About Walpole & Districts

Despite its small stature, the tidy town of Walpole and its surrounding districts is immensely proud of its place in the world, which is stunningly beautiful and is home to a rich natural and cultural heritage.

We honour and celebrate our place and our people in this series of articles:


A look back at the 1937 fire

In February 1937 a raging bushfire fanned by gale force winds swept with fierce intensity through the Denmark district and westwards through acres of forest and farmland. At the same time the Manjimup district suffered severe losses and irrecoverable damage. Fires in both districts created destruction, tragedy and hardship. Fires … Continue reading

Walpole in a nutshell

Walpole is the gateway to the Walpole Wilderness, a group of conservation reserves featuring vast tracts of jarrah, tingle and karri old-growth forests, including the majestic 400-year-old sentinels of the ‘Valley of the Giants’. The town is located on the 100-hectare Walpole-Nornalup fresh water inlet, and the pristine picture of … Continue reading

Getting to Walpole

By car Walpole is located 414km south-south-east of Perth. The most direct route to the town from Perth is on State Route 2, on the Bunbury by-pass and via Manjimup, a drive of around five hours. By coach and train The Western Australian government transport authority, Transwa, provides a coach … Continue reading