Heritage Tourism Product
Hotham Valley Railway
In operation for more than 40 years, the Hotham Valley Railway offers a unique heritage tourism experience in Western Australia.
Running on what remains of the original railway between Pinjarra and Williams, Hotham Valley Railway reveals an important part of Western Australia’s timber heritage and offers first-hand experience of rail travel from yesteryear.
Formed in 1974, the Hotham Valley Tourist Railway has been operating steam and diesel powered trains continuously for 41 years. The railway in the past included mainline tours throughout the Western Australia narrow gauge railway network.
In more recent years, Hotham Valley provides heritage rail experiences departing from and returning to Dwellingup.
Hotham Valley is the only railway in Western Australian that provides a first-hand experience of rail travel from yesteryear and is truly unique .Hotham Valley has been a favourite for families and many share the experience with their own children and relive what they experienced themselves as a child.
Kings Park Guided Walks
Kings Park Guided Walks offer visitors a glimpse into Western Australia’s botanical history, overlaid with the richness of Aboriginal and early settler history.
Free daily guided walks, including a special heritage walk – ‘Kings Park Past and Present’, incorporate stories about the Park from the earliest times, and highlight some of the exotic trees planted in its earliest days.
The Kings Park Guided Walks make a tremendous contribution our botanical and cultural heritage by sharing these stories with more than 50,000 visitors every year.
For the past three decades, Kings Park has been one of the first ports-of-call for visitors from around the world. The Kings Park Guides volunteer at the Visitor Information Centre and provide award-winning customer service by sharing their knowledge about the history and heritage of Kings Park and Western Australia.
The Guides lead free guided walks three times a day, as well as the popular ‘Past and Present’ walk, a one-hour tour that draws visitors into the stories of the park’s history including its Indigenous and post-settlement history, the State War Memorial and other memorials, and how our State’s unique history has shaped our present identity.
The guided walks also explain the importance of Kings Park in the commemoration of Western Australians who served their country in overseas conflicts.
Over the years, tens of thousands of visitors have benefited from the information imparted by these passionate and knowledgeable volunteer guides.