Dwellingup Trails and Visitor Centre

Where trails meet

Walking into the Trails and Visitor Centre, the energy of the Dwellingup community is all around you. This building is a hub of intrigue, stories and experiences. The large touch screens provide not only tourist information but also layers of history. Local Nyoongar history, the histories of the timber mill towns and the Dwellingup fire of 1961 are all featured in digital history trails which include photographs, first hand accounts and the powerful 30 minute documentary “The Day the Flames Came”. Glass cabinets also display many interesting historical items which paint a picture of life when this area was home to many small mill towns. In those days Dwellingup was the administrative centre for the local timber industry as well as having the only pub “The Dwelly Pub” which is now one of only two community owned hotels left in Australia.

Address:

Marrinup Street
Dwellingup WA 6213
Australia

Opening Hours

7 days 9am - 4pm

This small clutch of melted metal vividly illustrates the ferocity of the fire which tore through Dwellingup on January 24, 1961. The coins are melted into the remains of the Sunshine powdered milk...

As you enter the building, stop and marvel at this huge saw which appears to be floating within a glass wall. This saw is from the Banksiadale Mill, which survived the 1961 fires, only to be burnt...

This truck arrived in Dwellingup in 1945, having been brought to Australia in 1942 with the United States Air Force. Originally army green, it was painted orange and black when it began its service...

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