning waterways, the city of three waters is a coastal gem that embraces its thriving arts scene and award-winning hospitality venues. The third largest city in WA has much to offer, including some extremely friendly local bottlenose dolphins! With so much to see and do in the port city, we’ve narrowed it down to the top five things to do when docking in Bunbury.
1. Discover Bunbury’s vibrant art scene
Grab a copy of the ReDiscover and Outside the Box Street Art Map, curated by Six Two Three Zero, and set off on foot (or e-scooter!) to discover the largest street and public art collections in regional Australia. Uncover stunning urban artworks by renowned Western Australian artists adorning the walls and sidewalks of the inner city. Bunbury is also home to Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre (BREC) and the Bunbury Regional Art Gallery (BRAG), the state’s largest regional art gallery.
2. Experience the extraordinary on a Ngalang Wongi Aboriginal Cultural Tour
Led by local Noongar tour guide, Troy Bennell, these immersive tours dive into the rich Indigenous heritage of the Wardandi First Nations people, honouring and celebrating their traditions of the land. Taste the unique flavour of black apples picked fresh from the tree and the refreshing sensation of foaming wattle leaves as you cleanse your hands, all while listening to stories of country, shared first hand by Troy.
3. Stroll Victoria Street
Explore Bunbury’s beloved Victoria Street, known for its independent shops, tempting restaurants and cosy small bars, all perfect locations for people watching or picking up a unique gift. Discover Bunbury’s vibrant dining scene with some of our favourites, Market Eating House, Froth Craft Bunbrewery, Lost Bills and Bennese.
4. Discover Bunbury’s plethora of free community precincts
Lose yourself in Bunbury’s range of activities without touching your wallet. Koolombadi Woola is Bunbury’s new youth precinct boasts a multi-sports court, parkour areas, mini golf, and a beach climbing net. Sun-soaked shores and playful dolphins await you at Koombana Bay or reconnect with nature by exploring the enchanting Mangroves. You won’t fall short of things to do at Sykes Foreshore. Sit back and relax with a beautiful picnic or if you don’t mind getting wet, head over to Splash Park with over 40 water features.
5. Brush up on Bunbury’s History
Step into history at the Bunbury Museum and Heritage Centre, home to the iconic 1886 Bunbury Boys School. Discover Bunbury’s rich past from the resilient Noongar Aboriginal Australians to the tales of courageous migrants, convicts, and wartime heroes.