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The first recorded mapping of what is now Koombana Bay and the eventual City of Bunbury, was in 1803 by the French explorers Nicolas Baudin and Louis de Freycinet, from their ships the Geographe and Casuarina. In 1831 there was a acting English martial arrangement with the first settlers heartrending to the area named after Replacement Henry William St Pierre Bunbury in 1838. A developing port serviced the settlers and the later local industries that developed.

The area is the customary land of the Noongar Native ancestors with many Noongar names and move routes still commonly used today.

Enjoying a mild Mediterranean climate, the city is delimited by the Indian Ocean, Koombana Bay and Leschenault inlet and as you would expect adequate water sports, port and harbour amenities as well as a increasing seafoods industry, appear approvingly in the local lifestyle and economy. Bunbury's port is Australia's ninth main port by degree and by 2020 must be rated contained by the nation's top five.

Located 175km south of Perth, the city and its bordering fringes have a residents of 52,000 and Bunbury is one of Australia's best budding cities. Bunbury is the business hub to WA's "South West", an area that is home to the Margaret River wine county and major coal, alumina and limestone sands industries; a borough that boasts about 8,000 businesses and a GDP of over $5 billion. Presently it is about a 2 hour drive from Perth to Bunbury, but this will be cheap by 30 notes on the completion of the freshly announced Bunbury Highway or Peel Deviation.

Bunbury is well known for its "Cappucino Strip" restaurant and café district and more freshly the fast increasing Marlston water's edge area that by now includes the chic Vat 2 restaurant, Taffy's "live" confectionary outlet, Barbados hostelry and nightclub, Jiving J's riverside bar and canteen and "Surprise Chef" Aristos's own seafood boardwalk.

Thousands of years ago Bunbury was business to lava flows which resulted in both the distinctive basalt rock formations on the city beach as well as the acquaint with Marlston Hill and Boulters Heights, where today some of Bunbury's most fashionable inhabited real estate is located.

There are frequent chattels choices in the Bunbury area ranging from trendy international apartments to accepted uptown children homes and from beach retreats to rural or semi-rural properties.

There is a wide array of attractions, with Bunbury the home of the Dolphin Discovery Centre where you can learn about and intermingle with wild dolphins, even as in 2005 the city hopes to host a round of the Formula Nippon motor racing circuit. There is an interior skate centre, ten pin bowling, cinema in the CBD area with the Bunbury Entertainment Centre alongside. Bunbury boasts a major water and ability centre with a less important interior pool located at Australind.

There are 9 derivative schools in the crucial Bunbury area, a campus of Edith Cowan University, TAFE College, quite a few shopping centres, fair argument and major clandestine and civic hospitals.

Shops are by and large open 8. 30am-5. 30pm Monday to Friday and 8. 30am-5. 00pm Saturdays with late night shopping until 9pm on Thursday. The Eaton Fair Shopping Centre in Bunbury's northern border has comprehensive trading hours 7 days a week. Banks only carry on 10am - 4pm Monday because of Thursday and until 5pm on Fridays, though accept and house societies by and large also open on Saturday mornings. There are a host of automated banker apparatus and bank agencies dotted in and about Bunbury.

To get about Bunbury there are ample current taxis, a communal bus convey ceremony and more a short time ago a tourist "tram" that will carry you about the city areas and give you an account of the local sites as you go. The Bunbury Visitor Centre in Carmody Road near Centrepoint Shopping Centre will also assist with added maps and local knowledge.

There are a number of Bunbury checkup practices and we have a item of urgent situation medicinal contacts on our "Contact" page.

There are a amount of Post Offices in the Bunbury area and postage stamps can also be purchased at local newsagencies. Postage for a banner letter, someplace in Australia, is 50c.

Free to Air TV channels in Bunbury are the ABC, GWN, WIN and SBS but many homes also catch the Perth networks 7, 9 and 10. Foxtel pay TV is also obtainable in Bunbury. The electricity bring in in Bunbury, like the rest of Australia, is 240v.

City and uptown locations in the Bunbury area consist of Australind, Eaton, Dalyellup, Vittoria Heights, Marlston Hill, Clifton Park, Gelorup, Mangles, Leschenault, Crosslands, Sandridge Park, Glen Padden, South Bunbury, Withers, Academy Grove, Carey Park, Picton, Chaise longue and East Bunbury. There is a full inventory of Bunbury real estate in our Bunbury real estate guide.

The Bunbury constituency of Western Australia includes the areas of Harvey, Capel, Dardanup, Binningup, Myalup, Burekup, Boyanup, Peppermint Grove Beach, Stratham, Yarloop, Wokalup, Benger, Brunswick, Roelands, Leschenault and the Ferguson Valley.

Bunbury is now also home to a considerable expat commune from the USA, Canada, South Africa, Zimbabwe and Botswana. Our Bunbury real estate guide is of evident assistance to both big business migrants and the local Bunbury convergence alike.

About The Author

Keith Palmer is creating the WA Online development - "Building in a row bridges for Western Australian communities.

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