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Attractions in Bunbury


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BREC Bunbury

Welcome to BREC! Western Australia's leading performing arts and conference venue based in the heart of the City of Bunbury on the beautiful South West Coast.

  • Type:Entertainment Venues
  • Activity:Theatres

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Description

BREC, Western Australia’s leading performing arts and conferencing venue plays host to a variety of events from world-class theatre, dance and music gigs to conferences, exhibitions, meetings and award ceremonies.

Situated in a stunning waterfront location, BREC is located in the heart of Bunbury - the gateway to Australia’s South West coast. Just 2 hours from Perth the venue has excellent transport links by road and rail with on-site parking and easy access to nearby hotels, bustling cafes, bars and restaurants.

Boasting state-of-the-art performance spaces and purpose built convention facilities, BREC can cater up-to 800 delegates and see’s over 60,0000 ticketed patrons through its doors each year.

Bunbury Flying School

Private and commercial pilot training in the south-west.

  • Activity:Flying / Scenic Flights
  • Suited For:Adults (18+)

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Description

We specialise in private & commercial pilot training in the scenic south-west. Courses are offered to suit your lifestyle. Contact us today!

Bunbury Wildlife Park

What makes our Wildlife Park different is the personal interaction you get with the animals which means you are sure to find a new furry or feathered friend!

  • Activity:Wildlife Park/Centre
  • Suited For:Families
  • Open days/Times:Open 10am - 5pm Daily

Details

  • Open Days:Sunday,Public Holidays,School holidays,Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday

Description

Chat with the cockatoos
Always ready to perform our large cockatoos are incredibly entertaining - They laugh, dance, chat and even blow raspberries!

The vocabulary these birds have is astounding and it is worth taking the time to interact with them.

We display:

Little Corella
Long-billed Corella
Major Mitchell Cockatoos
Pink and Grey Galah
Sulphur Crested Cockatoos
Red Tail Black Cockatoos
As a general rule around the Park, if a bird can talk, it is likely to bite, so keep fingers out of enclosures. The signs don’t lie!

Pat the kangaroos
Get up close to an Aussie icon when you meet our friendly mob of kangaroos. They live in a huge paddock with lots of native trees and welcome visitors, especially those with a bag of animal feed!

They love human company and this is a great spot to take a seat and observe these unique creatures as they bounce around.

On display in this enclosure are:

Red Kangaroo
Western Grey Kangaroo


Picnic in the park
The tranquil setting of the Bunbury Wildlife Park makes it the ideal location for a family picnic. With shady trees and picnic tables it would be a shame not to take advantage of the free BBQ.

For a picnic experience without any effort why not purchase lunch from our café to enjoy in the company of friendly wild ducks.

Coastal Water Dive

Coastal Water Dive brings together everything you need to make your dive experience something to remember – all for the right reasons. Visit one of WA’s largest dive shops.

  • Suited For:Families,Seniors
  • Activity:Diving
  • Type:Tours

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Description

Coastal Water Dive brings together everything you need to make your dive experience something to remember – all for the right reasons.

Our Store
Our retail store boasts over 135m2 of quality equipment to ensure you are all kitted-out for your dive adventure – be it scuba diving, freediving, spearfishing, underwater photography or simply snorkelling off our pristine shores.

Purchasing dive equipment can be challenging unless you know exactly what you’re looking for. Our highly trained team has over 20-years collective experience and can tailor a package to suit individuals from first-time divers right through to seasoned professionals.

ZERO deposit and ZERO interest payment plans are available*, so you get the gear and course NOW and spread your payments over 12-months.

We stock only the best brands and have an in-store service division, airfill and nitrox fills, hire gear is also available, however we recommend you book ahead for weekend hire.  

Our Dive Courses
We offer quality PADI courses for beginners right through to fully experienced divers, from Open Water Diving to Advance, Rescue & Dive Master Courses. All courses are designed to give you the skills, qualifications and confidence to dive anywhere in the world.  

Our Dive Holidays
Coastal Water Dive is an accredited booking agent for overseas dive travel group, Dive Adventures.
Escorted dive holidays allow you to discover some of the world’s most remarkable dive destinations, all with the comfort and safety of your own dive instructor.  

Escorted trips to the beautiful Beqa Island in Fiji and Kavieng in Papua New Guinea have been scheduled for 2010 – with spaces filling quickly.

Our Crew
Our team of highly trained and experienced dive instructors and dive masters also work on the shop floor, which means they know exactly what equipment you need to set you on your dive adventure. Furthermore, they have extensive knowledge of local dive spots in the south-west, whether it is wreck, reef or beach diving. If you can dive it, they’ll know it!

Our Coastline
The south-west region of WA is surrounded by one of the most exciting and picturesque coastlines in Australia.  With more than 30 kilometres of white sandy shores, crayfish only a few metres off-shore, 4WD locations that take you to the doorstop of your dive site, child friendly beaches and beautiful weather throughout summer, makes the shores off Bunbury a scuba diver’s heaven.  Your family is sure to enjoy a play on the beach while you take a shore dive at The Hutts or Dalyellup Beach.

Whilst crayfishing is the number one reason most locals dive, there is also plenty of photographic opportunities with Nudibranchs, schools of Baitfish, Cuttlefish, Leatherjackets, Moonlighters, Globefish schools of Pelagics and the occasional baby Hammerhead!

Local tour operators dive The Lena Wreck off the coast of Bunbury every Saturday and bookings can be made through Coastal Water Dive.  The Lena is a 55-metre ex-Patagonian Toothfish vessel that was captured fishing illegally in Australian waters.  In 2004 a group of dedicated volunteers striped the vessel in preparation for sinking as a dive wreck.  After many months of hot, heavy and tedious work it was finally accomplished and she was scuttled in December 2004.  Since then The Lena has become home to a plethora of Batfish, Blennies, Stingrays, Octopus, Nudibranchs, Leatherjackets, Baitfish, Globefish, Samson fish, Skippy and in the darkness is a grumpy Cuttlefish or two. Sitting in only 18-metres of water The Lena is considered by many as an easy dive, but full of excitement and plenty to see.

A message from the Owners
As a family owned and operated business for over 10-years, we are genuinely committed to the dive industry in the south-west, and place huge significance on providing our divers with the best possible experience both in the shop and in the water, whilst maintaining high safety standards.   

So, before you hit the sensational crystal blue waters off our south-west coast, be sure to visit the friendly team at Coastal Water Dive and check out one of the largest dive shops in the south-west.

Toz and Tiff

* Conditions apply. Ezy-Pay is a retail payment option provided by Certegy Ezi-Pay Advantage.
 

Dolphin Discovery Centre

There's no better way to learn about these friendly creatures than to go right to the source. Stand at the shore or wade into the designated interaction zone to meet the bottlenosed dolphins face to face, then rationalise your experience in the Discovery Room and theatrette. Swim Tours and Dolphin Watch Cruises also available.

  • Suited For:Families
  • Open days/Times:Open 8am - 4pm Daily
  • Activity:Dolphins,Discovery Centre
  • Type:Tours

Details

  • Open Days:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Public Holidays,School holidays

Description

The Discovery Room and Theatre feature a range of interpretive displays and sensations for people of all ages and include our discovery pool and the world’s only ‘Digital Dolphinarium’. The beach interaction zone at the Centre is where the wild Koombana Bay dolphins visit to interact with humans. This very enjoyable experience cannot be guaranteed as the wild dolphins come and go as they please however seeing these magnificent creatures so close is truly wonderful. Dolphin visits to the interaction zone usually take place in the mornings between 8.00am and 12.00 midday but can happen at any time. Eco cruises run from the beach and  ‘A Swim-On-The-Wild-Side’ experience is not to be missed. Imagine freely swimming in the Bay, guided by our Marine Biologist, when a wild dolphin swims by to look at you. Interpretation is the key on these tours and we are committed to providing all participants with information to help your understanding of the dolphins. These fantastic tours operate October to April and bookings are essential as they are limited to 18 swimmers.

Encounters - Curated Art Tours

Offers the freedom to curate your art and cultural experience with sophistication and comfort.

  • Activity:Art & Craft
  • Type:Tours

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  • Tour Locations:Bunbury

Description

Tours are chauffeured with an artist as your host and include gourmet dining experiences. Meet practicing artists in their Studios. View work never exhibited.

Grand Cinemas Bunbury

Grand Cinemas Bunbury offers great family entertainment for all ages. Competitive prices and discounts combined with enthusiastic and committed staff will make your visit enjoyable.

  • Activity:Cinemas
  • Type:Entertainment Venues
  • Open days/Times:Every day
  • Wheelchair Access:Hearing Impaired Assistance, Disabled Parking located at entrances, wheelchair access to all cinemas. Disabled toilet access
  • Suited For:Families,Kids (4 - 12),Teens (13 - 17),Adults (18+),Seniors

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Description

Dolby Atmos soundtrack brings alive the onscreen story as never before possible. The movie's sounds flow all around you with it's 51 speakers to completely immerse you in the action, heightening the impact of the story and creating a powerfully moving cinema experience. Each leather seat is wider and has more legroom than a standard session giving a more luxurious feel when watching the latest blockbusters up on the big screen

- 6 screens

- Ticket parking available

-  Hearing Impaired Assistance, Disabled Parking located at entrances, Disabled toilet access
  

Ngalang Wongi Aboriginal Cultural Tours

Troy’s tour takes visitors on a journey that reveals a very different side of Bunbury.

  • Open days/Times:Daily
  • Tour Duration:2 hours
  • Tour Price:$25 - $58
  • Type:Tours
  • Activity:Aboriginal Bushfoods,Aboriginal Owned & Operated
  • Suited For:Families,Kids (4 - 12),Adults (18+),Seniors

Details

  • Tour Locations:Bunbury

Description

Troy is a natural storyteller and his passion for the region is woven into Dreaming stories and whimsical yarns about the traditional way of life he experienced growing up in this captivating location.

DREAMING TOWN TOUR: The Ngalang Wongi Dreaming Town Tour gives you an insight into Bunbury’s past from a very unique and entertaining perspective. Troy combines historical fact, stories of early settlers and dreaming stories specific to the region to deliver a fascinating insight into the history of the town.

-Dreaming Town Tour – 2 hours
-Departure: Bunbury Visitor Centre
-Time: 8am (Nov - Mar); 9am (Apr - Oct) – 7 days
4pm (Nov - Mar) – Twilight Tour – 7 days

ESTUARY WALKING TOUR: The Ngalang Wongi Estuary Walkabout Tour takes you on a fun and informative walking journey along the mangroves surrounding the inlet and back along the beach at Koombana Bay. Along the way Troy shares ancient stories about the spirit serpent that inhabits these waterways and relives memories of growing up in the region. Learn how to make weaving twine from river bulrushes, bush mercurochrome from tree sap and how to locate
traditional bush foods.

The tour culminates at the front of the Dolphin Discovery Centre where the bay has a resident population of around 100 bottlenose dolphins. The region is home to seabirds, goannas and numerous marine animals. If you know where to look, there are signs of life all around.

-Estuary Walkabout Tour – 2 hours
-Departure: Bunbury Dolphin Discover Centre
-Time: 10.30am – Daily subject to minimum numbers

 

Royal Gala Tours

Royal Gala Tours welcomes passengers to join us on our exciting range of day tours departing from Bunbury.

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Description

Royal Gala Tours was founded by the Gubler family, who have lived in the Mullalyup area (in the northern reaches of Blackwood River Valley), for three generations. The Gubler family has an extensive history with the Blackwood River Valley region, and have been involved in many of the industries of the area over the last 95 years.

In the early 1900’s the Mullalyup region was predominately dedicated to the commencing of the fruit industry in Western Australia – and to this day the rolling hills of Mullalyup and its surrounds continue to be carpeted with an amazing display of pink and white blossoms in the springtime.

Every season in this sometimes forgotten valley of South West, has its own unique signature – the crisp frost tipped misty mornings, the magic and brilliance of the autumn displays, the heralding of new growth in springtime with its cheerful floral bush land exhibits. Even the dry Australian summer lends itself to poetic description, and the lush green rolling hills are transformed into a majestic land of rainbow gold.

Join Royal Gala Tours, and let the Gublers’ introduce you to the hidden delights of the South West. There is more to this region than the towering Karri forests, mystical limestone caves, and Mediterranean vineyards. Colour your South West experience with truly local knowledge, and really experience the magic of the places you visit along the way. Book your Bunbury Day tour Now! Pickups at Bunbury Visitor Centre.

Swim on the Wild Side Dolphin Tour

Exciting and Wild!! The Swim on the Wild Side Tour is an adventure not to be missed, giving you the chance to get up close with wild dolphins.

  • Open days/Times:November to April 28 2018 - 8am to 4pm
  • Tour Price:From $5
  • Activity:Dolphins,Discovery Centre
  • Suited For:Families
  • Type:Tours

Details

  • Tour Locations:Dolphin Discovery Centre LOT 830 Koombana Drive, Bunbury WA 6230

Description

Join us for an intimate swim with wild dolphins in their natural environment. This tour is our most popular and exhilarating experience. Visitors are given the opportunity to swim with the wild Bottlenose Dolphins in their own environment. Accompanied by our Marine Biologist and trained volunteers you will venture into the open waters of Koombana Bay. Depending on dolphin sightings you will be guided into the water where the dolphins may elect to initiate interaction with the swimmers. As they are wild dolphins interaction cannot be guaranteed.

An award winning tour guaranteed to thrill.

Whats Included:

Guided Swim Tour with our Marine Biologist.
Wetsuit, mask, snorkel and fins
Coffee/Tea and a Cookie
Tour gift pack
Access to the discovery centre, interaction zone, digital dolphinarium, cafe and souvenir shop.
 

What to bring:

Bathers/Swim Suit
Towel
Jumper/Windcheater (something warm)
Hat
Sunscreen
Don’t forget the camera!
Medication (if you require during a 3 hour period)


Departure time: Tours run daily (weather dependent): 

7:30am        15th October - 30th April

11:30am       20th December - 2nd Febuary

Please report to the Dolphin Discovery Centre by the stipulated departure time.

 

Passenger Numbers:

Minimum of 4 paying Swimmers. Maximum of 18 Swimmers. Maximum of 4 Observers

Price Per Person: (includes admission into the Dolphin Discovery Centre)

Swimmers: $165 (Adult/ Concessions/ Seniors/ Students/ YHA/ Children 6 to 14yrs)

Observer: $85 (Adults),  $65 (Concession/ Students/ YHA/ Children 6-14yrs) 

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