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South Coast W.A. Attractions
The Peel Inlet
The quiet inland waterways cover an area. of 155 sq km perfect for small boat cruising with sailing boats, canoes, surfcafs and house boats available for hire from various points along the estuary.
Hotham Valley Tourist Railway
Steam train journeys can be taken from Dwellingup to the forest in the preserved, original 1913 railway line.
A 3km walk up Marrinup Brook from Scarp Road. There are a series of small cascades and pleasant rest spots.
Stirlings Cottage Situated behind the Harvey Tourist Centre. Modelled on a cottage on Governor Stirling Harvey Estate in the mid 1800s The cottage was home to creator of Snugglepot and Cuddlepie , May Gibb in the 1880s. Features a room on May Gibbs, a room on local history, May Gibbs gift shop, landscaped gardens and the 'Stirling Cottage Kitchen for morning and afternoon teas including light lunches. Free entry.
Harvey Internment Camp
Memorial Shrine built by internees held at the Harvey camp during World War II. The Shrine is listed with the National Trust and is believed to be the only one of its kind in Australia. Key from Tourist Bureau.
Big Swamp Wildlife Park
Located on Prince Philip Drive Bunburry, the wildlife park features Kangaroos, wallabies, snakes, fruit bats, koalas and a large walk in aviary containing a variety of birds.
Barbecue facilities available.
Bunbury Art Galleries
The Bunbury City and Regional Galleries are located in the Bunbury Arts Complex, formerly the convent of Mercy built in the late 1860s. Open daily, except Tuesday.
King Cottage Museum
Located in Forest Avenue, Bunbury, is a home built about 1870 with bricks made from clay obtained on the property. The Bunbury Historical Society has finished the house with items from the 1870 -1920 period and is open from 2am-4pm on Saturdays and Sundays, school holidays and public holidays.
Historical and Mining Museum
Located in Collie. The original Roads Board building now houses interesting memoirs of Collie's pioneering days. The museum is also the home of a 3000 piece doll collection.
Steam Locomotive Museum
At the western entrance to Collie, at the junction of the Coalields Highway and Atkinson Street. Here you'll see many of the trains that were the last to use coal in Western Australia.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|