We recently had a night at the Discovery Park – Bunbury Holiday Village. Bunbury is an easy 2-hour drive from Perth so makes a nice weekend getaway. It has lovely calm beaches for kids and lots to do around the town including the Dolphin Discovery Centre. The Bunbury Holiday Village is about 10 minutes outside the town centre on the corner of Bussell Hwy and Washington Ave. We stayed in a two bedroom superior cabin but they have different camping, caravan and cabin options available.
The cabins are self-contained including linen and towels and ours was immaculately presented when we arrived. The cabin had a small bathroom with shower and toilet, kitchen and living area and the two bedrooms – one with two single beds and one with a queen bed. Both rooms had built in wardrobe so there was plenty of cupboard space. The kitchen and living area had reverse cycle air conditioning, microwave, gas stove, fridge and all the utensils including iron and ironing board you would need. The living room had a comfortable couch, table and four chairs and a wall mounted tv.
The park itself was also very neat and clean with lots of facilities to keep the young ones occupied. Located at the front of the park near the reception office was the pool. It was a little cool the day we stayed to use the pool but it looked lovely. The office nearby has a small supply of soft drinks and snacks if you were having a day by the pool and needed something.
The pool area.
There is also a plenty of time other equipment to keep the kids occupied. The park has some play equipment, a bouncy cushion, mini golf, a grassed area for running around or games and a games room with pool and ping pong tables. The roadways and paths are all paved and the kids can ride or scoot on them as long as they are wearing helmets. We took Miss 3’s scooter and she enjoyed scooting around the park and with a speed limit of 8kph relatively safe.
Miss 3 loved the play area and interacting with the other kids staying in the park. The playground was sand based and had two slides side by side, monkey bars, rope climbing and a bridge. Apart from the monkey bars, all equipment was suitable for Miss 3.
The bouncy cushion was also a hit with kids of all ages.
Miss 3 was interested in the mini golf and convinced her Dad she needed to try it before we left. She wasn’t very coordinated at it but had fun trying. It has 18 holes, some easy and some more difficult. The mini golf is free but there is a $10 deposit for the equipment hire.
Other facilities included the BBQ area and common kitchen. This was located to the edge of the play and grass area. There are a number of BBQs, picnic tables and a large kitchen facility. There was also a laundry with washers and dryers. We didn’t use any of these facilities as we only stayed the night but they all looked clean and well maintained.
Overall our stay at the park was lovely, the accommodation was clean and comfortable and there was plenty to keep Miss 3 occupied and active. It is very child-friendly with all the equipment and pool available. All the staff that we dealt with were friendly and helpful. The park is about 10 mins drive out of town you can drive along the ocean which is quite scenic. We are already planning our next Discovery Park holiday as it was a good hassle free weekend away and Miss 3 enjoyed all the activities available.
Corner Bussell Hwy and Washington Ave Bunbury, Bunbury Holiday Village
Visit the Discovery Holiday Parks website.
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