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Best Things to do in Dwellingup

Looking for something to do over Summer? Dwellingup is only a 1.5 hour drive from Perth and has plenty of great options for accommodation, meals and activities you can enjoy out in nature with the whole family.  

Activities and Experiences

For a small town there’s still so much to do! Don’t miss out on the many activities located in and around Dwellingup including the fantastic new mountain bike trails suiting a range of skill levels so the whole family can join in.    

Photo: Dwellingup Adventures / Treetops Adventure

Murray Valley Mountain Bike Trails
Just south of Dwellingup in Lane Poole Reserve are the Murray Valley MTB Trails which cater for beginner, intermediate and advanced riders. These trails offer a great ride, stunning scenery and a diverse range of native flora and fauna.

Dwellingup Mountain Bike Trails  
Dwellingup’s newest addition – This network of purpose-built cross-country trails offers riders an exciting experience through the forest surrounding Dwellingup. With trails suitable for both beginners and the more experienced riders, this network has something for everyone!

Turner Hill
Turner Hill is one of Dwellingup’s original mountain bike trails featuring a moderately difficult 11km loop with plenty of obstacles to keep the trail interesting, and a smaller 1.1km easy loop perfect for kids or those new to mountain biking.

Hotham Valley Tourist Railway
It’s your chance to experience a ride aboard a heritage train in the heart of the forest. There are 3 historic train experiences to choose from, operating seasonally throughout the year.

Bibbulmun Track and Munda Biddi Trail
Western Australia’s two famous long distance walk and cycle trails that journey from Kalamunda in the Perth Hills to Albany on the south coast. With options for day or overnight trips starting in Dwellingup.

Treetops Adventure
The whole family can enjoy the fun at Treetops Adventure with experiences starting from ages 4 years and up! There are easy courses for those scared of heights to extreme black runs for thrill seekers. A two hour session will have you climbing through the aerial challenges and laughing along with the kookaburras.

Marrinup P.O.W Camp
Discover what life was like for prisoners of war in 1943, as you wander around the remains of what was once a series of compounds, camps and other buildings used to keep the camp running during this arduous time.

Lane Poole Reserve  
There is more than 50,000 acres to explore in Lane Poole. Swim or fish in the tranquil summer waters, kayak down the Murray River or enjoy one of the many bushwalking or mountain biking trails in the area. When you’re done exploring, stop and enjoy the scenery whilst you have a picnic, and listen to the Carnaby’s black cockatoos high up in the canopy.  

Skate Park & Pump Track 
Bring your scooter, skateboard or mountain bike and enjoy Dwellingup’s new Pump Track and Skate Park adjacent to the Dwellingup Trails and Visitor Centre. 

Bike & Watersports Hire

Your one-stop-shop for the perfect Dwellingup getaway.

Photo: Visit Dwellingup / Dwellingup Adventures

Dwellingup Adventures  
Dwellingup Adventures and Waypoints Café is situated in the Dwellingup Trails and Visitors Centre. They offer a wide range of hire equipment including bikes, watersport and camping gear, as well other services such as self-guided tours and accommodation.

Places to Eat & Drink

A wide range of experiences and fresh local produce, whatever your interests and appetite, you’re unlikely to ever go hungry in Dwellingup, perfect for before or after your big adventure.

An assortment of breakfast meals at Garden Eats in Dwellingup

Photo: Visit Dwellingup / Garden Eats

Waypoints Café
Conveniently located within the Dwellingup Trails and Visitor Centre, making it a great spot to kick off your adventure. They offer tasty, barista made coffees and delicious food which you can enjoy while the kids head off onto the pump track and skate park right next door.

Blue Wren Cafe
Tasty and fresh, home-made baked goods, conserves and condiments. Don’t miss out on the famous sausage rolls and delicious pies.

Rubie’s Place
A sweet-tooth’s paradise with silky gelatos, frothy milkshakes, and a variety of cakes, what more could you want! They also offer light meals and weekly specials. 

Garden Eats
Operating from a super cute 1970s renovated horse float in the beautiful gardens of Lost Eden Creative Art Gallery, it’s a great place to rest up and enjoy plant-based and gluten-free food inspired by local produce.

Wine Tree Cidery  
Scrumptious apple cider produced onsite and sourced from locally grown orchards in the Holyoake Valley. Enjoy a tasting plate on the spacious verandah while the kids play on the lawn with emus and kangaroos grazing nearby.

Longriders Café & Restaurant
Dwellingup’s newest eatery, with a variety of tasty home-made pizzas, burgers and plenty of sides, all sourced locally. The venue is fully licenced as well so you can select from local craft beers or bespoke wine, whatever suits your fancy.

Dwellingup Hotel
The true heart of town is the famous ‘Dwelly’ Pub. They serve breakfast, lunch and dinner and you can also look around one of the few remaining historic buildings that survived the 1961 Dwellingup fires.

Caraholly Orchard
Enjoy a family day out picking seasonal produce in the orchard. Treat yourself to live music, food trucks and the orchard tractor train.

Vergone’s Orchard
Fresh, seasonal produce straight from the farmgate. Make a weekend visit for a late breakfast and great coffee.

Places to Stay

Dwellingup has a mix of self-catered cottages, houses, and campgrounds surrounded by beautiful jarrah forest to suit your needs and interests.   

Aerial photograph of Nobel River Estate in Dwellingup.

Photo: Visit Dwellingup / Nobel River Estate

Dwellingup Hotel  
Located right in the centre of Dwellingup, the ‘Dwelly Pub’ is a favourite stop for country hospitality. Weekends are very popular with riders, both pedal and power, with a passion for exploring the open roads and forest trails. Great food and comfortable accommodation are a great combination for a short break in the country. 

Dwell Cottage
Located in town, this quaint Asian themed cottage is surrounded by beautiful gardens, and is fully self-contained with a kitchen and bathroom, the perfect couple’s getaway.

Banksia Springs
A cosy, country retreat only 1.5km from Dwellingup’s town centre. Two self-contained timber cottages are set in 5 acres of garden and adjacent to jarrah forest, ideal for a relaxing country escape.

Chuditch Holiday Home
Perfect for the whole family, this holiday home features 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms and even has its own fruit trees you can pick from.  With a wood fireplace and reverse cycle air conditioner and only a 3 minute walk from town, the Chuditch Holiday Home is a great option to stay any time of the year.

Dwellingup Retreat
One of the last surviving heritage homes of Dwellingup, with all the modern amenities you could need, this home is perfect for a couple or family with the skate and pump park just a few minutes’ walk away.

Apres Huit
A French inspired home situated in beautifully kept gardens to suit a small family or couple.

Snottygobble House
A large, quirky timber home on the edge of town, adjacent to the forest where you can bring your pooch. There is no access to TV or WIFI so you can truly escape, unwind, and feel at one with nature.

Gumnut Cottage
A lovely little cottage, surrounded by forest and within minutes of bush walking and mountain bike trails, make sure to watch the kangaroos down in the gully first thing in the morning.

Dwellingup Holiday House
A two story, three bedroom family home, located in the heart of Dwellingup with great outdoor features including a BBQ and grassed play area.

Gallery House
A freshly renovated 1940’s character house, that is wheelchair accessible with its own private backyard with a deck and fire pit.

Lane Poole Reserve
With more than 50,000 aces to explore, choose one of the numerous campgrounds within the reserve and enjoy all the outdoor activities on offer. Some of the campgrounds require an online booking so make sure to book your campsite here before you go. 

Nobel River Estate 
The stunning Noble River Estate features six cosy wooden chalets and a large homestead set amongst the jarrah forest. It’s the perfect place to stop and take in the simple country life. Make sure to step outside once the sun has set and gaze up at the beautiful starry night sky.    

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We acknowledge the Wiilman people of the Noongar nation as the Traditional Owners of the land through which these trails pass.

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