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Australind

Visitor Centre:
Australind Visitor Centre
Henton Cottage
Phone: (08) 9796 0102
General:
Australind is one of the fastest growing towns within the Harvey Shire. It is bordered by the Collie River and Leschenault Inlet which are both very popular for fishing, prawning, crabbing, boating, sailing and windsurfing.
Leschenault Inlet is extremely productive with blue manna crabs in the right season, whereas the Collie River is abundant with fish such as silver bream and kingfish. Also flathead, whiting and herring can be caught in the estuary. Several BBQ areas along the Inlet are ideal for picnics.
History:
This small town, on the Leschenault Inlet north of Bunbury, was the site of an ambitious land settlement scheme in the 1840s. A London company planned to settle a large number of English pioneers there and trade with India. The first settlers arrived in 1841 and by the end of 1842 the population was 440. However, the scheme soon collapsed due to financial problems and most of the original settlers left, some moving to nearby townships. A monument to their memory stands in the reserve on the shore of the inlet.
Attractions:
Collie River Bridge

On the Old Coast Road south of Australind, this is a popular fishing and swimming spot.

Pioneer Cemetery

Off the Old Coast Road, approximately 2kms north of the shopping centre, the cemetery features pioneer graves surrounded by an abundance of wildflowers in the spring. For further information call in at Henton Cottage.

St Nicholas Church

St Nicholas Church in Paris Road is reputed to be the smallest church in Australia. It is only 3.6m wide and 8.2m long and was originally built as a workman’s cottage. Services are still held in this church which was built in 1848.

Leschenault Penninsula Conservation Park

Great place for all those nature enthusiasts! Take your binoculars and spot the abundant wildlife. Sixty species of birds have been recorded; lots of kangaroos at dusk and dolphins frequent the shoreline.

Long or short circuit walks can be enjoyed. There is a 4 kilometre estuary walk which will take you about one and half hours, or a short walk which starts at the car park. An information panel tells you which direction to take.