What to do and see in Bunbury, Australia: The Best Places and Tips

October 11, 2017 Cedrick Jardin

Discover the best top things to do in Bunbury, Australia including Bunbury Farmers Market, Koombana Bay, Back Beach, Marlston Hill Lookout Tower, Bunbury Wildlife Park, Bunbury Visitor Centre, Bunbury Lighthouse Lookout, Bunbury Regional Art Gallery, Leschenault Inlet, Hungry Hollow Beach.
Restaurants in Bunbury

1. Bunbury Farmers Market

2 Vittoria Rd, Bunbury, Western Australia 6230, Australia +61 8 9724 2999
Excellent
78%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 467 reviews

Bunbury Farmers Market

Reviewed By Albert D

From the name "Farmers Market" already told you that everything from here are fresh and this is the perfect one stop to get all the local produce. Price are also reasonable. If you are not local (Australian) this will.be another place where by you can open your eye and see a totally different market compare to your place. In short, worth to drop for shopping or experience it.

2. Koombana Bay

Koombana Dr, Bunbury, Western Australia 6230, Australia
Excellent
50%
Good
42%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 200 reviews

Koombana Bay

Reviewed By 5directions - Sydney, Australia

Nice place for a swim! Great place kids to see some dolphins and see animals. The bay is a nature reserve so be careful where you swim.

3. Back Beach

Geographe Bay, Bunbury, Western Australia 6230, Australia
Excellent
54%
Good
39%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 138 reviews

Back Beach

Reviewed By JElliot32 - New South Wales, Australia

After all the good reports about Back Beach I had read in TA, I was disappointed when I finally got to see it. In fact, I thought it was a fairly ordinary beach - no surf to speak of and a narrow stretch of sand, much of it covered in seaweed. Didn't spot any dolphins, either, which seemed to be not uncommon thrill for other reviewers. Maybe I just visited on a bad day. Admittedly, it is long - plenty of room to stretch the legs and get away from the crowds (not that that was really an issue when I visited). I expect the sunsets here can be spectacular when the atmospheric conditions are right but unfortunately even that was a bit of a dud during my visit. I expect to be back in Bunbury in 2018 - I look forward to Back Beach putting a better show when I return.

4. Marlston Hill Lookout Tower

Apex Drive, Marlston Hill, Bunbury, Western Australia 6230, Australia
Excellent
43%
Good
47%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 154 reviews

Marlston Hill Lookout Tower

Reviewed By NetMaestro - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Located right in the middle of the towm, it is easily accessible. Not suitable for mobility challenged persons as it involves a rather steep climb up a flight of circular stairs. But once you reach the top, you get a 360deg panoramic, unobstructed view of the area. Definitely worth a visit.

5. Bunbury Wildlife Park

Prince Phillip Drive, Bunbury, Western Australia 6230, Australia +61 8 9721 8380
Excellent
42%
Good
46%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 249 reviews

Bunbury Wildlife Park

See over 60 varieties of native animals in an open parkland setting. Feed the birds in the walk through aviaries, pat the kangaroos and stroll through the native Gardens. Light lunches and refreshments are available in our cafe or bring a picnic to enjoy. Outdoor family fun!

Reviewed By John B - Bunbury, Australia

This is a must see. Incredible what the volunteers have achieved. A great picnic spot with top kids play park.Thank you so much for your lovely response. Our volunteers are truly wonderful and work so hard to make the Wildlife Park and Wildside Cafe the enjoyable places they are. We love our volunteers!

6. Bunbury Visitor Centre

Carmody Place | Old Railway Station, Bunbury, Western Australia 6230, Australia +61 8 9792 7205
Excellent
50%
Good
41%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 84 reviews

Bunbury Visitor Centre

The Bunbury Visitor Centre is situated in the Old Railway Station, Haley Street, Bunbury and is open 7 days a week. 9am to 5pm Mondays to Fridays. 9.30am to 4.30pm on Saturdays and 10am to 2pm on Sundays and Public Holidays. The Visitor Centre is closed Good Friday and Christmas Day. The friendly staff can help you with information on tourist attractions in Bunbury Geographe Region and the South West or if you require accommodation and or tour bookings, the Visitor Centre offer a free booking service. Visit the Working Life Heritage Trail hub while inside the Visitor Centre, this free attraction gives you an insight into days gone by, but also some are still operating today. Experience the free guided walk tours operating on Wednesday (1 hour walk) and Friday mornings(2 hours walk). Both walks are weather dependent, or just enjoy playing a game of chess with the giant chess pieces while admiring the views of the Leschenault Inlet.

Reviewed By Anita T - Forster, Australia

We found it difficult to find somewhere to park without having to pay parking fees. Surely the council should encourage tourists to come and visit.
Beside this hassle, the lady at the Information centre was friendly and very helpful. She highlighted all the must see places in Bunbury. She gave us the map which made our stay so much easier.

7. Bunbury Lighthouse Lookout

Ocean Drive, Back Beach, Bunbury, Western Australia 6230, Australia
Excellent
30%
Good
57%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 62 reviews

Bunbury Lighthouse Lookout

Reviewed By JElliot32 - New South Wales, Australia

While it is not exactly a 'must-see', the lighthouse certainly catches the eye and is quite easy to spot from various parts of Bunbury, including a good view from Marlston Hill Lookout. If you take a walk from Back Beach to Marlston Hill you'll go straight past it. The lighthouse and its grounds are not accessible to the public but what makes it special is its eye-catching checkerboard paint job.

64 Wittenoom St, Bunbury, Western Australia 6230, Australia +61 8 9792 7323
Excellent
47%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 44 reviews

Bunbury Regional Art Gallery

Bunbury Regional Art Gallery is the premier exhibition space in the South West of WA. With 6 different gallery spaces and Exhibitions changing every 8-8 weeks, there is always something new to see. BRAG's diverse programming includes nationally touring contemporary art Exhibitions as well as works by local South West artists. It is also home to the City of Bunbury Art Collection, which is on a rotating schedule within the galleries, offering new delights with every visit. BRAG is housed in a historic former convent which was home to the Sisters of Mercy for many years. It is one of the oldest buildings in Bunbury, and you can't miss it vibrant pink facade on Wittenoom Street

Reviewed By Dan L - Bunbury, Australia

It’s been just over a year since we visited the Galleries, various displays of paintings and other artworks. Well displayed with the various artists including Bateen Thompson, Sam Beard, Korrine Bennell, Rhonda Moore. In the upper gallery, life size figures on pedestals; elsewhere, art from recycled materials. Nice display from the collection of Lloyd and Elizabeth Horn. I generally like art, but I need to understand what it is that I am viewing so that I can have a better understanding and appreciation of each exhibit.

9. Leschenault Inlet

Koombana Dr, Bunbury, Western Australia 6230, Australia
Excellent
36%
Good
54%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
0%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 46 reviews

Leschenault Inlet

Reviewed By Fishernan50 - Bunbury, Australia

Leschenault Inlet is very big and covers a large area, so many different aspects. From Belvedere on the western side, to Australind with its great boat ramp and picnic areas (and shopping centre over the road), to several areas along the road to Eaton to crab or fish, then along estuary drive, another great place to crab, and evenings there are usually food vans there most nights.

10. Hungry Hollow Beach

Ocean Dr, Bunbury, Western Australia 6230, Australia
Excellent
43%
Good
49%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 23 reviews

Hungry Hollow Beach

Reviewed By isabellelizabeth - Bunbury, Australia

Just south from the main back beach area, this beach is just as beautiful. It is further away from the CBD though - maybe a 4km walk if you're not driving. There are toilets and picnic tables on the road side but no cafes or anything. Nice to get away and have a quieter beach though if that's what you're after.

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