Old Blythewood

Historical Sites and Heritage Locations

Old Blythewood is a historic farm house in Pinjarra that sits on Bindjareb Noongar Country on a high bank overlooking the Murray River. Purchased by John McLarty in 1856, the farm became one of the most successful in the area.

For tens of thousands of years prior to the existence of this house, the Bindjareb Noongar made the most of the rich natural environment of the area, using fire and other methods to encourage species they prized for sustainable farming, hunting and gathering.

Looking through the unsophisticated family home, you can discover the significant role the family played in developing the area. At the height of its success, the farm accommodated the local hotel and post office service. Comprising of a farmhouse and separate building which contains a kitchen and creamery, most of the antique furniture has been sourced from the local area.

McLarty’s great grandsons generously donated the property to the National Trust. Explore the picturesque, immaculately kept gardens and grounds of the farm which have been restored and have had extensive conservation works undertaken.

The picturesque town of Pinjarra is one of the oldest in Western Australia. The town offers an array of beautiful locations to enjoy a picnic lunch and soak up the history of this charming town. Pinjarra is a 90 minute drive south of Perth.


Carpark Family Friendly Picnic Area


Birdwatching Walks

Disabled Assistance

Disabled access available


National Trust


National Trust


FREE – National Trust Members and children under 5 years
AUD5 – Child 5 years and over
AUD7 – Adult Concession and Student Concession
AUD10 – Adult
AUD25 – Family Group of four
AUD7 – Group Bookings of 10 or more, price per person*
*Schools by appointment

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