Dwellingup’s Forest Heritage Centre gets quirky walk trail markers

Forest Heritage Centre chair Sue Fyfe, WA Premier Mark McGowan, Murray MLA Robyn Clarke and Forest Heritage centre manager Shani Holster at the launch.
Forest Heritage Centre chair Sue Fyfe, WA Premier Mark McGowan, Murray MLA Robyn Clarke and Forest Heritage centre manager Shani Holster at the launch.

VISITORS to Dwellingup can now take a bird’s eye view of the Forest Heritage Centre.

The new Emu Trail, designed to usher visitors from the town centre along a wooded 1km path through the forest to the centre, features character emus and was launched on Saturday by WA Premier Mark Mcgowan.

Each quirky emu, designed by WA artist Wendy Binks, is different and delivers fun directly into the woodlands making the stroll from the town to the centre a celebration of art and nature.

The trail follows both the road and the footpath leading to the centre so visitors can follow it by driving but organisers hope people will walk or ride the easy trail.

The emus are also positioned on local business premises and the walk is made easier by emu footprints every 5m to ensure nobody gets lost.

The Emu Trail became reality through a recent State Government Royalties for Regions $36,000 grant from Peel Development Commission.

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