The charming country town of Dwellingup is located an hour and a half's drive south of Perth. Set among pristine jarrah forest and water catchment areas, Dwellingup offers nature at its best. Almost obliterated by the 1961 bushfires, Dwellingup has become a year round destination for many visitors.
The Visitor Centre has a great exhibition detailing the rise and fall of the mills towns in the area and, the destruction of the bushfire. Enjoy your outdoor activities in the natural setting of the Lane Poole Reserve along the banks of the Murray River.
See the Forest Heritage Centre with its 60 metre platform in the canopy of the jarrah forest, or ride the timber route on the Hotham Valley Railway. Dwellingup is one of the five townsites that the Bibbulmun Track (Western Australia's world class, 1,000 kilometre walk trail) passes through. You're bound to bump into fellow bushwalkers and nature lovers on this section of the track due to its close proximity to Perth and the lovely scenery on offer.
The new Munda Biddi mountain bike trail which begins in Mundaring and will eventually finish in Albany currently goes through Dwellingup as it meanders on its way to Collie. The trail passes through some very beautiful countryside and is becoming a highly regarded and popular trail for mountain biking enthusiasts.
There are many places to camp in Dwellingup, but for those looking for a bit more warmth and comfort, hotel, chalet, backpacker and caravan park accommodation is available.