Williams is the first major settlement on Albany Highway heading south from Perth. It supports local agricultural activities.
A heritage trail takes visitors past some of Williams's historic
buildings and nearby wildflower stands and dryandra forests are also
One unusual feature is the Jesse Martin Museum, a historic village and
memorabilia collection constructed by a local farmer on his own
property from old shops and post offices on the verge of being
demolished in country towns, as well as barns full of old cars and farm
A nature conservation area, it is considered to be one of the
state's major conservation areas, and although it is far from pristine
due to its history of logging operations, a number of species of
threatened fauna are rebuilding populations through the removal of
introduced predators such as foxes and feral cats. In addition to the
area's use as a wildlife refuge, it has anthropological significance
with the indigenous Noongar people having strong cultural links there.