We're all about enjoying the comfort and security that a Bunbury rental or house can provide, but we also love to get outdoors to appreciate our natural surroundings. Within a short drive of the award-winning Ray White Bunbury office are some fantastic coastal and bushland destinations suitable for both avid weekend campers and casual explorers. Here are a few reasons you should consider (temporarily) escaping that roof above your head and pitching a tent amidst WA's spectacular landscapes.
The appeal of camping lies in the simplicity of the experience; it's just you and the great outdoors. There are some beautiful national parks and reserves close to Bunbury where you can set up camp. You'll get a feel for what lies just on your doorstep and can even stop off for a bit of a hike if that's your cup of tea.
You can enjoy the walking and cycling trails that meander through Wellington National Park's eucalyptus forests and go for a dip in some idyllic swimming spots. Camping is also a great way to appreciate the native wildlife that call the Bunbury area home. Keep an eye out for dolphins as you stroll along the sand dunes at Leschenault Peninsula Conservation Park, which is a great option if you're after a coastal backdrop.
If the idea of camping in the middle of nowhere sends you into a panic, never fear! There are plenty of options for the more sociable camper. Only 90 minutes' drive from Bunbury is Boyup Brook, which holds its annual Country Music Festival every February. It's the largest country music festival in WA and just one of many festivals that take place in and around Bunbury during summer. On top of enjoying all the musical performances, you can set up camp at one of the festival's campgrounds and enjoy the company of other country music lovers.
Being in the great outdoors gives you a break from your hectic everyday life. That being said, after spending a couple of nights surrounded by insects in a stuffy sleeping bag, you'll probably be longing for the creature comforts of home – hot showers, food that hasn't been freeze-dried and access to your Netflix account. When you return you'll be so much more grateful for all of these things!
Camping is plenty of fun, but it's nice to have a permanent abode to return to afterwards. Give our friendly team a call if you'd like to make a Bunbury rental or home a base for your outdoor adventures.