Bunbury, a coastal city in Western Australia, is 175 kilometres (109 miles) south of the capital city of Perth. Bunbury transformed itself from a labour-intensive industrial port into a cosmopolitan community where people live, work, and play. The new complexion of Bunbury includes designer boutiques, cozy wine bars and high-quality, multi-cultural restaurants.

Bunbury is known as The City of Three Waters because of its peninsular location being between the Koombana Bay, the Leschenault Inlet and the Indian Ocean to the west. Popular water sports such as surfing, canoeing, boating and stand up paddle boarding make Bunbury an aquatic wonderland.

Travellers can reach the brave new world of Bunbury by land, air and water.

BY LAND: The three ways to reach Bunbury by land are:

  • By Vehicle: Bunbury is a 90-minute drive south from Perth using the Kwinana Freeway and the Forrest Highway. A more scenic drive is using the South Western Highway that winds through small towns such as Pinjarra, Waroona and Harvey.
  • By Bus: Daily buses to Bunbury and other BunGeo towns are available from Perth and other state locations. Contact the Bunbury Visitor Center for bus transport options and to purchase tickets to and from Bunbury and other BunGeo locations, or visit the websites for South West Coach Lines, Herbies Shuttles and TransWa.
  • By Rail: Twice daily Australind train trips travel from the Perth Railway Station to Bunbury. With stops at towns along the South Western Highway that include Yarloop, Cookernup, Harvey and Brunswick Junction, the ride takes 2 hours and thirty minutes. Contact the Bunbury Visitor Center or use the TransWa website for the current Australind train timetables and ticket booking.

BY AIR: Contact the Bunbury Aero Club for charter flights to the Bunbury Airfield that can include collecting passengers from the Perth International and Domestic terminals. Air passengers arriving at the Perth International or Domestic terminals can contact the Perth Airport for car hire, bus or other modes of transportation to Bunbury.

BY WATER: Cruise ships arriving at Bunbury have significant port facilities. The City of Three Waters offers ship passengers shore excursions and travel options through the Geographe region.