So much choice

Bunbury is very spoiled in terms of options for food and wine. From our cafe strip, to our coffee shops, bars and award winning restaurants, there are plenty of dining options to chose from.

Food for thought

Breathe deep as you wander down the café strip and smell the aroma of freshly ground coffee.

Enjoy a delicious meal in one of Bunbury’s many award winning restaurants. Modern Australian, French, Italian, Spanish, Indian, Thai, Japanese, Chinese – whatever your palate, Bunbury has a restaurant to suit your taste, from fine dining to the budget conscious.

For those with a sweet tooth, stop in for some refreshingly original and classic gelato and sorbet flavours at The Creamery, or head down to the Marlston Waterfront to savour some delicious old fashioned sweets at Taffys.

The Marlston Waterfront also offers diners a selection of delicious modern cuisine, tapas, great coffee and boutique beers all with a view out over Koombana Bay, or take in the setting sun over the ocean while enjoying a meal at Bunbury’s Back Beach.

Just a short drive from the centre of Town, the Ferguson Valley contains 10 wineries and a brewery, as well as a number of restaurants serving amazing food with views to match.

Why not stay a while longer with numerous accommodation options available in the area.

Wine Region

Tucked less than one and a half hours drive down the Forrest Highway south of Perth, the Geographe Wine Region of Western Australia is making a name for itself as a premium wine region with a difference.

The Geographe region was formally established as a wine region in 1999. It takes in the shires of Harvey, Collie, Dardanup, Donnybrook-Balingup, Bunbury, Capel and northern Busselton.

The region has become noted for wines produced with full fruit flavours rivalling some of their more established neighbours. The interesting fact of the region is that there are only five large wineries within the region, the majority of wineries are small and family owned – typical of the European wine regions. Soil types vary immensely and this along with the Mediterranean climate provide for a very diverse range of wine offerings.

Wine Facts

  • There are now some 40 wineries producing under their own labels and many offer cellar door and food facilities. Approximately 1200 hectares of the region are under vine which equates to 10% of the state’s vineyards.
  • The region gets its name from the French explorer ship Le Geographe which was captained by the explorer, cartographer, surveyor and naturalist Nicolas Baudin in the early 1800’s.
  • The average age of the vines in the Geographe region is around 15+ years.

Wine Regional Hero

In recent years, the regional hero Shiraz has been named the Wine Industry Association of W.A.’s best wine, beating our more rivalled and revered neighbours. The other regional heroes, Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon, have also rated in the top 12 white wines for WA. The region is now moving some of its attention to other lesser known varieties from Europe.

The Geographe wine region is also fortunate to sit amongst the water playgrounds of W.A.’s beautiful South West. For information on places to stay, eat and enjoy, visit one of the friendly Visitor Centres at Bunbury, Harvey, Dardanup or Donnybrook.

Visit www.geographewine.com.au for more information about the Geographe Wine Region.