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Northcliffe has an easy going rural lifestyle, pristine natural environment, good winter rainfall and an abundance of flora and fauna found nowhere else in the world.
It is close to the extensive and unspoilt coastline of the D'Entrecasteaux National Park in the south west of Western Australia and enjoys magnificant Karri forests on its doorste

Northcliffe residents support numerous community groups and projects and are passionate about local issues.

This web site is a an initiative of the Northcliffe Community Resource Centre

Contact the Northcliffe Community Resource Centre for currrent training programs on
9776 7330 or email ncrc@northcliffe.org.au

Northcliffe's 90th Birthday Celebrations

Northcliffe main street

The Northcliffe 90th celebrations are on the September long weekend, 27th, 28th and 29th of September. It commemorates 90 years since the foundation of the original Northcliffe community. This was a community based on the group settlement scheme, originally set up for farming.

Later in the community, timber become a mainstay until the events of the late 1980’s and early 1990’s, the conservationists campaigned to have logging shut down in old growth forests. Now the community is known as part of the Southern Forest Region and is popular with tourists, wildlife lovers and historians.

The main road will be closed on Sunday for the opening and festivities.

Programmes will be available from the Northcliffe Pioneer museum.

A wide variety of food will be available on Saturday and Sunday.

Food sites include: Sausage sizzle Lion’s food Van, Ice Cream Van.
Local food – Hollow Butt, Northcliffe Hotel and Co Operative.

The main Hub for the day is the Museum where you can meet and greet and also obtain programmes and maps from the museum and the Northcliffe General store.

Girls hockey team


During the weekend, a shuttle bus will run every 15 minutes. Places of interest may include the High School, Family Centre, the Maze Park Heritage Plaques and the Pioneer Cemetery.



10.00 am
Northcliffe Pioneer Museum - Collect your programmes.

Understory Gallery in Community Centre
‘Way back when” and local artists exhibition.

11 am
Buskers near gazebo, Face Painting and children’s activities in the centre of town, Big Book sale at the Northcliffe Family Centre.

11.30 am
Bus leaves to watch A.F.L. Grand Final at Northcliffe Hotel and Workers Club (BBQ at Workers Club).

12.30 pm – 3.30 pm
A.F.L. Grand Final

2 pm
Historic Tour—Community Bus leaves from Northcliffe Pioneer
Museum (Please arrive 1.30 pm, thirty minutes before schedule).

7.30 pm – 1 am
Northcliffe’s 90th Anniversary Ball in the Town Hall (NCD)
Bookings essential. Phone Anne on 97767006.


(Grand opening) Main Street Closed
8 am – 10 am
Pancake Breakfast, main street Markets

9.30 am
Ecumenical service at the Uniting Church

10. 30 am
Official Ceremony: Albany Marching Pipe Band, procession of
Dignitaries, Vintage Cars and more.

11.30 am
Official Opening
· Caring for Country
· National Anthem Sung
· MC Welcomes guests and VIPs
Speakers: The Honourable MLA Terry Redman, Minister for Regional Development and Lands, Mr Dave Evans, Mr Wade de Campo,
President of the Shire of Manjimup.
12.30 pm onwards
Lunchtime and Children’s Activities, Buskers, Markets, Vintage
machines, Antiques Roadshow at Windmill Gallery, Live music, Bouncy castle and Manjimup Lion’s Train.  Men’s Shed open.
1.15 pm
Official Opening of Northcliffe Forest Park Hollowbutt Picnic Shelter with Wildflower photo display

3.00 pm
Leitch Lane and Errington Lane officially named.

6.30pm - 9.30 pm
Soiree at the Hotel with Tea, coffee and refreshments.


8.30 am
Northcliffe Yarn Spinners and Poets Breakfast at the Marquee behind the Town Hall.

10.30 am
Official Farewells

Enquiries to: Frances - fcox101@hotmail.com

Northcliffe Visitor Centre Understory - Art in Nature

visitors centre

The Northcliffe Information and Visitor Centre
and the Understory Art Trail
(formerly the
Southern Forest Sculpture Walk)
were officially opened on November 25th 2006


"Pathways" by Peter Hill
For further information about the
Understory Art Trail visit the web site
or phone: 08 9776 7331
email: info@southernforestarts.com.au


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