160923 getty bunbury

Bunbury is Australia’s top spot for bottlenose dolphins, incredible views and hearty seafood platters. A two-hour drive south of Perth, here’s why Bunbury’s worth the day trip.

Dolphin Discovery Centre

Arrive bright and early to get up close and personal with the local bottlenose dolphins around Koombana Bay. Jump aboard the Dolphin Eco Cruise, which gets you up close and personal to the beautiful sea life (without getting completely soaked). 

For a more immersive experience, try the Swim Encounter. You’ll be shown the ropes by an experienced guide and trained volunteers, which makes for a truly interactive and one-of-a-kind experience.

90-minute tours run between 7.30am and 11.30am – more info here.

LOT 830 Koombana Dr, Bunbury WA 6230

Bunbury Farmers Market

Once you’ve dried up from dolphin diving, it’s time to take a trip to the Bunbury Farmers Market. Here you’ll find fresh produce from over 150 local growers, as well as cooked and prepared food such as sushi, salad, rolls and even Danish pastries. 

2 Vittoria Road, Glen Iris WA 6230

Bunbury Wildlife Park

After shopping up a storm, it’s time to head to the Bunbury Wildlife Park.

You’ll be able to get up close and personal with the animals including cockatoos, emus and kangaroos. You can even feed and pet some of them.

Prince Philip Dr, South Bunbury WA 6230

Corners on King

Corners on King has an extensive and delicious menu including all day breakfast options, so this is the perfect place for a late lunch to finish off your day in Bunbury.

We recommend you try the Americana (bacon, waffle, pancakes, sausage, scrambled eggs, maple syrup) for a truly satisfying experience before diving into their crazy shakes menu. Our favourite would have to be the crispy bacon and donut shake complete with chocolate chips, cream, donut and caramel sauce.  

2 Austral Parade, Bunbury WA 6230