Moving to Bunbury: Where the city meets the sea
Do you want to enjoy peaceful, sea-side living, but aren’t quite ready to give up the conveniences of city life? Bunbury is the perfect location for you! If you are considering moving to Bunbury, let us help make up your mind with some of the top benefits of living in this stunning seaside city.
Bunbury is located less than 2 hours from Perth and is situated along the coast. The city is surrounded by farmland and you can drive just minutes from the city centre to soak up the country air, or if looking for a day on the beach, Bunbury is an aquatic wonderland, with plenty of sandy white beaches to choose from.
It is also located right next to two wine regions, the Geographe Wine Region encompasses the majority of the area surrounding Bunbury, and boasts over 30 small, family-run wineries. This wine region includes Ferguson Valley which offers many award-winning restaurants and eateries as well the famous Gnomesville, which is well worth a visit! Blackwood Valley Wine region is located on the outskirts of Balingup and Boyup Brook, and is home to 19 wine producers and 50 vineyards!
Did you know that Bunbury is actually soon to be home to the world’s largest lithium mine? While it’s technically located in Greenbushes, which is not far from Bunbury, the $1 billion expansion of this mine is set to create about 1,000 new jobs during its construction and operation, which is great news for FIFO workers looking to give up the FIFO lifestyle and settle in one place!
Bunbury offers a great lifestyle for city-slickers who want a little bit of country charm. It boasts a huge choice of parks, shops and amenities and is even home to WA’s only 24 hour Kmart! Some of the other unique things on offer in Bunbury include:
- The Dolphin Discovery Centre, where you can learn about these stunning creatures and even swim with wild dolphins.
- Explore the Mangrove Walk, where the mangrove trees are the southernmost mangroves in Western Australia, as the white mangrove usually grows some 800km north in Shark Bay! This unique part of Bunbury is considered unusual due to its location and isolation and is a conservation priority.
- The King Jarrah tree, the largest jarrah tree in the country! Estimated to be between 300 and 500 years old, it has survived bushfires, storms, lighting and insect attacks and os listed on the National Tree Register!
Bunbury also offers a range of primary and secondary schools, and even has an ECU campus for those who wish to study Engineering, health or education amongst other courses on offer!
Bunbury offers a whole range of entertainment options for residents and tourists alike! The world-class Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre plays host to a huge number of local and international shows, comedians and concerts every year, while local pub Prince of Wales Hotel is a great venue for those who love live music. And speaking of live music, the Grooving the Moo annual music festival has it’s WA home in Bunbury as well!
Make your next move an easy one
So if you are looking to move to Bunbury, make sure you check out our ultimate checklist of moving down south, or why not leave all the hassle to the experts, by getting The Moving Man to do all the hard work for you!
Gordon Crawford is the figure behind The Moving Man, a family operated removalist located in Perth with more than 30 years of experience in moving people’s homes from Perth city to anywhere in WA, including to rural towns in the South West.