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Gleneagle Rest Area

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by Harry F (subscribe)
I'm a freelance writer living in Perth. I enjoy gardening and films. I have appeared in several local short films.
Published April 3rd 2013
A hidden pine plantation to explore
On my trips to Albany I have always passed by Gleneagle Rest Area but this time I decided to stop here.
Entrance to Gleneagle

I am glad because I found a beautiful area to rest and to admire the beauty of the surrounding pine trees.
Moss on old trunk

This was formally a settlement for forestry workers and their families. All that is left of the townsite after the 1961 Jarrahdale fires, are the roads and the central water tower.
The old water tower from the townsite

Now picnic tables and a toilet block and barbecue sites replace the old school that existed in the past. The ring road is a pleasant one kilometre walk around the area.

Dogs are permitted and overnight stays allowed. There are no fees. The Munda Biddi Bike Trail passes through here and the Bibbulman Track is only a few km down the highway.
The bike trail passes through Gleneagle

Gleneagle rest area is located 25 km south east of Armadale on the Albany highway left hand side.
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Why? To rest and enjoy the pine trees
When: Anytime of the year
Where: 25km south east from Armadale on Albany Hwy
Cost: Free
Your Comment
Sadly i passed through here a weekend or to ago, and like a lot of places its strewn with rubbish, what was once probably a nice place is full of rubbish and dumped cars :( very eerie and disturbing...
by baron (score: 0|2) 2274 days ago
Drove there today,what once would of been a beautiful picnic area full of history has sadly become a dumping ground for rubblish,loo paper and even saw a couple of syringes (and didn't even get out car)what a waste of such a gorgeous historical site👎
by Trace (score: 0|2) 1076 days ago
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