Bunbury By the Beach

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Less than two hours from Perth travelling south on the Kwinana Freeway is a place known as the City of Three Waters.  Bunbury is surrounded by water, situated on a peninsula that’s circumferenced by the surf of the Indian Ocean, the calmer waters of Koombana Bay and the shallow waters of the Leshenault Estuary.

Tourists and travellers are often pleasantly surprised by Bunbury, finding that it’s very different to how they had probably imagined.  
A City, A Port or a Tourist Destination?

It’s true that Bunbury can’t quite decide whether it’s an industrial city, a port or a tourist destination but it does offer the best of everything.

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A Weekend Getaway to Bunker Bay, Dunsborough

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In my world, and that of many women, a getaway is made even better when it is strictly ladies only.

Something about getting together with your best girlfriends and talking make-up and shopping without that male ‘roll of the eyes’ really is a treat.

What you are about to read is based on my experience in Bunker Bay, Dunsborough. Not to say that this couldn’t be done the other way around in a good old fashioned guy’s weekend, it very well could. You would probably just want to swap the spa treatments with a few drinks at one of the local pubs.

Of course if you’re a male keen on a spa treatment, I am merely the giver of information and will not judge you on this. Males need pampering too.

So let’s get started.

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Denmark - Where Lush Forests Meet Picturesque Beaches

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Denmark has become a haven for the artistic and environmentally minded since the 1980s. Located only 38km west of Albany and about 420km south of Perth, it is a charming destination with things on offer for everyone from adventurers to romantics to families. With comfortable temperatures year round, any time is a good time to visit Denmark.

Like many of the towns along the southwest coast, Denmark has lots to offer the outdoor enthusiast. Ocean Beach along Wilson Inlet has excellent surfing.

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Dunsborough: A Special Spot in the South West

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Picture pristine beaches, secluded coves and quiet waterfront streets. Imagine lolling in shallow, glittering bays and cooling off with a refreshing locally-made ice cream. Located just three hours south of Perth, the small seaside town of Dunsborough, which overlooks Geographe Bay, offers the ultimate in year-round fun and relaxation.

I have fond memories of Dunsborough, having spent most of my school holidays at Green Acres Caravan Park with my family.

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Kununurra - The Last Frontier in WA

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Closer to Darwin than its own capital Perth 3000km away, Kununurra is often described as the last frontier.

Situated at the heart of the East Kimberley in northern West Australia, Kununurra is a green oasis in the red dirt that in the local Aboriginal language means “the meeting of the big waters.”

My family and I were lucky enough to live there for three months in the mild season before the wet a few years ago. It is hot all year round with two distinct seasons; the wet (November – January) and the dry.  Many roads are closed during the wet season so it is best to travel in the dry and plan ahead.

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