Landscape Photographer from the South West of Western Australia

Dardanup Heritage Park

Yesterday I went out to Sugarloaf Rocks in the morning shooting with Mark Stothard. Just as well his camera is waterproof as he and his camera got hit with the spray from a large wave. In the afternoon I went to the Dardanup Heritage Park and got a huge surprise. This place is massive and full of old machinery. They are so big that they have different sheds devoted to brands of tractors eg one shed for Massey Ferguson, one for International and so on. If you are interested in old machinery you could spend days here. They are open Wednesdays and Sundays, or to prearranged groups of around 30 people. Here are some images to give you a feel for the place. These are nearly all shot in separate sheds. I will post more later.

Dardanup Heritage Park

Old truck

An old truck beautifully restored.
Dardanup Heritage Park

Large motor

A very large motor (The two motors like this take up an entire shed!)
Dardanup Heritage Park

Dardanup Heritage Park

Another motor in its own shed
Dardanup Heritage Park

Dardanup Heritage Park

This truck is not restored fully, but I liked the colours
Dardanup Heritage Park -Euclid earthmover

Euclid earthmover

Euclid earthmover
Dardanup Heritage Park

Dardanup Heritage Park

Inside one of the sheds

4 responses

  1. Looks like a cool spot mate! I will post the series of that wave getting me later tonight….it looks pretty cool!

    June 20, 2011 at 10:09 am

  2. I’ve been meaning to go here for a while, I’ve heard all about it.

    June 20, 2011 at 10:19 am

    • I am sure you would enjoy it. Just remember it is only open Wednesdays and Sundays. Or organise a group booking for a group of photographers? The woman who sells the admission tickets was saying she wanted to buy a really good camera so they could get some decent shots of the machinery, so maybe they would do a deal. It was hard to advise her what to buy as she didn’t know the first thing about photography. The machinery is all in sheds.

      June 20, 2011 at 10:33 am

  3. Thanks Mark. I will be interested to see the shot of the wave.

    I was staggered to see the size of the place and amount of machinery they have at the heritage park. I need to go back and spend a whole day there. They have some diesel motors that would sink True North they are so big, a 1905 Marshall steam engine (road going) that must be 4m high, a replica timber workers village, a print shop, and a display of weaponry which includes several torpedos!

    June 20, 2011 at 10:22 am

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