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About Bunker Bay Loop, Dunsborough
Cape Naturaliste is the northernmost point of the Leeuwin-Naturaliste Ridge. Visitors can explore the coastal scenery by taking short walks along the established board walks and lookouts.
Follow the path from the lighthouse buildings which initially is shared with the Lighthouse Loop. The Bunker Bay Loop can then be walked in either a clockwise or anticlockwise direction.
The Bunker Bay walk leads to the cliff edge revealing breathtaking views of the coast. This walk demonstrates the three distinctive types of vegetation on the Cape; woodland in sheltered areas near Bunker Bay, wind-pruned Marri growing higher on the ridge, and coastal heath. The viewing platform overlooking Shelley Cove near Bunkers Bay offers a superb resting site with distant views of Geographe Bay.
The cliffs along the north eastern coast are limestone, but you can also see the basement of much older granite rocks exposed along the shorelione.
Other trails from the lighthouse include:
Whale Lookout Walk Trail
Distance: 2.4km (return) Class: 2
Cape Naturaliste to Sugarloaf Rock Walk
Distance 3.5km Class: 3
Cape Naturalist Track
Distance 4km Class 2
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What To Pack
Group B (Bushwalks and/or longer trails) required.
What To Pack
Group B (Bushwalks and/or longer trails)
- Minimum 2 litres of water per person per day
- Sturdy shoes
- Sun hat or bike helmet (compulsory in WA)
- Sunglasses, sunscreen (30+) and insect repellant
- Binoculars and camera (optional)
- Map or guide book where suggested
- Snacks and/or lunch depending on length of trail
- Clothes to suit the activity and potential weather conditions including a water/windproof jacket
- First Aid kit
Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse, end of Cape Naturaliste Road, 270km (3 hours) south of Perth
Suitable for most ages and fitness levels. Some bushwalking experience recommended. Tracks may have short steep hill sections a rough surface and many steps. Walks up to 20km.
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FacilitiesThe Lighthouse has a small museum that’s free to visit, and the tearooms which are a pleasant place to have lunch or a snack at the beginning or end of your walk.
- Car Park
- Coach Parking
- Interpretive Centre
- All accessible parking
- Picnic Area
- Public Toilet
- Shaded Area
- Sheltered Area
- All accessible toilet facilities
- View Platform
- Visitor Information Centre
Best time of year
Prohibited ItemsNo pets permitted
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3 trail goers have rated Bunker Bay Loop, Dunsborough as 4.33 out of 5!
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Puja Fjeldstad rated Bunker Bay Loop, Dunsborough a 4 out of 5
Dave Reid rated Bunker Bay Loop, Dunsborough a 4 out of 5
Pleasant easy walk that takes you down to the cliff edge lookout. We spent half an hour watching the seals basking on the rock and a mob in the water floating with their fins raised. The track is a bit rough in places and easy to stumble. This track also joins up with the Lighthouse loop that takes you back to the main carpark and the start of the Cape-to-Cape trail.
Finished off with a beer at the Eagle Bay Brewing Company.
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