Brunswick, also called Brunswick Junction, is located in the heart of dairy country about three hours' drive south of Perth. Known as the cream of the south west, the town was named in the late 1800s after an English Duke.
The town became known as "Brunswick Junction" after a railway junction with a rail-line from the Collie Coalfields was established there in the 1890s.
The largest one-day agricultural show in rural Western Australia is held in the springtime at Brunswick.
About 24km north of Bunbury, Brunswick Junction is just a short drive from some of the best beaches and fishing spots in the south-west of WA.
From here it’s just 13km west to the fishing village of Australind on the shores of Leschenault Inlet, which is renowned for its manna crabs and prawning.
Fishing in the inlet, in the estuary near Bunbury, and in the Collie River - for flathead, silver bream, kingfish, herring and whiting, especially - is a favourite local pastime.
Boating and sailing on the inlet, in the estuary and river, and out to sea, is popular, too.