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Bailup, WA

Bailup is a rural residential estate and locality situated in Western Australia, a state known for its vast landscapes and rich natural resources. Despite its small size and relatively low population, Bailup offers a unique blend of natural beauty, history, and tranquility. Located 62 kilometers northeast of Perth, the state capital, Bailup is a place where you can escape the hustle and bustle of city life and immerse yourself in the Australian outback.

Bailup has a rich history that dates back to the 1840s. It was named after a nearby creek and features a police station and inn that were established on Toodyay Road during that period. The name “Bailup” is of Noongar origin, although its exact meaning remains unclear. The name was officially approved in 1999 by the Department of Land Administration.

The locality is predominantly covered in open jarrah, marri, and wandoo woodland. These woodlands are home to a variety of wildlife, including several species of birds such as the square-tailed kite. The dense understorey vegetation adds another layer of complexity to the local ecosystem.

One of the main attractions in Bailup is Morangup Hill, a granite peak that offers panoramic views of the surrounding area. Managed by the Department of Environment and Conservation, this reserve is on the edge of the Avon Valley National Park and is a popular spot for bird-watching and hiking.

The Red Swamp Brook runs through Bailup and feeds into a significant wetland area. This wetland is a haven for various species of plants and animals, making it an ideal spot for nature enthusiasts.

While Bailup is somewhat isolated, it is easily accessible by road. The main route through the area is Toodyay Road (State Route 50), and Bailup Road links the locality to Wooroloo further south. However, it’s worth noting that there is no public transportation available, so a private vehicle is essential for getting around.

Bailup may be small in size and population, but it is rich in natural beauty and history. Whether you’re a nature lover looking to explore the Australian outback or someone interested in the local history, Bailup has something to offer. Its proximity to Perth makes it an ideal destination for day trips or weekend getaways, offering a peaceful retreat from city life.

Where to stay?


  • Nature based
  • Remote

About Bailup

  • Locality: Rural locality
  • Bailup Postcode: 6082
  • State: Western Australia
  • Region: Perth & surrounds
  • Latitude: -31.73837
  • Longitude: 116.29571
  • Elevation: 274m
  • Population: 40
  • Median Income: $30628
  • Area (Sq/km): 47.033
  • Timezone: Australia/Perth

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