Welcome to Bunbury


Inhabited by the Wardani, before the Dutch, French and then Brits sailed in (the Brits later returning to claim ownership in 1838), the bay was named after Nicolas Baudin's ship Le Géographe in 1803; British Governor James Stirling renamed the township after a lieutenant in charge of the original military outpost.

Today Bunbury features a mishmash of architectural styles: heritage buildings around Victoria Street, deco and some late-twentieth-century monsters, plus spanking new waterfront developments along the estuary and ocean-facing beach.


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$104.89 Cultural & Theme Tours

Perth to the Busselton Jetty with Train Ride, Underwater Tour

The Tour is running on Thursdays and departs from the Tourist Coach Stand near the Perth Train Station at 8am and returning by 6pm. On the way to The Heritage-Listed Busselton Jetty you will visit Western Australia's Most Awarded Bakery, The Miami Bakehouse. While there you can buy yourself some Sweet or Savoury Morning Tea before gettting back on the bus and heading to Bunbury.Once at Bunbury we will visit The Candy Store, Taffys. This little store make over 70 different types of Chocolate, Fudge and Candy all on site. You can see it being made and taste some of the different varieties. We will then drive to Busselton.Once at the Busselton Jetty, you will ride the Jetty Train the 1.7kms out to the Underwater Observatory where you will be able to experience one of Australia's best artificial reefs.Included in the Tour* Lunch (Sandwiches)* Return Train Ride* Underwater Observatory Tour

$271.26 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Margaret River one day winery explorer tour

7am – 6pm aprox – Our small group day starts with a 7am pick up in your luxury 4wd and we head south past Mandurah and Peel, though Bunbury stopping briefly up at the Famous lighthouse. We head down through Capel and into Busselton to catch the 10am train out onto the 1.7km Busselton train Jetty and return included.We depart Busselton around 9.45m through Dunsborough, Cape Naturaliste, Yallingup onto our first wine tasting about 10.30 at a number of wineries off caves road such as Flying Fish Cove, Cullens, Driftwood, Moss Brothers, clairalt, Howling Wolf or others depending on your tastes. and interestsWe will do tastings at 3 wineries before lunch at around 1pm at one of the wineries or in the town of Margaret River. Lunch is an addition paid directly to the establishment.After Lunch aprox 1.30 - 3 to 3.30 we will visit Olio Bello Olive oil farm, surfing mecca Margaret river mouth and Town of Margaret river for a quick feel of the town. Time permitting we may visit another tasting on the way back to Perth and chocolate factory.We are short on time but it will give you a good feel and appreciation of the size and offering of the Region.We do suggest enquiring about a 2 day Margaret river winery tour with a stay over at Bunker Bay to give you the opportunity to see much, much more of the region.

$213.39 Cultural & Theme Tours

Bunbury City Art Tour

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: LAVA Art Glass Gallery & Studio, Bunbury, Western AustraliaMeet at LAVA Art Glass Gallery & Studio in Bunbury on the beautiful Marlston Waterfront where you will be welcomed by your artist host and guide where you will receive your Welcome Pack and itinerary. Relax and enjoy the vibe as you are chauffeur driven to a selection of curated local artists matching your art interests in the City of Bunbury area. The tour include a morning refreshment break at a local café where you can enjoy local delicacies.The Tour resuming as you experience the city's street art and vibrant murals including a visit to the iconic Bunbury Regional Art Gallery (BRAG) viewing current exhibitions and some of the cities spectacular art collection. Included in your tour is a gourmet lunch at a beautiful coastal restaurant, returning to LAVA Art Glass on the Marlston waterfront for a glass of local wine and canapes to close the tour.Duration: 6 hours

$101.27 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Bunbury to Margaret River Winery and Craft Brewery Tour

Departing daily from all hotels and accommodation in the Bunbury area at  9am. Our efficient 24 hour tour office will confirm your details immediately upon booking. The tour is a 7 hour day trip to the heart of the iconic Margaret River Region. From tour commencement a interesting and fun commentary is provided all day by your fully qualified coach tour guide. No request is too much.  Seven estates are visited with a fresh itinerary daily. There are 105 vineyards and 9 breweries plus 11 foodie cellars in this region. During your wine, beer, distillery private tastings, your guide will coordinate private bookings and tastings of premium beverages and food. Lunch is served at approximately 1pm and includes a quality variety of Margaret River produce. Following your Margaret River meals enjoy tastings of distilled spirits, chocolates, cheeses, aged wines and craft beers. Regional information, music, a sense of humour and your comfort are priorities on this great day out from Bunbury. The making and tasting of beer at a small boutique brewery is a great group activity at the end of each day trip. Your merchandise is safely stored by your tour guide who will return guests, after a brilliant memorable day in this premium wine region. Don't forget the camera!

$499.12 Air, Helicopter & Balloon Tours

Bunbury Dolphins Discovery Tour - Fly From Perth

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Kookaburra Air, Jandakot, Cockburn, Greater Perth, Western Australia7:45AM Meet at Kookaburra Air for your tour.8:00AM Depart and enjoy a 40 minute flight along the South West Coast to Bunbury(all times are WAST)Duration: 15 minutesStop At: Dolphin Discovery Centre09:00 View Aquarium feeding and meet the friendly Dolphins at Koombana BeachDuration: 3 hoursStop At: Aristos Waterfront12:00 Complimentary lunch overlooking the Indian OceanDuration: 1 hourPass By: Kookaburra Air Perth14:00 Arrive back at Kookaburra Air

$151.91 Cultural & Theme Tours

Full-Day Busselton Jetty, Train Ride & Dophin Discovery

• After your city accommodation pick up we travel south passing by the southern suburbia sprawl & Mandurah township to reach Bunbury, one of Australia’s fastest growing townships. • Drive through Bunbury township & visit the Dolphin Discovery Centre, at own pace learn about Dolphins, their wild and playful antics, the creatures living habits, their food habits, view a dolphin skeleton and other highlights about them. • After the exhilarating dolphin knowledge tour at own pace, we travel south again to reach Busselton, one of Australia’s cleanest town at one time & Perth’s holiday destination • Busselton was a very popular farming & forest town in years past & was a major export port for West Australian products. The wooden jetty extending 1.8 kilometres across stunning Geography Bay, the heritage listed Busselton Jetty is the longest timber-piled jetty in the Southern Hemisphere. Enjoy a train ride on the wooden jetty taking you far into the ocean. • Once the train returns descend 8 metres below to the ocean floor via a spiral staircase to discover an awe-inspiring forest of vividly coloured tropical and sub-tropical corals, sponges, fish and invertebrates that thrive in the area. • This unique building allows visitors to experience one of Australia’s greatest artificial reefs, at Busselton Underwater Observatory ( optional entry at own cost ). • After an enjoyable time enjoying the aquatic sights in Bunbury & Busselton, drive past the picturesque Yalgorup National Park where 10 coastal lakes lie and marvel at the estuary township of Mandurah and Rockingham while travelling back on the Farmer & Kwinana freeway before concluding the tour back to the city of Perth. Fresh light lunch is included.