Australind

Lying on the Leschenault Estuary and bordered by the Collie River, Australind offers a multitude of aquatic pleasures including fishing, crabbing, prawning, swimming, boating, sailing and windsurfing. The town's unusual name is a contraction of Australia and India, coined by its founders in the hope of a prosperous trade in horses between the two countries.

Visitor Information

Henton Cottage, cnr Old Coast and Paris rds; (08) 9796 0122.

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In Town

St Nicholas Church: built in 1840, reputedly the smallest church in Australia at only 3.6 m wide and 8.2 m long; Paris Rd.

Henton Cottage: early 1840s heritage building now houses the visitor centre and an art and craft gallery; Cnr Old Coast and Paris rds.

Featured Wood Gallery: fine furniture and craft made from the local timbers of jarrah, she-oak, marri, banksia and blackbutt. Also includes a museum of Australian and American West history; Piggott Dr; (08) 9797 2411.

Pioneer Memorial: site of the first settlers' landing in 1840; Old Coast Rd.

Cathedral Ave: scenic 2 km drive through arching paperbark trees with sightings of kangaroos and black swans, especially at sunset; off Old Coast Rd.

Nearby

Leschenault Inlet Offers recreational attractions from the simple pleasure of fishing from the Leschenault Inlet Fishing Groyne to picnicking, camping and bushwalking in the Peninsula Conservation Park. The park is a haven for native wildlife with over 60 species of birds recorded. Only walking or cycling is permitted in the park except for 4WD beach access from Buffalo Rd (1 km S). The Leschenault Waterway Discovery Centre has an interpretive gazebo with information on the estuary environment. Old Coast Rd; 2 km S.

Pioneer Cemetery: graves dating back to 1842 and beautiful wildflowers in season; Old Coast Rd; 2 km N.

Binningup and Myalup: pleasant beach towns north of Leschenault.

Australind–Bunbury Tourist Drive: coastal scenery, excellent crabbing and picnic spots; contact visitor centre for brochure.

Fishing spots near town

Dunsborough 66 km

Dunsborough is about three hours’ drive south of Perth, and offers beach, rock and boat fishing. Local fishing store operator Damien Lane says the rock ledges produce salmon in autumn and winter, Samson fish,... Find out more


Eco-friendly activities around town

Dolphin Discovery Centre 9 km

This non-profit organisation is committed to education, conservation and research about dolphins, but also provides extraordinary opportunities to interact with these creatures. About 90 wild bottlenose dolphins live in... Find out more


Snorkelling around Busselton and Augusta 54 km

The marine life growing off and feeding near the historic 1841-metre Busselton Jetty makes it one of the easiest and best snorkelling and dive sites in Western Australia. The Underwater Observatory (see entry below) at... Find out more


Whitewater rafting – Dwellingup 71 km

Dwellingup Adventures has a one-day rafting trip on the Murray River suitable for novices and children from ten years and upwards. This operator also hire canoes, kayaks, rafts and mountain bikes and, for self-guided... Find out more


Wardan Aboriginal Centre 76 km

The cultural centre for the Wardandi people, this rammed-earth building in Yallingup has Aboriginal art displays, guided tours, toolmaking and spear-throwing workshops and dance demonstrations.... Find out more


Golf courses around town

The Cut Golf Club 74 km

There was a time not long ago when golfers could be forgiven for thinking there was little chance of any new links courses being built on the Australian coastline. That was before the post-2000 building boom kicked in... Find out more


Campsites around town

The Cut camping area (walk-in camping) 4 km

A small camping area at the end of a peninsula, 8.5 km south of the Belvidere camping ground, the Cut has walk-in, cycle or boat access only. Bring your own firewood and drinking water.... Find out more


Belvidere camping ground 7 km

Belvidere has a good range of facilities in a relaxing beach environment, 20 km north of Australind; you need to bring firewood and drinking water, though. An interpretation trail here explains the history of the area.... Find out more


Honeymoon Pool camping areas 23 km

These small camping areas set in the shady forest beside the Lower Collie River have a good range of basic facilities in a beautiful natural environment. Swimming and canoeing in the river are popular activities here, as... Find out more


Potters Gorge camping area 28 km

Fishing, canoeing and bushwalking are popular activities at this forest camping area on the shoreline of Wellington Dam, 29 km west of Collie via Coalfields and Wellington Dam rds. A good range of facilities is provided.... Find out more


Yarri camping area 34 km

The Yarri campsite is on a hillside along a lovely tributary of the Harvey River. This shelter has been designed to take advantage of the slope of the site, with a stunning deck area that looks over the surrounding... Find out more


Lake Brockman (Logue Brook Dam) camping area 38 km

There is camping in the bush lining the shore of the lake,  32 km south of Bidjar Ngoulin camping area and 46 km from Yarri camping area.... Find out more


Lake Brockman camping area (bush camping) 38 km

Foreshore bush camping is available at Lake Brockman, a beautiful lakeside environment 6 km east of the South Western Hwy. You need to bring your own drinking water.  Popular activities include swimming, fishing,... Find out more


Lake Brockman Tourist Park 39 km

This extremely popular tourist park is on Logue Brook Dam Rd, 6 km east of the South Western Hwy. Head here for swimming, fishing, boating, waterskiing and canoeing. The lakeside environment is also perfect for... Find out more


Yabberup camping area 39 km

On the Bibbulmun Track, Yabberup is 41 km from Harris Dam camping area and 17.7 km from Noggerup camping area.... Find out more


Harris Dam camping area 40 km

On the Bibbulmun Track, Harris Dam is 13.5 km from Yourdamung camping area and 41 km from Yabberup camping area.... Find out more


Caravan parks around town

Discovery Holiday Park – Koombana Bay 8 km

Right in the heart of Bunbury, this quality park offers discerning caravanners a range of excellent facilities including a coffee shop and a tennis court. Bookings are required in peak periods. There is a minimum-stay... Find out more


Bunbury Glade Caravan Park 11 km

A good quality park just 3 km south of the city centre, this place has well-maintained grounds and good facilities. It is easily accessible from the Bussell Highway. Bookings are required in January and for long weekends... Find out more


Discovery Holiday Parks – Bunbury Village 12 km

This is a very good quality park on the highway, 6 km from the city centre. It has some great features including minigolf and a tennis court. Its location makes it an excellent base for a holiday in Bunbury. Bookings are... Find out more


Binningup Beach Caravan Park 15 km

This is a nicely shaded park close to the beach in a small beachside community. It suits the budget-minded traveller out of peak periods. Wood-fired pizzas are available on Friday and Saturday evenings. Bookings are... Find out more


Big 4 Beachlands Holiday Park 56 km

This is a very good quality park in the very popular holiday town of Busselton. Sites are at a premium here in holiday periods, when the price of powered sites soars. Bookings are required at peak times and a... Find out more


Mandalay Holiday Resort 57 km

This is an excellent quality caravan park for tourists. It is just across the road from the beach and about 4 km from the town centre. There is a popular resort-style pool and large grassy playing area. Holiday periods... Find out more


Big4 Peppermint Park 61 km

This is one of the neatest parks we have visited in recent times. The camp kitchen has to one of the best we have seen in a part of Australia that is renowned for quality parks. Bookings are required in peak times and a... Find out more


Yallingup Beach Holiday Park 76 km

This park is in the centre of Yallingup. The popular surfing beach is just metres away and the resort-style holiday centre is just a brief stroll from the gate. The park is very well maintained and has particularly good... Find out more


Hotels, motels & B&Bs around town

Australind Tourist Park

Located on the Leschenault Estuary, the Australind Tourist Park is ideally situated for crabbing, and with Bunbury only 7 kilometres away it’s close to all amenities. On-site there are powered sites, cabins, vans... Find out more


Cook’s Park on Australind Waters

The estuary location and 10 hectares of rural landscape make Cook’s Park a tranquil getaway. With either water or rural views, both bedrooms can be booked as a single unit, making it suitable for families. After... Find out more


Leschenault Inlet Caravan Park

On-site vans and cabins are situated on the shady sites at the Leschenault Inlet Caravan Park. Powered and unpowered sites are available, as are barbecues and cooking facilities. Pets are welcome. The campsite is only 50... Find out more


Eco-friendly places to stay around town

Yelverton Brook Eco Spa Retreat 73 km

Set in a 40-hectare conservation reserve protected from feral predators, with woylies, bandicoots and other animals roaming around, the self-contained chalets here have everything you could want, including local... Find out more


Yallingup Strawbale Retreat 73 km

The two retreats here have walls built of straw. You can collect eggs for your breakfast, or see what is in season in the orchard.... Find out more


Rest areas around town

Bunbury South Rest Area 12 km

42 km NW of Margaret River (L) or 57 km SE of Bunbury (R)

Small area just off the highway. Limited shade.


Harvey River park area 29 km

At Harvey

Under shady trees on the banks of the Harvey River.


Ironstone Gully camping area 41 km

T/O at Donnybrook

Secluded in the bush off Capel Rd 18km south-west of Donnybrook.


Hoffman Mill Camp Area 46 km

T/O 44 km S of Pinjarra (L) or 56 km N of Bunbury (R)

Large camp area located 18 kilometres east of the highway via Logue Brook Dam Road and Clarke Road. Good facilities and shade.

NOTE: Access road part unsealed. Area closed April–November.


Bandicoot Brook rest area 55 km

21km S of Pinjarra (R) or 79km N of Bunbury (L)

Just off the highway among some trees.


Nanga Mill camping area 64 km

T/O at Pinjarra to Dwellingup

In the forest of Lane Poole Reserve 19km south of Dwellingup via Nanga Rd.


Chuditch camping area 66 km

T/O at Pinjarra to Dwellingup

In the forest of Lane Poole Reserve 17km south of Dwellingup via Nanga Rd.


Baden Powell camping area 66 km

T/O at Pinjarra to Dwellingup

In the forest of Lane Poole Reserve 10km south of Dwellingup via Nanga Rd. A new campsite is currently being built across the road from the existing one, which will stay open.


Greenbushes rest area 69 km

9km S of Balingup (R) or 17km N of Bridgetown (L)

At the junction with the northern road into Greenbushes.


Marrinup camping area 70 km

T/O at Pinjarra

At a clearing in the forest 24km south-east of Pinjarra via Pinjarra-Williams Rd and Grey Rd (unsealed).


Pinjarra park area 72 km

At Pinjarra

On the south side of town opposite the cemetery.


Barrabup Pool camping area 74 km

T/O 2km N of Nannup (L) or 58km SE of Busselton (R)

In the forest 8km west of the highway via Mowen Rd.


What's on around town

Carols in the Park: Dec.

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