Along with Food and Wine there are many other attractions for both children and adults alike. Combine some local wineries with any of the following activities:
Things to do with children…
Take the children to Donnybrook’s Apple Fun Park for a big free day out at Australia’s largest free playground. Picnic or BBQ in the grounds or try one of the many cafes nearby.
- Visit one of the many beaches – Myalup, Binningup, Koombana Bay, Peppermint Grove, Forrest, Busselton.
- Enjoy the Harvey Dam or the Wellington Dam for the playgrounds & picnic/bbq facilities.
- Spend time in the Stirling Cottage & May Gibbs display in Harvey.
- Visit Gnomesville and leave your own gnome in company of many others.
- Swim with the Dolphins or visit the Dolphin Discovery Centre in Bunbury
- Go swimming or fishing at one of the beautiful local beaches
- Discover the underwater world at the Busselton Jetty.
- Do an underground Mine Tour in Collie.
- Go skateboarding in Harvey or Bunbury
- Walk to Bunbury’s checkered Lighthouse or climb up Malston’s Hill Rotary Lookout Tower.
- Visit the Big Swamp Wildlife park and enjoy the birds and marsupials
Things to do outdoors…
- Visit the Dolphin Discovery Centre or swim with the Dolphins
- Walk through the 20,000 years old mangroves
- Walk the Bibblumun Track which meanders through the region.
- Ride the Mount Lennard mountain bike trails
- Visit the Big Swamp Wildlife Park
- Stop at any of the local walk trails and enjoy masses of wildflowers from September though to November
- Enjoy the sea breeze on Busselton’s Jetty
- Visit the world’s last Tuart forest, near Capel.
- Drive through the Ferguson Valley via Donnybrook and take pleasure in every single minute of the drive.
Things to do on a rainy day…
Other than taking in a few warming red wines at our regions finest cellar doors, we recommend the local museums and galleries and maybe lunch somewhere along the way.
- Boutiques in Bunbury and the small towns throughout the region abound for a spot of shopping.
- View the latest exhibition at the Bunbury Regional Art Gallery.
- Take in a concert or show at the Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre
- If you are here on weekends, meet the locals at the markets. Many markets are undercover.
- Go snorkelling and visit the FV Lena, a captured Pirate Patagonian fishing vessel, sitting 2 km off shore of Bunbury, some 18 m deep.
- Wear your gumboots and go for a long walk in the rain along our beaches or in our beautiful forests.
Housed in a distinctive pink former convent, the Bunbury Regional Art Galleries is situated in the city centre of Bunbury, a two minute stroll to the CBD to the east and the sparkling Indian Ocean to the west.
This is the premier public art gallery in the South West of Western Australia. Boasting four separate formal exhibition spaces as well as numerous community exhibition facilities, the Bunbury Regional Art Galleries offers a diverse and stimulating programme of exhibitions from regional, state and national sources. The exhibition schedule is also complemented by an extensive range of public programmes, events, functions, classes and workshops.
More than just a gallery, this is a thriving community centre. As well as gallery spaces, the building is home to meeting and function facilities that sees it play host to a wide range of activities, from dance and yoga to weddings and formal dinners.
So if you love the arts, have an interest in heritage and architecture, want to take up a new hobby or are looking for a venue for a special occasion, a visit to the Bunbury Regional Art Galleries will be well worth it.
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