Dolphin Discovery Centre Bunbury

Dolphin discovery centre is located in Koombana Bay Bunbury WA and it is a top tourist attractions in Bunbury Western Australia. This attraction is for tourist to have premier wild dolphin experience. They have a good facilities such as cafe and restaurant. Their food are yummy and I do recommended for a taste. They do have 4 tours market. These tours are interaction zone, interpretive centre, Dolphin Eco Cruises and swim with the dolphins. 

Firstly, interaction zone with so many dolphins living along the coast, Bunbury and Koombana Bay offer the perfect opportunity for dolphins and humans to meet and interact. The Interaction Zone has been designated as a special dolphin protection area for this very purpose. Under strict license conditions set out by the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions (BDCA), the Centre has been able to offer a unique interactive experience on the beach right in front of the Centre since 1989. Dolphin Volunteers have been trained to ensure the interaction guidelines are followed and they will always be present on the beach to answer your questions and manage the interaction should dolphins visit the Zone. Naturally, being a wild animal there is no set time, however, the most common visit times are in the mornings of the warmer months between 8 am – 12 noon! Therefore, there is no ticket or booking requires! 

Secondly, interpretive centre is the aquarium where will give the tourists to experience the local marine environment. Also, there is a feeding program. All age groups are welcome to participate with interpretive centre. However, there is $18 per person for the admission fees. There is an option of package with the dolphin eco cruises. Please take note that 3 years old and below are free of charge. 

Thirdly, the Dolphin Discovery Centre’s Dolphin Eco Cruise is for 90 minutes within Koombana Bay. Centre’s vessel provides an excellent viewing platform designed to get you as close as possible to the dolphins – without getting your feet wet! The team will introduce you to their local Bottlenose Dolphins as they interact in their natural environment. Many of the Dolphins seen on the cruise call Koombana Bay their home. They can be seen frolicking, playing, sleeping and feeding during the cruise. The informative commentary from the skipper will keep you updated throughout. This tour is running daily for 12pm noon scheduled! The cost fees will be $54 per person. I do highly recommended for you as a tourist to go for a tour and experience Dolphin eco cruises. $54 fares included for you to learn more about the Dolphin genders, surfing, food they eat etc…..The best day to go will be between October and May. Please try to avoid cold or raining season due to the horrible weather. 

Lastly, I do highly recommended for swim with the dolphins for an intimate swim with wild dolphins in their natural environment. This tour is the most popular and exhilarating experience. Visitors are given the opportunity to swim with the wild Bottlenose Dolphins in their own environment. Accompanied by my experienced guide and trained volunteers you will venture into the open waters of Koombana Bay. Depending on dolphin sightings you will be guided into the water where the dolphins may elect to initiate interaction with the swimmers. As they are wild dolphins, interaction cannot be guaranteed. This tour is only available between November – April. Always running at 8am sharps. Regarding to the prices, swimmers will be cost $165 per person, Observers cost $85 per person. 

History of Dolphin Discovery Centre 

During the mid 1960s, local resident Mrs Evelyn Smith began feeding the dolphins from a small jetty near her home on the Leschenault Inlet (directly south of the Discovery Centre). However, it wasn’t until 1989 that a dolphin specialist was hired by the newly established Bunbury Dolphin Trust to continue this tradition and begin feeding and studying the local dolphins of Koombana Bay. 

From this work came the establishment of the Interaction Zone in 1990 and the Dolphin Discovery Centre in 1994 to allow tourists and members of the community to interact, understand and enjoy the group of five to six dolphins that regularly visit this Zone. We don’t clearly understand why the dolphins continue to visit the Zone today, however, research suggests that the small amount of food they receive as a reward for their visit is not the only attraction. There are many dolphins that visit the Zone regularly that do not receive any fish and many of them stay for extended periods of time for interaction with the human visitors. Sick and injured dolphins also treat the beach as a haven, with some repeatedly visiting during periods of illness or injury. A weekly dolphin visitation chart is maintained on site as a guide for people who visit the Centre. The Dolphin Discovery Centre will continue to grow and increase its resources to further make its mark on the tourism industry and to continue to care and conserve the Koombana Bay dolphins. 

How to get to the Dolphin Discovery Centre?

Well, this is depend on where are you coming down from. If you are coming down from Perth airport, you will need to book for the South West Coachlines buses from airport to the Bunbury Bus Station. It will takes for about 3 hours to get to Bunbury. If you are coming down from Perth City, there is two public transportation go to Bunbury. They are Australind train line and the South West Coachline buses. The pickup point for the buses will be at Elizabeth Quay Bus Station. It will takes for 4 hours to get there from Perth. After you arrive the Bunbury Bus Station, it will take you for a walk to Dolphin Discovery Centre for about 15 to 20 minutes walk. Buses is strongly recommended as the distance to the DDC is pretty closely. For the train line, it will takes for 2 hours to get to Bunbury which is very good and fast but there is a distance to the centre so you will need to take the bus to get to the centre from Bunbury train station if you catch train line down. Train line is much cheaper than buses. This will be up to your preference. Go for a visit and Enjoy yourself!!

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Hiking Elephants Mountain Taipei

Hiking Elephant Mountain 


This is red MRT line


Are you a hiking lover? Do you love hiking? Taiwan is the best country for hiking. Hiking is very good exercise in life. There is lot of best hiking attractions for tourists in Taiwan. One of them is called Hiking Elephants Mountain. It is the best destination for hiking. While hiking, you could see the beautiful viewing of the heart of Taipei from the top which is pretty cool. I am going to share this fun moment with human beings. Hope you will like it just i do.

Basically, I was taking the MRT red line from Da’ an MRT station to the XiangShan MRT Station. Hiking Elephants Mountain is one of the top tourist attractions in Taipei Taiwan. It is 183m high and has a hiking trail about 1.5km long. The taipei 101 can be seen from the trail. The six Giant Rocks are a tourist attraction in XiangShan. There are so many people haven’t know about this attractions and I am going to give more fun of my experience now. It is scary but perfect view of the Taipei City which is great. it is free of charge so there is no fee needed. 

Xiangshan Hiking Trail

XiangShan Hiking Trail is the most painful experience but it is worth to go have this kind of experience. It is very convenient to go for a visit by MRT train line. The best time to visit Hiking Trail Mountain is between March and November. When you encounter raining season or earthquake season, please do skip this attraction for safety purposes. Especially is raining season, it is very slip on the stairs so it is very dangerous to walk up the hills when there is raining. Therefore, I had heard that weekends get pretty packed so you should avoid visit this place on the weekends


According to this photo shown above, I have taken from the mountain stones. It is the best place for viewing the whole Taipei. Weekdays always the best for hike. 

I went there alone and it took me for 10 minute walk from the MRT station, also 30 minutes from the bottom to the top of the hills. Some people may feel tiring and need a break middle of hiking, the whole experience could take it for minimum 1.5 hours, this will depend on how busy will be on that day and how fast you hiking from the bottom to the top. Sometimes take very long when you are waiting on queue for the perfect photoshoot. Although night time is perfect for visit but it is not safe to hiking at night as it is very dark and hardly to see. 

You may ask yourself about how hard is the hike? It is not too hard. Like what I have mentioned above, it take me for 30 minutes from the bottom to the top of the hill and I did have a quick break when I was on my way. I do recommended to bring your water bottle, a towel as well as your camera of course, other than that it’s pretty basic. 

The first stop is a viewing platform after about 10 minutes, then there is a selection of boulders that people climb all over for epic pictures. Ultimately, 1 minutes beyond the boulders is the main viewing platform where all the pro-photographers lineup each day! 

I heard people said hiking before sunset and watching the change is one awesome option if you have time to spare, other than that you could do the hike twice, once in a morning and once in an evening. 

How to get to Elephant Mountain hiking trail?

When you hear about a ‘hike’ you assume it’ll take you all day. Getting there, hiking, finding the top etc, thats not the case with Elephant Mountain Taipei! If you’re staying elsewhere in the city, jump on the MRT subway system and head to Xiangshan, it is the last stop on the red line. Walk out exit 2, and follow your google map. It’s really easy to find so shouldn’t an issues. 

All-in-all it’s an awesome activity, and even adds a little bit of exercise to your day. I have great memories of my time hiking the Elephant Mountain Taipei and I hope you guys ensure you get to experience in your time there too, you won’t regret the effort, even if it is a little hot and humid! And don’t worry, it’s honestly not too difficult. Even if you’re out of shape, you can take your time and still be rewarded with the best views of the city. Enjoy! #Vacation #Winter

The Travel Journey Begins

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Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton

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Live with no excuses and travel with no regrets. Adventure can remind you to explore new horizons, and step out of your comfort zone.

Travel Journey Begin

  • A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step
  • For my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move
  • Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover
  • There is no moment of delight in any pilgrimage like the beginning of it
  • All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware
  • Without travel, “I would have wound up a little ignorant white Southern female, which was not my idea of a good life

Travel Advice

  • When preparing to travel, lay out all your clothes and all your money. Then take half the clothes and twice the money
  • A good traveler has no fixed plans and is not intent on arriving
  • Two of the greatest gifts we can give our children are roots and wings
  • He who would travel happily must travel light
  • If you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear the religion, and avoid the people, you might better stay at home
  • Let your memory be your travel bag
  • Stop worrying about the potholes in the road and celebrate the journey.
  • Don’t be a tourist. Plan less. Go slowly. I traveled in the most inefficient way possible and it took me exactly where I wanted to go

Effects of Travel

  • They change their climate, not their soul, who rush across the sea
  • The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page
  • I have found out that there ain’t no surer way to find out whether you like people or hate them than to travel with them
  • A journey is best measured in friends, rather than miles
  • Like all great travelers, I have seen more than I remember, and remember more than I have seen
  • We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm, and adventure. There is no end to the adventures we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open

About Travellers

  • A traveler without observation is a bird without wings
  • All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware
  • A man of ordinary talent will always be ordinary, whether he travels or not; but a man of superior talent (which I cannot deny myself to be without being impious) will go to pieces if he remains forever in the same place
  • Don’t tell me how educated you are, tell me how much you have traveled
  • Traveling tends to magnify all human emotions
  • The journey is my home
  • To awaken alone in a strange town is one of the pleasantest sensations in the world
  • Our happiest moments as tourists always seem to come when we stumble upon one thing while in pursuit of something else
  • Once you have traveled, the voyage never ends, but is played out over and over again in the quietest chambers. The mind can never break off from the journey
  • I should like to spend the whole of my in life traveling abroad, if I could anywhere borrow another life to spend afterwards at home
  • Hitler didn’t travel. Stalin didn’t travel. Saddam Hussein never traveled. They didn’t want to have their orthodoxy challenged