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Dwellingup is located 97 km south of Perth. It is a small settlement situated on top of an escarpment and, as a typical timber town, it is surrounded by a state forest.  The town is an excellent base from which to go hiking, wildflower sighting, bird watching or picnicking. The Bibbulmun Track (a world class 1,000 kilometre walking trail) passes through the Dwellingup Shire.,.

The Dwellingup area wasn’t settled by Europeans until the late nineteenth century, when it was opened up by timber cutters eager to exploit the jarrah, blackbutt and marri in the area.

The town has one IGA, Post Office, Pub,Book store and several cafes. It has a range of attractions depending on what types of activities you enjoy.  Having spent many weekends in Dwellingup this is how I would spend a day.

Start the day with a walk through the forrest that is directly in front of the house to watch the kangaroos and emu’s having their breakfast. I would then continue my walk to the Blue Wren Cafe for breakfast. If you are in Dwellingup on a Sunday I would visit the Caraholly orchard to pick up some fresh fruit and vegetables. Having had a great breakfast, I would visit the Hotham Valley Tourist Valley station to go on the restored stream train through the forrest. You can book your tickets at here. 

One of my favourite escapes is kayaking at the Lane Pool Reserve. To see more about this location visit the tourist bureau on the main street of Dwellingup near the Blue Wren cafe

The best way to finish the day is to have dinner and a drink at, which is a 20-minute drive from Dwellingup Retreat.

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