Dwellingup a tourist hotspot

Dwellingup History and Tourism Information Centre is now open seven days a week.
Dwellingup History and Tourism Information Centre is now open seven days a week.

DWELLINGUP History and Visitor Information Centre is now open seven days a week because of the rise in visitor numbers.

The centre is now open daily from 9am to 3.30pm.

Shire of Murray chief executive Dean Unsworth said more than 20,450 people visited the centre last year.

“Dwellingup is a renowned tourism destination, which attracts international, intrastate and interstate visitors on a daily basis,’’ he said. “The area is home to two of WA’s greatest tourism assets: the Bibbulmun Track and the Munda Biddi, both of which pass through Dwellingup.”

Dwellingup is adjacent to Lane Poole Reserve, which attracts more than 200,000 visitors a year.

It also boasts a network of mountain bike, walking and 4WD trails, and water-based activities including kayaking and fishing. Dwellingup is also home to two wineries, Hotham Valley Railway and the Forest Heritage Centre.

The council and Dwellingup community are seeking ways to improve visitor experiences in Dwellingup by asking visitors to complete a public survey, accessible through the Shire’s website www.murray.wa.gov.au and . It closes on Tuesday, December 1.

Submissions will contribute to the Dwellingup Green Master Plan, which will incorporate the local park, oval and Dwellingup History and Visitor Information Centre.