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Wonnerup

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Beautiful, fascinating and sad part of WA history!

We try to visit this gorgeous old homestead every couple of years during our travels to the South... read more

Reviewed May 28, 2019
DJ-TA-11
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Perth Hills, Australia
Wonnerup House

Love this place, so much history. Volunteer staff there to answer your questions. Self guilded... read more

Reviewed October 2, 2018
froggyperth
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Perth
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May 28, 2019
“Beautiful, fascinating and sad part of WA history!”
Oct 2, 2018
“Wonnerup House”
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Nestled between a majestic Tuart forest and the Vasse Estuary wetlands, the peaceful, almost romantic setting of Wonnerup belies a more difficult and turbulent past. The house, school and ancillary buildings are a powerful reminder of the isolation...more
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935 Layman Rd, Wonnerup, Busselton, Western Australia 6280, Australia
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Reviewed May 28, 2019

We try to visit this gorgeous old homestead every couple of years during our travels to the South. A beautiful homestead and property with a fascinating, tragic tale to tell of the family that lived there. The small entrance fee ($8 adults, $5 Concession or...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed October 2, 2018

Love this place, so much history. Volunteer staff there to answer your questions. Self guilded tour, couple of $ to get in. Lovely old building and homestead.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank froggyperth
Reviewed May 16, 2018

We were staying close by and happened to find Wonnerup by chance. What a beautiful and peaceful spot with a fascinating if occasionally tortured history which provides a valuable insight of what life must have been like for the early European settlers. Many of the...More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank Pete64
Reviewed February 21, 2018

If you want to imagine how the first settlers to the area lived definitely stop by for an hour at Wonnerup. It had a familiar, homely kitchen and dining room. Beautiful peaceful setting.

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed December 26, 2017 via mobile

Wonnerup is 7km away from Busselton, between the Vasse Estuary and Geographe Bay. Scenic, peaceful, and the perfect place to view the amazing variety of birdlife on the estuary. Swimming at Wonnerup Beach, walking along the coast or through the nature reserve, make it an...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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nationaltrustwa, Public Relations Manager at Wonnerup, responded to this reviewResponded January 2, 2018

Dear Peter and Kerry Thank you for reviewing Wonnerup. It is in a very beautiful spot. The homestead is fascinating as well and has a very interesting history. Kind regards, Anne

Reviewed March 20, 2017

Very much enjoyed my visit here.paid the entrance fee, handed a laminated info sheet and off we went.really took you back to how it really must have been.great to be able to go in to the buildings and see how they lived.loved the rules that...More

Date of experience: March 2017
3  Thank bluelou60
Reviewed January 22, 2017

Definitely worth a look if you are in the area. We didn't know it was there, just happened to drive past the sign and stopped to look. Lovely gardens, and interesting to see the dairy. Was disappointed that the majority of the house was closed,...More

Date of experience: January 2017
3  Thank emmar1605
Reviewed November 3, 2016

It was a treat wandering around this gem from the past. We were able to get a feeling of the life led by these early settlers. Apparently the National Trust will be spending considerabke funds next year to maintain this valuable property-not before time.

Date of experience: October 2016
2  Thank Outandabout1208
Reviewed October 10, 2016 via mobile

Visited this magnificent old homestead today called Wonnerup House that was one of the original land holdings in Busselton. What a wonderful look back at the history of the area. Well worth the look.

Date of experience: October 2016
1  Thank Brian H
Reviewed September 2, 2016

this house was used by the first settlers 'the Bussels' the inside is how it must have been when they first came to Busselton. the Vasse river runs close by where back in those days sailing ships use to come down. picking up all sorts...More

Date of experience: January 2016
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