Welcome to Bunbury

The town centre has basically one main street (Victoria), and a few blocks to the west lies the beach. Immediately to the north, the redeveloped port features waterside restaurants.

The city lies at the western end of Leschenault Inlet. The area was named Port Leschenault after the botanist on Nicolas Baudin's ship Le Géographe in 1803, but British Governor James Stirling renamed it Bunbury after a lieutenant in charge of the original military outpost. The first British settlers arrived in 1838.

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$82.99 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

$270.62 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.

$101.03 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!

$497.93 Air, Helicopter & Balloon Tours

Bunbury Dolphins Discovery Tour - Fly From Perth

Departing from Jandakot Airport, take a 45 minute flight along the breathtaking coastline of Western Australia. After taking in the sights from the sky, touchdown in Bunbury, where the Bunbury Dolphins play. Meet the Dolphins for their morning feed, enjoying the tranquil setting of the Dolphin Discovery Centre. You might also take the opportunity to look at the large Southern Sea Horses and Aquariums. Enjoy a complimentary local seafood lunch overlooking dolphin beach and relax before heading back to Perth.Itinerary:08:00 Depart from Jandakot Flight Centre, 4 Baron Way, Jandakot AirportEnjoy a 40 minute flight along the South West Coast to Bunbury09:00 View Aquarium feeding and meet the friendly Dolphins at Koombana Beach12:00 Complimentary lunch overlooking the Indian Ocean13:20 Depart for your return flight to Perth14:00 Arrive at Jandakot Airport, Perth

$151.54 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.

$219.66 Day Trips & Excursions

Margaret River and Geographe Bay Region Day Trip from Perth

Géographe Bay was named in May 1801 by French explorer Nicolas Baudin after his ship. The bay is a wide curve of coastline extending from Cape Naturaliste past the towns of Dunsborough and Busselton, ending near the city of Bunbury. Protected from the rough seas of the Indian Ocean by Cape Naturaliste, which makes it a popular destination for recreational boaters. The bay is extremely shallow, limiting the entrance of large ships. To alleviate the problem the amazing 2-kilometre long Busselton Jetty, the longest in the southern hemisphere, was built. You will have the opportunity to visit the Jetty, a great spot for a walk and also some fantastic photo opportunities. The bay attracts whale watchers, who see it as an alternative to Flinders Bay. The north west part of the bay is the location of a number surf breaks. Travel onto Cape Naturalist Lighthouse followed by a tour of Ngilgi cave (previously known as Yallingup Cave). Edward Dawson discovered it in 1899 when searching for stray horses. Enjoy this day trip filled with food, wine, sightseeing and indulgence all at your pace.