The small town of Arthur River (or 125 Mile as it was originally known) is located on Albany Highway and was a welcome stop for the weary traveller on the way from Perth to Albany in the late 1800s.
There are many historical buildings in the area which you can wander around. Check out St Paul’s church and graveyard, the historic Mt Pleasant Inn kitchen and Post office, the Arthur River Hall, and the Old Tillellan Shearing Shed and Shearer’s Quarters.
The Arthur River weaves its way through the area before joining the Blackwood River. After the winter rains there are a number of places where you can put a kayak in the water and have a whole river to yourself.
A small parking area on the south of Hughes Mill Road at Duranillin, Moodiarrup Hall (north side of the Arthur-Boyup Road) and Glenorchy Bridge (Glenorchy South Road) are just a few of the places where you can set off from.
Visiting Arthur River?
Download a Shire of West Arthur tourist guide, which includes tourist information for Darkan, Arthur River and Duranillin.
Or visit www.westarthur.wa.gov.au to download location maps and heritage trail guides.