Located within 2 hours drive of Perth, the perfect distance for a day-trip whether you're living here or visiting, Bunbury remains one of Perth's most vivacious cities, its long port history lending itself to a high-quality lifestyle, ever-vibrant nightlife and a host of colourful characters. With a central entertainment hub rivalling anything on the west coast, a night out on the town in a car rental could take you on a drive around the many art galleries throughout the city, to the opera, drama and comedies of the Bunbury Entertainment Centre, to the famed cafe strip in the centre of town, and finally back to any number of luxurious resorts - waterside and otherwise.
Despite its urban splendour, like much of the west coast it has some arresting natural attractions you can make your way around in a rental car. With Koombanna Bay being the home to over 100 Bottlenose Dolphins, you can get up close to these playful characters, or you can take a short drive out to the vast mangrove network on the southern shores before heading to Tuart Forest, only 30 kilometres south of the city centre. Ultimately, Western Australia's capital city is only hours drive away, and the wonders of the Lonely Planet award-winning south-western tip are suddenly right next door when you rent a car.
1. Head west on Stirling St 19 m
2. Sharp right to stay on Stirling St 19 m
3. Take the 1st left on to Victoria St
Go through 2 roundabouts 400 m
4. At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto Symmons St 140 m
5. Slight left to stay on Symmons St 39 m
6. Turn left at Koombana Dr 210 m
7. At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit and stay on Koombana Dr
Destination will be on the left 550 m