Free Overnight Rest Areas for Self-Contained Visitors

COVID-19 Update: Please note, if you require an Overnight Rest Area permit for a fully self-contained RV or caravan please visit the Bunbury Visitor Centre Monday to Friday between 10am - 5pm, or Saturday between 10am - 2pm. Thank you for your understanding.

The City of Bunbury has opened its doors to fully self-contained recreational vehicle (RV) travellers by offering up three locations to use as free overnight rest areas.

The City have decided to allow this on a trial basis only in the hopes it will bring more visitors to our city and that those that do use these areas, do so with little to no impact on our community.

All overnight rest areas within the City of Bunbury have a maximum stay limit of 48 hours and require the users to obtain a permit from the Visitor Information Centre at Haley Street, Bunbury.

If you arrive in Bunbury outside of the Visitor Information Centre opening hours, a City of Bunbury staff member will attend the rest areas each morning to provide permits.

Visitors must meet the definition of fully self-contained to utilise these areas. To be considered fully self-contained your vehicle must be fitted with on-board facilities such as toilets and sinks. These on-board facilities cannot be a separate item; they must be manufactured as part of the vehicle and plumbed in. If your vehicle does not meet these criteria, you will need to use established caravan parks.

A list of alternate accommodation options for those who do not meet the criteria of fully self-contained can be found here.
 

Please note, camping in tents or sleeping in cars is not permitted at any of these locations.

If you are in need of further assistance, please see the friendly staff at the Visitor Information Centre or contact them on (08) 9792 7205 or via email welcome@bunbury.wa.gov.au.

 

Overnight Rest Areas are designated at the following locations:

1.      Wyalup-Rocky Point
 
Maximum of four vehicles at any one time
 
Corner of Ocean Drive and Upper Esplanade, Bunbury
 
Latitude: -33.322290 Longitude: 115.631637
 
This location provides visitors with a beachside stay that is within walking distance to the Bunbury CBD and Victoria Street which is home the city’s cappuccino strip and many unique retail options.
 
Parking in this area is restricted to the embedded parking bays along Upper Esplanade and is not recommended for RV’s that have expandable sides.
 
Parking not permitted when public events are occurring.
  

 
2.      Ocean Drive (at basketball courts)
 
Maximum of four vehicles at any one time
 
Ocean Drive, opposite Backbeach Café and Restaurant and adjacent to the basketball courts, Bunbury
 
Latitude: -33.326488 Longitude: 115.630761
 
This location provides visitors with a short walk to the beachside, lies within close proximity to the Backbeach Café  and is partially protected from the sea breeze by vegetation.
 
This location is  within walking distance to the Bunbury CBD and Victoria Street which is home the city’s cappuccino strip and many unique retail options.
 
 

 

Please remember to leave no trace of your stay and be mindful of other users to the area.

Thank you for visiting Bunbury and we hope you enjoy your stay!

For more information on the Bunbury Geographe region, visit www.visitbunburygeographe.com.au.

 
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