Find your perfect place with the third edition of our Bunbury Geographe FOUND magazine. Autumn and winter in the BunGeo region mean it’s time to change gear – literally. Out with bikinis and shorts and on with rugged up jumpers and socks. It’s also the chance to change gear in another sense too.
When you visit the region, you’ll find the change of pace refreshing. That doesn’t mean, though, that it’ll be all sitting around doing nothing: if you’re a keen mountain biker, then you’ll find some very helpful locals keen to introduce you to some of the most accessible MTB trails in the land.
It’s also the kind of place that people who have passion make their home. Those passions can be as diverse as art and sculpture – make sure you visit the stunning new edifice at Koombana Bay. Called Wardandi Booja, this proud depiction of a Noongar man’s head is sure to become an iconic part of the Bunbury landscape.
And then there are the passionate winemakers and food producers – meet the men and women behind award-winning Geographe wines and the Halls family who have created a divine creamy cheese from their herd of Normande cows.
There are farmers who follow the organic path, and an artisan bakery which produces the most perfect bread and butter (it’s to die-for).
The newly redeveloped Dolphin Discovery Centre is sure to be a big hit with young and old – it’s the perfect place to meet and greet some very friendly residents of Koombana Bay. The dolphins aren’t the only creatures you’ll encounter there; leave plenty of time to make the most of a visit to this fantastic venue.
The region’s natural environment is a very precious commodity and as you enjoy exploring trails, tracks and forests, read about the young Indigenous rangers who have been tasked with helping protect these assets. The Golden Valley Tree Park is one such destination that’s not to be missed – especially at this time of year.
And if you’re in Harvey on April 27, join all the fun of the town’s 100-year old country fair.
They say a change is as good as a rest – we couldn’t agree more.
Happy reading! Read online now or pick up a copy from your nearest BunGeo visitor centre in coming weeks.