Visitor Information

Donkey OrchidAn attractive old style town, Mount Barker lies on three important tourist routes - Albany Highway from Perth to Albany, Muir Highway linking the South West to the Great Southern through Manjimup and the Porongurup Road.

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

Good road systems provide attractive and well signed access to the south coast, with the spectacular coastline in the Denmark and Albany areas a comfortable half hour trip from the Mount Barker area. 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.

Shire of Plantagenet is an RV Friendly Town

Short term 24 hour RV-Friendly parking. The parking area is situated alongside the District hall on Memorial Road and is a well frequented overnight stop for self-contained RVs. It is within easy walking distance of most facilities including, shops, cafés, parks, playground, sporting facilities, Community Resource Centre and Mount Barker Visitor Centre.

A Dump Point and potable water is available at the Mount Barker Visitor Centre situated 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

Lot 584 Albany Highway

Mount Barker

Porongurup Range Tourist Park 

22 km east of Mount Barker

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 of Western Australia. Here you will find many attractions both man-made and natural.

Whether your tastes run to internationally recognised wines or the breathtaking beauty of ancient mountain ranges, the Mount Barker Tourist Region has these and more to offer. Enjoy the seasonal wildflowers, a proud heritage also specialist display gardens and unique craft shops. Just a few ingredients to add to a perfect holiday recipe.

The region is complemented by ample and varied accommodation, unique dining and in close proximity to Albany, Denmark and Walpole. You can start your day with a trek or drive through the Stirling Ranges, and the Porongurup Range, enjoying the plentiful wildlife and gorgeous surroundings. Stop by for lunch at one of our many restaurants and tea rooms before you take a tour of the vineyards. Many of the wineries provide tastings in lovely surroundings. 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 Porongurups 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 & Museum
Albany Highway , Mount Barker

Opening Hours:
Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays
10am to 2pm or by appointment Ph: (08) 9851 2505
Art Centre Castle Rock Chapel tourist Drive

Plantagenet Art Centre
Mitchell House (opposite the Tourist Bureau) Albany Highway

Opening Hours:
Sundays Ph: (08) 9851 1163

Porongurup Range 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. Above is one of the beautiful autumn trees you'll find on this drive.

Tourism Links

Amazing South Coast

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)