The coastal village of Binningup, 30km or so north of Bunbury and about 127km south of Perth, is a popular holiday spot where safe swimming, fishing, boating, and generally lazing about on wide, clean, sandy beaches are favourite pastimes.
The reef running parallel to Binningup’s main beach protects it and makes it the ideal place for launching boats, swimming, fishing, skin-diving and surfing.
Leschenhault Inlet, on which the big city of Bunbury stands, is a few kilometres to the south, and the fishing, prawning and crabbing in these waters are legendary. The camping, barbecuing and picnicking possibilities along the shore of the inlet are many.
Bunbury itself is a major port and resort centre renowned for its white, sandy beaches. On the approach to Bunbury from Binningup, don’t miss the Dolphin Discovery Centre to get hands-on with wild Bottlenose dolphins in their natural environment. More than 100 dolphins live in the bay and visitors can swim and snorkel with them. There is no fixed time for visiting as they are wild animals, although your best chance is from 8am until noon. On average, the dolphins turn up for some human interaction on 250 days of the year.