Shire of West Arthur

Places Of Interest

Wildflower Reserves

Throughout the Shire of West Arthur there are many areas with beautiful wildflowers. The "Boronia Reserve" is cared for by a local warden, who will often act as tour guide and provides information for visitors.

Bottlebrush Bushes

6-Mile Cottage

Located on the Quindanning Road, the Six Mile Cottage is a historical two-roomed cottage built from timber slab with a stone end wall and fireplace.

Six Mile Cottage

Hillman Rock And Hillman Dam

Hillman Rock is a large area of rock on Mount Harris. Hillman Dam was built during the Depression. The dam channels are over one mile long and were dug by hand and concreted in order to bring water from Hillman Rock. The area surrounding Hillman Dam is a flora and fauna reserve.

Due to asbestos hazard, access to the site is restricted. Please contact the Shire Office.

Lake Towerrinning

Lake Towerrinning is a 256 ha phenomenon close to, but not directly part of, the Arthur River. The Lake is ideal for all water sports including skiing, and has a barbecue and picnic spot.

Read more about Lake Towerrinning.

Lake Towerrinning

Arthur River Heritage Precinct

The Arthur River Heritage Precinct is located on the Albany Highway in Arthur River.  It includes the Mt Pleasant Kitchen built in 1869 to cater for travellers, shepherds, sandalwood cutters and settlers, the Post Office, the Town Hall and other restored historical buildings. 

Hotel Railway Station

Collie Darkan Rail Trail

The Collie Darkan Rail Trail is a multi-use trail for walkers, horse riders and cyclists that extends from Collie in the west to Dardadine in the east. For more information go the Rail Trail Facebook page  

Darkan Skate Park and Nature Play area

The Darkan town site caters for all ages with a skate park, nature play area, traditional playground, trampolines, BMX bike track, exercises equipment and free BBQs located on the Darkan Railway Reserve.  

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Duralyn Patchworks Barn Retreat

Suitable for small groups, up to ten people, for business workshops or relaxation. Stay in the barn on a picturesque working farm.
Heather Jefferies provides a complete experience for pachworkers, including accommodation, tuition and supply of materials.

Contact Heather Jefferies

Heather Jefferies Information
Phone (08) 9862 9056
Fax (08) 9862 9003
Extension of Prohibited Burning Period 22 Feb 2018

Notice is hereby given that the Prohibited Burning Period for the Shire of West Arthur has been extended for fourteen (14) days from midnight 21 February 2018 until midnight 7 March 2018 inclusive.

2018 Cultural Day
2018 Cultural Day
14 Feb 2018

Call for interest in Cultural Day 2018

Free Sundowner
Free Sundowner
14 Feb 2018

Annual General Meeting of Electors 02 Jan 2018

The Annual General Meeting of Electors is to be held Thursday 1 February 2018 commencing at 6pm in the Council Chambers 31 Burrowes Street, Darkan.