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Bunbury

The south west tip of Australia!

Bunbury is the third largest city in Western Australia and is situated 175 kilometres (109 mi) south of Perth. First discovered by French explorer Captain Louis de Freycinet in 1803, he named the area Port Leschenault. Later renamed by Lieutenant Governor Sir James Stirling in recognition of Lieutenant William St. Pierre Bunbury, who developed inla ....

The port city of Bunbury is the third largest city in Western Australia after the state capital, Perth, and Mandurah. It is situated 175 kilometres (109 miles) south of Perth. The port services the farming, mining and timber industries of the south west originally connected via an extensive rail network.

The first registered sighting of Bunbury was by French explorer Captain Louis de Freycinet from his ship the Casuarina in 1803. He named the area Port Leschenault after the expedition's botanist, Leschenault de la Tour. The bay was named Geographe after another ship in the fleet.

In 1829, Dr Alexander Collie and Lieutenant Preston explored the area of Bunbury on land. Later Lieutenant Governor Sir James Stirling visited the area and a military post was established. The area was renamed Bunbury by the Governor in recognition of Lieutenant William St. Pierre Bunbury (1812-75), who developed the very difficult inland route from Pinjarra to Bunbury.

With a population of 32,499 in 2007, Bunbury was recognised as one of Australia's fastest growing cities.

The Bunbury CBD is located primarily on Victoria Street, while Blair Street is the major road through all of the Bunbury area and has a large number of businesses and retail outlets situated along it. The Bunbury Tower, often called the "Milk Carton" for its distinctive shape and blue-and-white colours, is the major feature of the city centre's skyline. It was built in 1983 by businessman Alan Bond. Also prominent are the old lighthouse and lookout tower in the Marlston Hill district, which has been a focus of the city's cultural and commercial growth since the late 1990s.

    Now far is the town centre from the cruise terminal?

Its about 3 kilometres from the cruise berth to the main town centre area.

    Do we have to go ashore by ships tenders?

No, the ships tie up alongside the wharfs.

    Do we have to go ashore by ships tenders?

No, the ships tie up alongside the wharfs.

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