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Take a Nostalgic Journey into the Past This Australia Day
Are you tired of celebrating Australia Day the same old way each year and are looking for something a little bit different for 2014? If this sounds like you and you're fortunate enough to be in the state's south-west, then why not pop in and visit the South West Rail and Heritage Centre in beautiful Boyanup, just eighteen kilometres south-east of Bunbury.
Situated on Turner Street, just off the South West Highway, the South West Rail and Heritage Centre will be open on Australia Day from 10am until 2pm, providing plenty of time for you and your family to wander around and marvel at the many awesome examples of Australian engineering that are on display, including loads of vintage agricultural machinery and railway engines such as the iconic South Australian built Leschenault Lady. For those who are enthusiastic about local history, plenty of information is available that explains how these items helped to impact Western Australia's development and the friendly volunteers who will be there on the day will be more than happy to answer any questions.
In a nutshell, this special Australia Day opening at the South West Rail and Heritage Centre is sure to be a great day out for the whole family, from the youngest children to the most elderly Nan and Pop. Therefore, be sure to add it to your social calendar. While the Centre's location just out of Bunbury is perfect for those living in or visiting the south-west, Boyanup is just a 195 kilometre drive south of Perth so if you're really keen you could always drive down, just for the day. Admission is by donation and refreshments are also available. To find out more, contact Norm on 0459 712 552, email swrhc@railheritagewa,org.au or check out the Rail Heritage WA website.