Dwellingup is the perfect country escape just a one and a half hour drive south from Perth. Your day trip or weekend away can be filled with a variety of great outdoor adventures from camping in the jarrah forests, to bushwalking and mountain biking, or canoeing on the Murray River.

You can even start your adventure in Perth, hiking the first 96 kilometres of the world-renowned Bibbulmun Track from Kalamunda, or cycling the Munda Biddi mountain bike trail from Mundaring and taking in the city-to-country scenery at your own pace.

Immerse yourself in the beautiful forested valleys and waterways of Lane Poole Reserve. Covering almost 55000 hectares, and criss-crossed with walking trails, mountain bike and four wheel drive tracks, the reserve is a popular and picturesque adventure playground. Filled with birdlife year round and wildflowers in spring, it’s also a great place for taking it slow with a picnic or walking with your dog (yes, the reserve is pet-friendly).

For an insightful introduction to the region’s natural treasures, visit the Forest Heritage Centre. Climb the three viewing towers for views of the forest canopy, or discover the excellent artisan skills of students from the School of Fine Wood at the gallery.

If you time your trip between May and October, you can also enjoy the unique and nostalgic journey through Dwellingup’s timber milling history by steam train on the Hotham Valley Railway.

There are plenty of places to set up camp under towering trees and a star-filled sky, but if you’d prefer some creature comforts, head for Dwellingup’s hotel, chalets, backpackers or caravan park.

Quick Facts

Dwellingup is an Urban Location area within the local government area of Murray  in Western Australia, it is located approximately 89kms from the capital Perth and extends over an area of 27.012 square kilometres. Dwellingup has a recorded population of 557 residents and is within the Australian Western Standard Time zone Australia/Perth.

If you are planning a visit to Dwellingup we’ve put together some of the things you can see or do while you are here. These include, places to stay, tours and attractions, some upcoming events and places where you can grab a meal. Go ahead, try one of the buttons above. Every destination has something worth seeing so start exploring… If you know Dwellingup and think we’ve missed something, let us know and we’ll share it here.