About this place
The old overseers quarters in the Peron Heritage Precinct has been converted into a display for visitors. A large wall mural at the visitor centre is a stimulus to consider the perspectives of local Aboriginal people, French maritime explorers, early pastoralists and fishers through to the conservation managers of today. The display also shows how Project Eden, a plan to restore much of the wildlife to the Peron Peninsula, is changing Francois Peron National Park.
The homestead artesian bore was drilled in 1922-1923 and the water was pumped by three windmills to nine watering points for livestock. Today, visitors can enjoy a dip in the hot water, and see emus and other birds that flock to drink in the overflow from the 'hot tub'. Please remember to keep glass out of the hot tub area and supervise small children when soaking in the tub. The artesian water is hot and soaking for extended periods can cause dehydration. Take regular breaks and drink plenty of water. The hot tub’s waters are not safe for drinking.
A nearby grassed area boasts barbecues and tables and is a great place for a picnic.
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!
Plants, wildlife and fungi
Visit the Atlas of Living Australia for a list of species recorded within a 5km radius of Peron Homestead Precinct.
We recognise and acknowledge Malgana people as the traditional owners of Francois Peron National Park.