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Attractions in Dwellingup


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Dwellingup Adventures

Invent your own adventure and explore the forest and river valleys of Dwellingup.

  • Activity:Biking,Kayak/Canoe/Raft,White Water Rafting
  • Suited For:Teens (13 - 17),Adults (18+)
  • Tour Duration:1-4 Days
  • Type:Tours

Details

Description

Canoe, raft and mountain bike hire, as well as self-guided supported canoe, walk and mountain bike tours.

• White water rafting (seasonal)
• Adventure activities for groups and corporate

Forest Heritage Centre

The beautiful rammed earth Forest Heritage Centre links Forest to Arts and Environment. It offers a hub for artisans to work, school groups to study and visitors to enjoy the arts and Jarrah forest.

  • Suited For:Families,Seniors,Wheelchairs
  • Activity:Art & Craft,Bush Walking
  • Open days/Times:Open 7 Days
  • Type:Tours

Details

  • Open Days:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Public Holidays,School holidays

Description

The FHC houses a fine art gallery, retail shop of local artisans work, a forest interpretive centre, walking trails with education signage and a full equipped workshop for hire. 

CREATIVE WORKSHOPS

Creative courses are available for people interested in short workshops.  Courses include woodworking, painting, felting, ceramics, jewellery making, blacksmithing, and mosaics.  The programme is regularly updated and no previous experience is necessary to participate.  http://www.forestheritagecentre.com.au/courses

EDUCATIONAL COURSES FOR SCHOOLS

We offer a large range of Environmental, Aboriginal Cultural and Creative courses for students and groups ages K - 12.

‘Nearer to Nature’ educational courses are now available at the FHC.  These courses are run in partnership with DPaW and ALCOA and are directly curriculum linked.  Exclusive to the FHC is an ALCOA / Nearer to Nature day tour that combines a guided tour of ALCOA and a Nearer to Nature programme.  This tour also includes a bus subside to schools to help cover the cost of travel.  http://www.forestheritagecentre.com.au/educational-programmes  This link will also lead you to a full list of the Creative Courses on offer.

GUIDED TOURS

Experienced Guides at the FHC conduct excellent guided tours.  We cater for small private groups through to large tour buses.  Explore the interpretive centre and the walk trails, learning about wildflowers, animals and resources of the forest.  A tree-top viewing platform allows visitors to enjoy the bush at canopy height and a handmade timber cutter’s hut and campfire area can be reached from one of the bush trails. Tours of the nearby timber mill can also be arranged.  http://www.forestheritagecentre.com.au/guided-tours

STUDIO AND WORKSHOP LEASE

We lease our well-equipped workshop, machine room and studio spaces on a short or long term basis.  There are a large number of resources available including, workshop bays, benches, fully equipped wood machining room, lathe room, sanding room, spray booth, power tools, clamps, and kiln room, plus shared storage facilities. 


The FHC is a 10 minute walk or short drive from the town centre. Comfortable backpacker style accommodation for individuals or groups and conference facilities are for hire in the nearby Jarrah Forest Lodge.

Hotham Valley Tourist Railway

  • (08) 9550 3999

Two scenic tours around the Dwellingup area. One ascends WA's steepest and most amazing sections of railway. Times and prices vary.

  • Type:Tours
  • Activity:Train Rides
  • Suited For:Adults (18+),Seniors

Details

Description

The Etmilyn Forest Tramway is a 1 1/2 hour tour in a diesel train and runs all year. Prices are around $8 for adults, $3.50 for children and $19.50 for a family ticket. The Darling Range to Dwellingup tour runs between April and November on Wednedays and can be taken as a one-way or round trip. Adults cost $ 16.50, Children $10.00 one-way and $21.50 and $13.50 return. For information or enquiries please call 9221 4444, 9531 1438 or 9550 3999.

Kaarak Dreaming Maitland's Cultural Tours

Step back into the dream-time and join Maitland on one of his Aboriginal cultural tours.

  • Tour Duration:1.5 hours - 6 hours
  • Type:Tours
  • Activity:Aboriginal Bushfoods,Aboriginal Music, Art & Dance,Aboriginal Owned & Operated
  • Suited For:Families,Kids (4 - 12),Teens (13 - 17),Adults (18+),Seniors

Details

  • Tour Locations:Dwellingup

Description

You can learn about Nyoongar - Aboriginal bush medicine and native plants. You will discover the Nyoongar six seasons and Maitland will demonstrate sand mapping. Enjoy learning about cultural knowledge and share in the experience of a traditional smoking ceremony. Learn how Aboriginal people can make fire and try it for yourself. Relax in a natural bush setting while Maitland plays the didgeridoo and tapping sticks. You will be welcomed in his native language and invited to enjoy billy tea and damper. Maitland is also an accomplished Aboriginal artist and offers traditional painting classes on country. Tours are delivered from Dwellingup, Western Australia by appointment. 

Key Experiences

Step into the dreamtime and learn about ancient dreaming stories and join in a yarning circle.
Experience Nyoongar culture and history.
Discover traditional ways of reading the land and join in sand-mapping.
Learn about Nyoongar bush medicinal plants and native foods.
See traditional fire making and join in a smoking ceremony.
Listen to the didgeridoo being played while enjoying billy tea and damper.
Join Maitland in painting on country and learn to paint artworks Nyoongar style.
Be guided on an ancient dreaming trail bush walk while learning about traditional hunting.  

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