Boddington is just under two hours' drive from Perth, nestled on the banks of the picturesque Hotham River and surrounded by undulating hills. It is the ideal location for a day drive or a pleasant overnight stay.
Boddington is a prosperous area with agriculture, bauxite mining, blue gum plantations, viticulture, orchards, fish and marron farms and one of the world's largest producing gold mines providing income and employment. Half the Shire of Boddington comprises State Forest.
The town is an excellent base from which to go hiking, wildflower sighting, bird watching or picnicking. The Bibbulmun Track (a world class 1,000 kilometre walking trail) passes through the Boddington Shire.
Some of the area's tourist attractions include: Boddington Gold Mine Viewing Platform, Bacchus - Lord of the Grapes statue, Tullis Bridge, Hotham River Foreshore and Long Gully Bridge. Caravan parks, farm stays and bed and breakfasts are some of the accommodation choices on offer at Boddington.