Best known for its apple and stone fruit orchards, Donnybrook also produces excellent wine, cider and fruit wine, making it an important part of the Geographe Wine Region. The main street offers numerous cafés that are perfect for a relaxing cappuccino or tasty meal after a visit to the town’s shops and galleries. It is also home to the Apple Fun Park children’s playground. Donnybrook’s rich pastures, scenic waterways and native forests are a favourite with tourists. Glen Mervyn Dam to the east of Donnybrook, is popular for water-skiing and swimming from September to January, depending on rainfall. Donnybrook was once the focus of a gold rush when gold was discovered in 1897 mining ceased abruptly in 1903 after just six years.