Bremer Bay, beaches, bays and killer whales, was pioneered by the Wellstead family. Four generations later this quiet coastal hamlet is the place from which to launch expeditions into the diverse and unique flora or marine wonderlands off shore.
Things to See & Do
http://www.wellsteadmuseum.com.au/An overnight stay is recommended if you want to see the wonders of the ocean and the beauty of the beaches and wander through abundant bushland.
Art & Culture
The Old Telegraph Station is home to works of art in an ever-changing exhibition of local artists during installations and general exhibition. You may find something that excites your inner artist.
Travel further afield to find the wonders of the bushland in the Fitzgerald National Park. Perhaps visit Quaalup Homestead and absorb the stories of this significant site.
For the ultimate in a whale experience, start with a half day Albany’s Whale Story tour in Albany one afternoon. The next day, make an early departure from Albany to be transported to the seasonal Bremer Canyon Killer Whale Expedition and spend a day on the ocean, on board Naturaliste Charters or Whale Watch Western Australia vessel, observing an extraordinary display of marine life, unique to the Bremer Canyon and the Southern Ocean. Perhaps overnight in a charming B&B or homestay accommodation in Bremer Bay and the next day take a Bremer Bay Discovery day tour. Come back to Albany so you can explore the beaches the next day.
Settling on the edge of the Southern Ocean on land shouldering craggy, granite promontories, the Wellstead family pioneered the Bremer Bay region. Four generations later this quiet coastal hamlet is still home to members of the family. Chat and tour with Max Wellstead, fourth generation of this pioneering family, at the Wellstead Heritage Museum then you’ll have time to wander at your leisure around the amazing and extensive collection. ‘There’s something of interest to everyone,’ is Max’s curatorial intention!
Bremer is renowned for its pristine beaches, cosy coves and craggy outcrops. Take a seasonal Bremer Bay Discovery day tour, departing from Albany or Bremer Bay for a beach hop and find out how Blossoms Beach got its name.
Places to Eat
Seasonal local produce is complimented with some local wine. Bremer has an evolving food scene with quality, local produce in niche venues.
Seasonal local produce is complimented with some local wine. Bremer has an evolving food scene with quality, local produce in niche venues. Casual family take-away, the local pub, resort restaurant, sports club or small cafes cover the range of dining experiences. The only local winery, Gnornbup, opens its cellar door each day to visitors to experience the nuances that the south coast soil and salty air contribute to their wines. Try The Old Telegraph Station Café, The Wellstead Heritage Museum Café or the Mt Barren Restaurant. And if you are cooking your own, listen up for what’s being caught seasonally and you may get some of the freshest abalone, white bait, salmon or yabbies! Stock up on essentials at the Bremer Bay General Store.
Places to Stay
Bremer Bay offers a range of accommodation to suit all traveller’s needs. Whether you are a couple, travelling alone or with a family, there is choice.
Bremer Bay offers a range of accommodation to suit all traveller’s needs. Whether you are a couple, travelling alone or with a family, there is choice. At the Bremer Resort guests are offered the choice of a deluxe spa apartment, family self-contained villa or motel apartments. Two caravan parks offer camping and chalet options. Many self-contained family homes are available for rent, but get in early during the warmer months and school holiday times. Consider the premium, oceanfront, accommodation of Lejano out on the Pt Henry Peninsula, enjoying stunning, panoramic views across Dillon Bay. Or if you want seclusion and privacy, Airbnb and bed and breakfast establishments offer a variety of situations with charm and exclusivity. Quaalup Homestead and the Wellstead Heritage Museum also offer quaint, cottagey, accommodation.