Dunsborough | Quedjinup

Why Visit?

250km from Perth is this gem of a town with beautiful aqua blue water, white sandy beaches and a shallow bay full of sea life. Dunsborough is flat which makes it easy to walk around, jump on a cruiser bike or push a pram. With wineries, breweries and beaches on your doorstep this part of the world is an absolute must to experience

Why locals love it

Dunsborough locals know what the good life looks like and the small town village vibe they have managed to retain is no accident. You will find some of the best food and wine in the world nestled in this laid back town with friendly locals.  

Cafes and Coffee

La Lah | (formerly called Mealup) offers great coffee and a delicious cafe style menu. You can find it at 3/27 Dunn Bay Road – the main road to Dunsborough foreshore. 

Artezen | delivers delicious and slightly fancy food with a great cafe vibe. Shop 1/234 Naturaliste Tce.

Hot Chocolatte | popular for a good take-away coffee. 42 Dunn Bay Rd.

Local | tasty produce with everything sourced locally. Find them at 15 Dunn Bay Road from early morning to lunch.  

Commonage Coffee | located in nearby Yallingup the coffee is so good it’s well worth the 15 minute drive from Dunsborough for a brew. Beans are also available to buy online through their website. Commonage also incorporates Yallingup Chocolate Factory out the back.

Merchant and Maker | specialty coffee and artisan food all wrapped up in a new kind of gourmet general store. 


Bamboo Spice | serves up tasty Thai and allows BYO (there aren’t many BYO restaurants in Dunsborough). 12 Dunn Bay Rd.

Blue Manna Bistro | has a delicious seafood menu –  you usually have to book well in advance. If you haven’t it’s still worth a try and if you can’t get a reservation try their take-away next door. Find them at 1/16 Cyrillean Way. 

Yarri | a degustation set menu that changes depending on available local produce.  The bar is open most of the day and you can have bar snacks or an after work drink in their courtyard. Affiliated with Snake and Herring, a great local winery.


There are so many great wineries in and around Dunsborough. Local favourites include:

Marq Wines  | the Winemaker (Mark Warren) creates stunning wines and is well known in the region for his winemaking skills. There is no restaurant on site however you can get delicious charcuterie boards perfect for sharing a bottle.  Marq wines is across the road from Commonage Coffee / Yallingup Chocolate Factory. 

Palmer Wines | do a great lunch and often have seriously good discounts at the cellar door. Located at 1271 Caves Rd – the  main road coming into town. 

Flametree Wines | also sell cheeses and meats so you can make up your own platter and sit under the trees to enjoy. Located on Caves road about halfway between Dunsborough and Busselton. 


Wild Hop | do a great lunch which is very reasonably priced. Locals say the “beer is pretty good” which in WA terms is one of the highest accolades. 

Eagle Bay Brewery |  just out of town this one is a huge brewery with stunning views out over the bay. 

Occy’s Brewery | In the centre of town, 34 Dunn Bay Road, is a great little brewery and place to meet for a feed. 

Black Brewing Company | Set on a lake the beer is good and the setting stunning. Check out what’s on as they often have great Sunday sessions. 

Shelter Brewing Company | located in Busselton (20km away) and right on the foreshore this is well worth the trip.  

Ice Creamery, Bakery and a Butcher

Simmo’s Ice Creamery | established in 1993 Simmo’s is a staple of Dunsborough. Savour the flavours while enjoying some family fun at it’s own park. 161 Commonage Road, Dunsborough. 

Dunsborough Bakery | another stalwart of  Dunborough established in 1941 and loved for  their pies and bread. This bakery has seating so you can pull up a seat and enjoy a coffee and baked delishiousness to start your day.

Beef by the Reef | A butcher who has brought his Indonesian heritage to create award winning sausages. Located next to Coles in Centrepoint, 57 Dunn Bay Road, these sausages will elevate any BBQ to the next level.  

Pubs and Bars

The Tavern or Dunsborough Hotel | is a great pub that caters for everyone. Settle into the sports bar for a big game or bring the kids for an easy night out with great food and company. 

Bungalow Social | have a great indoor and outdoor seating area with plenty of space. They are always trying something new. 

Har Bar | a cosy bar with a nautical theme including a wooden ship in the middle of it and lots of rum. Shop 6C, 26-34 Dunn Bay Rd.

Pour House | craft beers, great wine and yum food. The Pour House source locally and you can taste it. 

Bayside Burger Bar | great beer, wine and burgers with an old school diner feel. 

Lady Lola  opens 4pm Wednesday to Sunday and is a top spot for an afternoon drink with fancy shared bar snacks. Don’t be suprised if you’re still there until late. 


Dunsborough Beach | nothing beats the beaches in and around Dunsborough with pristine clear aqua blue water it is the perfect spot for swimming, stand up paddle boarding, fishing off the beach, canoeing, kayaking and picnicing in a dinghy. Right at the end of the main street on the Dunsborough beach you can usually find a guy that hires out stand up paddle boards,  canoes and other fun things to play with.

Meelup Beach | just north of Dunsborough Beach is this gorgeous spot. You can hire a stand up paddle board from Meelup Beach Hire 

Yallingup Beach |  is about 5km from Dunsborough with more of that aqua blue water. Yallingup is also the best spot to catch one of WA’s gorgeous sunsets as you can see it go down over the ocean from here (this can’t be seen at Dunsborough Beach). Heritage listed Caves House is also worth visiting.  

Eagle Bay | about 10km from Dunsborough beach, Eagle Bay offers yet another day of aqua blue goodness. 

Bunker Bay (known as Bunkers by locals) is just up from Eagle Bay. Another stunning spot of azure water with the Bunkers Beach House  restaurant / cafe right on the beach. Grab a take-away coffee and mufffin and enjoy it out on the deck. After a taste you will likely be back for their set menu in the restaurant later in the eve.

Smiths Beach another gem well worth the visit. There is a beach resort that attracts people for some luxurious time-out.

Outdoor Adventure and Family Fun

X Cape | a water park just outside of town that offers an easy day out with kids. Corner of Caves Road and Quindalup Siding Road. 

Next Level Monkey Business | has zip lining and ropes courses. It is at 1710 Caves Road (next door to Clancy’s Fish pub). Clancy’s Fish Pub is also great for a feed with craft beers and good wine. 

Country Life Farm | a cute little farm where kids can hand feed rabbits, guinea pigs, kangaroos, llamas, alpacas, goats, sheep, donkeys, ponies, cows and Stan the Highland Steer.

Jet Adventures | a fun way to get the adrenaline pumping in the great outdoors. Suitable for kids over 120cm tall. You will get wet.


Dunsborough doesn’t have any major westfield size shopping centres and the locals will try to keep it this way. There are two shopping centres, Centre Point, has a Coles and about 20 specialty shops including our favourite Butcher. The other has an IGA and small shops with a real village-like feel. You will find locals running small boutiques with some hidden treasures. Below are a few boutique shops mainly catering to women. 

One Palm | curated coastal style – great for finding something unique and special.  Pop in at 35 Dunn Bay Road. 

Milc | a little bit of everything – Milc has boutique skincare, homeware, clothes and accessories. 245 Naturaliste Tce. 

Lee Lousie | the prices might make your eyes water a little but if you’re after something special it’s definitely worth a look. Located in the Centrepoint shopping centre at 55 Dunn Bay Road.

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