Now heading south east from Busselton the town of Dunsborough is soon reached. Dunsborough is nearly a satellite suburb of Busselton, given the close proximity.

Dunsborough is a very new town but still has all of the essential services.

The town is named after the nearby Dunn Bay, which was named after Captain Richard Dalling Dunn under whom Governor Stirling had served in the Hibernia and the Armide in 1810-11. Land  was set aside here in the late 1830s, and there is a recorded whale fishery at "Dunsbro" in 1850. When Dunsborough first appeared on a map in 1839 it was spelt "Dunnsbro" but the extra "n" seems to have disappeared by 1850, and the spelling of "bro" was amended to "borough" when the name was gazetted in 1879

The Beaches west of Dunsborough are of pristine quality and for Perthites have been identified.

The Lighthouse and Museum at the lighthouse should be on the agenda to visit.

The Hotel in Dunsborough is located at the entrance to the township.Also, be sure to visit the Yallingup historic hotel just 8 k's on.

The Churches are of the concealed variety, and like the town are new buildings.

The pace of development has been so fast and recent the idea of a War Memorial has not been as yet considered.

Be sure to visit the lighthouse, the beaches and before you leave the pie shop (not photographed)

Diary notes



Fireplace   Dump Station
General Store Bottled Gas
Internet Caravan
Camping   4WD
Kitchen Facilities Disabled access
Laundry Toilets
Campervans Accommodation
Meals   Airport
Pets Allowed Boat Ramp
Telephone Picnic Area
Roadside Rest Area Electricity
Scenic Swimming
Tap water   Thermal Area
Stream Water Walking tracks
Rotary Club Lions Club
Gymnasium   Gardens
Winery Whitewater Rafting
Surfing Skydiving
Skiing Scenic Flights
Postal Service Police
Movie Location Mountain Biking
Kayaking   Jet Boating
Information Hospital
Hang Gliding Golf Course