Koolambidi Woola translates to ‘celebrating young people’ – Koolambidi meaning ‘young people aged 12 to 25 years’ and Woola meaning ‘celebrate’.
Koolambidi Woola opened to the community in July 2022, with the precinct boasting a multi-sports court, parkour areas, mini golf, a youth services building, beach climbing net, event and performance space and more.
This project has been made possible thanks to a $2.5 million grant from major supporter Lotterywest.
Further support for the project has been provided through a grant from the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications – Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program and the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries.
The Bunbury Wildlife Park is home to a range of furry and feathered Australian animals including marsupials, birds and reptiles. The park also hosts birthday parties and group bookings.
Visit Bunbury Wildlife Park
This is the premier public art gallery in the South West. Boasting four separate formal exhibition spaces as well as community exhibition facilities, BRAG offers a diverse and stimulating program of exhibitions from regional, state and national sources.
The exhibition schedule is complemented by an extensive range of public programs, events, functions, classes and workshops.
The Bunbury Museum and Heritage Centre is an innovative heritage project that tells the unique stories of how Bunbury was developed, and the colourful characters who made it the vibrant port city that it is today. Shipwrecks, the struggles of early settlers, convicts, the Bunbury port, and the people of the town have all contributed to this city’s rich history.
It also includes the Local Studies Collection, established about 30 years ago to safeguard Bunbury’s documentary history, with an emphasis on council records.
Visit Bunbury Museum and Heritage Centre
The Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre (BREC) is the entertainment hub of the South West, bringing laughter, excitement, culture and entertainment to the region.
There is always something exciting, original and enchanting happening at BREC, with something on offer to suite everyone!
The Dolphin Discovery Centre Bunbury is Australia’s premiere wild dolphin experience. DDC offers visitors the free wild dolphin Interaction Zone at Koombana Beach right in front of the Centre. During the warmer months bottlenose dolphins visit this area frequently in the morning. Under licence and the guidance of volunteers people are allowed to interact with dolphins by standing knee to waist deep in a line in the water were dolphins swim along. A fantastic opportunity getting close to dolphins.
The ‘Interpretive Centre’ inside (chargeable) comprises of 14 aquaria, live feeding sessions, baby rescue-turtle station, the world’s only 360-degree digital dolphinarium, sharks, octopus, lots of interactive displays, discovery pool, 3D/2D movie and theatre, plus much more to investigate and learn about our precious marine environment. We do not keep dolphins in captivity.
Our Dolphin-Eco-Cruise (90mins) in the calm waters of Koombana Bay is the best way to see and experience bottlenose dolphins in their environment. On the custom-built boat with its large viewing platform, you can see dolphins frolicking, playing, sleeping, and feeding without getting your feet wet.
The award winning swim with the dolphins tour runs from November – April and is the most thrilling and exciting dolphin experience (3-4 hours). Join for an intimate swim with wild dolphins in their natural environment. You will be accompanied by an experienced guide and trained volunteers as you venture into the beautiful waters of Koombana Bay. All equipment, snack and drinks are provided.
As a charity DDC is focused on conservation, education, and research funded through ecotourism.
The Stirling Street Arts Centre building is owned and maintained by the City of Bunbury and home to a vibrant community arts scene.
Offering an array of classes and workshops throughout the year as well as its popular Summer School program the centre has something on offer for everyone.
The purpose-built building was unveiled in 2020. Visit Stirling Street Arts Centre
The Bunbury Geographe Motor Museum is housed in the City of Bunbury owned former South’s furniture building at 21 Wittenoom Street.
Opening its doors to the public in October 2020 the museum has been established to showcase the South West’s hidden treasures with a diverse collection of veteran, vintage, classic vehicles, racing cars, motorbikes and auto memorabilia.
The museum holds regular events and is open Wednesday to Sunday from 10am to 4pm.
Visit Bunbury Geographe Motor Museum
Locally grown, locally made, locally created.
Saturday morning markets in Bunbury from 8am to 1pm at Queens Gardens, Cobblestone Drive, Bunbury.
Held every first and third Saturday of the month except for August when the markets take a winter break.
More than 100 stalls regularly of high-quality produce and products.
Family friendly park environment overlooking the water and children’s play area.
For further information and booking of stalls contact Rebecca or Vanessa on 0428 414 720 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Visit The Bunbury Markets
Foodies unite – not only is the Bunbury Farmers Market the number one attraction in Bunbury according to Trip Advisor but it is home to a tantalising array of culinary delights ready for you to take home. From fresh seasonal fruit and vegetables to gourmet cheeses and ready-made meals there is something to suit even the fussiest of palettes.
There is also an on-site butcher and barista.
Bunbury Farmers Market is open daily. Visit Bunbury Farmers Market
Bunbury is now home to not one but two E-scooter brands – Beam (the purple scooters) and Bird Co (blue and grey).
Both are operated via an app which allows you to pay as you go. Simply find a scooter, log into the app, pop on a helmet and enjoy the ride!
Riders are prohibited from entering the cafe strip of Victoria Street for their and other path users safety however can enjoy the less populated streets.
At present the scooters can travel along Ocean Drive and as far out as Old Coast Road before the Eaton roundabout. To download either app click on the links below.
Bird Co Scooters
Visit Beam Scooters
Bunbury is home to several lookouts giving panoramic views of our city and the ocean.
Climb the Rotary Tower for a 360 view of Bunbury – located at Apex Drive, Marlston Hill.
Brave the Boulters stairs to take in the view atop Boulters Heights or simply drive to the top – located at Haig Crescent.
Situated at Mangrove Cove across from Koombana Bay you will find another popular tourist attraction and lookout. At the top you will be greeted with another 360-vantage point of Bunbury.
Head to the Maidens Reserve for an epic view of the Indian Ocean after climbing the stairs to the top of the lookout.
The Bunbury Splash Park was completed in June 2022 and is located at Sykes Foreshore adjacent to Discovery Holiday Parks – which owns and operates the facility – and the Sykes playground area. It is ideal for young children and their families with changeroom and toilet facilities nearby as well as barbecues, shade structures and views of the Leschenault Inlet.