Mount Barker services a wide agricultural area and is the base administration centre of the Plantagenet Shire. It wasn't too many years ago that Mount Barker was known for apple growing, but today the emphasis lies with sheep and cattle farming.
Mount Barkers vineyards are famous and wine production is now the central focus of the region. Quality table wines are produced here and have won many prizes throughout Australia.
The library and adjoining art gallery contain a collection of original paintings donated by the late Sir Claude Hotchin.
Mount Barker is a perfect holiday centre providing accommodation for every need and desire. There are ample shopping and recreational facilities and Mount Barker is bordered by the most beautiful scenery for miles around.
Points Of Interest
The look-out, The old Police station and gaol, The Porongurup Ranges and National Park, St Werburgh's Chapel and the many Wineries of the district.
Hospital: 9851 1422
Police: 9851 1122
RAC: 9851 1755