Boyup Brook

 

 

BOYUP BROOK

 

HEMA Map reference 74/G4

 

GPS 33 50 S 116 21 4 E

 

 

 

 

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STATISTICS

Distance from Perth

269 Km

Population

553

Average Rainfall

711mm

Mean Max Temp

C

Mean Min Temp

C

 

SERVICES

Police

08 9762 1666

Fire and Rescue

08 9765 1010

Medical

08 9765 0222

Visitor Centre

08 9765 1444

 

CARAVAN PARKS

Boyup Brook

 

08 9765 1200

 

HOTEL / MOTEL

Hotel

 

08 9765 1297

Boyup B and B

Visit website

08 9765 1223

J and Bs B and B

 

08 9765 1434

Hidden Grove

Visit website

08 9732 2305

Jayes Brodge Chalet

 

0417 991 346

Northlands Farmstay

 

08 9765 1098

Rylingto Park

 

08 9765 3012

Scotts Brook B and B

Visit website

08 9765 3014

Tulip Cottage

Visit website

08 9765 1223

 

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

 

 

 

link to Mingor.net website

DESCRIPTION

 

Situated on the Blackwood River, the town was named after an Aboriginal word Booyup meaning place of big stones. (Another source quotes Buyu - place of smoke or Booy - big smoke.)

 

Boyup today remains a small quiet service centre for the surrounding farms. The town itself is fairly confusing as it appears to have just grown without any thought of town planning. The streets are very 'higgldy piggldy' and can be a bit difficult to get a grip on.

 

Nearby in the tiny hamlet of Dinninup is one of the most exceptional collections of teapots you will ever see. The Tea Pot House is a great place to visit and there is also a gem museum in this small town as well. An old abandoned general store lends an atmosphere of days gone by.

 

If you are looking for a campsite in the area then it is hard to go past Jayes Bridge. A large paddock by the river has plenty of room for all sizes of vehicle. It is free to camp and there is a toilet.

 

At Condinup you can see the ruins of a building that we were told once operated as a post office.

 

Boyup Brook Grapevine

 

This is believed to be the largest grapevine in Australia but as it is on private property, it is not always available for tourists to look at. The vine is said to have come from Bridgetown in the form of a switch to gee the horses up. It ended up being planted and has now been growing for over 100 years. It is on a farm about 8km from town and permission to view it can be obtained via the Visitor Centre.

 

HISTORY

 

The area was explored by A.C. Gregory as early as 1845 and was first settled in 1854 by a Commander Scott. Next came James LeeSteere in 1861, who took up land near the Blackwood River. In 1871 William Forrest took up land here as well.

 

The town's development can be traced to the formation of the "Upper Blackwood Progress Committee" by local farmers in 1899. Their aim was to "advance the interests of this rising and important district".

 

With an eye to the main game, the Committee proposed the town be named Throssell. The proposal was sent to the Minister for Lands, wait for it, George Throssell  - sucky sucky.

 

Despite the obvious 'brown nosing' the town site was not immediately accepted but the Committee persisted and the townsite was gazetted in 1900 - as Boyup. In 1909 the town became Boyup Brook to avoid confusion with Boyanup.

 

Early development started with the building of a school in 1900 and then by 1909, the railway . Timber mills started up in the area prior to World War Two and some continued to operate until 1982.

 

A flax mill operated from 1940-1960 (one source says 1965) and today the area is reliant on sheep, cattle, oats and barley production.

 

TALL TALES AND TRUE

 

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MAP

 

 

VIDEO

 

From ABC Great Southern

 

OTHER INFORMATION

 

ATTRACTIONS

 

Carnaby's Beetle Collection, Bottle Museum, Grapevine. Art Studio and Aviaries, Bi-Centennial Walkway, Blackwood Crest Winery, Bridge Picnic Area, Country and Western Music Centre, Glacial Rock Formation, Gregory Tree, Norlup Homestead, Pioneers Museum Scott's Brooks Wines, Storm Boy Jumpers, Dinninup Tea Pot House.

 

BUILDINGS OF NOTE

 

Norlup homestead 1874.

 

Camping sites.

 

Querijup Pool - Track goes north-east to a quiet crossing on Scotts Brook. Close to Norlup homestead and Scotts Brook vineyard. 33 57 50 S 116 30 45 E

 

Asplin Siding - Suitable for caravans. Tracks may be wet in winter. 33 48 25.82 S 116 29 23.39 E

 

Mullidup Pool - Tone River. Suitable for caravans. Could be damp after rain. Large number of sites. 34 07 22 S 116 47 33 E

 

Tone Bridge - Overnight stop or picnic area.

 

Trigwell Bridge - Suitable for caravans, close to the road. Overnight stop or picnic. On north side of river and west side of bridge, Flat area - shelter under the bridge. 33 40 29 S 116 35 50 E

 

Picnic Sites

 

Willinarrup - Access track may be difficult. Nice flat area by the river 3km from Boyup Brook.

 

Sandakan Park - Free electric BBQ, gazebos; small playground area; skateboard park; toilets. Sandakan Memorial to those who lost their lives in Borneo.

 

Lions Park - Natural bush land setting. Toilet and night lighting. Walk trail around town from here.

 

Newlgalup - Right hand side of Boyup Brook - Dinninup Road west of Newlgalup Road, 7kms out of Boyup on river side. 33 48 21 S 116 26 43.3 E

 

Eulin Crossing - Nice flat area by river with boat launch ramp. Large pool 6km long and very wide in some places. Water birds. Very popular spot. Probably not large enough for camping but excellent for a picnic.

 

Condinup Reserve - Track off West Arthur Road, 500 metres north of Condinup Road. Track near boundary. Easy to miss. 33 46 20.3 S 116 31 03.6 E

 

ELECTORAL ZONES

 

State : Blackwood - Stirling

Federal : O'Connor

 

OTHER INFO.

 

Postcode : 6244

Local Government : Shire of Boyup Brook

 

PHOTOS

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