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What to do in Bunbury on a rainy day

By Kevin Kelly

Australia's rainfall was 49 per cent above average in summer 2016-17, according to the Australian Bureau of Meteorology, with last year marking one of Bunbury's wettest years since records began. This doesn't mean you'll be stuck indoors when you buy real estate in Bunbury, however. Here are four awesome things to do in the city on a rainy day. 

Bunbury Museum and Heritage Centre

See Bunbury's history brought to life in this great museum and heritage centre. Housed in one of the city's best-loved buildings, Bunbury Boys School, the museum tells the history of the area's indigenous peoples. It includes a special interactive display featuring the voices of the aboriginal Noongar people, which have never been heard before. Open from Tuesday to Saturday, the museum also hosts regular tours, talks and presentations. 

St. Patrick's Cathedral

St. Patrick's Cathedral was officially opened in 2011, after the original building was damaged by a tornado in 2005. It features 14 stunning stained glass windows, painted by Australian artist Robert Juniper, as well as a tapestry, also designed by Juniper and hand woven in Nepal. The tapestry depicts the resurrection.

Bunbury Regional Art Galleries

This distinctive pink former convent building, right in the heart of Bunbury, is home to one of Western Australia's premier public art galleries. Bunbury Regional Art Galleries (BRAG) hosts up to five exhibitions at a time, which are changed every six weeks, meaning you'll discover something new with every visit. It also includes the City of Bunbury Collection, made up of pictures of the city painted throughout the years. BRAG runs a number of workshops and community engagement projects, and makes an active effort to get kids creative by hosting both term-time and holiday art classes.

King Cottage Museum

Located just outside the town centre, King Cottage Museum shows what it was like to be a working family in Australia during the end of the 19th and early 20th centuries. Built around 1880 by the English pioneer Henry King, the cottage includes displays of photography equipment, furniture and other objects from the era. Outside, you can find old vehicles and machines, as well as maritime equipment. The museum opens daily from 2-4 p.m., or at other times by appointment. 

You should be able to enjoy where you live in all types of weather, not just when it's sunny. This is why Bunbury is the perfect place to buy property.

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