Things to do in Bunbury

Our most recommended things to do in Bunbury

Koombana Bay: Dolphin Eco Cruise

1. Koombana Bay: Dolphin Eco Cruise

Take an exciting Dolphin Eco Cruise for 90 minutes at the Discovery Centre. The vessel provides an excellent viewing platform designed to get you as close as possible to the dolphins, without getting your feet wet. The team will introduce you to the local Bottlenose Dolphins as they interact in their natural environment. Many of the dolphins seen on the cruise call Koombana Bay their home. They can be seen frolicking, playing, sleeping, and feeding during the cruise. The informative commentary from the skipper will keep you updated throughout.

Bunbury: Dolphin Discovery Centre Experience

2. Bunbury: Dolphin Discovery Centre Experience

Enjoy the benefits of a $12 million building upgrade, at the brand new Interpretive Centre. As well as the 360-degree Digital Dolphinarium, explore an interpretation of the Koombana Bay environment and its geological, indigenous, marine, and contemporary history. Revel in an immersive experience, by visiting activity centres, interactive displays, watching feeding programs and taking a tour. Learn the story of the  marine plants and animals in this temperate zone. The Centre provides a unique experience that uses embedded technology along with natural displays to create a memorable experience for you that complements the wild dolphin experience of the beach Interaction Zone and Dolphin Tours.

Augusta: Whale Watching Tour

3. Augusta: Whale Watching Tour

Step on board and cruise Flinders Bay in style on board the Alison Maree, the sturdiest charter vessel in the South West. Everyone is treated as a VIP on board the vessel with complimentary access available to the Skippers lounge. Listen to old folk stories from Skipper Dundee or Jamie or head down the front of the vessel and learn the history and movements of the whales from the experienced on board Marine Biologist, ask them as many questions as you like. Enjoy a morning or afternoon tea consisting of a hot drink or water and help yourself to some biscuits. With a 99% success sighting rating, you are almost 100% guaranteed to see whales on your tour, if not you can join a tour again for free. The tours are family friendly and suitable for all ages. On average it takes about 7 minutes from departing the Marina until whales are sighted, with over 35000 Humpbacks migrating, binoculars aren't required, there's plenty to see. The cruise goes for approximately 2 hours in the sheltered waters of Flinders Bay, Augusta which is a resting place for the whales whilst on their northern migration. Quite often sighted here is the Southern Right whale - always amazing to see as they were once almost extinct from being hunted back in the whaling days, and due to their gestation period their populations haven't quite recovered as well as the Humpbacks.

From Albany: Mount Barker Wine Tasting Day Tour

4. From Albany: Mount Barker Wine Tasting Day Tour

Meander through backroads to taste outstanding wines from wineries of the Mt Barker sub-region of the Great Southern appellation; known for its Rieslings. This region has a characteristically cool climate with slow ripening times which allows for the development of rich flavors and quality grape juice. Wine tasting begins at Gilbert Wines, home to the ‘lads’ and where a morning coffee might be preferred. At Plantagenet wines, you are taken to the tasting bench to choose your wine and make your purchase to accompany a scrumptious shared platter lunch of local produce. Then it's on to Galafrey Wines, another family-owned winery and home to prominent female wine-maker Kim Tyrer. From there head to West Cape Howe where you can sample wine from their extensive range, olive oil, or their own brand of coffee. Our Busy Blue Bus Tour guide will take care of the skipper duties, while you relax and enjoy the scenery and the sensational flavors of the region.

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Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 31 reviews

The tour was well planned and well carried out. consideration was given to safety of passengers as well as providing a fun and informative experience. we took off on time and I complement the crew and passengers for actively displaying respectful behaviour. Although I do not enjoy being surrounded by water, I felt safe during the tour as I felt that the person in charge was trustworthy and in control. Seeing the dolphins up close in their natural environment and being themselves was a truly amazing experience. An experience not to be missed.

It was an extremely enjoyable and informative session. The staff are all well informed and very attentive. Our grandchildren were shown great respect . Their questions were answered in a positive and engaging manner. All the staff members were awesome. They went above and beyond to make the experience happy and memorable. There is a lot to do there. Thank you

great day saw lots of dolphins the skipper was very good told you lots of things about dolphins saw the dolphins surfing the waves swimming close to the boat just a great day take a jacket can get a bit cold and windy

Fantastic! The guide is knowledgeable and friendly, the volunteers are amazing and my 8 year old grandson loved it. We saw dolphins and then spent hours in the Discovery centre...

All in all a good day the kids enjoyed it so did I