Strawberry Hill at Barmup

Walking along the path towards the historic house, enjoy the lush gardens around you. As well as being beautiful, they illustrate why this location was an important place for both the Menang people and the colonists. Water was available here, in a water course fed by springs and rain which ran off the surrounding granite hills, and the soil was fertile. The British colonisers established their first farm in Western Australia here and named it Strawberry Hill. More information on the significance of this place can be found in the contemporary Visitor Hub, from where a volunteer will then guide you through the cultural landscape and heritage buildings. Self-guided tours of the grounds are also available. This was the first historic house the National Trust of Western Australia opened to the public, back in 1966.


174 Middleton Road
Albany WA 6330

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