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Bunbury, also known as Dolphin City, is becoming famous for its dolphins, so don't miss seeing them. Dolphin Retreat YHA hostel is located close to the town centre that can provide for most people’s needs. We have excellent cafes/restaurants, night life, tours, regular festivals, great beaches, cycle/walking paths, historic buildings and it is easy to get around.

Dine at award winning restaurants/cafes, meet the locals at bars or clubs and dance the night away. Catch a movie, eat fish & chips on the beach or climb the lookout to see the lights.

At the hostel

Free bikes

Hire bikes from the hostel for free!

When:
Daily
Where:
Reception
Cost:
$0

Pool table

Get your new hostel mates together and challenge them to a game of pool!

When:
Daily
Where:
Games room
Cost:
$0

Table Tennis

Anyone for table tennis? 

When:
Daily
Where:
Games room
Cost:
$0

Tours & activities related to this hostel

$525
per person

3-Day South West Tour

Experience 3 days of adventure while travelling through the beaches of Albany, towering forests in Pemberton and the natural wonders of Margaret River.

Day 1 - Perth to Albany: Drive through Jarrah forests and sheep farming country, arriving at the Stirling Ranges for lunch. A stop at the Porongurups gives you a chance to climb Castle Rock. Heading towards Albany, you'll get a chance to watch the sunset at Mt Clarence. 

Day 2 - Albany to Augusta: Explore Albany's natural wonders including The Gap, Natural Bridge and Blowholes. After a swim at Greens Pool, it's only a short drive to the Valley of the Giants and Ancient Empire. Walk through the treetop boardwalk - a walk 40m above the forest floor through the canopy of the Red Tingle Trees with breathtaking views. After lunch, you'll reach Pemberton and - if you dare - a chance to climb the 62m high Gloucester Tree before heading to Augusta.

Day 3 - Augusta to Perth: Visit to Cape Leeuwin to take a tour of Australia's largest mainland lighthouse and see where the Indian and Southern Oceans meet. Reaching Margaret River, you'll get to explore a cave, then sample wine and chocolate. Work it all off by walking down the Busselton Jetty before arriving back in Perth at 7:30pm 

Tour includes: 

2 nights accommodation (upgrades may be available upon request)

Meals and all entry fees 

$875
per person

5 Or 7 Day Perth To Exmouth

See the best of the West in this 5 day(one way) or 7 day (return) tour to Exmouth along WA's Coral Coast. Include the Pinnacles, Kalbarri, Shark Bay, Monkey Mia, and Coral Bay.

See the best of the West in this 5 day(one way) or 7 day (return) tour to Exmouth along WA's Coral Coast. Highlights include the Pinnacles, Kalbarri, Shark Bay and Monkey Mia, Coral Bay and Exmouth.

Start with a visit to the unique Pinnacles Desert. See the famous horizontal trees and on to the giant sand dunes for some sandboarding fun (a huge adrenaline rush). Check out the gorges of Kalbarri National Park and bushwalk to Natures window. Travel up to Shark Bay and the beautiful Shell Beach. See the enchanting wild Dolphins of Monkey Mia and the stunning coral reefs at Coral Bay. Visit the magnificent Cape Range National Park and swim on the secluded beaches of the Ningaloo Reef, where you can snorkel with a huge variety of soft corals and fish.

$870
per person

6-Day Camping Escape Secrets of Esperance

This unique, all inclusive, camping tour takes you from Perth all the way around the South West to Esperance. Tour departs from Perth City YHA 7am on the following Sundays: Sep 10, Sep 24, Oct 8, Oct 22, Nov 5, Nov 19 Every Sunday in December, January and February March 4, March 18

The 6 Day Secrets of Esperance tour travels through the Central Wheat Belt of Western Australia. 

First stop is Wave Rock, then travel onto Fitzgerald River National Park, an internationally recognized world biosphere reserve with plenty of beautiful beaches and rugged coastline. The next day is on to Cape Le Grand National Park where you'll have the chance do some walks and relax on the beach. 

After 2 days on this beautiful spot, you will continue on to see the rest of the Western Australia's South-West. The tour will travel along the coast line to the Stirling Ranges. Vsit the Tingle Trees and Kari Forests before making your way to the Margret River region and to Ngilgi Cave. In and around Ngilgi Cave experience an amazing Koomal Dreaming Aboriginal Culture Exchange with Josh. He will tell you more about Ngilgi Cave and his aboriginal culture while showing tools, fire making and playing the didgeridoo. 

$1545
per person

9 Day Perth To Adelaide Wildlife Adventure

This is your chance to explore the outback and see some Aussie wildlife up close. Experience one of the world's greatest journeys when you cross the Nullarbor Plain. You might even choose to cage dive with Great White Sharks!

This is Australia's ultimate wildlife experience and takes you on a journey approximately 3800km. Travel through the Central Wheat Belt of Western Australia to Esperance and onto Cape Le Grand National Park. Spend 2 nights observing the spectacular scenery of Cape Le Grand. Walk or simply relax on a white beach which you might have to share with the local kangaroos! 

While crossing the Nullarbor you'll have the opportunity to take pictures of some true Australian road signs and take in the spectacular views of the Great Australian Bight. 

Get set for some real Aussie wildlife encounters. You'll have the opportunity to swim and play with sea lions and dolphins, cage dive with Great White Sharks and hand feed and swim with giant tuna. Spot wombats, kangaroos and emus during a nocturnal wildlife tour. See koalas in almost every tree and hear dingoes howl at one of the overnight camps.

If you want to see all of Australia's wildlife in their natural habitat this is a tour you'll never forget!

Tour includes:

2 nights bush camping (no facilities), 1 night farm stay accommodation and other nights on camp grounds with showers and toilet facilities.

Travel in air-conditioned mini coach (maximum 18 people)

Meals, National Park entry fees and camping equipment. All you need is a sleeping bag which can be purchased from the tour operator for $35.

Optional Experiences: 

Swim with sea lions and dolphins: 3 to 4 hour EcoCruise with equipment provided for $195 extra

Hand feed and swim with tuna ($80.00)

Cage dive with Great White Sharks: full day tour including video for $495 extra

$194
per person

Margaret River Day Tour from Perth

Spend a day enjoying the sights and flavors of the South West including Busselton Jetty, Mammoth Cave, Augusta, Margaret River Wineries and a Boutique Brewery.

This tour is designed for those who can't join an extended tour to WA's South West. Experience the best of the Margaret River region.

Visit Busselton Jetty, Mammoth Cave, one of Margaret rivers" oldest breweries before passing through Boranup Forest and on to Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse where the Indian Ocean meets the Southern Ocean.

This day tour departs Perth on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8am.

Tour includes lunch, transport, entry fees and experienced guide.

Due to high occupancy, please book at least 5 days in advance. For bookings under 5 days, please enquire at YHA Travel.

$194
per person

Valley of The Giants - Tree Top Walk

Walk the Ancient Empire, a remarkable pocket of Tingle Forest, climb Diamond Tree Lookout and the enjoy the Tree Top Walk, a 600 meter long elevated walkway through the forest canopy.
Enjoy a scenic drive through Western Australia's beautiful Karri forest in the Southern Region. 

Stop at the Diamond Tree and if you are brave enough, you can climb the old fire lookout and enjoy breathtaking views from about 60m above ground. 

Walk through the Ancient Empire and the Valley of Giants

Visit Kodja Place Aboriginal and Heritage Centre which showcases the ingenuity and the Spirit of Life in 'The Bush'.

Buffet picnic lunch included

This day tour departs Perth every Tuesday. 

FREE things to do in Bunbury

  1. Spot dolphins! These smart friendly animals are known to pop up around Koombana Beach particularly in the morning.
  2. Hit the beach. Bunbury has an abundance of beautiful beaches for you to swim, surf and relax at.
  3. Go for a walk along the Old Timber Jetty. An 1.8km stretch, it provides you with great views of the town, ocean and any dolphins that may be swimming beneath you!
  • It's easy to get around in Bunbury by walking. The beaches are beautiful, especially that one with the rocks. You can see everything interesting in one or two days. The visitor centre is very helpful. You get a map of Bunbury and information of everything you can do. I will definitely come back one day!
    Laura
  • Gnomesville!
    Corinne M
  • Recommend the Dolphin research centre, can walk or catch bus about 1 km.
    Geoffrey B

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