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Bunbury, Western Australia
Bunbury, Western Australia
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Bunbury is a seaport to the south of Perth in Western Australia. With a population of 68,000 people (2012 estimate), it is the third largest city in Western Australia after Perth and Mandurah.

Guide to Bunbury Hotels

Here's a list of hotels in Bunbury that you can book online, with full description, star rating, address, location map, evaluation, and prices as offered by different booking sites. This helps you to make your room booking with the site that offers the best price.



Bunbury, Western Australia
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More on Bunbury

The history of Bunbury goes back to 1803, when the area was sighted by French explorer Captain Louis de Freycinet. He named it Leschenault, after his expedition's botanis, Leschenault de la Tour. Subsequently, Dr Alexander Collie and Lieutenant Preston explored the Bunbury area in 1829. This led to the founding of a military outpost in the area by Lieutenant Governor Sir James Stirling, who renamed Leschenault to Bunbury, in honor of Lieutenant Henry William St Pierre Bunbury, the officer who managed to carve the inland route from Pinjarra to Bunbury.

In 1893 a railway line was completed connecting Bunbury with Perth. This allowed coal, minerals and farm produce to be tranported to the north and east of the state.


The Old Post Office Building, once used also as police station, is today a historic building in Bunbury
The Old Post Office Building, once used also as police station, is today a historic building in Bunbury
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Visiting Bunbury

A drive from Perth to Bunbury takes about two hours on the Old Coast Road (National Highway 1).

Places of Interest in Bunbury

  1. King Cottage Museum
    Museum established by the Bunbury Historical Society and occupying the house built by Henry King in 1880. The museum preserves the period-appearance of a family house in the late 19th and early 20th century.