The town of Broomehill was developed after the completion of the Great Southern Railway in 1889. Prior to this, Eticup a coach stop on the old Albany Road 8km west of Broomehill was the only town in the area.
At the gate of Eticup there is a plaque identifying the layout of the town. It is hard to imagine that this was once a thriving community with stores, an Inn, Blacksmith’s and dwellings, packed up and moved 8km east to establish the new town site of Broomehill.
The best way to experience and get a feel for Broomehill is to take a leisurely walk around town. Why not take a self guided tour and discover some of the little heritage gems. A free town map can be picked up from the old Shire Office to help guide you around.
This drive Trail will take you on a 600km journey all the way to Coolgardie. Options are to follow the Original HollandTrack by 4 wheel drive, or travel the Holland Way on gravel roads either 2 or 4 wheel drive (we recommend that you check at the Shire during wet periods before setting off.)
Holland Park & Sheridan's Memorial Garden
This shady oasis is ideal to break your travel, with playground and free barbeque facilities available.
This is another little treasure worth a visit. Sadly it can’t be open every day so we encourage you to call Ern (9824 1378) will be more than happy to arrange to have it open for your visit.
Henry Jones Building
This is one of the social hubs of the Broomehill community. Built in 1911 as a General Store, Bank and Bakery, owners have been lovingly restoring this magnificent old man to his former glory. Now home to a Cafe, Restaurant, Winery, Art & Craft Gallery and Bed & Breakfast. Call in and let Jim and Annabel share their vision and passion while you enjoy fine food and local wine. Open every day except Monday. 9824 1513
Broomehill Post Office
Purpose built in 1892, this little gem has hardly changed in over 100 years.
There’s no horse and cart but mail and essential items still get delivered to farm gates.
St Elizabeth's Church
Built in 1892 as a police station and then later converted to a church, this quaint little treasure is worth a look. Open every day.
Mother Nature’s unique rock formations can be found all over WA, Broomehill has Boot Rock. It’s part of a reserve that borders on the southern side of town where you will also find 130 species of natural vegetation. So put your walking boots on and explore this little jewel Mother Nature has created.
If you like bush walking this is just one of your options available around Broomehill, which is surrounded by natural bush and teaming with fauna and flora particularly in spring.
Eticup and the Posties Run
Take a drive west, follow our 100 year old Mail run and discover some of Broomehill’s outer hidden treasures: Eticup Cemetery, Sunnyside & Fairfield Homesteads, Oaklands School, Flat Rocks Tennis Club, Wadjekanup Bridge names just a few interesting sites you will see and explore. Maps are available at the Shire Offices in Broomehill & Tambellup.