With many riders having wrapped up racing at this year’s national championships, here are a few gems on offer in Bunbury. Make the time to tick a few off before you make the trip home!
Coffee, meals, cultural experiences, Bunbury has it all! With the vast majority of riders now having finished up their race programs, here are a few local highlights – passed on with a little inside knowledge – which you can try before leaving this versatile location.
Coffee, everyone loves a good one, here’s where to find it.
If you want to blend in with the local cycling community, Melo Velo is the place to be. BMX riders might not don close fitting lycra, but this go to café for local cyclists is a locale for great coffee and clean eats. Find them at 66 Victoria Street.
Maybe ALL DAY BREAKFAST is your jam. If it is, don’t consider anything other than Bennesse (which has arguably the best coffee in Bunbury). The food is amazing, plenty of healthy options too. If you’re on a coffee hop, seek them out a few doors down from Melo Velo at 83 Victoria Street.
Eating on the fly, take away isn’t fast food…it’s good food quickly.
Let’s start with a place for the carnivorous meat eaters among us. White Elephant Thai Restaurant does a mean Penang Curry, and they’re situated at 38 Victoria Street.
If you’re a vegetarian, clean eater, or you’re just after something out of the ordinary, hit up the team at Natural Temptation Café. They do a mostly vegetarian food, but their trademark is the earth burger. An absolute must, even for you meat eaters. Check them out at 47 Stephen Street.
Dinner, sitting in and kicking back
Share plates are the done thing at Market Eating House, our local contact could have gone into more detail but the description ‘aaaaaaaaaaamazing food!’ says it all. Get to 9 Victoria Street for that. Also amazing, is Yours or Mine located at 26 Victoria Street.
Are you carb loading for the trip home? Take yourself off to 62-64 Victoria Street and walk into Nicolas Ristorante, which is unquestionably the best Italian in Bunbury. Pizza and pasta, get amongst this one.
For any Japanese lovers in town, Tokyo Jacks is where you need to find yourself. Head off to 54 Victoria Street for this experience.
After a hearty pub meal, the Rose Hotel has the best fare. Swing by 27 Wellington Street for value plus.
Before skipping town, here art a few things to experience
Kids, sometimes graffiti and drawing on the street is ok. There, we said it. Bunbury has the largest collection of public art, street art, in regional Australia. Check out a map of where to find a few hidden artistic gems here: https://visitbunburygeographe.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Rediscover-Street-Art-Map-2017.pdf.
If you decide to make a habit of sussing out art, a former convent has been converted into the Bunbury Regional Art Gallery – BRAG. Find it on Wittenoom Street, it’s the big pink building.
The Bunbury Museum and Heritage Centre will round out a day about town. Learn about the history of our host city at 1 Arthur Street.
Beaches, let’s talk relaxation
Back Beach on Ocean Drive and Koombana Foreshore on Koombana Drive are the ones to see.
For more info just follow the link https://visitbunburygeographe.com.au/
(Cover pic: City of Bunbury)