Eaton's relaxed seaside vibe isn't the only thing that keeps holidaymakers coming to this leafy scenic town. Set on the banks of the Collie River, it's a mecca for leisurely waterside activities, including fishing, crabbing, picnics, bushwalking and boating.
Less than two hours' drive south of Perth, Eaton is also the coastal gateway to the beautiful Ferguson Valley, where rolling pastures, forests and spring wildflowers form a beautiful backdrop to award-winning wineries, boutique breweries, fine restaurants, country retreats and a lively arts and crafts scene.
Spend a day exploring the Collie River and surrounds. A boat ramp provides easy access to the river and estuary - a favourite spot for fishing and crabbing, with mulloway, bream, trout and perch regularly making the catch of the day.
Shady lawns and playgrounds offer perfect picnic spots on the river foreshore, with a walking track leading you along the path of the river to take in more of the scenic surrounds.
From Eaton, it's a twelve minute drive south to Bunbury and its famous Dolphin Discovery Centre - the only spot on Australia's coast offering interaction at the shoreline, dolphin watching and swimming boat tours, plus an educational Interpretive Centre.
A caravan park on the banks of the Collie River has cabins, caravans and tent sites, offering the opportunity to enjoy the best of the region's river and ocean playgrounds.