Boddington-Sunrise at Shepards Turn

Boddington

Boddington

Nestled between rolling hills of forests and the banks of the Hotham River, Boddington combines country charm with wide open spaces. Country pubs, riverside barbecues, beautiful landscapes, walking trails, arts and culture and friendly locals all make Boddington the perfect country adventure.

 

The small town of Boddington is well-known for two things – its annual Rodeo and the Boddington Gold Mine.

 

Join the Go West Gold Mine Experience at Newmont’s Boddington gold mine. Be dwarfed by giant trucks hauling loads from the pit to the processing plant to be turned into gold.

Hotham River Boddington

Top 10 things to do

1.

Meet real cowboys and enjoy all the thrills and spills at the Boddington Lions Rodeo, held annually on the first Saturday in November.

 

2.

Go fishing, enjoy a barbecue, take a canoe ride, spot wildlife and wet your toes along the Hotham River Foreshore and Lions Weir.

 

3.

Explore the countryside on the Tullis Bridge Walk Trail and take in the magnificent vistas at Tullis Bridge.

 

4.

Challenge yourself by teeing off on sand greens and experience the best of country golfing at the Boddington Golf Course.

 

5.

Get to know the locals, soak up the country charm and enjoy a delicious meal at one of the delightful cafés.

6.

Be amazed by the crafty contestants that enter the annual Field of Quilts, hosted by the Boddington Arts Council on the long weekend in September.

 

7.

Be taken behind the scenes to see a working gold mine up close on Go West’s Gold Experience tour of Newmont Boddington Gold.

 

8.

Explore the spectacular timber and railway reserves that surround Boddington and spot native birds & wildlife in their natural environment.

 

9.

Take a stroll to Ranford Pool, relax under the paperbark trees, enjoy a swim or canoe past the old pumping station for the Tannin Extracts Factory.

 

10.

Drive along the winding Lower Hotham Road and go under the longest single belt conveyor in the Southern Hemisphere.

Boddington Gold Mine

Located 130km south-east of Perth, the Boddington Gold Mine is Australia’s largest gold producing mine and you can join a guided tour of the processing and mining operations.

Did you know?

The annual Boddington Rodeo is recognised as the largest Rodeo in Western Australia. The rodeo weekend is held annually on the first Saturday in November and has something in store for everyone.