Camera IconA display dedicated to telling the story of the 1961 bushfire which devastated most of the town. Credit: Will Yeoman/The West Australian
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Whether you’re beginning or ending a kayak, train, car, walk or bike trail journey, or stopping to recharge your batteries along the way, you can’t go past the Dwellingup Trails and Visitor Centre, which opened in September.
Admittedly, I was doing none of those things when I dropped in recently — I merely wanted to see this dazzling new centre, about which I’d heard so much.
Camera IconThe Dwellingup Trails and Visitor Centre. Credit: Will Yeoman/The West Australian, Will Yeoman
I was not disappointed. WA’s first purpose-built trails centre, the DTVC is located just across from the Hotham Valley Tourist Railway and right near the skate park, pump track and playground, and is perfectly placed to service not just the Bibbulmun Track and Munda Biddi Trail but also the vast and rapidly expanding Murray Valley Trail Network.
Outside, there are superb toilets (no, really — trust me), hot showers and washbasins with large mirrors, a laundromat, facilities for washing down bikes, and lockers…