WHAT TO EXPECT
Boyup Brook is affectionately known as the heart of country music in WA. The town has been growing through these country musical roots for generations since the first country music show was dreamed up around a campfire in 1986. Since then, the town has continued to host the Western Australian Country Music Festival every February which is one of Australia’s beloved music and camping festivals.
Experience the country charm of Boyup Brook with wide, tree lined streets, quaint shops and a relaxed, friendly atmosphere. Enjoy country hospitality and beautiful landscapes with stunning nature on your door step.
Boyup Brook is host to a number of quirky collectors, from a collection of over 2500 pigs to a shed full of teapots, vintage model cars, bugs, butterflies, dolls, gemstones and Elvis memorabilia, there is something for everyone!
Get off the beaten track and out into nature, have a picnic by the river, go for a bushwalk, discover wildflower hotspots, breath in the fresh air and enjoy a slower pace of Boyup Brook.
Country music lovers are drawn to Boyup Brook for WA’s largest country music festival in April and the annual rodeo in October. The Blackwood Marathon Relay showcases the towns picturesque countryside each spring and the Upper Blackwood Agricultural Show has brough together the community every November since 1918.
Prior to European settlement, Aboriginal people of the Bibbulmun tribe inhabited the Boyup Brook Shire. Boyup Brook got its name from the Aboriginal word “Booyup”, which means “Place of Big Stones” or “Place of Big Smoke”, and the town was established where the brook runs into the river. The discovery of the area is credited to the explorer Augustus Gregory, Assistant Surveyor, who in 1845 conducted a survey mission, travelling from the upper reaches of the Blackwood River. Boyup Brook was declared a town site on February 9, 1900, and a school was constructed in the same year.
WHERE IS BOYUP BROOK
Boyup Brook is located roughly 242km south east from Perth City
GETTING TO BOYUP BROOK
Margaret River Busselton Airport to Boyup Brook: 1hr 27min (car) / 3hr 38min (bus)
Bunbury to Boyup Brook: 1hr 15min (car) / 1hr 55min (bus)
Perth to Boyup Brook: 2hr 49min (car) / 4hr 30min (bus)
Albany to Boyup Brook: 2hr 28min (car) / 5hr 50min (bus)