DunsboroughAustralia

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Experience the lively coastal atmosphere of this small town on the banks of Geographe Bay, known for its beautiful sandy beaches and perfect turquoise-coloured water.

Enjoy snorkelling, swimming, diving and many other outdoor activities in Dunsborough. Stop at a historic lighthouse for stunning views of the Indian Ocean and nearby wilderness areas. With many beach-style boutique stores, local art galleries and gift shops, Dunsborough is also great for shopping.

Dunsborough is located on a magnificent bay and near a major national park. Cycle or walk along a paved beachfront path for excellent views of Geographe Bay. Visit a famous ice creamery for award-winning ice cream or enjoy brunch in an alfresco café. Dunsborough also features many activities for children, such as a petting zoo and a large fun park, Xscape at the Cape.

Meelup Beach is a one of the most treasured beaches in the Margaret River Wine Region. Relax on the fine white sand or enjoy a picnic in the nearby grassy areas. With sparkling calm water, Meelup Beach is perfect for snorkelling and swimming. Rent a paddleboard or kayak and explore this picturesque bay.

Geographe Bay is one of the best whale-watching areas in Australia. Book a charter to try and spot majestic southern right, humpback, minke and blue whales migrating from the Antarctic. The female whales are known to rest and nurse their young in Geographe Bay from September to early December.

Stop at Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse for stunning panoramic views of the Indian Ocean, Cape Naturaliste and Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park. This historic limestone lighthouse is about 123 metres (400 feet) above sea level and offers guided tours and an observation area.

Dunsborough is located 46 kilometres (29 miles) north of Margaret River and 24 kilometres (15 miles) west of Busselton. Stay in oceanfront apartments and cottages in Dunsborough. Camping grounds and beach holiday parks are also available. Enjoy brunch, international cuisine and modern Australian fare in the many cafés and restaurants of this attractive town.

With some of Western Australia’s most beautiful beaches and a friendly small town atmosphere, Dunsborough is an excellent place to stay and relax.

Top hotels in Dunsborough

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Dunsborough Central Motel
Dunsborough Central Motel
4 out of 5
50 Dunn Bay Road, Dunsborough, WA
AU$175
per night
Feb 24 - Feb 25

Located in the heart of Dunsborough, this apartment building is 1 mi (1.7 km) from Country Life Farm, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Meelup Beach and Ngiligi Cave. ...

4.2/5Excellent! (412 reviews)

"Straight forward check in and check out.Close to shops, bar and cafe. Easy access to beach ,Yallingup and Busselton. Easy parking.Dunsborough is a beautiful place and very vibrant. Worth visiting. No hot water and coffee packets for early morning."…"

Reviewed on 26 Jan. 2020

Dunsborough Central Motel
Bay Village Resort & Spa
Bay Village Resort & Spa
4.5 out of 5
26 Dunn Bay Road, Dunsborough, WA
AU$241
per night
Mar 25 - Mar 26

Situated near the beach, this luxury apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Dunsborough Visitor Centre and Geographe Bay. Country Life Farm is 1.3 ...

4.1/5Very Good! (156 reviews)

"The property is in a fantastic location right in the center of Dunsborough and the staff were really friendly."…"

Reviewed on 23 Nov. 2019

Bay Village Resort & Spa
Dunsborough Bay Village Resort
Dunsborough Bay Village Resort
2.5 out of 5
26 Dunn Bay Rd, Dunsborough, WA

Situated in Dunsborough, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Dunsborough Visitor Centre and Geographe Bay. Country Life Farm is 1.3 mi (2.1 ...

Dunsborough Bay Village Resort

Popular activities in Dunsborough

Bunker Bay
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Bunker Bay

4.5/5(127 reviews)

Aquatic pursuits, scenic walks and marine and terrestrial wildlife make this Western Australia coastal area an attractive and exciting place to visit.

Busselton Jetty
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Busselton Jetty

4.5/5(372 reviews)

Take a leisurely train ride to the end of this famous Western Australian jetty to observe beautiful tropical and subtropical corals in the man-made reef beneath.

Meelup Beach
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Meelup Beach

4.5/5(130 reviews)

With sheltered waters, fine white sand, shady trees and free-for-use barbecues and picnic benches, this beach is a firm family favorite.  

Top activities in Dunsborough

Nocturnal Animal Tour - Meet the Woylies
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Nocturnal Animal Tour - Meet the Woylies

AU$55
Per adult
South West Wine & Sights Tour from Busselton or Dunsborough
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South West Wine & Sights Tour from Busselton or Dunsborough

AU$70
Per adult
Margaret River Wine Tour (departs Dunsborough/Busselton)
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Margaret River Wine Tour (departs Dunsborough/Busselton)

AU$120
Per adult
Coastal Sights & Wildlife Half-Day Eco Tour from Busselton or Dunsborough
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Coastal Sights & Wildlife Half-Day Eco Tour from Busselton or Dunsborough

AU$95
Per adult
Full Day Margaret River Winery Tour with Lunch included
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Full Day Margaret River Winery Tour with Lunch included

AU$115
Per adult
Cape Naturaliste Wilderness Cruise
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Cape Naturaliste Wilderness Cruise

AU$119
Per adult

Reviews of Dunsborough

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Top Destination

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5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

Jan 26, 2020

Good bar and food. Beautiful place and it is like Hawaii.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

Nov 10, 2019

The town centre is a little confusing with all the traffic that's allowed to drive around the central area . Signage could be easier to see while you are driving and watching traffic.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

Oct 1, 2019

Lovely town.

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveller

Aug 1, 2019

Unless you are into Wine and Vineyards in a substantial way, Dunsborough and district is the place you visit once only

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

Jul 18, 2019

Wonderful romantic getaway!

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

Jul 14, 2019

The Sugarloaf is great. We climbed the rocks.