Visitor information

Mount Barker lies on three important tourist routes - Albany Highway, which connects Perth and Albany, Muir Highway, which connects the South West to the Great Southern through Manjimup, and Porongurup Road, which links Mount Barker to Porongurup.

The spectacular wildflower season attracts large numbers of tourists, via self-drive and coach travel. The most popular forms of accommodation are caravan parks and self-catering accommodation, such as motels and chalets.

Good road systems provide attractive and well-signed access to the coast, with the dramatic coastline in Denmark and Albany a pleasant half-hour drive from Mount Barker.  A few days stay at Mount Barker with planned daily trips to the many nearby tourists attractions will be a rewarding experience for any traveller.

A dump point and potable water is available at the Mount Barker Visitor Centre on Albany Highway. If you would like to stay longer in our picturesque region, please find caravan parks at these locations:

Mount Barker Caravan Park

31720 Albany Highway, Mount Barker

Porongurup Range Tourist Park 

7 Box Hill Road, Porongurup

Kendenup Nature Based Camp Ground

Beverley Road, Kendenup (Located at the Agricultural/Sports Grounds). Operated by the Kendenup Community Grounds Committee

Mount Barker Heritage Trail

Click here to download a copy of the Heritage Council's guide to the Mount Barker Heritage Trail.

Click here for Forest Hill and Moriarty-Camballup trails - Documentation of Places for Entry in the Register of Heritage Places.

Tourist attractions

Mount Barker is located approximately four hours drive south of Perth and is in the heart of the Great Southern region.

Whether your tastes run to internationally recognised wines or the breathtaking beauty of ancient mountain ranges, the Plantagenet region has plenty to discover.

The region is complemented by ample and varied accommodation, unique dining and close proximity to Albany, Denmark and Walpole. You can start your day with a trek or drive through the Stirling Range, the Porongurup Range, enjoying the plentiful wildlife and surroundings. Stop by for lunch at one of our many restaurants and tea rooms before touring the vineyards. Many of the wineries provide tastings. Top off the afternoon with a visit to one of the craft galleries, or some of the paintings in the Sir Claude Hotchin Art Gallery, located in the Mount Barker Public Library (in the Community Resource Centre, Lowood Road, Mount Barker).

Horse Racing Mt Barker Hill Railway Police Museum

Horse racing

During November to April the Mt Barker Turf Club hosts a number of events for the racing enthusiast.

Mount Barker Hill Lookout/TV Tower

Above is the view across to the Porongurup Range from Mount Barker Hill. The hill also has the tallest TV tower in the southern hemisphere.

Mount Barker Railway Station
Albany Highway, Mount Barker

Constructed in 1923 and now houses the Mount Barker Visitor Centre.

Old Police Station & Folk Museum
Albany Highway, Mount Barker

Opening hours: Saturday, Sunday and public holidays 10am to 2pm or by appointment: (08) 9851 2505.
Art Centre Castle Rock Chapel tourist Drive

Mitchell House Art Centre
Albany Highway

Opening hours: Friday, Saturday and Sunday 10am-4pm. 10am-2pm other days except Mondays.
(08) 9851 1163.

Porongurup National Park

Located approximately 20kms east of Mount Barker. Spectacular views are a reward for taking one of the walking trails to the top of the Ranges. (Photo courtesy Andrew Halsall)

St Werburgh's Chapel
St Werburgh's Road, Mount Barker

Opening hours: 7 days a week
10.30am to 4pm.

St Werburgh's Tourist Drive

This is a lovely drive through hills and dales, local vineyards and historical places of interest.

Find yourself in Mountain Country...Porongurup and Mt Barker

(Porongurup Promotions Association Inc)

Field of Dreams 

A documentary broadcast by Channel 7 Sport before the Australia vs West Indies Test Series at Perth Stadium in November 2022.

Tourism Links

Albany Visitor Centre

Australia's South West

Friends of the Porongurup Range and Twin Creeks Conservation Reserve

Great Southern Taste

Great Southern Treasures

Great Southern Wine Producers' Association

Mount Barker Bowls and Sporting Club

Mount Barker Community Resource Centre

Mount Barker Visitor Centre

Mount Barker Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service

Mount Barker Wines

My Community Directory

Porongurup Promotion Association

Porongurup Range National Park (DPAW)

Tourism Western Australia

WestOz Holiday Guide

Wineries (Link to Mount Barker Visitor Centre wineries page)