Visit the memorial erected here in honour of the 1,500 Australian POW’s who died so tragically on the infamous “death marches”. The memorial service held each September attracts people from all parts of Australia.
The park’s shady grassed areas, free electric BBQ, gazebo, playground equipment and skateboard park makes it a popular place to spend some time.
Built in 1941 was the last operating flax mill in Western Australia. Although there are only basic buildings now left, there is a very good scale model of the mill as it was in its operating days which can be viewed at the Caravan Park.
Wildflowers are abundant during September and October with beautiful Spider Orchids, Kangaroo Paws and many other delightful specimens.
Four different well-marked trails created as part of Australia’s centenary celebrations give you the chance to stroll the banks of the Boyup Brook and the Blackwood River; to enjoy bush reserves alive with birds and flowers (spider orchids, kangaroo paws and many other delightful specimens are abundant in September and October); or to learn some interesting snippets about the town’s history.
Local legend Sandy Chambers has created sand sculptures at the Swimming Pool and the Flax Mill which will amaze and entertain. His holograms, whose eyes eerily follow the viewer, can be found at the Tourist Centre (the Ploughman), Sandakan Park (Pioneer Woman), Fire Station (Fireman at Work) and his studio.