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5 reasons you’ll love a holiday in Bunbury

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Western Australia’s third largest city, Bunbury, has everything you’d ever want for your dream holiday destination. You’ll arrive for only a few days, but you’ll want to stay forever.

Here are five reasons why you should move to Bunbury.

The wildlife

You’ll find some of Bunbury’s friendliest locals in the waters of Koombana Bay. The Dolphin Discovery Centre lets you stand knee-deep in shallow water as some of the bay’s 100 bottlenose dolphins come up to greet you. You can also sign up for a cruise or a guided swimming with wild dolphins experience. This experience is ranked number one on Tripadvisor’s list of things to do in Bunbury.

Beautiful beaches

Bunbury is surrounded by several gorgeous beaches for swimmers, surfers and children. Dalyellup Beach is known for its beautiful, clean water. Just south of this beach is what’s known at The Hutts, where the locals go diving for crayfish. Go snorkeling on a calm day at Hungry Hollow Beach to explore a small reef. Thrill seekers can surf some good waves at Back Beach. 

Pleasant walks

You’ll discover several scenic walking tracks around Bunbury, including the historic Shipwreck Trail and the Mangrove Boardwalk. Just 25km from the city centre is the Crooked Brook Forest and its four walking trails. The picturesque walks teach you about the forest’s history as you keep an eye out for wildlife and colourful flowers. There are walks suitable for children and people with disabilities.

Amazing wineries and breweries

Bunbury is surrounded by plenty of award-winning wineries and breweries. The Mash Brewery, which is situated on the Marlston Waterfront, overlooks the Indian Ocean and is a popular spot for friends to gather over a few beers or ciders. Then there’s the Capel Vale Winery, just a short drive south of Bunbury. Capel Vale is famous for its boutique wines and delicious food.

Adventure playground

Bunbury is an outdoor lover’s paradise. Those seeking an adrenalin rush can take up extreme sports such as sky diving, white water rafting and water skiing. Other adventurers can set off for some bushwalking and camping. There are also plenty of quiet fishing spots nearby for keen anglers.

BRIANNA PIAZZA

Brianna Piazza is an Australian television reporter and part-time travel blogger. Originally from Melbourne, she's currently living in Cairns where she works for WIN News and spends her weekends exploring the outdoors Far North Queensland.

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