Boddington has so much to explore. Whether you crave picturesque sceneries, learning all things history and art, spotting native wildlife and vegetation, enjoying good food, or experiencing small country towns, Boddington has something for you.
Explore all the activities Boddington has to offer below.
Watch along the Hotham River, between Lion’s Weir and Ranford Pool, and enjoy some of the best birdwatching Boddington has to offer. Many native bird species live along the river and can be spotted year round along the foreshore. Other bird areas include the golf course, sports ground complex, small town reserves, and open areas, all within an approximate 2km radius of the town centre.
Shop a diverse range of handcrafted gifts and art made by members of the local community arts groups. The Arts Council is located on the corner of Wuraming Avenue and Johnstone Street.
10.30am to 2.30pm
Cool off at the Boddington Public Swimming Pool. The pool features a 25m outdoor pool and paddle pool with ample space for changing and showering. Located on Pollard Street, the pool is open six days a week. Passes are available for purchase at the Shire of Boddington Office.
Seasonal open hours from October – April
Monday, Thursday and Friday – 6am – 10am | 1pm – 7pm
Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday – 1pm – 7pm
Dive into the rich history of Boddington at the Visitor and Interpretative Centre. The centre is located inside the Hotham Park Precinct, off Wuraming Avenue.
Tuesday and Thursday – 9:30am to 4:00pm
Wednesday and Friday – 10:00am to 4:00pm
Saturday – 9:00am to 1:00pm
Discover local Aboriginal history through the story of Quency Dilyan. Dilyan lived with his ‘mob’ in the Wandering Williams area and was known as a brave and highly skilled tracker. He accompanied important explorers and surveyors into the Boddington area. Dilyan was stabbed to death by a member of a feuding tribe while returning from obtaining goods in town.
Visit Dilyan’s Grave 5kms south of Boddington on Bannister/Marradong Road. The grave is to the west of Boddington Cemetery and marked by signs.
Spot wildflowers along the river trail from Hotham Park to Ranford Pool, along the Tullis Bridge Walk, and throughout Red Hill Reserve. Around half of Boddington Shire is State Forest, making it ideal for hiking, camping, picnics, birdwatching and Springtime wildflower spotting.
Located on Gold Mine Road approximately 10kms north of Boddington. Newmont Boddington Gold is one of Australia’s most productive gold mines. Copper is also mined at the site. On current estimates, there are almost 20 million ounces of gold in reserve.
Immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of Boddington while exploring its rich artistic heritage along the sculpture trail. The trail showcases the talent and creativity of artists from near and far, and offers a one-of-a-kind glimpse into the town’s character and history.
Learn about the rehabilitation at the Boddington Bauxite Mine. Please wear long pants, long sleeve shirt and closed in shoes for entry to the mine.
See the largest overland conveyor belt in the southern hemisphere. South32 transports red bauxite rock along this conveyor belt for more than 50km, to a refinery near the town of Collie, where it is turned into aluminium powder.
The conveyor belt can be viewed from a lookout at Red Hill Reserve, located off Pinjarra-Williams Road.
Located along the Pinjarra-Williams Road on the west side, approximately 1km from the turn off. The foundation stone was laid in 1894 by Arthur Batt. The church remains in excellent condition to this day. You are able to enter the church and view the historic features.
The iconic building of Boddington’s Town Hall was constructed in 1950 and replaced the original weatherboard building built in 1924. The building is used now by many sporting clubs and the annual arts and crats exhibition is held here every November.