Bunbury Village Discovery Holiday Park, a Great Base for WA’s South West

Discovery Parks

Discovery Parks are the largest owner and operator of lifestyle holiday parks in Australia, with 60 sites around the country.

Discovery Parks

Discovery Parks are the largest owner and operator of lifestyle holiday parks in Australia, with 60 sites around the country. 

I was invited to spend a few nights at a Discovery park of my choosing and chose Bunbury Village, which is just off the Bussell Highway about ten minutes from the Bunbury city centre.

The park offers a range of accommodation from unpowered tent sites to basic cabins and family villas. Facilities include a swimming pool, playground, tennis courts, mini golf and boring practical things like a laundry.

Discovery ParksDespite travelling alone, I wanted to see the best Discovery Parks had to offer and booked a deluxe two-storey A-frame villa, which is advertised as sleeping six and starts at $132 a night.

Online booking was simple, and check-in on arrival friendly and efficient. Finding my villa was easy using the map provided by reception, and as a terrible parker I was pleased to find my own, well-sized parking space. 

Saying that the villa sleeps six was no exaggeration. With a queen-sized bedroom downstairs and four beds upstairs this would be ideal for a family, or group who don’t mind sharing bunk beds. There is a smaller version that sleeps four from $99 a night.

The villa included everything you would expect, from a decent size bathroom to two TVs, two reverse-cycle air-conditioners and a kitchen with microwave, full-size fridge and a double-hotplate. Everything was clean and functional on arrival, the linen was of good quality and the main bed comfortable (although I always take my own pillows when I travel by car).

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My two nights at Bunbury Village were uneventful, quiet, comfortable and I wouldn’t hesitate to stay there again. No doubt at peak times it would be busier – and probably noisier – but this is a holiday park and that’s to be expected.

Whether you’re a family looking for cost-effective holiday accommodation or (like me) want a practical and comfortable base while working or travelling around WA’s south-west, this is definitely an option to consider.

Find the complete list of Discovery Holiday Parks here, and see some more photos from my stay below.

About the author


Martin was born in England but now lives in Perth, Western Australia. He has a passion for breakfast, coffee, hot curries & fast food, and is a cat & Dalek person.

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