Keeping it real in our City

Enjoy the South West

When it comes to fresh produce, stunning beaches and great food - many of us Perthians skip straight down to Margaret River or the likes of Dunsborough and Yallingup. But there’s so much we’re missing out on with the belief that we need to keep driving, to get the best of the South West.

We recently had the pleasure of making the short trip down to Bunbury and experiencing some of the regions best - starting off the morning by checking out the Maker + Co Cowork Space located in the centre of town. A quaint space with quite a few businesses on board and art, photos, clothes and jewellry to browse - it’s a great space to get some work done if you’re in town for a little while, or simple to do some shopping and support local business.

If you spend some time wandering around the streets of Bunbury, you’ll start to notice splashes of colour from the corner of your eye - get closer and you’ll find countless incredible wall murals much bigger than what your camera can capture. With bright colours, stories to tell, and too many Instagram opportunities to count - you’ll be taken aback by the culture this town has to show you.

Later in the day, a boat trip into the Leschenault Estuary and around the Inner Harbour was an insight into the history of Bunbury as a port town - the developments and exciting changes coming to the area in the near future. We spent the afternoon on the beach with an incredible spread of local produce, cider and more - the highest quality and most flavourful I had tasted in a long time. You can grab some of these goodies at the local Farmers Market every Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday from 5:30am.

With a bit of trouble deciding where to go for dinner - we decided on cocktails in the super trendy container bar that is Mojo’s in the main street of Bunbury, followed by tacos and rose at the cosy Yours or Mine bar and restaurant - South American themed, yet feels like home.

The following day we checked out Cafe 140 - primarily for its reputation for delicious, healthy food but I won’t lie and say their cute rope swing seats didn’t influence our choice too. With an deceptively large space to sit and eat indoors, you’ve also got the option to sit outside in an all-white container and enjoy your turmeric latte, fresh-baked pastries or hot breakfast - whatever your taste.

I was pleasantly surprised by the changes Bunbury has seen in past years - and excited to go back again for when city life gets a bit too much and I’m in need of a coastal break. And when you're in the area - don't forget to use the #bungeo hashtag or check it out now for inspiration on what to see and do in the area.

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