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The aboriginal meaning of the word 'Boyup' is the 'place of large stones'. Peaceful and picturesque, Boyup Brook is a country community that knows how to entertain and make you feel at home. Offering a welcome escape from modern city life and the chance to enjoy some of Western Australia's prettiest scenery, the town also plays host to music festivals, art exhibitions, rodeos and marathons throughout the year. Boyup Brook is nestled in the Blackwood River Valley, between the South West and Albany Highways. From Perth, you're just a three-hour drive away from its serene scenery. There are dozens of ways for you to enjoy the Blackwood River Valley's natural beauty and fresh air. Observe the native flora and fauna at the Roo Gully Wildlife Sanctuary. Go on a wine tasting spree at the local vineyards. Swim, fish or canoe the river in summer. Or hit the bushwalking or mountain biking trails during wildflower season in spring. Art and history lovers should head for the Town Walk and museum to explore Boyup Brook's past, pay a visit to renowned local artist Sandy Chambers, wonder at the Carnaby Beetle and Butterfly collection, or drop into the Harvey Dickson's Country Music Centre. The town's events calendar offers just as many delights, from the annual Country Music Festival (February), the Mayanup Camp Draft (March), and the Harvey Dickson's Country Music Show (September) to the Harvey Dickson Rodeo and the Blackwood Marathon (October). For accommodation, there's something to suit every taste and budget, with bed and breakfasts, hotels, caravan parks, farmstays and luxury self-contained chalets.