Cruise to the City of Three Waters in Australia’s South West
Arrive at Bunbury’s Outer Harbour and quickly become acquainted with Western Australia’s second largest city and the stunning surrounding Geographe region beyond it.
Not only is it the entertainment, cultural and retail centre of the region, it offers a variety of natural attractions and experiences within the city. Swim with dolphins, wander through the world’s most southern growing white mangroves, see Western Australia’s largest street and public art trail, view national art exhibitions and add to your wardrobe – all in the same day!
On the waterfront
Just a few minutes from the Bunbury’s city centre, the Outer Harbour offers ocean on one side and Koombana Bay and the Leschenault Inlet on the other. The rejuvenated water-front area will account for many hours of sightseeing thanks to a handful of cafes and restaurants, maritime interpretive walks and the yacht club marina.
Bunbury and beyond
Half and full day shore excursions will allow you to explore the city by foot, bus, tram or boat. Take in a vibrant festival from the rich calendar of cultural and sporting events. Within a 20-40 minute drive, Bunbury is ideally located to access the Geographe and Margaret River Wine Regions, three national parks including the world’s only Tuart forest and quaint villages teaming with regional produce.
Transport can be arranged from the cruise ship dock to both the city centre and to Perth Airport, and a meet and greet service can be arranged.
Fresh experiences on the horizon
In 2019, the multi-million dollar redevelopment of the popular Dolphin Discover Centre is expected to be complete, offering a new and exciting world-class experience for visitors. Due to good planning, the centre will remain open to visitors throughout its redevelopment. The significantly upgraded and expanded centre will offer state-of-the-art interpretative displays and an immersive experience, as well as a new café and lookout facilities. While the centre will have been significantly transformed, the popular dolphin swim tours and eco tours will remain.
The new Dolphin Discovery Centre together with the revitalised Koombana Bay foreshore will form a new tourism precinct along Koombana Bay that connects to the central business district. Once complete, visitors will easily be able to walk from the town centre across a new landmark pedestrian bridge and a landscaped foreshore featuring an amphitheatre, children’s playground and pop-up vendors – or take the shuttle bus.