If you’re making a family holiday out of the 2018 BMXA National Championships, why not make the most of the Bunbury region and check out these four fantastic family day activities…and they won’t break the bank.

It’s a very exciting time for BMX Australia with the 2018 National Championships to be held in the Western Australian paradise of Bunbury.

But where is Bunbury?

Well, for those who don’t know, it’s located 180km South of Perth and has a population of around 31,000 hence being dubbed the second capital city of Western Australia.

So what can you do in Bunbury? Here are four fast activities you can check out when you visit for nationals, and they won’t dent your hip pocket too much either!

Bunbury Wildlife Park

Bunbury is home to many people but it is also home to many on land and offshore wildlife species.

The Bunbury Wildlife Park is a standout feature of this historical city. The Wildlife Park prides itself on its ability to grant visitors personal interactions with the animals they look after. In particular, the chance for families to chat with the cockatoos and pat the Kangaroos. To top it off the Wildlife Park has an ideal picnic location as well as their own personal cafe in order to enjoy the beautiful area they inhabit.

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This one is a winning family day out.

Adults $10.50
Children $5.50
Family (2 Adults, 2 Children) $28.50

Bunbury scores two out of two on the family activity scale here, after time is spent at the Wildlife Park, how about cooling your feet off at the Dolphin Discovery Centre.

 Dolphin Discovery Centre

The Discovery Centre is open from 8am to 4pm and grants visitors the ability to swim with these amazing creatures, or for those who simply want to admire their majesty, jump on a comfortable cruise.

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Adults $10.00
Children $5.00
Family Package $25.00

Already heading to the Dolphin Discovery Centre?

Mangrove Boardwalk

How about making a slight detour to the Mangrove Boardwalk to enjoy the relaxing and peaceful environment assisted by the many café’s and great views from around the town. The boardwalk is free of charge and is a great way to escape noise and crowded areas.

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Australia is well known for its amazing wildlife, but it also has the best beaches in the world. Bunbury doesn’t disappoint with the beautiful #backbeach and the picturesque Lechenault Inlet free to use at anytime. Possible opportunities to see dolphins, a range of birdlife and flying fish typify the culture of Bunbury.

Fine Dining

If food is on your mind, then Bunbury can provide you with some fantastic restaurants for the taking. The Market Eating House is well known for great food and even better service. The café known as the Corners on King is a great opportunity to enjoy the close-knit community that Bunbury has as well as the fine foods it possesses.

The BMX National Championships at Bunbury is, no doubt, going to be a fantastic event. But why not enjoy everything the Bunbury Geographe has to offer while you’re there? You can check out their Instagram account to do some more planning HERE.

The BMX Australia National Championships will be held over six days at the Bunbury BMX Club, Western Australia in 2018. From March 19-25 Australia’s top riders will descend on the city of Bunbury, located 180km south of Perth.

Next year’s event sees both the state government, through Tourism WA, and the City of Bunbury partner with the event. It will be the first time that the national titles have been held in WA since 2009.