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Check out this edition for a story on the yummiest bakeries in the region. Want to try some different red wine varieties other than shiraz and cabernet? We’ve got you covered. Indulge in delicious eats and drinks at the Lost & Found Festival and cinema buffs will love Cinefest Oz in Bunbury. Hitting the road? We suggest how to spend 48 hours in picturesque Donnybrook and Balingup. Why has Instagram sensation Matthew Landers set up shop in Bunbury? Read all this and more and find out why the Bunbury Geographe region is a must visit!
Head off the beaten track and discover the beautiful Ferguson Valley and the surrounds behind the wheel. Less than two hours south of Perth, the boutique Ferguson Valley sits in the heart of the Bunbury Geographe region, providing the ultimate escape from the City – close enough
for a day trip, yet far enough to feel worlds away. With picturesque rolling hills, fertile vineyards and a tranquil national park at its doorstep, the Ferguson Valley is the perfect place to base yourself and start exploring.
Spring and summer in the BunGeo region is a special time of year. Think adventures in the great outdoors, innovative chefs creating memorable dishes, family-owned wineries welcoming
visitors with open arms (and well-stocked cellars), beautifully crafted wares from talented locals and the chance to kick back beachside and relax in one of the south west’s most beautiful regions. We think you’ll find plenty to inspire in these pages of Found magazine. Here’s just a taste of what you could get up to over the next few months
In association with the Geographe Wine Industry Association we are proud to launch WA’s first Alternative Wine Trail. Find some cutting-edge wines, with nine must–do cellar doors where you can sip and swirl more than twelve alternative varieties. Our winemakers will be on-hand to share their knowledge with you on all things alternative.
The self-drive Geographe Alternative Wine Trail meanders through coastal plains, picturesque valleys and up, into the hills providing sweeping views over the distant Geographe Bay and Bunbury.
Autumn Winter 2019
Our third edition of 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. If you’re a keen mountain biker, then you’ll find some of the most accessible MTB trails in the land. Unearth the stunning new edifice at Koombana Bay; called Wardandi Booja. 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 the perfect place to meet and greet some very friendly residents of Koombana Bay. Happy reading!
The only map you need for exploring the Bun Geo.
Featuring info on our region’s Must Dos, the captivating Geographe and Blackwood Valley wine regions and of course the seven regions that make Bun Geo the place to be.
Hard copies are also available throughout the region and you’re guaranteed to pick one up at one of our visitor centres – info on their locations here
WA’s first MTB trail pocket map encouraging riders to pump their way through 25 awesome MTB trails in the Collie River Valley, Wellington National Park and Ferguson Valley. BunGeo is a must-do destination for mountain biking enthusiasts and novice cruises.
Did you know that Bunbury is home to the largest street and public art collection in regional Australia? Delve deep into Bunbury and you will discover it’s urban cool. From fountains to monuments, from sculptures to street art, the many permanent and temporary works dotted throughout Bunbury are integral to the life and character of the city. Rediscover was an initiative by the talented Six Two Three Zero.
The streets of Bunbury’s CBD are filled with history and mystery, with stories and facts to delight and fascinate visitors. From a school attended by former WA Premier Sir Newton Moore, the family home of Western Australia’s most famous pioneering family, impressive buildings built by a convict’s son, 80s inspired Alan Bond architecture, to sacred sites of our Noongar first settlers. Walking is truly the best way to explore the stomping grounds of our past residents.
Gastronomic gurus – life is really about food and wine. You’ve been going ‘down south’ for years, so you think you have the food places covered. Think outside the box! Find foodie destinations unknown in BunGeo
Autumn Winter 2018
Our inaugural FOUND magazine is packed with inspiration for your visit to Bunbury Geographe. In our first issue, uncover the fab alternative wine drops of the Geographe Wine Region – it’s a taste sensation. Be inspired by how to spend 48 Hours in Bunbury, go on an apple picking hunt, be pie-eyed, discover the best MTB trails in the region, tantalise your taste buds with gooey, yummy cakes or journey back in time with Ngalang Wongi! Make sure you check out the event section to find what’s on and what’s new in #BunGeo.
Spring Summer 2018
Our second edition of FOUND magazine will have even the most intrepid traveller twitching their itchy feet ready to visit the diverse Bunbury Geographe region. In this issue, find your taste buds craving to indulge in the culinary possibilities on the Rustic Trail – perfect for the picnic basket. Think pink and savour a little glass of rose’, unearth your inner child and fly through the forest or dive into nature at the new state of the art Dolphin Discovery Centre. Remember to immerse yourself in the local culture and check out the events section to discover what’s on and what’s new in #BunGeo.