Big Increase In Bunbury Tourism Numbers

Boost for local economy

Big Increase In Bunbury Tourism Numbers

Several tourist attractions and many accommodation providers have celebrated an incredibly positive holiday season.

The Bunbury Wildlife Park enjoyed its highest revenue ever in January with a 37 per cent increase in turnover on the same period last year as a constant stream of visitors enjoyed the unique native animal experience

The Bunbury Museum and Heritage Centre, another City-run attraction, also marked a milestone on Australia Day with more than 150 people through the doors, the highest one-day attendance since it opened in October.

Those big numbers follow reports of other good periods by local operators, particularly over the Christmas-New Year period.

Several Bunbury accommodation providers reported occupancy rates of around 95 per cent in this period, with many showing strong increases on the same period the previous year.

The Dolphin Discovery Centre also reported a solid December with a noticeable increase in South East Asian visitors prior to Christmas and stronger European and interstate visitation in January.

A strong sign of increased tourism is highlighted by numbers through the doors at Bunbury Visitor Centre with an increase of 278 people over the Christmas-New Year week compared to the same period the previous year.