Where to stay

Take a look at these places to stay when planning your next visit to Australia’s South West.

Sunnyhurst Chalets

A rural retreat farmstay, nestled in the picturesque hills of Bridgetown

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 the three-month Bridgetown in the Winter Festival. 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.

Discover and book your unique Bridgetown experience today!

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.


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

Wildflower Season

01 August 2023 - 30 November 2023
Witness an explosion of colour during spring, set against the stunning natural scenery of the South West.


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

Blues at Bridgetown

10 - 12 November 2023
A three-day music festival showcasing the very best of blues and roots.

Things to Do

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

Royal Gala Tours

Day tours from Bunbury exploring the South West.

Donnelly River Village

Heritage listed cottages surrounded by native animals and trails.

The Cidery and Blackwood Valley Brewing Company

A premier boutique cider producer in picturesque Bridgetown.

Things to Do

Spend a lazy afternoon at The Cidery.
Stroll the main street shops.
Visit the Jigsaw Gallery.
If you can’t visit during winter, plan your stay during one of the other annual events.
Spend some time outdoors! There are several walking trails around town, and the nearby Blackwood River offers up beautiful scenery from a canoe.

Other ideas for your trip

Looking for some inspiration on what to do in the South West? Read up on the different experiences and trips for the holiday of your dreams.

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What brings you here

Hamelin Bay

One of the best beaches

in Australia

Pinot Picnic

28 – 30 April 2023


Plan your Visit

Check out the

South West Edge Road Trip