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Attractions and Sightseeing
In addition to the wide range of activities that are available in Dwellingup there is a tremendous number of places to go and see.
For information, friendly advice maps for all major attractions in the area you should visit the Dwellingup History & Visitor Information Centre and while your there learn about the history of Dwellingup and surrounds.
There a host of scenic venues to visit Lane Poole reserve, Marrinup falls, the Baden Powell Water Spout. Take a trip to see the main water catchments in the area. The Oakley Dam and Falls, North Dandalup and South Dandalup dams all provide spectacular views and picnic and barbeque facilities.
Experience a trip back through time by visiting the old timber settlements sites and mills.
Ride the Hotham valley train through the beautiful Jarrah forest landscape an vist some of the old mill settlement areas.
For people interested in arts and crafts there are plenty of things to do as well.
Forest Heritage Centre and Australian School of Fine Wood
Address: Acacia Street, Dwellingup
Phone: +61 8 9538 1995
This unique leaf shaped building, built of rammed earth glass and corrugated iron blends in with the natural forest surrounds. The centre has many interpretive facilities and is set in a forest environment. Inside it offers glimpses of the incredible work produced by students of the School of Fine Wood at the “Fine Wood Showroom”.
You can just wander the trails by yourself or enhance the experience with a guided tour of the area or get closeup and personal with the tree tops on the 11 metre tree top canopy walk.
Dwellingup Arts Collective
58 McLarty Street, Dwellingup
The Dwellingup Art Collective has been put together by Debra Petit & Jill Fryer offers a wide range superb artworks.
The gallery is open Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Public Holidays 10am to 4pm
57 McLarty Street Dwellingup
This gallery has an excellent display of gifts, arts and crafts (including paintings, sculpture, ceramics, glassware and woodwork for sale.
Marinyup Prisoner of War Campsite
The 'Cage in the Bush' POW camp is one of the 30 camps that were used in WA during the war years. Number 16 Prisoner of War compound and garrison, was built at Marrinup, just outside of Dwellingup to provide farm labour and cut firewood.
Now all that remains are some of the foundations and the gardens. If you look carefully you might also be able to spot the trees that were used to mount the watch watchtowers and some ruts in the ground that were along the compound fence lines.
When exploring please take care as this is a fragile historic site. Tread lightly and Leave no trace.
More information can be found at the Dwellingup History and Visitors Information centre