Ocean Drive 48 Hour Rest Area (Permit Required)


4.5 from 19 users


The City of Bunbury has opened its doors to self-contained recreational vehicle (RV) travellers by offering up two locations to use as free overnight rest areas. This rest area is located on Ocean Drive, opposite Backbeach Café and Restaurant and adjacent to the basketball courts. This location provides visitors with a beachside stay that is close to the town centre and takes in ocean views. Maximum of four (4) vehicles at any one time. 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 grey water tank, and 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. Please note, camping in tents or sleeping in cars is not permitted. The Bunbury Surf Life Saving Club and Back Beach Café are just across the road and a short stroll to the Bunbury CBD. Also located in this area is an elevated look out over Bunburys beautiful Back Beach where visitors can enjoy WAs amazing sunsets.

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Lat: -33.326647 Lng: 115.630721

User Reviews



Nice spot with an awesome view of tonights sunset Thank you Bunbury Council Happy to spend money back in the town at the local cafes



Great spot, right across from back beach. Easy walk to toilets. No light in toilet at night so take phone or torch. Thank you Bunbury Council more towns should follow suit. Only 5 vans/campers first night and 3 next night.



Great free spot for sunset and cafe across the road. Visitor Centre staff said this area can fit 5-7 self contained vehicles. Permit easy to get. Full by 2pm with overflow vehicles (7 extra) parking in undesignated areas including 4 non self contained vehicles. Not good. Quiet from 11pm-6am. Thanks Bunbury.


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