13 February 2018
10 Insta-worthy Natural Attractions
From the obvious to the hidden (not for long), here’s our must-see guide to BunGeo’s most Insta-worthy locations!
Grab your camera or phone and say cheese!
HONEYMOON POOL, COLLIE RIVER VALLEY
This popular camping and picnic area is located on the lower part of the Collie River and ideal for a chilled weekend outing amongst nature. Jump in!
The lighthouse in Bunbury that we see today is relatively new - but its checkered exterior makes it a favourite with photographers. There have been multiple styles and alterations to the previous lighthouses that were used in Bunbury to guide the ships safely into Koombana Bay.
BLACK DIAMOND LAKE, COLLIE RIVER VALLEY
On a clear, sunny day Black Diamond sparkles and radiates a magnificent blue colour, making it some of the bluest water you will ever see. Grab a blow up flamingo and float the day away.
PAPERBARK BOARDWALK @ BIG SWAMP
Hidden in the centre of Bunbury is the Big Swamp Wetlands, home to over 60 species of birdlife, including the Australasian grebe, white-faced heron, dusky moorhen and purple swamphen. A wooden path winds through the wetlands and paperbarks creating mesmerising, eerie pictures.
Our rare 130-million-year-old Basalt Rock can only be seen on Wyalup Rocky Point in Bunbury, at Capel and at Black Point in the Southern Forest and Valley’s region. Wyalup Rocky Point is also of Indigenous significance. The waves plummet over these ancient rock formations. Sunset time is the best, where the light creeps down over the evening landscape, providing a dramatic backdrop.
GOLDEN VALLEY TREE PARK, BALINGUP
Beautiful all year round, people flock to Western Australia's largest tree park in Autumn to witness the golden colours and feel the sound of fallen leaves crunching under their feet
GNOMESVILLE, FERGUSON VALLEY
No trip to BunGeo is complete with a trip to the quirky village of gnomes. Creepy or cute it is sure to grab your imagination and send you into fits of giggles.
DOLPHIN DISCOVERY SWIM TOUR
People travel from across the world to catch a glimpse of our wild dolphins. More than 150 live in Bunbury's Koombana Bay and they are often happy to smile for the camera. Either way, it's a lifetime experience!
In spring people flock to Donnybrook for the pink and white fruit bloom that creates a magical wonderland. Return again in autumn and you will be snapping trees laden with juicy apples.
The stunning and serene Leschenault Estuary spans for more than 13 kilometres. A favourite spot for photographers is the Jetty Walk in Australind.
Want more – some natural, some not – but equally as captivating?
Wrap your arms around the King Jarrah Tree in Wellington Mill – while you’re there get a selfie with a kangaroo, head to the lookout at Peppermint Grove Beach for beach views that go for miles, climb the Big Orange in Harvey or Marlston Lookout in Bunbury, meet the cows (real and metal) in Brunswick Junction for a moo-time, and capture the creativity of Bunbury’s amazing street art.