© 2016 by Shire of Dumbleyung | www.dumbleyung.wa.gov.au | (08) 9863 4012 | HARVEY STREET, DUMBLEYUNG WA 6350 | ao@dumbleyung.wa.gov.au | Photo Credits: Christine Bairstow

 

THINGS TO DO AND SEE

LAKE DUMBLEYUNG & PUSSYCAT HILL LOOKOUT

Is it a bird, is it a plane? No it’s a boat!

And a special boat at that! The Bluebird is a replica of the vessel Donald Campbell made world record history in at Lake Dumbleyung in 1964 by accomplishing his dream of breaking both land and water speed records in one year - a feat that has never been achieved before or since. What takes longer than two world speed records?? An ambitious community idea, years of planning, passion, blood sweat and tears to finally have our very unique Bluebird Replica & Interpretive Centre. We won’t be stopping at this, with more information and exciting display additions to come to make this a MUST STOP| MUST SEE for travellers! Hand in hand with our Bluebird replica is one icon that has always been here, Lake Dumbleyung. It is the largest open lake in Western Australia’s southwest at 13km in length, 6.5km wide and may very well be the reason the “Dumbleyung” town name exists, thought to be derived from the Aboriginal word ‘Dambeling’ meaning large lake or sea. For the first time in decades the lake is full, with skiing, boating, paddle boarding and kayaking already becoming popular attractions. If you aren't the adventurous type, you can’t miss a picnic at the Yacht Club, watching a sunrise or sunset over the lake or the panoramic photo opportunity at Pussycat Hill Lookout. After your inland sea experience you will want to “stay the week” to explore our local walks, reserves, check out wildflowers, visit the Noongar Cultural Centre , get a little bit of pampering and so much more. The journey continues toward Outback Kukerin via the centre of our universe, Historic Moulyinning Townsite. With an average population of 3, this little town is near untouched with the original school, hall and shop linked and accessed only by gravel roads – not many towns like this in Australia! If venturing down the gravel road doesn’t tickle your toes and results in rocks in your shoes, Outback Kukerin just 3km off the highway is the place to explore, stay, enjoy a massage, have a cold beverage, food or even visit a yabbie or emu farm! From the Outback to the Inland Sea, there is oodles to do and see!

BUSINESS

CONTACT

PHONE

FAX

EMAIL

Along Came Henry

Marilyn Hasleby

9863 4829

 

Marilynhasleby50@gmail.com

Cambinata Yabbies

www.cambinatayabbies.com.au

Michael & Mary Nenke

9864 6054

9864 6094

cambinatayabbies@bigpond.com

Dongolocking Plumbing and Gas

Malcolm Roberts

9864 1018

 

malcolmroberts@westnet.com.au

DPT Picture Framing

Di Treloar

9864 6061

 

treloar@whangooma.com.au

Along Came Henry

Marilyn Hasleby

0448 946 924

 

 

B and J Bracknell Haulage

Jason & Barry

 

 

jason@bracknellhaulage.com.au

Cambinata Yabbies

Mary Nenke

0414 953 674

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BUSINESS

CONTACT

PHONE

FAX

EMAIL

Dumbleyung Ag Supplies

Scott Jefferis & Hanna Chiswell 

9863 4154

9863 4008

Scott.jefferis@landmark.com.au

Dumbleyung Community Resource Centre

Alison Peters

9863 4829

 

dumbleyungcrc@gmail.com

Dumbleyung District Club Inc

Stephen Hughes

9863 4106

9863 4106

mila.balcombe@westnet.com.au

Dumbleyung Earthmoving + Plant Hire

shaneandcassy@bigpond.com.au

Shane Edwards

9863 4442

9863 4442

shaneandcassy@bigpond.com.au

Dumbleyung Engineering & Supplies

Nick Green

9863 4080

9863 4190

cr.green@dumbleyung.wa.gov.au

Dumbleyung Family Day Care

Leonie Nolte

0419 939 036

 

lnolte1989@hotmail.com

Dumbleyung General Store & Post Office

Jeanne Hudson

9863 4101

9863 4153

dumbleyunggeneralstore@gmail.com

Dumbleyung Roadhouse

Ricky & Vicki Noble

9863 4072

9863 7072

dumroadhouse@hotmail.com

Dumbleyung Shire Office

Matthew Gilfellon

9863 4012

9863 4146

 

Dumbleyung Transport

Darran Bairstow

9863 4447

9863 4457

dumbleyungtrans@bigpond.com

D&T Window Cleaning

Dylan

0420 433 234

 

dntwindowcleaning@outlook.com

Eden Valley Bio-Dynamic Produce

JR Lloyd & Sons

9863 4129

9863 4063

edenvalley@wn.com.au

Elspeth Smith Family Daycare

Elspeth Smith

9864 1042

 

dazel69@bigpond.com

Emu Essence / Watpow Emus

Website: www.emuessence.com.au

Jeff & Catherine Watkins

9864 6046

 

watpowlegends@activ8.net.au

Farmers Centre (1978) Pty Ltd

Allan Ramm

9863 4004

 9863 4140

shane@farmerscentre1978.com.au

Flexitrans Transport

Darran and Carmen Bairstow

98634 447

 

flexitrans@bigpond.com

Grande Olde’ Dumbleyung Inn

Peter Bedford

9863 4817 

 

sturford3657@bigpond.com

GS Mobile Mechanical Services

Paul Wheeler

9864 6262

9864 6226

gsmobilem@bigpond.com

GS Mobile Mechanical-Lake Grace

Email - gsmobile_lg@bigpond.com

 

9865 1291

 

gsmobile_lg@bigpond.com

Hall Electrical and Data Services

Shane Hall & Tegan Murray

 

 

shane.tegan@bigpond.com

Henry, Clem – Shearing Contractor

Clem Henry

9863 4003

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BUSINESS

CONTACT

PHONE

FAX

EMAIL

Hudson, MW & JM

Murray Hudson

9863 4165

9863 4165

jeanne-hudson@bigpond.com

Jodie’s Junk Art

Jodie

0428 647 919

 

silver@bordernet.com.au

www.jodiesjunkart.com.au

JP&NL Taylor Ceilings & more

Jonny

0438 950 045

 

jpnltaylor@yahoo.com

Kukerin Beauty Therapy

Jaclyn Shotter

0427 631 027

 

cjshotter@bigpond.com

Kukerin General Store & Post Office              

Email: mcgooding@kukerings.com.au 

Kim & Michelle Gooding

9864 6044

9864 6117

mcgooding@kukerinrs.com.au 

Kukerin Hotel

Robert Clyde

9864 6338

 

Mr.robert.clyde@gmail.com

Kukerin Rural Services

Kim Gooding

Ben Hall

9864 6010

9864 6100

kgooding@kukerinrs.com.au

Kukerin Shade Sheds

Damion & Susi Leo

 

 

djsjleo@bordernet.com.au

www.shadesheds.com.au

Lawn Mowing & Gardening

Gavin Prendergast

0433 708 356

 

gavin.prendergast@bigpond.com

LNC Transport Bulk Haulage

 

9864 6083

6564 6083

Phone disconnected

Mary’s Farm Cottages

Michael & Mary Nenke

9864 6054

9864 6094

info@marysfarmcottages.com.au

Olde Village Wares

(Secret Garden)

Yvonne Dean

(Eve)

9863 4836

 

 

Prompt Safety Solutions

Steve Taylor

Dumbleyung

 

stevetaylor@highway1.com.au

Roma & Kay – Hand Poured Soy Candles

Chloe

0458 656 791

 

bevanandchloe@gmail.com www.facebook.com/romaandkay

Scally Art

Kerry Scally

9863 4234

9863 4234

ScallyArt@bigpond.com

School Buses - Dumbleyung

Gary Bateup—Dongolocking

Clem Henry — Moulyinning

Carmen Bairstow —Datatine & Bullock Hills

9863 4082

 

9863 4003

 

9863 4447

 

 

School Buses - Kukerin

Nathan & Julie Ditchburn

Bob Clyde

Jemma Cook

9864 7807

 

 

0427 646 071

 

 

Skye’s Cakes

Skye

0458 547 967

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BUSINESS

CONTACT

PHONE

FAX

EMAIL

Shade and Canvas Work

Chris

0419 936 770

 

 

Sniptrix Hair Salon

Cassy Edwards

9863 4144

 

shaneandcassy@bigpond.com

Stubbs Park Bookings

Dumbleyung Ag Supplies

9863 4154

9863 4008

 

Sugar Shack Holiday Cottage

Jonny & Nicole

0412 151 534

 

sugarshackhc@gmail.com

www.sugarshackhc.com

Taylor Street Bed & Breakfast

Helen & Malcolm Gooding

9863 4388

 

 

T & S Freight

Email: tsfreight@westnet.com.au

Tony & Skye Beacall

9863 4520

98634520

tsfreight@westnet.com.au

TLC Tree Services

Terry Paine

 

 

 

Wagin Gas Electrics

Phil Sprigg

9861 1409

9861 1409

 

Watkins Plumbing

Craig Watkins

9821 1809

 

 

St Lukes Family Practice

Doctors Appointments

9821 2155

 

 

Wishbone Transport – email wishbonetrans@bigpond.com

Raymond & Julie Justins

9863 4065

9863 4262

wishbonetrans@bigpond.com

Wuddi Cultural Tours

Ann and Grant Riley

0476 646 766

 

wudditours@gmail.com

Bluebird Interpretive Centre

INFORMATIVE DISPLAY | (08) 9863 4012 | 28 Absolon St, Dumbleyung

FREE ENTRY

Discover Donald Campbell’s journey, incredible challenges and triumph of accomplishing two world speed records in one year. On December 31st 1964, after recently breaking the world land speed record in Lake Eyre, South Australia, Campbell, broke the world water speed record on Lake Dumbleyung in his jet propelled hydroplane boat, Bluebird. With only hours to spare, Campbell famously achieved two world speed records in one year – a feat that has never been achieved before or since. Browse the informative displays with souvenirs and publications available. Open weekdays, if planning a weekend visit please call to check weekend opening hours as they are subject to change.

Bluebird Replica

24HR OUTDOOR DISPLAY | (08) 9863 4012 | Absolon St, Dumbleyung

FREE ENTRY

The Bluebird arrived in Dumbleyung on the eve of the 50th celebrations of Donald Campbell’s World Water Speed achievement in 1964. A huge celebratory event was held with many people, even some of Donald Campbell’s original team members from Barmara in South Australia, where Donald Campbell attempted the record earlier, returning to the town. 

Lake Dumbleyung

INFORMATION | (08) 9863 4012 | Kersley Drive or Dare Drive Dumbleyung

FREE ENTRY

The largest open lake in Western Australia’s southwest at 13km in length, 6.5km wide and may very well be the reason the “Dumbleyung” town name exists - thought to be derived from the Aboriginal word ‘Dambeling’ meaning large lake or sea. For the first time in decades the lake is filling, with skiing, boating, paddle boarding and kayaking already becoming popular attractions. 

Wildflowers

INFORMATION | (08) 9863 4012

SEPTEMBER TO OCTOBER

As you journey though the shire keep your eyes open for wildflowers from September to October. Wildflowers can be spotted on roadsides and reserves.

Scenic Drive Trail Map

INFORMATION | (08) 9863 4012

ALL YEAR

Scenic Drive Trail Map, Dumbleyung - Moulyinning - Kukerin

Dumbleyung Historical Walk

INFORMATION | (08) 9863 4012

ALL YEAR

Discover our 29 historical plaques on the footpaths of town. You can download and print our walk brochure or if you have a smartphone or tablet you can access the Interactive Walk Map with pictures online:

Click here to DOWNLOAD PDF MAP (To print)

Click here for the INTERACTIVE WALK MAP (Smart phones and tablets) 

Dumbleyung Shire History

INFORMATION | (08) 9863 4012

ONLINE

A new Shire of Dumbleyung history site where you can help by uploading your family photos and information, visit https://www.dumbleyung.wa.gov.au/history

Historical Schools Map

INFORMATION | (08) 9863 4012

Cambinata Yabbies

TOURS, EVENTS & FOOD | (08) 9864 6054 | Dumbleyung Lake Grace Rd, Kukerin

1 HR Tour from $15pp * Minimum 2 people, prices subject to change.

Their gourmet range, of bottled yabbies, abalone, dukkah, oils & farm fresh honey is a unique taste experience. Offering, farm tours, accommodation, meals and Australiana themed function room facilities, this family business will excite all of your senses! 

Emu Essence

TOURS & RETAIL | (08) 9864 6046 | Kukerin

1 HR Tour from $10pp or $30 per family * Minimum 2 people, prices subject to change.

The Emu Farm is located 11km from Kukerin on Kukerin South Road with Farm tours and emu egg collecting available on request. Visitors are able to view, walk with and feed the emus in their enclosed but natural bush setting as well as tour the incubator and hatcher and collect emu eggs in season. This is a unique experience that can be enjoyed by people of all ages with the opportunity to take photos and enjoy the natural surroundings. Emu products including emu oil, cosmetics, soap and carved and non-carved eggs are available to purchase. Farm tours are run all year round by appointment.

Wuddi Cultural Tours

TOURS, CULTURAL CENTRE & RETAIL | 0497 276 150 | 22 Harvey St, Dumbleyung

2 HR Tour from $30pp * Minimum 2 people, prices subject to change.

Noongar cultural tours visiting untouched local sites with storytelling, boomerang throwing, how to use a Wandu (bush telephone), damper & jam tastings. We try our best to cater for last minute and same day tour bookings! 

The aim of Wuddi Cultural Tours is to keep the local stories and culture alive, and to pass on knowledge to the next generation. Grant and Anne take groups on custom built tours to experience the local area, connecting sites and the artefacts to the stories of their area and their people. The sites are located across the Shire and are accessible in the Wuddi Cultural Tours Bus. Having opened in 2016, the Wuddi Cultural Centre and have developed the centre from the ground up. In addition to tours they created a bush garden and are expanding to feature displays of their local collection of aboriginal artefacts. In the meantime, there is plenty of artwork to browse and souvenirs to remember your experience. Tours and Cultural Centre are run and open all year round by appointment. 

Scally Art Studio

ART STUDIO & GALLERY | 0419 956 156 | 16 Absolon St, Dumbleyung

Visit the studio and gallery of award winning artist Kerry Scally. Portrait commissions accepted, cards, postcards and free book exchange. Open 7 days 9am to 4pm.

Sniptrix (Hair Beauty & Gifts)

HAIR, BEAUTY & RETAIL | (08) 9863 4144 | 22 Absolon St, Dumbleyung

The old "Bank' building in Dumbleyung. Hairdressing, waxing, tinting, ear piercing, spray tan, facials, nails, gifts and vouchers. Open Mon, Tue & Thur by appointments.

Kukerin Beauty Therapy

BEAUTY THERAPY | 0427 631 027 | Kukerin

Offering all nail care from Shellac to Acrylic, waxing, tinting, facials and pedicures. 
Call Jaclyn on 0427 631 027

 

Dumbleyung Community Resource Centre

RETAIL, SOUVENIRS & GIFTS | (08) 9863 4829 | 28 Absolon St, Dumbleyung

The Dumbleyung Community Resource Centre and Bluebird Interpretive Centre offers community and tourism information services. Mon to Fri 9:30am to 4:30pm.

More Services & Repairs

ELECTRICAL, PLUMBING, TYRES, ENGINEERING, TRANSPORT, AG SUPPLIES, MECHANICAL, CONSTRUCTION, FREIGHT and more...

Need new tyres or repairs? Electrical, plumbing or gas repairs? Hardware, machinery, parts and service, professional photos or to fill your thermos? OUR SHIRE MAY BE SMALL BUT HAS PLENTY TO OFFER See the full shire business directory here 

Along Came Henry Cafe

FOOD & BARISTA COFFEE | 0448 946 924 | 28 Absolon St, Dumbleyung

Stop in and enjoy some yummy home-made food or a delicious freshly brewed coffee. Catering also available. Phone to book a table or see website for opening hours.

Dumbleyung Roadhouse

FOOD, COFFEE, ANTIQUE SHOP & FUEL | (08) 9863 4072 | Absolon St, Dumbleyung

Open 7 days per week for fuel, food and browsing the "Antiques and Collectables Room".

Mon to Fri 7am to 6pm, Sat, Sun & Public Holidays 8am to 5pm.

Olde Village Wares

DEVONSHIRE TEAS & RETAIL | (08) 9863 4836 | Absolon St, Dumbleyung

Bric A Brac – Local Preserves. 
Experience Devonshire Teas and plants 
“In the Secret Garden”

Dumbleyung General Store

GROCERIES, POST, HARDWARE, LOTTO | (08) 9863 4101 | Cnr Absolon & Bennett St, Dumbleyung

One stop shop for groceries, post office, hardware, gas, lotterywest, household items and so much more! Open Mon to Fri 8am to 5pm & Sat 8am- to12noon.

Kukerin General Store

GROCERIES, POST, 24HR FUEL | (08) 9864 6044 | 25 Scadden St, Kukerin

Groceries to hardware & gas and everything in-between. We are also your local Australia Post and Great Southern Fuels agents. Open Mon to Fri 8am to 5pm & Sat 8am- to12noon.

Grande Olde Dumbleyung Inn

ACCOMMODATION, MEALS & BEVERAGES | (08) 9863 4817 | 1 Bartram Rd, Dumbleyung

We provide excellent accommodation, food & service. Rooms have a fridge, TV, tea & coffee. Kitchen open most nights. Bookings preferred and group bookings essential.

The Kukerin

ACCOMMODATION, MEALS & BEVERAGES | (08) 9864 6338 | 31 Scadden St, Kukerin

Hotel accommodation and dinner every night. Opening hours are 3pm-late. For enquiries outside of opening hours please phone 0418 560 340.

Mary's Farm Cottages

MODERN ROOMS, APARTMENTS & FOOD | (08) 9864 6054 0437 341 679 | Dumbleyung-Lake Grace Rd, Kukerin

Luxurious king sized beds, beautifully appointed bathrooms, large TVs, uninterrupted farm views, large shaded lawned area, barbeque and play equipment. Accommodation options are Motel units, 1 & 2 bedroom self-contained apartments.

Sugar Shack Holiday Cottage

SELF-CONTAINED HOLIDAY COTTAGE | 0412 151 534 | Dumbleyung

“A Sweet Treat” You will have this super cute, private cottage all to yourself with air-con, newly renovated, choice of 1,2 or 3 bedrooms, fully equipped kitchen, lounge (TV & DVD), dining & modern accessible bathrooms from $110 per night. Staying more than four nights? Contact us for a discount rate! Email sugarshckhc@gmail.com or call 0412 151 534. Full photo gallery on website www.sugarshackhc.com/gallery

Taylor Street Bed & Breakfast

BED & BREAKFAST | (08) 9863 4388 | 80 Taylor St, Dumbleyung

Cosy B&B accommodation with welcoming hosts to make your stay special. After hours phone 0427 530 204.

Kukerin Caravan Park

FROM $15 PER NIGHT | (08) 9864 6044 or (08) 9864 6338 | Bath St, Kukerin

Powered caravan sites, tent sites, ablutions, laundry and water. Check-in times and locations:

Kukerin General Store - Mon to Fri between 8:00am and 5pm (08) 9864 6044

The Kukerin Hotel - 7 days, 3pm until late (08) 9864 6338 

Dumbleyung Caravan Park

FROM $25 PER NIGHT | (08) 9863 4012 AH: 0458 851 709 | Harvey St, Dumbleyung

Powered drive through sites, tent sites, on-site accommodation "Bluebird Lodge", ablutions, laundry and water. Check-in Mon to Fri between 8:30am and 4:30pm at the shire office. 24 hour check-in available by phoning 0458 851 709.

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BLUEBIRD LODGE

The Bluebird Lodge has two bedrooms, self-contained kitchen facilities, TV and sofa. The bedroom layouts are one queen size bedroom and one twin room (Linen is provided). Guests in the Bluebird Lodge utilise the caravan park shared ablutions and laundry. $110 per night.

 

RECREATION & TOURISM AT LAKE DUMBLEYUNG

Welcome to our region we hope you enjoy your stay. For more Lake Dumbleyung tourism information, please contact the Shire of Dumbleyung on (08) 9863 4012, for brochures and maps or visit www.visitdumbleyungshire.com. The shire wishes for everyone to have an enjoyable time at the lake without us having to harshly enforce rules so please be respectful of each other and we will all have a great time. For access and safety considerations, we hope the below information is helpful and ensures our visitors enjoy time spent in our region:

 

  • Lake Dumbleyung Road Access – Unsealed gravel road suitable for 2WD & 4WD vehicles. Not Suitable for caravans and long vehicles.

 

  • Ski Club - Boats and powered vessels are welcome at the Ski Club. More parking and turn-around space available at this location.

 

  • Yacht Club – Swimming, non-powered water vessels and picnics. If it is absolutely essential for powered vessels pass through this area, please obey speed limits. Please be aware there is limited parking and turn around space for long vehicles.

 

  • Access Roads & Water Hazards - Please comply with access roads/areas, drive to conditions and consider submerged hazards and evening breeze can cause choppy water.

 

  • Housekeeping -  Lake Dumbleyung is a Nature Reserve so to preserve it’s natural beauty, please take your rubbish with you when you leave, do not take animals into the reserve, bring your own drinking water and be aware that ablutions are a long drop toilet. 

 

  • Accommodation, Food, Attractions – The Shire of Dumbleyung tourism brochure and maps are available from the shire office and via www.visitdumbleyungshire.com. While visiting Lake Dumbleyung don't forget to check out the attractions in the towns of our region including the Bluebird Replica and Interpretive Centre in Dumbleyung.

 

  • Camping – There is no camping at Lake Dumbleyung. Free camping with a dump point is available at Stubbs Park, Dumbleyung. There is a wide range of accommodation in the Shire of Dumbleyung including: Dumbleyung Caravan Park (08) 9863 4012 or 0458 851 709 (caravans, tents & Bluebird Lodge), Grande Olde Dumbleyung Inn (08) 9863 4817 (Double, twin, single and downstairs rooms – Dog friendly), Taylor Street Bed & Breakfast (08) 9863 4388, Mary’s Farm Cottages 0437 341 679 (Self-contained apartments and studio rooms), Kukerin Hotel (08) 9864 6338 (Double, twin and single rooms), Kukerin Caravan Park (caravans & tents) (08) 9864 6338.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: This is a friendly reminder regarding the ski areas and speed limits at Lake Dumbleyung to prevent accidents and fines. The Department of Transport is responsible for enforcing these rules and they have been in contact with the shire advising they will be visiting the lake. 
Please make yourself familiar with these areas - the green area is an 8 knot speed limit for all vessels, the yellow is for water ski, power boat and jet ski recreation. Please consider the speed limits and safety of those swimming and canoeing in the green area. We want everyone to be safe and enjoy their time at Lake Dumbleyung!