More about Bunbury
Why go to Bunbury?
Water lovers will delight in Bunbury, where they can swim with dolphins, hit the beach or hike along the bay
Some of the area's wildlife can be quite dangerous, so always be aware of your surroundings
Scenic Bunbury is a hub for nature-intensive activities and sightseeing
Bunbury Cruise Port Facilities?
Because of the security required at commercial cargo ports, passengers going ashore at Bunbury are taken by free shuttle bus into the town.
Good to Know?
Have fun noticing local car number plates. Every council area in Western Australia has its own prefix for cars registered in that region. In Bunbury it is BY. Nearby Busselton is BSN, and Margaret River is AU as it is in the shire of Augusta.
Be careful collecting shells in shallow water or on the beach as they might contain live 'occupants'. The blue-ringed octopus is very dangerous. Not all beaches are patrolled or have flags so do watch out for 'rips' (strong currents) when there is a big swell.
Picking wildflowers is prohibited throughout the state. If bushwalking, be alert for snakes, and wear a hat and use sun-protection cream and mosquito repellent.
By bus: The free regular shuttle bus service to and from the town centre of Bunbury takes only a few minutes. A local bus services the city and surrounding suburbs, but taxis are often better for out-of-town destinations.
By car: The Visitor Information Centre in the Old Railway Station has information on places to see and things to do, car hire and other transport, tours and dining.
Currency & Best Way to Get Money?
ATMs and currency exchanges may be found throughout the town at banks. ATMs are also found in some shopping centres as well as many hotels. Withdrawals will be in Australian currency, usually in $50 and $20 notes. For current currency conversion figures visit www.oanda.com or www.xe.com. US dollars are not acceptable when shopping, but major credit cards are generally welcome.
English is spoken.
Where You're Docked?
Like many regional ports in WA, the port of Bunbury handles bulk loading of grain and other materials and is a busy working port. Cruise ships are usually allocated docking at Berth 1.