Bunbury has a variety of activities to choose from ensuring you will be spoilt for choice when you sit down for breakfast on the waterfront or cappuccino strip to plan your day.
To put some action in your Bunbury adventure, try abseiling tours on the quarry face of the Wellington Dam or hit one of many waterways for jet skiing, windsurfing, canoeing or swimming.
If you like to combine gentle exercise with your Bunbury sight seeing, try one of three picturesque local golf courses. Kangaroos and birdlife roam the fairways, offering numerous opportunities for photos along the way. Or if golf is not your game, step out on one of Bunbury’s many memorable walks including the historic Shipwreck Trail, Mangrove Cove and Big Swamp Reserve and Boardwalk.
Add some excitement for the young and the young at heart with a scenic aerial tour over pristine coastline and Tuart Forests. Prefer to stay closer to earth, join a dolphin swim tour or enjoy photographing them from a boat cruise. Catch the latest box office hit at the cinema or theatre or run off some of the children’s energy at one of the City’s well designed parks. Even drop a line in at one of Bunbury’s many popular fishing spots.
If you seek a holiday with a calm and gentle pace visit galleries, wineries and cafes or check out the city’s lookouts. Marlston Hill Lookout is the site of the original lighthouse and was used in earlier times as a vantage point for whale watching. The lookout offers 360 degree views over the marina, Darling Scarp, Koombana Bay, city and south to Cape Naturaliste. Boulters Heights Lookout offers views across the city and Leschenault Inlet to Koombana Bay. Maidens Reserve Lookout captures a stunning ocean panorama.
Bunbury’s unique and picturesque location is almost entirely surrounded by beautiful blue. This, of course means that water sports are an incredibly popular pastime. Whether you have a boat or just a well-used handline, ask around for the inside word on the best spots for catching a feed of fresh fish or the local delicacy Blue Manna crab. Five minutes north of Bunbury you will find the Leschenault Estuary, one of the area’s favourite crabbing spots. Hopefuls of all ages, silhouetted by a summer sunset with scoop net in hand, are a familiar site from the adjacent Old Coast Road, as they wade knee deep in the Estuary’s sheltered waters. For fishing there is a good choice of beach, rock or jetty spots.
Apprehended by the Australian Navy in February 2002 while fishing illegally for Patagonian toothfish in Australian waters, the Lena was sunk three nautical miles off Bunbury a year later as a dive wreck. The sunken ship is now home to a fascinating variety of underwater inhabitants and is suitable for snorkelling and diving enthusiasts.