Action and Adventure
Bunbury hosts a wide array of action packed activities.
Try an abseiling tour on the face of the quarry at Wellington Dam, hit the links at one of Bunbury’s three picturesque golf courses, or commando crawl your way through a session at one of Bunbury’s paintball parks.
Take to the sky in a scenic flight or freefall your way from up to 14,000 feet in the air for a bird’s eye view of the greater Bunbury region.
Diving and Snorkelling
The Lena Dive Wreck, situated 3 kilometres off the coast of Bunbury’s Back Beach is home to a fascinating variety of marine life. The Lena was apprehended by the Australian Navy in 2002 while illegally fishing for Patagonian Toothfish. The boat was subsequently sunk offshore. A number of operators conduct tours of the wreck. To find out more information stop in at the Bunbury Visitors Centre and ask one of our local experts.
Take a leisurely ride around one of the dual use pathways that wrap around the Leschenault Inlet, and swing by the Marlston Waterfront for a delicious meal, cup of coffee or sweet treats. Ride along the beachfront at Bunbury’s Back Beach past the basalt formations of Wyalup Rocky Point, and stop at the Marlston Hill Lookout for 360 degree views over the marina, Darling Scarp, Koombana Bay, the city centre and all the way south to Cape Naturaliste.
For the more adventurous rider, a number of mountain biking trails can be found out at Mount Lennard, 25kms south east of Bunbury in Dardanup, weaving through mature jarrah forest to granite outcrops with spectacular views over the Collie River.
Hire bikes from the Bunbury Visitors Centre and grab a Cycle-It Bunbury map from one of our friendly staff.
The Cycle-It Bunbury Map
With pristine beaches and perfect waterways, Bunbury is a water playground. With abundant marine life, Bunbury’s Leschenault Estuary has some fantastic popular fishing spots, while many avid jet skiers can be found in the ski zones in Koombana Bay and beyond into the crystal blue waters of the Indian Ocean.
For a more relaxed pace, paddleboats, kayaks and stand up paddle boards are available for the public to hire in the calm waters of the Leschenault Inlet. Many water users are met by the friendly bottlenose dolphins.
The South West Sports Centre, located on Rotary Avenue, has a 25 metre pool and Olympic 50 metre indoor swimming pool, as well as giant inflatables and a waterslide for the kids. Relax in the free form leisure pool, spa, and sauna or steam room.
Take your pick of the many dual use footpaths ideal for all ages to safely walk or cycle along the beach, inlet or through the forest.
For safe sheltered swimming, a fabulous playground and picnic area for the family to relax, head to Jetty Baths or Koombana Bay.
The Big Swamp Reserve has extensive play equipment and a Wildlife Park where you can feed the friendly kangaroos and birds.
Bunbury’s Skate Park is conveniently located in Queens Gardens near the CBD and close to a playground and BBQ picnic area.
Don’t forget the magical experience of meeting Bunbury’s dolphins on a swim or boat cruise.
If you need to head indoors try roller skating, ten pin bowling or indoor cricket.
Visit the suburb of Dalyellup and bounce, tumble, flip and fly your way around the ultimate indoor trampoline park.
The Bunbury Accessible Playground, located in close proximity to the Bunbury Wildlife Park, has carefully selected pieces of play equipment that truly make it one of the region’s first accessible playgrounds.