Bunbury has grown up a lot in the last few decades. A thriving community of artists, ocean lovers, families and entrepreneurs have transformed the city from a mid-19th century port town to the lively heart of the South West.
There are now around 75,000 “Bunburians” enjoying the laid-back coastal lifestyle and exciting cultural calendar, with thousands more moving to Bunbury each year.
Get inspired for your next visit with our hand-picked list of the top things to do in Bunbury.
- Get up close and personal with the cheekiest Bunbury locals at the Dolphin Discovery Centre. The recently upgraded centre boasts a 360° Dolphinarium, huge aquariums, and tours that let you swim with bottlenose dolphins.
- While you’re in the area, take a dip in Koombana Bay, go south to Hungry Hollow Beach or head to Back Beach on the other side of town. Living in Bunbury has a few distinct pleasures, not least the seemingly endless stretches of sandy beaches.
- Stretch your legs with a stroll around Leschenault Inlet along the Mangrove Boardwalk and immerse yourself in WA’s southernmost community of white mangroves.
- Get out on the water with a full-day Oceanwest Charters sailing adventure or join Koombana Bay Sailing Club for their weekly twilight sail on Wednesday nights (October to April).
Immerse in Art
- Discover the five-and-a-half metre Wardandi Boodja sculpture that keeps watch over the Koombana Bay foreshore, reminding visitors and locals that living in Bunbury means residing on Wardandi saltwater country.
- Take a self-guided urban art walking tour thanks to ReDiscover Bunbury and Six Two Three Zero. Download or pick up a free map to explore Bunbury’s thriving street art scene.
- Take in local and regional art at the Bunbury Regional Art Gallery. Entry is free with a voluntary donation, with a constant rotation of world-class exhibitions showcasing the region’s talent.
- Catch world-class entertainment live at BREC when you make the move to Bunbury. From opera, to film festivals and live music, there is always something to keep you entertained.
Culture and Cafés
- Moving to Bunbury means year-round fresh produce from WA’s favourite fruit and veg shop, the Bunbury Famer’s Market. This huge indoor market and café is known across the state for delicious local produce at great prices.
- Meander down Bunbury’s main strip, Victoria Street, and find a cluster of cafés, restaurants, small bars and independent shops.
- Uncover the history of Bunbury and the South West at the interactive Bunbury Museum Heritage Centre. This innovative project tells the stories of the shipwrecks, settlers, and South West industry that made Bunbury the city it is today.
- A favourite among kids and families, the Bunbury Wildlife Park lets you pat friendly kangaroos or chatter with exotic birds. See over 60 varieties of animals in the open range parkland open all year round.
Has this list convinced you moving to Bunbury is a great idea? Get in touch with Crescent Conveyancers to find out how we can help you get settled into your dream lifestyle in this bustling coastal city.