Characterised by lush rolling hills and charming historic towns, the Blackwood River Valley is breathtakingly picturesque and naturally beautiful. It's particularly beautiful in springtime, when the wildflowers and local award-winning gardens put on a dazzling show of colour. At night, clear skies give stargazers an awe-inspiring view of the constellations, and by day art-lovers will discover outstanding craftsmanship in the local galleries. Food and wine lovers will be delighted by the array of products on offer for tasting throughout the region.
Balingup and Nannup
Just a three-hour drive south of Perth, will bring you to Balingup. The town’s friendly scarecrows welcome visitors to the Blackwood River Valley, and from here, you can follow a delightful scenic drive along the banks of the mighty Blackwood River to the picture-postcard village of Nannup.
Bridgetown and Boyup Brook
At Nannup, travellers can then take the Brockman Highway to Bridgetown, the Valley's largest town. From here, a short and very pleasant scenic drive leads you on to Boyup Brook, also situated on the edge of the Blackwood River, which is the longest continually flowing river in Western Australia.