If you are visiting Pullman Bunker Bay Resort near Dunsborough be sure to check out the interesting events and activities taking place at the resort and in the region during your stay. Margaret River activities include complimentary yoga classes, wine tastings, art exhibitions and more. For more local events and ideas on things to do in Margaret River, see and taste, visit www.margaretriver.com
For more information on any of the activities and events listed here, please call +61 8 9756 9100.
Back by popular demand! Resort guests and visitors to the Margaret River Region are invited to experience a free exhibition of works by award-winning photographer Martine Perret, on display in the resort's foyer and bistro areas from 8 May - 10 September 2017.
Join us for a relaxing lunch and soak up the stunning vistas of Bunker Bay, complemented by Martine's vibrant photography. All works are for sale and no prior reservations required. View our lunch menus.
Martine Perret began began her professional career as freelance photographer in Sydney in 1999, while also working as photographer and desk editor at The Australian Financial Review.
Her interest in photojournalism took her to Timor-Leste in 2003. For the next decade she worked for the United Nations as a peacekeeping mission photographer documenting life in conflict zones such as Burundi, South Sudan, West Africa (at the height of the Ebola response), East Timor and the Democratic Republic of The Congo.
While the years spent in the field with her camera were truly rewarding, the nomadic lifestyle took its toll. Needing to drop her suitcase somewhere, and craving the open spaces and rugged natural beauty that had brought her from her European homeland to Australia in the first place, she returned to Australia in 2003 and established a home base in Margaret River.
Her first project after moving to Western Australia was a photographic exhibition and book launch in July 2014, titled 'Margaret River Region FROM ABOVE', a self-published book on aerial views of the South West region.
In July 2015, she decided to fly over the Western Australian Goldfield’s salt lakes and photograph the series called ‘Gungurrunga Ngawa’ (Look Above). The ethereal beauty of the area’s unique shapes and textures when seen from the air reveal an extraordinary and ancient land. These images were exhibited in October 2015 and are part of the broader body of work ‘Ngala Wongga’ (Come Talk), documenting the speakers of the Goldfields languages, their connection to the land and the cultural significance of Australia’s endangered languages that was inaugurated at the Goldfields Arts Center in Kalgoorlie on 20 September 2016.
Martine is represented by Margaret River Gallery. Learn more at www.margaretrivergallery.com.au
Recent Awards and Exhibitions
Indulge your tastebuds and soothe your senses this Mother’s Day with Pullman Bunker Bay Resort’s ‘Sweets & Senses’ Mother's Day Package, available Sunday, 14 May 2017.
Spoil Mum this Mother's day with an hour of pampering at award-winning Vie Spa plus a glass of sparkling, then relax and soak up the outstanding vistas of Bunker Bay as the resort’s Michelin star experienced French pastry chef serves up a stunning High Tea.
Elegant sweets, freshly baked scones and mouth-watering savouries will be complemented by your choice of tea or barista coffee.
For your Vie Spa sensory experience, choose from the following 1 hour treatments:
All for just $169* per person!
If Mum is a sweet tooth you can opt to enjoy just the High Tea experience for $45* per person.
Booking are essential – call 08 9756 9106 or email us today.
*Offer is subject to availability and cannot be combined with other offers. Full package includes 1 glass of sparkling and 1 tea or barista coffee per person, High Tea only includes choice of 1 tea or 1 barista coffee per person - all other beverages charged on consumption basis. Payment required at time of reservation. Bookings cancelled within 24hrs or ‘no-shows’ will incur a 50% cancellation fee.
Join us for an evening of fine food and wine at this exclusive Wine Dinner with Margaret River's Brown Hill Estate, taking place at Pullman Bunker Bay Resort on Saturday, 20 May. Read on to learn more about our wine dinner accommodation packages.
With outstanding wines from Brown Hill Estate and an exquisite 6 course menu created by Pullman Bunker Bay Resort's Executive Chef, this is a must-attend event for wine lovers!
Mingle with Brown Hill Winemaker Nathan Bailey and Assistant Winemaker Haydn Millard and spend an evening discovering the variety of wines from this award-winning Margaret River estate. Plus don't miss your opportunity to purchase Brown Hill's museum range wines - available exclusively at the dinner.
Limited free private wine tastings with Winemaker Nathan Bailey are also available on Sunday, 21 May at Brown Hill Estate. Spaces are limited to 6 guests per session, with sessions taking place at 10 am, 11 am and 12 pm. Be quick - book your wine tasting session by calling Chiara Bailey on 61 8 9757 4338.
Scallop, ponzo vinaigrette, caviar, wakami salad
2016 Lakeview Sauvignon Blanc Semillon
52C market fish, classic Semillon cream, citrus air
2016 Jubilee Semillon
2015 Golden Horseshoe Chardonnay
Quail breast, poached pear, lambs lettuce, hazelnut, raspberry vinaigrette
2013 Ivanhoe Cabernet Sauvignon
Venison loin, textures of beetroot, parsnip puree, jus
2008 Great Boulder Cabernet Shiraz Merlot Malbec
2013 Bill Bailey Shiraz Cabernet
Caramelised orange, grapefruit granita
Chocolate praline, caramel, spiced orange, lemon sorbet
2012 Perseverance Cabernet Merlot
Australian cheese plate
Brown Hill Estate is a picturesque winery and vineyard situated along the Rosa Brook Road just 10 minutes drive from Margaret River. The gently rolling property with rocky soils, coupled with topnotch viticultural practices consistently produces berries of strong flavor and color.
Founded in 1997, this is a family owned and run business, with co-owners Jim, Gwen and Nathan Bailey (the winemaker). The aim of Brown Hill Estate has always been to bring its customers the finest Margaret River red and white wines that they love to pour.
Brown Hill Estate strongly believes in the saying that “great wines are made in the vineyard”. Therefore, the vines are not irrigated. Instead, they are left to benefit from the gravelly, harsh soil and hot, sunny climate. This results in intensely flavored, small grapes that in turn lead to intensely flavored, deeply colored wines.
Over the years, Brown Hill Estate has won a number of awards. The vineyard was ranked “WA Small Producer Of The Year” for two consecutive years by Ray Jordan’s WA Wine Guide 2009 and 2010. Their Chaffers Shiraz was ranked the best value wine in Western Australia by Ray Jordan’s WA Wine Guide 2012, and the Bill Bailey Shiraz Cabernet 2013 was applauded "Best Red Blend - Non Cabernet Dominant" in The Western Australian Wine Guide 2016. View more awards.
*Event is subject to availability. All dinner and accommodation bookings are pre-paid at the time of reservation and are non-refundable. Packages cannot be combined with any other offers or discounts, including Accor Plus.
Busselton, Dunsborough and the South West will be swinging, scatting and jiving when the annual Jazz by the Bay festival returns from 2 to 5 June 2017.
To celebrate, we invite you to join us for an exquisite Sparkling High Tea at Pullman Bunker Bay Resort on Sunday, 4 June, accompanied by a live jazz performance by the wonderfully talented Charmaine Clements Trio featuring Danny Moss.
The resort's Michelin star experienced pastry chef will be creating a beautiful array of sweets and savories, including freshly baked scones with local jam and cream, French-style profiteroles, petit fours, finger sandwiches and quiche.
Bookings are essential - call 61 8 9756 9106 or email us.
*Pre-payment required at the time of reservation. Cannot be combined with any other offers or discounts, including Accor Plus.
From soul, rhythm & blues, big bands bebop and swing – Jazz by the Bay is a feast for music lovers everywhere, offering a sensational line-up.
This year's performers include Adam Hall and the Velvet Playboys, Buena Vista Social Club Young Guns, Cassandra Charlick, Cathrine Summers and Serge Le Goueff... with more yet to be announced!
Lovers of swing jazz will dance the night away, trad lovers will keep the beat while others simply soak up the cool mellow sounds of improvisation rhythms as they sip a glass of Shiraz.
Pullman Bunker Bay Resort is delighted to be the official accommodation partner and sponsor of this year's festival.
On Thursday, 8 June 2017 we are thrilled to partner with award-winning Limeburners Distillery to bring you an exclusive evening of fine whiskies paired with an outstanding menu from Pullman Bunker Bay's Executive Chef.
At the recent 2017 World Whiskies Awards Limeburners stole the show, winning:
They have also taken home the 2017 Best Craft Whisky in the World award at the USA ADI.
Hosted by Limeburners Venue Manager, Ben Tassone, enjoy an intimate account of the story behind Limeburners, their whisky and the distillation process at the Masterclass. Ben has been running bars and restaurants around the world for the past 15 years and helped set up the Margaret River Distilling Co by Limeburners, bringing with him a wealth of knowledge and experience.
Indulge in beautifully appointed villa accommodation and world class resort facilities from just $199* per villa, per night.
*Rate valid for Masterclass guests only - available from 7 - 9 June 2017, room only and subject to availability. Rate is based on a Studio Garden Villa - other room types available at an additional cost.
Tickets to our Limeburners Masterclass are strictly limited, so don't miss your chance to sample this outstanding Australian collection of whisky.
To book to your place, call 61 8 9756 9106 or email us.
*Full pre-payment is required at the time of reservation. Cannot be combined with any other offer or discount.
Celebrate La Fête Nationale with a French-themed 3-course dinner at Other Side of the Moon Restaurant on Friday, 14 July 2017.
Bastille Day or La Fête Nationale is the French National Day celebrated on 14 July each year.
Commemorating the 1790 Fête de la Fédération, held on the first anniversary of the storming of the Bastille on 14 July 1789; the event is seen as a symbol of the uprising of the modern French nation. Today, Bastille Day is celebrated with grand balls, fireworks and parades.
Here in the Margaret River Region, we'll be celebrating alongside our French friends with a mouthwatering 3-course menu of authentic French cuisine crafted by Executive Chef Damon Georgiou and French pastry chef Romain Lassiaille.
Tickets $70* per person.
To reserve your table, call 61 8 9756 9100 or email us.
*Event is subject to availability. No further discounts apply, including Accor Plus. Beverages charged on consumption basis. Cannot be combined with any other offer or discount.
Celebrating Australian Film, the 10th annual CinefestOZ Film Festival will showcase an extraordinary line-up of new and exciting films over five days from 23 to 27 August 2017.
As Australia’s Premiere Film Festival, awarding Australia’s Greatest Film Prize of $100,000, CinefestOZ attracts Australian filmmakers and actors of international repute.
Set in Australia’s South West, CinefestOZ premieres feature films and events in the region’s cinemas, wineries, boutique breweries, small bars and galleries, making it a spectacular destination experience and an unforgettable long-weekend getaway.
With over 110 exciting screenings and film related event options spread across more than 70 venues, film lovers and stars converge to share the excitement and enjoy the highly anticipated film program.
Add to the mix the beautiful coastline, incredible local food and world-renowned Margaret River wine that the South West is famous for and CinefestOZ is the must-attend event of the year for filmmakers and film lovers.
The CinefestOZ program includes a diverse range of unique and immersive film experiences for everyone, including:
Taste your way around the region with delicious local produce, award-winning wines and international celebrity chefs at the 2017 Margaret River Gourmet Escape festival from 17 to 19 November!
No visit to the 2017 Gourmet Escape festival is complete without the right accomodation. Enjoy 5-star accommodation, world class resort facilities, award-winning Vie Spa, direct beach access to Bunker Bay and outstanding ocean view dining at Pullman Bunker Bay Resort.
Our array of beautiful studio and two-bedroom villas are now available. Make your Gourmet Escape accommodation booking online, or call 61 8 9756 9100 to speak with our friendly reservations team.
There's so many ways to tempt your taste buds at Gourmet Escape, including:
Plus, no visit to Gourmet Escape is complete without experiencing the Gourmet Village at Leeuwin Estate Winery, with cooking demonstrations and master classes from famous chefs, as well as pop up restaurants, wine and beer tastings and local produce stalls. A one-stop-shop of foodie delights!
Keep an eye on www.gourmetescape.com.au for 2017 event anouncements!
Images courtesy of Margaret River Gourmet Escape and Elements Margaret River.
Margaret River Region whale watching…..closer than you think!
Majestic Humpback, Southern Right and rare Blue and Minke whales will soon be arriving in the clear, warm waters of Bunker Bay as part of their annual migration, with the Bunker Bay whale watching season running from September to mid-December.
We invite you to experience beautifully appointed studio, one or two-bedroom villa accommodation and an unforgettable, up close whale watching experience… all only 3-hours from Perth.
For more information or to book your whale watching Margaret River Region accommodation, call +61 8 9756 9100 or book online.
Pullman Bunker Bay Resort takes whale watching tour bookings at the front desk for guest convenience, or alternatively Margaret River whale watching tours can be arranged directly with Naturaliste Charters, All Sea Charters or luxury charter Whale Watch Western Australia.
Tours are typically 2 hours in duration, departing twice daily during whale watcihng season. Prices vary, but are approximately:
Please note that this information is a guide only - refer to the individual charter websites above for full tour details, times and prices.
You don't have to head out on the water to see these magnificent creatures. Watch the whales and their calves frollick in the bay from the resort's restaurant terrace or view other whale-watching look-outs.
Our complimentary yoga class for resort guests run every Saturday from 8am to 9am, led by talented local yoga instructor Shelley Guy.
Shelley has been leading health and fitness classes for over 25 years and is one of Western Australia’s longest accredited fitness instructors. Her introduction to yoga began 15 years ago as a mental and physical release from her full-time work as a TV Commercial Producer, Journalist and Fitness Instructor.
Shelley's regular clients range from beginners to experienced, 14 to 74 year olds, tradies and surfers to business people and mums. Shelley believes that through the practice of yoga there is a great connection with the mind and deeper layers of our being that very few other physical activities touch on, and sees teaching as more than guiding people to understand, strengthen and stretch their bodies, but also to find some peace, calm and contentment in life.
Please reserve your place at least 24 hours in advance in person with our friendly Reception team or call +61 8 9756 9100 as places are limited and subject to availability.
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