Our region is a treasure trove of rich history and cultural heritage. Immerse yourself in the past as you explore the region’s historical sites and heritage locations, which offer a glimpse into the fascinating stories and traditions that have shaped our remarkable region.

Step back in time as you visit carefully preserved historical sites that bear witness to the region’s heritage. From iconic landmarks to charming buildings, each site tells a unique tale of the people who lived and worked here throughout the years.

Explore the heritage towns of the Southern Forests & Valleys region, where you can wander through streets adorned with beautifully preserved buildings. Admire the architectural gems that reflect the various periods of the region’s history, from Victorian-era elegance to rustic timber structures that harken back to its early settlement days.

Immerse yourself in the local history as you visit museums and cultural centers dedicated to preserving and showcasing the region’s heritage. Uncover artifacts, photographs, and documents that offer insights into the lives of the people who once called this region home.

Our region is to significant Indigenous heritage sites, where you can learn about the deep connection between the land and the traditional custodians. Gain a deeper understanding of the region’s Indigenous culture and the stories that have been passed down through generations.

As you explore these historical sites and heritage locations, you’ll find a sense of nostalgia and reverence for the past. The region’s rich history is intricately woven into the fabric of its communities, and the locals take great pride in preserving and sharing their heritage with visitors.

Whether you’re a history enthusiast, a cultural explorer, or simply curious about the region’s past, the Southern Forests & Valleys region invites you to discover the stories, admire the architecture, and captivating heritage that has shaped this unique and vibrant part of Australia.

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    Cleared in the 1860s for a wheat crop, this forest was left for nature to reclaim after a bush fire …

    100 Year Forest Walk Trail

    Type
    Distance1km
    DifficultyEasy
    TimeUnder 1 hour
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    The Balingup Avenue of Honour stands as a proud tribute to the valiant men and women who have served and …

    Birdwood Park Avenue of Honour

    Birdwood Park Avenue of Honour, Brockman Street, Balingup WA
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    A historic mill town nestled deep in the heart of Australia’s South West karri forests, it’s the perfect place for …

    Donnelly River Village Drive Trail

    Type
    Distance21km
    DifficultyEasy
    Time1-3 hours
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    Welcome to The Flax Mill at Boyup Brook, a living testament to history. Erected in 1941, this monumental structure played …

    Flax Mill Mueseum

    112 Jackson Street, Boyup Brook WA
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    The Greenbushes area first came to prominence in 1888 when prospector David William Stinton was issued with the State’s first …

    Greenbushes Cemetery

    Greenbushes Cemetery, Stinton Avenue, Greenbushes WA
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    The initial exploration of the Boyup Brook area (then known as the ‘Upper Blackwood’) was marked by a surveyor’s benchmark …

    Gregory Tree

    Gibbs Road, Boyup Brook WA
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    The small museum housed in the Boyup Brook Visitor Centre is the only example of the Carnaby collection remaining in Western Australia and is the only place in Australia where any can be seen by the general public

    Keith Carnaby Collection of Beetles and Butterflies

    Boyup Brook Visitor Centre, Abel Street, Boyup Brook WA
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    Starting at Manjimup’s iconic Timber & Heritage Park, you can walk or Cycle out past the Manjimup Country Club to …

    King Jarrah Walk & Cycle Trail

    Type
    Distance3.5km one way
    DifficultyEasy
    Time1-3 hours
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    The Deanmill Heritage Trail is an old rail line that has been converted into a multi-use trail. It also forms …

    Manjimup to Deanmill Heritage Trail

    Type
    Distance5.5km one way
    DifficultyEasy
    Time1-3 hours
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    Nannup Heritage Trail is a self-guided walk through the streets of Nannup, past significant cultural sites and heritage buildings. Take …

    Nannup Heritage Trail

    Type
    Distance2.5km
    DifficultyEasy
    Time1-3 hours
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    Welcome to Pemberton Mill Hall, an enduring emblem of Pemberton’s rich history and the indomitable spirit of its community. Established …

    Pemberton Mill Hall

    Pemberton Mill Hall, Brockman Street, Pemberton WA
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    All aboard at the Pemberton Railway Station for these return services which meander through towering Karri and Marri over trestle …

    Pemberton Tramway

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    Western Australia’s largest non-government funded arts and craft factory. Here you can find just about every handcrafted good in existence, …

    The Old Cheese Factory

    2 Blackwood River Drive, Balingup WA
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    The Understory – Art & Nature Trail is Australia’s leading art in nature experience.

    Understory Art & Nature Trail

    Lot 178 Muirillup Rd, Northcliffe WA 6262
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