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Bremer Bay - Cities, Towns and Localities
The picturesque Bremer Bay located on the southern part of the Fitzgerald Coast includes a township with the same name. Located on the mouth of the Bremer River on the Wellstead Estuary, the town was originally named Wellstead, but was renamed  to Bremer Bay in 1962.

It is believed that the bay was named by Surveyor General John Septimus Roe, who visited the area in 1831. Roe served under James John Gordon Bremer between 1824 and 1827, who was the captain of the ship Tamar. Wellstead Estuary was named after the first settler of the area, John Wellstead.

Today, the township with its seemingly endless stretches of white sand, is a popular destination for tourist, offering a great coastal location with beaches and crystal clear water for a spot of swimming, diving, fishing and a special place for whale watching.
 

Being on the edge of the Fitzgerald River National Park, it offers an unique opportunity to experience the spectacular beauty of nature, with an extremely diverse flora and fauna. This is one of Australia's largest National Park, and an UNESCO recognized Biosphere Reserve encompassing an extremely diverse flora and fauna of over 1,800 species of plants, myriad number of lichens, mosses and fungi, and abundant wildlife. The diverse flora include sixty-two plant species found only in the Fitzgerald River National Park, with a further 48 species more or less confined to the park.1

With such a variety of plants, the national park is also a haven for native animals and birds, some of which are critically endangered or geographically restricted. The park is home to at least 19 native mammals, that include the endangered dibbler, heath rat, woylie and tammar wallaby. Among the many bird species, there are a number of endangered birds that include the Western Ground Parrot, the Mallee Fowl, the Western Bristlebird and the Hooded Plover. The park also has a popular whale watching platform lookout from which you can observe the whales out at sea.

For those who love walking and hiking, the park offers some great walking trails that vary in duration from 1 to 3 hours or overnight. For those planning an overnight trek, you are required to register with the ranger.

Check out our listing of Bremer Bay accommodation and Fitzgerald Coast accommodation. In addition to our listed online travel guide information, contact the local tourism visitor centre for your destination for more attractions, tours, local maps and other information.

Information Centre

Bremer Bay Tourist Information Centre
Wellstead Road
BREMER BAY WA 6338
Ph: 08 9837 4290
Email

Open
Open Daily 7 am - 8 pm
Hours may vary, contact visitor centre

Bremer Bay Service Centre
5 Gnombup Terrace
BREMER BAY WA 6338
Ph: 08 9837 4093

Bremer Bay Attractions

Wellstead Museum
• Wellstead Homestead and Museum, Peppermint Grove, 440 Wellstead Rd, BREMER BAY WA 6338
• Ph: +61 8 9837 4313 • Email
• Wellstead Homestead Heritage Museum - Come visit the original Wellstead family homestead ‘Pepermint Grove’ built in 1857. Enjoy some time wandering around the myriad of old stone and timber buildings. experiencing, first hand a bygone era of early settler life in Australia. The comprehensive museum houses in excess of 3,000 exhibits including antiques, farming equipment, vehicles and paraphernalia which formed such an integral part of early colonial history.

Afterwards enjoy a coffee, Devonshire tea or a light meal in our modern, fully equipped cafe. Restaurant meals are served after 6 pm.
Point Ann and Four Mile Beach
• Located within the Fitzgerald River National Park, Point Ann and Four Mile Beach are popular spots for whale watching during the winter months. Point Ann is one of two places (the other is Head of the Bight) where Southern Right Whales come to calve during their winter migration. There is a whale watching platform from which you can observe the whales out at sea. You may also spot fur seals here.
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Bremer Bay Local Services

Levens Diving Services
• 11 Gnombup Terrace, BREMER BAY WA 6338 • Ph: +61 8 9837 4440 • Email
• The oldest PADI facility in the Great Southern, it can provide a full range of services from dive courses to tank fills. If chartered dives are what you are after, there is a custom built 40 ft Aluminum available for up to 12 divers. Because Bremer Bay is made up of many protected bays it is possible to dive in almost all weather conditions.
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Source:
1 Fitzgerald River National Park (2009, August 06). Department of Environment and Conservation. Park Finder. Retrieved (August 06, 2009, from www.dec.wa.gov.au/hotproperty/property/national-parks/fitzgerald-river-national-park.html
 
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