Here’s a sample itinerary for a drive from Perth to Bunbury. If you’re planning a road trip to Bunbury, you can research locations to stop along the way. Find the best restaurants, hotels, and attractions based on the most talked-about places
Mandurah’s reputation for boating and fishing has seen it attract a large number of retirees, especially to the canal developments in the city’s south. Halls Head Beach has a large resident dolphin population. To the south, Yalgorup National Park is home to thrombolites, rare, rock-like microorganism formations, at Lake Clifton.
Australind is part of one of the fastest-growing regions in Western Australia. Although now effectively a suburb of Bunbury, it is a significant historic town and a popular place for people seeking something quieter than the bustle of Perth and yet still wanting easy access to the city.
St Nicholas Church
It is claimed that St Nicholas Church in Paris Road is the smallest church in Australia. Certainly, it is the smallest in Western Australia. It is only 3.8 m wide and 6.7 m long and was originally built in 1848.
Leschenault Peninsula Nature Reserve
Located at the northern end of Australind, the Leschenault Peninsula is a rich destination for native flora and fauna. It is possible to see kangaroos at dusk; dolphins and flocks of birds including black swans. There are a number of excellent nature trails and tracks including the Australind Heritage Trail, Australind Jetty Walk, Herron Walk Trail, Wetland Wonders Trail, Belvidere Estuary Walk, John Boyle O’Reilly Wetland Trail and the Harris Track.
Bunbury is home to many dolphins and great beaches. Between June and September, you can also spot whales in front of Bunbury’s coastline. The town itself has not that much to offer, but it still is a special place as you can get the chance to swim with wild dolphins. Bunbury also has some caravan parks offering a good overnight stop before heading further south.
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