Wharncliffe Mill, Bramley National Park, South West
Minutes from the town of Margaret River and set amidst old growth karri and jarrah forests, this existing bunkhouse style recreation facility and camping area is being prepared for release as a Naturebank project.
Wharncliffe Mill is a historic pine mill that has been converted into a mix use facility providing both bunkhouse accommodation and camping sites.
The Wharncliffe Mill facility is nestled amongst the Karri, Marri and Jarrah trees of the Bramley National Park in Australia’s South West. Only minutes from the popular town of Margaret River the existing property provides an ideal opportunity for an operator to enhance the amenities and develop quality nature based activities and educational experiences.
- An existing low key accommodation facility offering eco-educational experiences for school groups and eco awareness organisations
- Opportunity to enhance the eco-educational component and introduce touring/guiding component
- Opportunity to develop the FIT or independent traveller market
- Secluded location in close proximity to nature-based activities such as hiking, biking, caving, as well as swimming, surfing, fishing and gastronomic delights
- Minutes from the world famous Margaret River town
- A comfortable three hour drive from Perth
- Managers residence onsite
From late 2012 the Wharncliffe Mill site, where the Margaret River Eco Discovery Centre is located, will be leased out to private operators under the state government’s Naturebank program.
An important focus will be remaining accessible for school groups and offering “exclusive use” options for the parts of the year when we have traditionally been busiest with EcoEducation programs.
The new operators have expressed a strong commitment to partnering with EcoEducation to continue offering good value accommodation in conjunction with our curriculum linked forest education programs and their own range of activities.
Margaret River is a 3 hour drive south of Perth. Bramley National Park is a short 5 minute walk from the Margaret River town centre.
There are two walk trails which begin at the Rotary Park in Bramley National Park.
10 Mile Brook Cycle/ Walk Trail is a pleasant walk out to 10 Mile Brook Dam, named after the tiny brook that was dammed in the mid-1990s to create a new supply of water for the quickly growing Margaret River and other townships. Distance: 15km return Time: Allow 4 hours Class: Moderately Easy.
The River Walk