Where Trails Meet – Dwellingup Trails & Visitor Centre
WA's PREMIER TRAILS TOWN
Trails and Visitor Centre is open for business – and it’s the perfect place to head to if you’re keen to explore this fascinating region. It’s taken several years and millions of dollars, but now the wraps are off and the doors thrown open of Dwellingup’s newest visitor attraction. The Dwellingup Trails and Visitor Centre (DTVC) is set to take its place as an iconic trails and visitor centre in the state, with its official opening in September 2020.
Visitors to the region will discover a beautifully designed adventure-focused tourism resource entirely dedicated to making a visit to the Dwellingup and its surrounds an unforgettable experience. The $4.5m Dwellingup National Trails Project includes one of Australia’s best skate park and pump tracks, extension and development of the previous Dwellingup History and Visitor Information Centre, upgrades to carparks, ablutions and showers, lockers, laundromat facilities, additional parking and the Hotham Valley Tourist Railway realignment. If you’re looking for directions, this is the first place you should head!
The DTVC is set among the towering trees - trees which have been such an important part of Dwellingup’s rich history. It’s close to the skate park and pump track (both of which rival some of the best nationally), and is located adjacent to the Hotham Valley Tourist Railway with its vintage locomotives and carriages. It is one place where the Bibbulmun Track and Munda Biddi meet, offers access to an array of various trails including walking, mountain biking, canoeing, horse riding and is only 15 minutes from the beautiful Lane Poole Reserve.
LOCAL KNOWLEDGE SHARED
The DTVC offers friendly concierge style visitor servicing with knowledgeable staff supported with state-of-the-art large interactive screens, where visitors can access area information including accommodation, tours, history, culture and environmental information as well as brochures, booklets and other attractions of our state.
Experience a virtual trail in the Trails space where you can virtually access a mountain bike trail, fly like a bird over the Murray Valley Trail, or go kayaking (without getting wet or dirty) and research all the amazing trails Dwellingup has to offer on the interactive map table. You can also learn about Alcoa Australia rehabilitative mining processes in the Alcoa Booth through augmented reality. Coming soon, is the establishment of a café and a trail’s equipment hire and shuttle service – so watch this space and be sure to add the Dwellingup Trails and Visitor Centre to your list of must-see places when you next visit Dwellingup.
AN ICONIC TOURISM HUB
The DTVC will also be a place for those enjoying an epic trail adventure such as the Dwellingup Adventure Trails, the Bibbulmun Track or the Munda Biddi, to stop, replenish, relax, wash your gear down at the bike wash facilities, clean your clothes at the laundromat, have a hot shower, charge your devices, access the free WiFi before heading off on your journey, or maybe refuelling with a hearty meal and drink at one of the local cafes or pub. As you enter this aesthetically beautiful space, be amazed at the 166cm diameter Cross Cut Saw blade suspended in glass opposite the iconic bright orange vintage Mack truck which takes pride of place in the new centre. This space is an experience in itself and a perfect addition to WA's Premier Trails Town.