Turquoise waters and a bustling urban sprawl are the characteristics of this stunning city. Home to more than 68,000 residents, a variety of industries thrive here including fishing, mining, farming, and timber. The port along with a vast network of railways provides an infrastructure for moving goods and tourists. The 54 square miles of metropolitan space also has suburban communities south of the state capital Perth. Discovered in the 1800s by Frenchman Captain Louis de Freycinet, the original name was Port Leschenault after a famed botanist. It was later changed to Bunbury after Lieutenant Henry William St. Pierre Bunbury.
Points of Interest
Whale watching is a top draw for tourists and citizens alike. King Cottage is a historical landmark built in 1880 and sold to the City of Bunbury in 1966. The original furnishings remain intact dating back to the late 1800s and early 1900s. The Indian Ocean, Collie River, and Koombana and Georgraphe Bay offer pristine boating, scuba diving, and fishing.
Bunbury Tower is the focal point with techno lighting that adorns the downtown area. Mariston Hill District has the original lighthouse and lookout tower. Dolphin Discovery Center has wild dolphins swimming near the shoreline offering visitors a chance to swim with them. For birdwatcher enthusiasts, the Big Swamp Reserve has a 200 meter pier built to showcase the white mangrove and other indigenous flora and fauna.
Land Based Casinos
Crown Perth is a swanky casino within 200 miles of Bunbury. It has over 1,500 slots and table games including Roulette, Blackjack, Baccarat, Keno, and more. One of the hottest area nightclubs is located inside the entertainment section along with a 2,300 seat theater. Shopping, a spa, several pools, and three dozen bars and restaurants add more amenities. Exquisite hotel accommodations can be found with more than 600 rooms. Each room has picturesque views of the city landscape and Swan River.