Dunsborough

 

 

DUNSBOROUGH

 

HEMA Map reference 74/G2

 

GPS 33 37 35 S 115 07 17 E

 

 

 

 

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STATISTICS

Distance from Perth

255 Km

Population

4005

Average Rainfall

916.5mm

Mean Max Temp

20.7C

Mean Min Temp

12.7C

 

SERVICES

Police

08 9781 3030

Fire and Rescue

08 9756 8605

Medical

08 9746 3300

Visitor Centre

08 9752 5800

 

CARAVAN PARKS

Dunsborough Lakes

08 9756 8300

 

HOTEL / MOTEL / B and B

Central Motel

 

08 9756 7711

Newberry Manor

 

08 9756 7542

Bay Village Resort

 

08 9755 3397

Whalers Cove Villas

 

08 9755 3699

Regency Beach Club

 

08 9759 1117

Beach Cottages

 

08 9756 8885

 

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

 

 

 

 

DESCRIPTION

 

Dunsborough is located west of Busselton and is an alternative base if you are visiting the wine growing areas to the south west.

 

The HMAS Swan was sunk just off the coast and provides an excellent dive site for diving enthusiasts.

 

The town has experienced unprecedented growth in the last few years and is all but unrecognisable to those who have not been there for some time.

 

Located at the northern end of W.A.'s best known wine growing area, Dunsborough is close to some extraordinarily beautiful beaches and coastline.

 

Bunker Bay, Eagle Bay, Meelup and Cape Naturaliste are the closest attractions but there is just so much to see and do in this area.

 

HISTORY

 

The origins of the name are unclear but old marine charts list a 'Dunn Bay' in the area. Dunn Bay was named by James Stirling after a fellow naval officer Capt. Richard Darling Dunn. The original spelling was Dunnsbro. Another suggestion is that the name comes from a small town in Scotland and yet another source claims that Dunn was an American whaler who used to anchor in the bay.

 

It was declared a town in 1877 (another source quotes 1879) but land was set aside for a town site as early as 1830. The Aboriginal name for the area was Quedjinup.

 

Initially a whaling station was started there by Messrs Viveash and Co.

 

In 1907 the survivors of the Carnarvon Castle came ashore in life boats after the ship had caught fire and was abandoned far out to sea. A number of people lost their lives during this tragedy.

 

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OTHER INFORMATION

 

ATTRACTIONS

 

Bunker Bay, Eagle Bay, Cape Naturaliste, Sugar Loaf Rock, Bannamah Wildlife Park and Greenacres Shell Museum, Shelly Bay, Meelup Trail.

 

BUILDINGS OF NOTE

 

Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse.

 

ELECTORAL ZONES

 

State : Vasse

Federal : Forrest

 

OTHER INFO.

 

Postcode : 6281

Local Government : City of Busselton

 

PHOTOS

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