Tambellup

History

Tambellup's original settler was Mr Josiah Norrish, who tookup property east of the present town site in 1872. Mr Norrish originally concentrated on sandalwood cutting but later became involved in sheep breeding. Following the opening of the Great Southern Railway line in 1889, settlers began to arrive and the town was declared in 1899.

Tambellup is situated 328km south-east of Perth and has a population of 675 people. It is in the heart of a mixed grain and sheep farming belt and falls within the Local Government boundary of the Shire of Broomehill Tambellup.

Sightseeing

Tambellup Community Resource Centre

The mainhub of the town. Located in a building more than 100 years it still has original historic etched windows and interior fixtures. The Tambellup CRC offers a wide range of services from Broadband Internet, digital photo processing, Centrelink and Medicare access points, tourist information and giftware, library and of course a friendly smile.

Open Monday to Friday 9.30am - 4pm. 9825 1177

Tambellup Heritage Trail

TAMBELLUP HERITAGE TRAIL is a series of three interconnectingtrails that start in the centre of town and takes in much of the history of the early settlement.

  1. The town trail is a loop that follows a 600m self-guided walk with information boards and plaques along the way.
  2. The river trail is to the north of town and is more than 2km in length. The stories are told on orientation boards at the start and in the pamphlet.
  3. The noongar trail, 1500 metres, is south of the town along the Gordon River and takes in the landscape of the river and reserve.

Brochures on the trails available at the Tambellup Community Resource Centre or Shire Office.

Corner Shop Museum

The Corner Shop Museum is situated in the old Stationmaster’s House adjacent to the railway line on Norrish Street. Rooms have been recreated using furniture and artifacts of bygone years. For a viewing please contact Anne-Marie Lockyer on 9825 1054.

Diprose Park

Diprose Park is a newly reconstructed park with children’s play area, outdoor fitness centre, free barbeque and toilets. Located on the corner of Crowden and Taylor Street it is a fantastic place for a picnic or to take a break from your long drive.

Don't Miss

Tambellup Agricultural Show

One of the last country community shows located on the main street with free entry, kids entertainment, product display stalls and community exhibitions. Held on the 2nd Saturday of October and is always a great family day out.

Railway Water Tank

One of the few remaining links to the days when the Great Southern depended on steam trains. Unfortunately the tank is now gone but the tank stand remains. Just to the north of the tank are indicators from the 1955 and 1982 floods to show how far the Gordon River rose, it is very hard to imagine.

Toolbrunup School

The school is now 100 years old with the original blackboard and desks. The school is kept preserved by a team of dedicated locals and is well worth a visit. It is located along the Toolbrunup Road (4km south along the Great Southern Hwy) and is used widely for picnics and even the odd wedding.

AccommodationTelephone
Tambellup B&B9825 1182
Tambellup Caravan Park9825 3555
Tambellup Caravan Park A/H0488 012 172
Tambellup Hotel9825 1010
FoodTelephone
Tambellup Deli9825 1105
Tambellup Post Cafe9825 1169
Shire DetailsTelephone
Shire of Broomehill Tambellup, Norrish St Tambellup9825 3555