Visiting Koombana Bay Sailing Club - Bunbury WA
The port city of Bunbury is the regional capital of the South West Region of Western Australia. Surrounded by water on three sides, Bunbury boasts beautiful beaches, rivers and inlets and affords its residents unique waterfront living.
The City itself is home to approximately 33,075 people, but the population of the Greater Bunbury area, which includes the adjacent urban centres of Australind, Leschenault, Eaton, Gelorup, Dalyellup and Stratham, is an estimated 67,090 people.
Bunbury's port is one of Australia's biggest regional facilities. It services the export of bulk commodities such as alumina, woodchips and mineral sands. The port also handles a range of other general cargo imports and exports.
Koombana Bay Sailing Club is located right on the shore of Koombana Bay.
This beautiful, long, sandy beach front anchorage has very limited tidal movements, a sandy bottom to anchor in and safe waters for swimming.
A private mooring area is situated in front of the Clubhouse and a sheltered anchorage is located just east. No public moorings are available in front of the Clubhouse.
The bay is unprotected from northerly winds and swell so please check weather details before leaving your vessel.
There is a jetty between the mooring area and anchorage which can be accessed and has an approximate depth of 3 metres. Please be aware that due to jetty upgrades the gate mid way along the jetty can sometimes be locked.
A shipping channel is located in the middle of Koombana Bay providing access to the Inner Harbour. Please keep clear of the channel if a shipping movement is in action. Bunbury Port website has details of current shipping movements.
Please contact DoT’s office for diesel fuel and availability on casual berthage. Marine and Coastal contact - Bunbury (08) 9216 8200.
For a full guide to Bunbury's Boating facilities see Department of Transport website.
Koombana Bay Sailing Club has newly renovated ablutions which can be accessed from outside the club rooms for visiting vessels.
Guests are also welcome to use the Clubs Wi-Fi.
The Wi-Fi password and access code for the ablutions can be obtained from the bar, office (08) 9791 3914, Commodore or Vice Commodore.
The Washing Well Laundrette can be visited with your tender and/or a short stroll.
See our contact details page for our opening hours.
In the centre of the Koombana Bay Foreshore is an impressive children's playground with large grassed areas, public use BBQ's and picnic tables and ablutions.
To the far east of the Bay is the home of the new Dolphin Discovery Centre where you can hand feed the local dolphins. They also offer an Interaction Zone, Dolphin Eco Cruises and swim tours.
Along with the many dolphins, we occasionally see sea lions, penguins and turtles visiting Koombana Bay.
The Bunbury Estuary is the home to the southern-most mangrove colony in Western Australia. It is estimated to be around 10,000 years old and attracts over 60 species of water bird.
A 200m boardwalk winds through the Mangroves and can be accessed off Koombana Drive opposite the Dolphin Discovery Centre. You can continue your walk from Mangrove Cove for a 5km circuit around the Leschenalut Inlet if you desire.
Bunbury's new pedestrian bridge now links the Sailing Club directly to the City in a short 5 minute walk. The Bunbury Visitor Centre in the Old Railway Station building is located to the left as you cross the bridge near the Graham Bricknell Memorial Music Shell (amphitheatre)
In the past few years Bunbury's city centre has seen many new cafes, restaurants, pubs and bars arrive and evolve creating an exciting and impressive foodie scene.
The Bunbury art scene has also flourished and is worth a walking tour. Maps are available from Six Two Three Zero.
There are many places to stay if not staying onboard. Check out google maps for more options.
We look forward to sharing our sailing club and the beautiful city of Bunbury with you.