Shire of Boddington

about boddington

If you have made the journey to the most Eastern part of the Peel region, you will be familiar with the stunning scenery that the Boddington region has to offer. Located 15 minutes west of Albany Highway, Boddington is a hidden gem that is fast becoming a popular location for tourists looking for a weekend getaway.

The beautiful Hotham River meanders its way through the heart of the Boddington townsite and has become the centrepiece for the recently opened Hotham Park. The Park is quickly becoming a must-visit location among families and tourists after a major $2.3 million redevelopment. 

The state-of-the-art park features a pump track, skate park, flying fox, nature playground, kayak launch ramp, multi-purpose half court and outdoor gym just to name a few of the highlights, and has been the perfect location for a number of great events. Skate Sculpture hosted a range of skateboarding workshops for the local community which were a huge success and over the summer months the park hosted the South 32 Summer by the River series which saw amazing live music, roving performers and children’s entertainment over several evenings.

Tidy Towns have inspired Boddington Reduce, Reuse, Recycle to put their efforts into overdrive with the expansion of their community based recycling facility. Entirely run by volunteers, Boddington RRR has a collection point based at the former Shire Works Depot, which collects all kinds of plastics, cardboard, metals and a range of other items, sorts them and processes them to be used in their next life. Keep an eye out on your travels around Boddington to see if you can spot creations made from recycled materials.

Whether it is state of the art playgrounds, wildlife and scenery, trails, or bull riding and cowboy boots that takes your fancy, Boddington has something to offer everyone. When will you make the trip?