About this place
Hoffman's Mill is a spacious camping and picnic area deep in the forest next to a small creek on the site of what was once a timber mill town.
In its heyday Hoffman Mill was just one of many small timber towns throughout the forest. There were 35 houses, a General Store, Post Office, Community Hall and a school for 20-30 students.
Today little remains of the town apart from remnants of the old mill and some fruit trees. The buildings have been pulled down for use elsewhere and the rail line removed.
There is a short 1h walk trail through the forest surrounds following the creek and some of the old railway formation.
Due to being in a water catchment area, camping at Hoffman Mill is only permitted between November and April.
Plan when to visit. Consider travelling with a personal location beacon (PLB). In the event you need to be rescued it could save your life!
Hoffman Mill History
Hoffman Mill was established by the Millers Timber and Trading company in 1919. The mill was built when the original mill ‘Old Hoffman' located approximately 12 km to the north, was destroyed by fire in July of that year. In its heyday before the 1930's depression, New Hoffman was just one of many small timber towns throughout the forest. A thriving community comprising about 35 houses, a General Store, Post Office, Community Hall, Tennis Court, playing fields and a school with 20-30 students.
Today little remains of the town. The buildings have been pulled down for use elsewhere and the rail line removed. The remnants of the mill and railway formations are tangible reminders of our recent past. They compliment the attractions of the jarrah forest and the Harvey River, which is the essence of the Hoffman recreation area.
Plants, wildlife and fungi
Visit the Atlas of Living Australia for a list of species recorded within a 5km radius of Hoffman Mill.
We recognise and acknowledge Aboriginal people as the traditional owners of Hoffman.