The town of Broomehill was established after the completion of the Great Southern Railway in 1889. Prior to this, Eticup, a coach stop on the old Albany Road (now Broomehill-Kojonup Road) was the only town in the area. At the gate of ‘Eticup’ farm there is a plaque identifying the layout of the town. It is hard to imagine that this once thriving community with stores, an inn, blacksmiths and dwellings, packed up and moved 8km east to establish the new town site of Broomehill.
You can walk an original section of this historic track to the goldfields off Lathom Street. The drive trail will take you on a 600km journey all the way to Coolgardie. Options are to follow the original Holland Track by 4WD or travel the Holland Way on gravel roads either 2WD or 4WD (we recommend that you check at the Shire during wet periods before setting off). Brochures are available from the Shire.
If you like bushwalking, the natural bushland that surrounds the Broomehill townsite teems with fauna and flora, particularly in spring. Boot Rock Reserve and the Broomehill Golf Course are wildflower hotspots for enthusiasts.
Holland Park and Sheridan’s Memorial Garden
This shady oasis is an ideal spot to break your travel, with playground, clean amenities and free BBQ facilities available.
This is another little treasure worth a visit. The museum is coordinated by a dedicated volunteer group and we encourage you to call Meriel on 0429 025 862 who will happily arrange to have it open for your visit.
Henry Jones Building
This is one of the social hubs of the Broomehill community. Built in 1911 as a general store, bank and bakery, the owners have been lovingly restoring this magnificent old structure to its former glory. It is now home to a café, restaurant, winery, art and craft gallery and bed and breakfast. Call in and let Jim and Annabel share their vision and passion while you enjoy fine food and local wine. Open every day except Monday.
Broomehill Post Office
Purpose built in 1892 this little gem has hardly changed in over 100 years. There’s no horse and cart, but mail and essential items still get delivered to farm gates through this post office.
St Elizabeth’s Church
Built in 1892 as a police station and then later converted to a church, this quaint little treasure is worth a look. Open every day.
Mother Nature’s unique rock formations can be found all over WA – Broomehill has Boot Rock. It is part of a reserve that borders on the southern side of town where you will also find 130 species of natural vegetation. So put your walking boots on and explore this little jewel that Mother Nature has created.
Broomehill Caravan Park
9825 3555 or 0428 253 073 A/H
Henry Jones Bed and Breakfast
Henry Jones Café