BREMER BAY

 

GPS 34 23 6 S 119 22 8 E

 

 

 

 

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Jerramungup

Wellstead

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STATISTICS

Distance from Perth

515 Km

Population

571

Average Rainfall

628.2mm

Mean Max Temp

C

Mean Min Temp

C

 

SERVICES

Police

08 9835 0222

Fire and Rescue

08 9837 4171

Medical

08 9837 4026

Visitor Centre

08 9835 1022

 

CARAVAN PARKS

Bremer Bay

08 9837 4018

Beaches

08 9837 4290

 

HOTEL / MOTEL / B and B

Bremer Bay Resort

 

08 9837 4133

B and B

 

0421 037 344

 

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DESCRIPTION

 

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.

 

HISTORY

 

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.)

 

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ATTRACTIONS

 

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.

 

ELECTORAL ZONES

 

State : Wagin

Federal : O'Connor

 

OTHER INFO.

 

Postcode : 6338

Local Government : Shire of Jerramungup

 

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