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Peron Homestead Precinct

Historic site with a small interpretive centre, walk trail and ‘hot tub’, where visitors can soak in the hot artesian waters that once supplied water to stock on the former Peron Station.

Details

  • Attraction Fee:No fees apply
  • Sites:Picnic Areas,Visitor & Discovery Centres
  • Feature:Barbecue,Toilet,Visitor Centre,Dogs Allowed - No,2WD Access - Yes
  • Activity:Bush Walking
  • Water:Untreated

Description

The old overseers quarters in the Peron Heritage Precinct has been converted into a display for visitors. A large wall mural at the visitor centre is a stimulus to consider the perspectives of local Indigenous people, French maritime explorers, early pastoralists and fishers through to the conservation managers of today. Two sections of the display show how Project Eden, a plan to restore much of the wildlife to the Peron Peninsula, is changing Francois Peron National Park.

The homestead artesian bore was drilled in 1922-1923 and the water was pumped by three windmills to nine watering points for livestock. Today, visitors can enjoy a dip in the hot water, and view emus and other birds that flock to drink in the overflow from the 'hot tub'. Please remember to keep glass out of the hot tub area and supervise small children when soaking in the tub. The artesian water is hot and soaking for extended periods can cause dehydration. Take regular breaks and drink plenty of water. The hot tub’s waters are not safe for drinking.

A nearby grassed area boasts barbecues and tables and is a great place for a picnic.

This information was provided by the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions: dpaw.wa.gov.au

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