Dunsborough is located adjacent to Dunn Bay from which it derives its name. The bay was named after Captain Richard Dalling Dunn. Our holiday homes provide some great holiday accommodation close to town.
Already a popular tourist destination due to its quiet coves, sandy beaches, surrounding national parks, nature reserves and scenic walk trails, Dunsborough has something to please everyone. Cafes, bakeries and fashion stores line the main streets of the town, and there are many restaurants serving delicious regional delicacies and premium Margaret River wine and none of our luxury holiday homes are too far away.
For art lovers, there are stunning galleries showing off fine hand crafted pottery, wood works, sculptures and photography. For the adventurous there is Ngilgi Cave to be explored, wildlife or camel rides. Dunsborough is also a great place for water sports, and is located near some of the best wineries in the region.
A favourite experience for those who enjoy diving is a visit to the HMAS Swan Dive Wreck, which is considered a world class site. The HMAS Swan was a River Class Frigate Destroyer Escort built in 1967. After serving the Australian Navy for 26 years, she was decommissioned in 1996 and laid to rest in 30 metres of water off Meelup Beach. Intensive work by the Geographe Bay Artificial Reef Society and volunteers prepared the wreck so that visitors can appreciate how a wreck can become an artificial reef, home and breeding ground for coral, fish and other marine life. Due to the protected nature of Geographe Bay, the site can be visited by divers almost 10 months of the year.
Take a drive to the Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse and Maritime Museum just 13 kilometres out of town. The view over the Bay is superb and you may be lucky enough to spot whales and dolphins from here. There are also several walking trails and the start of the Cape to Cape Track.
You'll catch your breath at the beautiful turquoise waters of Meelup Bay, Eagle Bay and Bunker Bay. They're all well worth a visit, whether you enjoy surfing, swimming, sailing, snorkelling or diving or simply enjoying this exquisite Dunsborough coastline.