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Boyup Brook - Cities, Towns and Localities
Located just south-east of Bunbury and north-east of Bridgetown, Boypup Brook is located on the rolling hills of the Darling Plateau, beside the picturesque upper reaches of the Blackwood River and the Blackwood River Valley. It is also part of the Warren Blackwood region.

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Boyup Brook Tourist Information Centre
Cnr Bridge and Abel Streets
(PO Box 47)
Ph: 08 9765 1444

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Boyup Brook Attractions

Bicentennial Walking Trail
The walk takes you over footbridges crossing the Boyup Brook, past the water supply for the town ovals and parks. The trail continues on the eastern side, past the Flax Mill and along the banks of the Blackwood River. Details are available from the Tourist Centre.
Boyup Brook Flax Mill Caravan Park
Built during the early years of 1939-45 World War for the treatment of the flax grown in the district. Flax is a plant from which linen thread is spun and made into canvas. Prior to the war, Britain had obtained most of its flax fibre from Europe, but when supplies were cut, there was a desperate need to arrange for crops to be grown somewhere else. Australia came to the rescue. By 1943 the mill at Boyup Brook was operating around the clock in three shifts, employing over 400 people.

The building still remains today, but they are now used for a ‘Recreation Camp’. Located on the Blackwood River, the Flax Mill has caravan and camping sites, dormitory accommodation and excellent facilities including BBQs, ensuite facilities etc. The caretakers are always willing to show you around, including the unusual ‘sand sculpture’ created by our resident artist, Sandy Chambers.

Boyup Brook Telecentre
• 86 Abel St, BOYUP BROOK WA 6244
• Ph: 08 9765 1169 • Fax: 08 9765 1340 • Email Part of Western Australia Telecentre network. Described as a virtual business service and rural community resource combining technology, adult education, training, information and office services. Includes satellite link up, public fax facility and public internet and email access.
Carnaby Collection of Beetles and Butterflies
• Boyup Brook Tourist Information Centre
Part of the larger collection of the late Keith and Edith Carnaby, the ‘beetle and butterfly collection’ can be viewed at the Tourist Centre. Keith Carnaby is well known among entomologists, with the British Museum of Natural History containing beetles that were named after him. His collection of ‘Jewel Beetles’ is the most important outside of that museum.
Glacier Hill
• Lodge Rd
Part of the Kirup Conglomerate, the entire formation is of round washed stones, part of a glacier bed formed during the Ice Age. A geologist has confirmed they were of seabed origins, with deposits of chalk found at Glacier Hill. The Hill (called Warraminga Cutting) is on private property, and access is only available by organised tour groups. There are great views of the district from the Hill. Contact the local tourist centre for further information.
Gregory Tree
• Gibbs Rd
The remaining stump of a tree blazed by Surveyor Augustus Gregory in 1845, whilst surveying the South West. The tree is on Gibbs Road, 18 km north of the town, off the Dinninup Arthur River Road.
Haddleton Reserve
• Ph: 08 9767 2022 (Mrs Brenda Trigwell)
Located 50 km north east of Boyup Brook, off Gibbs Road, the reserve covers 5,000 hectares, and contains the pink and brown boronia, rare banksia and orchids.
Harvey Dickson’s Country Music Centre
• BOYUP BROOK WA 6244 • Ph/Fax: 08 9765 1125 • Email
Along a winding road lined with golden wattles and native trees... The Harvey Dickson’ Country Music Centre is located just 5 km out of town. Covering about 35 acres this unique one-of-a-kind centre has assortment of animals sculptured out of wood, a 46 ft guitar man with his two friends, the ‘Banjo Girl’ and lead guitar player ‘Zoren’.  The sculptures started out as trees growing in the wild. Boots, hat, eyes and mouth have been added, along with 23 ft metal instruments.

There is ‘The Record Room’, also called the ‘Elvis Room’, a room that hasn’t changed in the last 20 years, filled with Elvis memorabilia. Over in the ‘Bunyip Shed’ there is a life-size likeness of Elvis Presley created by the artisan Sandy Chambers, moulded from nearly two tons of Northam (WA) sand.

It was in the old barn in 1969, where the first Country Music Show was held. The first Harvey Dickson’s Country Music Show was held in the new venue in 1986. ‘The Entertainment Venue’ is decorated wall to wall, rafter to rafter with banners, posters, original signage, old horse drawn wagons, and memorabilia that date back 100 years to the present day.

Norlup Homestead
• Norlup Rd • Ph: 08 9767 3034
Norlup was one of the first farms to be established in the district when Commander and Mrs Scott followed a track blazed by John Hassell of Albany in 1854. The home was built in 1874, with home-made bricks. Today, it has been restored by the present owners Lance and Margaret Hester. A visit is by appointment only.
Perup Forest Ecology Centre
• Ph: 08 9771 7988
Perup Forest is home to sizeable population of most of the 27 species of native mammals found in the southern forests. The Perup Forest Ecology Centre and Wilderness Lodge, 50 km east of Manjimup, is designed to give visitors a deeper knowledge and understanding of nature conservation and forest management, offering a spectacular wilderness experience. The centre is located within 52,000 ha of jarrah forest and wandoo woodland and offers visitors a great chance to see six rare Australian mammals in the wild the numbat, chuditch, woylie, tammar wallaby, ringtail possum and southern brown bandicoot.
Pioneer Lady Hologram Statue
• Jayes Rd • Ph: 08 9765 1005
Located opposite the Pioneer Museum was commissioned in 1999 to celebrate the Centenary of Womens Suffrage, dedicated to the pioneer women of the district.
Pioneer Museum
• Jayes Rd • Ph: 08 9765 1005
Located in the old Masonic Lodge, the museum is filled with old world memorabilia, donated from families in the Boyup Brook District. A recent addition is an exhibition of clover seed harvesting machinery, housed in a specially constructed shed alongside the original Lodge. The museum is open 34 afternoons a week or by appointment. Contact the Tourist Centre.
Roo Gully
• PO Box 52, BOYUP BROOK WA 6244 • Ph: 08 9765 1514 • Mobile: 0429 651 510 • Email
This is a working wildlife sanctuary and education centre, that specialises in looking after injured and orphaned marsupials. The wildlife have the freedom of the property, with visitors welcomed to view the animals under guidance. They also welcome volunteers and students, see their ‘Volunteer Holidays & Student Studies at Roo Gully’.
Sandakan Memorial
A small war memorial was erected in 1991 by former resident and ex-prisoner of war, Ted McLaughlin, to honour his friends who died as prisoners of war at Sandakan and during the death march to Ranau in North Borneo. Over the years the memorial has been extended, with a Remembrance Service being held each September.
Sandy Chambers
• Ph: 08 9765 1225
Sandy is a well known Western Australian artist and sculptor, who resides in Boyup Brook. Strolling around the town will reveal many of Sandy’s creation, with a visit to see his artwork and aviaries in the garden well worth the visit. Sandy also keeps camels. Ring the Tourism Centre Ph: 08 9765 1444 for further information.
Boyup Brook is part of the Blackwood Valley wine producing region. With over 25 wineries in the region, spread over 200 acres of vines.
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Boyup Brook Country Music Festival
• February • Email
The country music capital of Western Australia, the annual country music festival is held over one three-day weekend in February. During August the Boyup Brook Country Music Club host their Winter Star Search event.
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