Boyup Brook

Population 531

Boyup Brook is on the tranquil Blackwood River in the heart of Western Australia's grass-tree country. The town's name is thought to derive from the Aboriginal word 'booyup', meaning 'place of big stones' or 'place of much smoke', which was given to the nearby Boyup Pool. Seasonal wildflowers are abundant during September and October.

Visitor Information

Cnr Bridge and Abel sts; (08) 9765 1444

Nearby national parks

  • Shannon National Park

    Shannon National Park, between Manjimup and Walpole in Western Australia’s southern forest region, encompasses the Shannon River as it...more

  • Mount Frankland National Park

    Mount Frankland, known as Caldyanup to the local Aboriginal people, rises up out of the karri, tingle and jarrah forests north of Walpole....more

  • Yalgorup National Park

    Located just south of Mandurah in a long, narrow strip between the Old Coast Road and the Indian Ocean, and protecting a wetland system...more

Nearby towns

  • Bridgetown

    Bridgetown is a picturesque timber town nestled among rolling hills on the banks of the Blackwood River. Crossing the river, Bridgetown...more

  • Balingup

    This small town, nestled in the Blackwood River Valley, is surrounded by rolling hills, forests and orchards. Balingup is renowned for its...more

  • Manjimup

    Manjimup is the gateway to the South-West region's tall-timber country. Magnificent karri forests and rich farmlands surround the town....more

In Town

Carnaby Beetle and Butterfly Collection Keith Carnaby was such a leading light in the field of entomology that beetles have been named after him. His collection of Jewel beetles, part of which is on display at the Boyup Brook Tourist Information Centre, is regarded as the best outside the British Museum of Natural History. Cnr Bridge and Abel sts.

Pioneers' Museum: displays of historic agricultural, commercial and domestic equipment; open 2–5pm Mon, Wed, Fri or by appt; Jayes Rd.

Sandakan War Memorial: honours 1500 Australian POWs sent to Sandakan to build an airfield for the Japanese; Sandakan Park.

The Flax Mill: built during WW II for processing flax needed for war materials. At its peak it operated 24 hrs a day and employed over 400 people. A scale model of the mill can be viewed on-site, which is now the caravan park; off Barron St.

Heritage walk: follows 23 plaques around town centre; self-guided pamphlet available from visitor centre.

Bicentennial Walking Trail: pleasant walk around town and beside the Blackwood River.


Harvey Dickson's Country Music Centre This entertainment shed is decorated wall-to-wall and floor-to-rafter with music memorabilia spanning 100 years. The 'record room' containing hundreds of records also has Elvis memorabilia. There is a music show in Sept and a rodeo in Oct, with basic bush camping facilities. Open by appt; Arthur River Rd; (08) 9765 1125; 5 km N.

Roo Gully Wildlife Sanctuary: for injured and orphaned Australian wildlife, with a special focus on raising unfurred marsupial young; 1 km N.

Gregory Tree: remaining stump of a tree blazed by explorer Augustus Gregory in 1845; Gibbs Rd; 15 km NE.

Norlup Homestead: built in 1874, this is one of the district's first farms; to view contact (08) 9767 3034; off Norlup Rd; 27 km SE.

Wineries: Scotts Brook Winery (20 km SE) and Blackwood Crest Winery (at Kilikup, 40 km E); both open Mon–Sun.

Haddleton Flora Reserve: displays of brown and pink boronia in season. Not suitable for campers or caravans; 50 km NE.

Boyup Brook flora drives: self-guide maps available from visitor centre.

Eco-friendly activities around town

Four-wheel-drive tours around Pemberton and Albany 75 km

Pemberton Discovery Tours is a carbon-neutral business that runs 4WD and tag-along tours through the great karri forests, along beaches and through dune systems, with a particular focus on environmental impact. There are... Find out more

Dolphin Discovery Centre 89 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

Cafes & restaurants around town

Chudacud Estate

Known as the smallest winery in the Blackwood Valley wine region, Chudacud Estate offers more than a lovely drop. The property also has a shop selling bric a brac, beauty products, chocolate and other gourmet delights.... Find out more

Campsites around town

Bridgetown Caravan Park 27 km

Spend the night at this caravan park beside the Blackwood River. It’s at the southern end of a town that’s well-known for its old-world charm, warm hospitality and chilled, misty mornings. The rolling hills... Find out more

Grimwade camping area 34 km

On the Bibbulmun Track, Grimwade is 21.9 km from Noggerup camping area and 40.1 km from Blackwood camping area.... Find out more

Balingup Caravan Transit Park 38 km

This small transit park with limited sites is arranged along the banks of Balingup Brook in Walter St, off Jayes Rd in Balingup. Stays are limited to 3 nights. To get to this pretty crafts village nestled in the... Find out more

Blackwood camping area 39 km

On the Bibbulmun Track, Blackwood is 40.1 km from Grimwade camping area and 18 km from Gregory Brook camping area.... Find out more

Gregory Brook camping area 40 km

On the Bibbulmun Track, Gregory Brook is 18 km from Blackwood camping area and 20.6 km from Donnelly River Village.... Find out more

Noggerup camping area 40 km

On the Bibbulmun Track, Noggerup is 17.7 km from Yabberup camping area and 21.9 km from Grimwade camping area.... Find out more

Lakeside Camping 46 km

Lake Towerinning is a tranquil, ancient meteor crater filled with fresh, clear water off Darkin Rd South, 8 km south of Duranillin. The lake is a haven for waterbirds and lovers of boating, sailing, waterskiing and... Find out more

Donnelly River Village 48 km

This privately operated campsite is located at the end of the northern section of the Bibbulmun Track and marks the start of its southern section. It is 20.6 km from the Gregory Brook camping area and 15.9 km from the... Find out more

Caravan parks around town

Fonty’s Pool Caravan Park 59 km

Closed during July and August, this park is in a rural setting just 8 km from Manjimup along a sealed road. Fonty’s Pool is a spring-fed swimming hole, with a rich history dating back to 1925. Bookings are required... Find out more

Pemberton Caravan Park 75 km

This is a spacious place with lots of shade and trees, just 1 km from the town centre. The budget-priced park has basic amenities, and a natural-style pool right next door. Bookings are required in peak periods and a... Find out more

Discovery Holiday Parks – Bunbury Village 86 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

Bunbury Glade Caravan Park 87 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 Park – Koombana Bay 89 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

Hotels, motels & B&Bs around town

Scotts Brook

Within a tranquil vineyard in the Blackwood Valley, Scotts Brook has two queen bedrooms situated in a separate guest wing of this lovely homestead, with private access and lounge. After your gourmet continental... Find out more

Tulip Cottage

Overlooking the scenic Blackwood River Valley, the beautifully restored Tulip Cottage sleeps up to seven people in four bedrooms. Guests can relax on the verandah and in winter snuggle up by the fire. Just a few... Find out more

Eco-friendly places to stay around town

Watermark Kilns 82 km

For something completely different, stay in one of two ex-tobacco kilns, converted into comfortable, low-key accommodation. The double kiln (suitable for large families or bigger groups) has recycled timbers, water is... Find out more

Rest areas around town

Bridgetown park area 28 km

At Bridgetown

At the south end of town on a riverbank.

Greenbushes rest area 31 km

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

At the junction with the northern road into Greenbushes.

Jarrah Park rest area 43 km

21km W of Bridgetown (R) or 24km E of Nannup (L)

Small secluded area in the forest.

Karri Gully Rest Area 46 km

26 km W of Bridgetown (R) or 19 km E of Nannup (L)

Very small area just off the highway. Good shade.

Willow Springs camping area 49 km

T/O 24km W of Bridgetown (L) or 21km E of Nannup (R)

Secluded in the forest 5km (unsealed) south of the highway via Wetherley and Gold Gully rds.

Diamond Tree Lookout Park Area 59 km

10 km S of Manjimup (R) or 108 km N of Walpole (L)

Small area just off the highway in the forest. Good facilities and shade.

Barrabup Pool camping area 65 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.

Ironstone Gully camping area 66 km

T/O at Donnybrook

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

Boscabel Road rest area 68 km

75km SE of Williams (L) or 19km NW of Kojonup (R)

Just off the highway among a few trees.

Lake Muir park area 71 km

102km W of Mt Barker (L) or 59km E of Manjimup (R)

Just off the highway at the observatory.

Martup Pool rest area 72 km

62km SE of Williams (L) or 32km NW of Kojonup (R)

Secluded in scrub near the Beaufort River.

Arthur River rest area 81 km

At Arthur River

Just off the highway and near the roadhouse.

Shannon park area 84 km

52km S of Manjimup (L) or 66km N of Walpole (R)

Well off the highway in the forest.

Shannon camping area 84 km

T/O 52km S of Manjimup (R) or 66km NW of Walpole (L)

In a secluded forest setting just off the highway in Shannon National Park.

Frankland River rest area 86 km

77km W of Mt Barker (R) or 84km E of Manjimup (L)

Just off the highway among a few trees.

Bunbury South Rest Area 86 km

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

Small area just off the highway. Limited shade.

Canebrake rest area 88 km

34km W of Nannup (R) or 41km E of Karridale (L)

Just off the highway in the forest.

What's on around town

Country Music Festival and Ute Muster: Feb.

Blackwood Marathon: running, canoeing, horseriding, cycling and swimming a 58 km course to Bridgetown; Oct.

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