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Making the most of Bunbury’s great outdoors

By Kevin Kelly

With spring well on its way, we're beginning to plan a season of outdoor picnics, days on the beach and sunny strolls. Bunbury is blessed with a waterside location meaning you stay on dry land or head out onto the water. 

If you're thinking about investing in Bunbury real estate for the first time, or you've lived nearby for a while but haven't explored it all yet, check out our list of outdoor places to visit this spring.

1) Mangrove Walk

Located around the Leschenault Inlet, these are the most southern mangroves in the state. The boardwalk winds through the mangroves and around the edge of the inlet to the shoreline where there are plenty of restaurant options to keep your energy up. The loop is just over 5 kilometres in length and you can read about the many shipwrecks in the area as you go round. Migratory water birds are regular visitors making it an ideal spot for bird watchers.

2) Bunbury's beaches

Right in the city centre are two popular beach options. Koombana Bay is one of the area's only north-facing options. The new foreshore development is making it very popular with families, and the 90 or so resident dolphins often delight visitors with a impromptu appearance. The Dolphin Discovery Centre is located here too, which offers personal encounters and cruises. Back Beach is on the other side of the city and is good for swimming and body boarding, with some beginner-sized waves for surfing. Cycle or have a gentle walk alongside the long white sand and then enjoy a great sunset. There are barbecue facilities and a number of restaurants which makes it perfect for a full day out.

3) Centenary gardens

Created in 1936, the gardens were established to celebrate the Bunbury's centenary. Pretty and peaceful, the park has a number of floral displays and large trees that cast shade for those warmer days. There's a water feature that was gifted to the community the water board and a historic well. 

4) Bunbury Heritage Trail

The 12 km trail can be added to another 4 km route through the CBD to total 50 city spots worth taking in during a visit. The trail covers all sorts, including buildings of interest and historic areas. If you want to travel more quickly than you can by foot, hire a bike from the visitor centre and explore the local cycle trails.

If you're moving to Bunbury, get your property search started now. Contact Ray White Bunbury today to work with local experts.

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