Located on the mouth of the Bremer River it is an excellent access point to the Fitzgerald National Park for 2 wheel drive vehicles.
It is whispered that Bremer Bay is an ideal fishing location and it seems to be hoped by those who visit, that the usual tourist hordes won't hear about it and will stay
away for at least another season.
The coastal scenery is spectacular and there are a number of places for those with 4x4s to explore. If you prefer a more free style of camping than a caravan park, then
Millers Point Reserve (to the west) is a great place to stay.
Miller's Point Road turns south from the main Bremer Bay road and the campsite is located on an inlet. There is plenty of shade an lots of room. There are a number of
shacks here and there is usually a caretaker on site. Fees are charged for camping.
Whalers and sealers visited the area in the 1820s. John Wellstead settled in the area in the 1850s.
John Septimus Roe
named the bay after Sir James Gordon Bremer,
captain of the ship Tamar.
Edward John Eyre
on his cross country jaunt from South Australia commented thus on the nearby Mt. Barren:
"Most properly had it been called Mt. Barren, for a more wretched arid looking country never existed than that around it."
To be fair, Eyre had almost died of thirst crossing the Nullarbor and was now being pelted with a continuous downpour of rain. That would be apt to put one in a bit of a sour mood.
The town was originally called Wellstead in 1951. Bremer Bay adopted its current name in 1962 after local residents petitioned to have the local name accepted as official.
(Another town named Wellstead was gazetted in 1966 to the east of Albany.)
TALL TALES AND TRUE
No information for this section yet. If you know of something we can add here please contact us and let us know.
Wellstead Museum, Quallup homestead, Fishery Beach Park, John Cove, Paperbarks Picnic Area, Short Beach, Blossoms Beach, Native Dog, Monkey Rock, Millers Point, Twertup Field Study Centre, Tolleburrup Hill Lookout.
BUILDINGS OF NOTE
Quaalup homestead 1880s, Former telegraph station 1870s.
State : Wagin
Federal : O'Connor
Postcode : 6338
Local Government : Shire of Jerramungup
Click on a thumbnail to see full sized picture.