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Bakers Hill WA

Bakers Hill

Postcode: 6562

Bakers Hill is a town 73 kilometres (45 mi) east of Perth, Western Australia on the Great Eastern Highway. The town is located within the Shire of Northam, between Wundowie and Clackline. The town was originally known as Mount Baker in 1897. In 1902 the name was changed to Baker’s Hill to avoid confusion with the town of Mount Barker in the Great Southern area. The apostrophe was removed from the name in 1944.

Bakers Hill was also a station and siding on the second route of the Eastern Railway between Midland Junction and Spencers Brook. This track was closed in 1966 when the route through the Avon Valley was opened. Although the rail was removed in 1980, remnants of the old station platform are still visible.

The nearby Avon Valley National Park’s mix of jarrah, marri and wandoo trees provides a home to more than 90 species of birds and a variety of plant life. The park is best seen in autumn or spring.

Camping grounds are available in the National Park, with bed and breakfast and farm stay accommodation available in the town.