Welcome to the Bunbury Geographe Region
With its close proximity to Perth, Bunbury and the Geographe Region is an ideal place for a well-earned getaway. Bunbury is the central hub of the region and as Western Australia’s third largest city, it has plenty of options for dining out, shopping, swimming and accommodation.
Bunbury is most well-known for the pods of wild bottlenose dolphins which frequent the shores of Koombana Bay regularly, allowing visitors the opportunity to wade, cruise or swim with them.
Bunbury is located in the South West corner of Western Australia – south of our capital city, Perth.
There are several choices for transport in and around Bunbury and to many surrounding towns. Buses depart regularly from the Visitor Centre, located in the Old Railway Station building on Haley Street in the Bunbury CBD.
Tickets can be booked at the Visitors Centre or online at the South West Coachlines website.
Taxis are also available: 24/7.
Call 131 008 or (08) 9781 2220
The City of Bunbury is part of the You’re Welcome AccessWA initiative which provides information on accessible businesses, community services and facilities throughout Western Australia.
Visit the www.accesswa.com.au website and search for ‘City of Bunbury’ to find more information.
The Bunbury Accessible Playground, located in close proximity to the Bunbury Wildlife Park has carefully selected pieces of play equipment that truly make it one of the region’s first accessible playgrounds.
The Perth International and Domestic Terminals receive flights daily from all Australian capital cities and around the world, with car hire, bus transit and other modes of transportation available to those arriving. For more information about transportation from the International and Domestic Terminals, visit the Perth Airport website: www.perthairport.com.au. There are charter flights available to Bunbury’s airfield, including pick ups from the Perth International and Domestic Terminals.
Travelling south from Perth, driving takes approximately an hour and thirty minutes when travelling on the Kwinana Freeway and Forrest Highway. Bunbury can also be accessed via the South Western Highway, a more scenic route which will take drivers through many small towns including Pinjarra, Waroona and Harvey.
There are buses travelling to Bunbury daily from around the state, including Perth. For more information about buses to and from Bunbury, call into the Bunbury Visitor Centre for booking tickets for all the following transport options or visit the following websites; www.southwestcoachlines.com.au www.herbiesshuttles.com.au and/or www.transwa.com.au
Bunbury is accessible by rail, with the Australind train departing from the Perth Railway station twice daily.
The train takes approximately two hours and thirty minutes, making stops along the way at a number of towns situated along the South Western Highway, including Pinjarra and Harvey. For booking of tickets and current timetables for the Australind train, visit the Bunbury Visitor Centre or log onto TransWA website; www.transwa.wa.gov.au
By Cruise Ship
As the City of Three Waters with significant port facilities, Bunbury is the perfect destination to arrive by cruise ship.
On arrival, you will be offered a plethora of shore excursion options in Bunbury and travelling through the stunning Geographe region
Where to Stay
Bunbury and the Geographe Region have a wide variety of accommodation providers
These include campgrounds, backpackers, budget accommodation, motels, hotels, Band B’s serviced apartments, luxury apartments, caravan parks, private units/houses and farm-stays.
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Where to eat
So much choice
With Bunbury being WA’s third largest city, it’s no wonder it has a wide variety of food and at prices to suit everyone’s budget. Bunbury has a mixture of contemporary restaurants and traditional offerings. Our CBD has so much choice, you just need to find the time to try them all.
Quest Bunbury perfectly located across from Koombana Bay and just a 10 minute walk to the CBD where you will find many cafes and restaurants.
Choice Hotels Australasia are offering participants, family and friends, that are coming to Bunbury for ABG, 15% off the best available rate - just click on the link to secure your great rate!
Koombana Bay, Discovery Parks BIG4 – Bunbury Foreshore is located opposite the ABG main precinct and is only a short stroll to the city centre and an hour to the Margaret River region. With self-contained accommodation available, and a range of sites ideal for most caravans, motorhomes and campers; there is a style to suit every budget. They are also offering 10% to visitors coming for the ABG weekend - enter the code DPBBG18 and the discount will be applied either online or over the phone!