13 February 2018
Signature Sights – What Makes Us Special
Lose yourself within Bunbury Geographe and tick our signature sights and experiences off your bucket-list! Varied and spectacular, the region has no shortage of must-see attractions and things to do that can keep you entertained for days on end – all of which you’ll want to quickly add to any travel itinerary.
But let’s face it, there are far too many fabulous things to tackle in just one trip, so start planning your return trip now.
Swimming with wild dolphins in Koombana Bay is a never-forget experience. There is something so very special about these beautiful animals. Afterwards, tour Australia's Premier dolphin attraction, the Dolphin Discovery Centre. For more amazing nature experiences in BunGeo we also recommending finding the elusive numbat at Perups' Nature's Guesthouse, meeting our pup dingoes at Bunbury Wildlife Park or taking a selfie with ultra-friendly wild kangaroos at Wellington Forrest Food, Wine & Cottages..
BunGeo is home the famous Munda Biddi Trail and more than 20 MTB tracks, with options for beginners and those that are up for a challenge. For a truly exhilarating day, organise a group of you and head to WA’s premier private bike enduro park, Linga Longa near Balingup. With a shuttle service to ferry you constantly to the top of the mountain, you spend more time having fun and less time climbing!
From awesome street art to Australia’s best-performing arts centre, the BunGeo is the perfect place to increase your intake of arts and culture. Get your copy of ReDiscover and Outside the Box Street Art Map by Six Two Three Zero and find inspirational urban art and whimsical characters painted by leading WA artists on 20 electrical boxes scattered through the CBD.
Sip your way through BunGeo in the Geographe and Blackwood wine regions where you’ll get to meet the makers first hand, plus an every-growing brewery, cideries, and distillery scene. Most wineries come with sensational views but Green Door in the Ferguson Valley would have to offer some of the best! Don't drive - take a tour.
4 National Parks, 1 Conservation parks, uncountable State Forests, South West’s largest river systems and another 5 significant rivers, 13km's of estuary, 20 dams/lakes/swimming holes, one mountain, Australia’s largest Jarrah tree, South West’s longest beach, rare 130 million Basalt Rock, and the last remain stretch of Tuart forest. Ok, we know that's not one signature site, and that's the point. There are so many awesome Adventure - Nature experiences in the BunGeo. To get away from it all, hire a canoe in Boyup Brook and float down the Blackwood River.
From small roadside stalls to some of Australia’s best food producers and chefs with a passion for providence and local produce, BunGeo is literally bursting with fabulous, home-grown food. Explore farm gates, farmers’ markets, meet farmers, orchardists, shops and restaurateurs who are dedicated to growing, producing and serving the very best that the Geographe region has to offer. Pack a picnic rug, bring a few glasses and come and spend some time with us exploring the glorious produce and wine-ridden countryside and making a few new friends.
BunGeo is a spectacularly diverse landscape and the most undulating region in WA; from endless beach to fertile coastal plains, you can then climb the Darling Scarp to Mount Lennard to take in stunning vistas. Head further inland through valleys and hills that take on a misty awe in winter.
Locals mad about sport, festivals and the arts, providing something to keep you entertained every weekend. Legend music festival Groovin the Moo (GTM) trots into Bunbury every May. The beloved music festival sells out every year so be quick to snap up some tickets when they are released. See international artists direct from Los Angeles’s famous Coachella Festival and other ‘epic’ Australian artists. Previous acts to perform at the festival include Hilltop Hoods, Charli XCX, Twenty One Pilots and Vance Joy.
Fill up your Instagram feed with brag-worthy images from Black Diamond Lake, Wyalup Rocks, Honeymoon Pool and more. We’re not just saying this because we live here, but BunGeo is full of picturesque places to snap an Instagram moment. By the way, if you end up hitting up any of these spots below, make sure you tag #BunGeo to be featured on @visitbunburygeographe.
The Bibbulmun Track is one of the world’s great long distance walk trails, stretching 1000km from Kalamunda in the Perth Hills, to Albany on the south coast, winding through the heart of the BunGeo. With largely unspoilt hills, rivers and forest, as well as many cute towns along the way, the region is an ideal place for both the fit trekking enthusiast or the weekend bushwalker.