Bunker Bay getaway – feeling at home while away

My friends and I escaped the hustle and bustle of the Perth City (minus husbands and children) for some well needed rest and relaxation. We had Bunker Bay (South West of Western Australia) in our sights.

We arrived at our destination, the Bunker Bay Beach House, an individually owned holiday property within the Bunker Bay Resort estate. Exclusive short term accommodation – this place was pure luxury. We searched for our accommodation on Welcome In – The Short Term Accommodation Specialists site.

At the point of booking the Bunker Bay Beach House it was brought to our attention that we could access all of the Bunker Bay Resort facilities during our stay including eligibility for the Mii Spa ‘Enjoy a Day at Bunker Bay’ special which included a divine massage, facial, scrumptious lunch and a glass of wine at the Resort restaurant. Of course we didn’t hesitate to book this in.

The ladies and I had three nights and two days to spend at Bunker Bay. After reading through the information provided, by the owner of the Bunker Bay Beach House in their comprehensive house notes and guest file, we decided to:

  • Shop locally in Dunsborough for our supplies.
  • Have a browse through the Dunsborough shops. A favourite was Beach Lifestyle Living gifts and home wares.
  • Have a bite to eat for lunch on day 1 at the Tealicious House (wow!) and breakfast on our departure day at Bunkers Beach Cafe (absolute beach front ambience in this beauty).
  • Order some take-away from Thai Papaya in Dunsborough.
  • Indulge in the Mii Spa package

We also decided to stay close to the house, go for walks along the beach (100m from our accommodation), read by the fire and chill out – most importantly. All of the above was easily scheduled into our simply glorious getaway.

The highlights of the trip included having everything we needed at the Bunker Bay Beach House including indoor and outdoor spa’s, two living areas with gas (wood) fires, large and ambient open plan kitchen/dining and proximity to the magical Bunker Bay. The outdoor spa was located within a spectacular outdoor wilderness entertainment area on the deck. Completely private and tranquil.

We felt like we were holidaying at home. The service from enquiry to checkout was first class. The house notes and guest file allowed us to choose our activities with ease. A completely effortless and thoroughly enjoyable experience.

We will return and recommend the Bunker Bay Beach House and all short term accommodation listed on Welcome In to our loved ones.


Find the local treasures during your time away include searching the Welcome in supplier directory of local attractions and services.

Alternatively contact your local Visitor Centre, in this instance it would be the Geographe Bay/Dunsborough Visitor Centre. They list local attractions and have an online business directory.

Tourism WA has a dedicated page on their website for Bunker Bay. And the regional website, Australia’s South West, provides an online and interactive Holiday Planner that can also be downloaded and printed to help plan your journey.

The Local Government Authority is also another great source for local information. In this instance it’s the City of Busselton. Search for community based tourism attractions (facilities, events etc). Who else knows their community better than the residents living in and driving the local economy.

I know for me I like to seek out the most community culturally enriching tourism experiences when I go away especially when I have my family with me. The added bonus is these attractions are usually free and are well suited to young families. An example is a community market. Where else can you go for free to browse the stalls, enjoy the hand made goods and local produce and get the real vibe of the community you are visiting.