Bridgetown offers guests a relaxed country atmosphere with a good dose of serenity. So much so, many past visitors have made the ‘tree change’ to Bridgetown, setting up hobby farms, in search of that peaceful country living that Bridgetown has in spades. 

Located on the banks of the Blackwood River, the town is surrounded by green rolling hills and tall jarrah and marri forests. With nature so close by, the changing seasons have a truly beautiful effect here. Experience enchanting misty mornings in winter, refreshingly cool summer nights, a blaze of colour through the deciduous trees in autumn and bursts of new colour in spring. 

Winter may be the best time to visit however, as the town is self-dubbed the ‘winter capital of Western Australia’. The town celebrates with a Winter Festival called Fridgetown Fest! Each winter weekend there’s a line-up of crafts, exhibitions and winter comfort food; most notably the Banquet on the Bridge, which is a popular annual sell-out.

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Historic Bridgetown township 

The town was gazetted in 1868 and many of the first buildings constructed in that era including the post office and two hotels, are still standing today, lending a rustic charm to the main street, and cementing the entire town as a Heritage Town in 2000 by the National Trust. Farming and gold brought an increase in settlement to the town in the late 1800s, and as such the town has many heritage sites including Bridgedale House; the oldest building in town. The National Trust now administer the building, and guests can take a lovely walk through the gardens and along the banks of the Blackwood River.

Bridgetown is part of the Southern Forests and Valleys.


Don’t miss out on these great events happening in the region.

Fridgetown Fest!

01 June 2024 - 31 August 2024
A winter festival June through August in the picturesque Bridgetown … the winter capital of WA!


Don’t miss out on these great events happening in the region.

Wildflower Season

01 August 2024 - 30 November 2024
Witness an explosion of colour during spring, set against the stunning natural scenery of the South West.

Things to Do

Looking for some inspiration on what to do in the South West? Here are some of our top picks!

The Cidery and Blackwood Valley Brewing Company

A premier boutique cider producer in picturesque Bridgetown.

Secret Picnic Adventures

Secret Picnics offer a delightful way to explore your getaway town.

Donnelly River Village

Heritage listed cottages surrounded by native animals and trails.

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Great Southern Treasures

Welcome to Australia’s South West!

Here you can easily enjoy natural beaches beautiful vineyards, forests, caves and more, all in a single day. More than 23,000km make up the south west corner of Western Australia, with 1000 of those kilometres consisting of awe-inspiring coastline just waiting to be explored.


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