The Blooming Wild Weekend in Boyup Brook, WA is an exciting event for nature enthusiasts and families alike. Immerse yourself in the beauty of the Western Australian countryside and enjoy a range of activities and attractions designed to celebrate the region’s flora and fauna. With guided tours, interactive workshops, and live music and entertainment, there is something for everyone to enjoy.
Walk on The Wildside is held annually in early October, showcasing all things arty, handmade, quirky and collectible in Boyup Brook.
Take a guided wildflower walk in celebration of spring, biodiversity, our landscapes, flora and fauna.
Explore our streets with hidden treasures around each corner. Statues that follow you, sculptures and murals.
Delight in the passion and patience of miniatures, quilts and fine art.
Take a walk back in time through the Boyup Brook District Pioneer’s Museum, Boyup Brook Classic Cars, and the scale models of the Flaxmill and Railway Station
Don’t miss out on this opportunity to connect with nature and experience the beauty of Boyup Brook in full bloom.
WALK ON THE WILD SIDE 2023 PROGRAM
Collections Galore! – All weekend
Explore the quirkiest of collections Boyup Brook has to offer in the comfort of your own time.
Head to the Visitor Centre to see the beautiful Carnaby Jewel Beetle and Butterfly Collection. Keith Carnaby was a leading light in the study of jewel beetles, and this portion of his collection will take your breath away! The Visitor Centre also showcases the impressive Kradals Doll Collection, the Kirup Conglomerate rocks and The Ivan Carnaby Bird Egg Collection.
Tea lovers should visit the quirky Quacking Frog Teapot Shed, boasting a collection of more than 5000 teapots, and serving delicious morning and afternoon tea.
Finally, you haven’t seen it all until you visit Mick’s Pigs. Over 2500 ornamental pigs is something you won’t see anywhere outside of Boyup Brook, and definitely worth putting on your itinerary.
Grab a brochure and Stalk the Sculptures and check out the wall art around town.
There are lots of craft and art to purchase along with local products at the visitor centre.
Friday 6 October – Blooming Wildflower Tour
Booking essential at Visitor Centre: 9765 1444 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Tour 1: 9.30am – 2.00pm (Tour 1 includes optional lunch)
Tour 2: 2.15pm – 4.00pm
All tours will Leave from the Railway Station
There will be a qualified Botanist on the bus tours along with knowledgeable locals
Please wear suitable walking shoes; walks may involve uneven or sloping ground and steps. Please be sun safe and bring a water bottle to stay hydrated.
The opening of WOW will be held Friday 6 October at the Visitor Centre from 4.00pm – 5.30pm including a small live music performance. The presentation of photography awards will take place at the CRC from 5.30pm to 6.30pm.
Sat 7 – Art on Abel
At the Visitor Centre and in Abel Park.
Local artists work for sale. Resident artists working in the Park. Come and admire as they work.
Sat 7 – Walk on the Wild Side
Come to the Visitor Centre to collect your booklet which tells you what’s on and where everything is.
Saturday 7 October is the big day for everything that shines, roars and is old. There will be heritage walk tours in the morning where you’ll be left fascinated about all the local history. Buses will take groups to tour the Museum, Flax mill and the popular Harvey Dickson’s Country Music Centre. You won’t want to miss it after lunch when locals rev up their classic and vintage vehicles and do a lap of town.
Heritage Walk Trail – Leave from Visitor Centre
9.30am – 11.00am
Price: $5 adult
Tours (1.2km on footpaths) to be taken around the centre of town telling a little of the history of buildings and telling interesting tales of what happened there. There will be tour leaders and people who have been involved with the businesses there to tell the stories.
Bus Tours – All bus tours will depart from the Visitor centre
Museum – $5PP
9.45am – 10.45am
Flax Mill – $5 PP
11.00am – 11.45am
Harvey Dickson’s – $5PP
12.00 – 1.15pm
Car Parade – FREE
2.30pm – 3.00pm