Dardanup and the Ferguson Valley

Dardanup and the Ferguson Valley

No matter the time of year, there’s always a dreamy view waiting for you in Bunbury Geographe’s Ferguson Valley – from lush green rolling hills in winter, to the sun-kissed scarps with plump grapes on the vines in summer; bursts of flowering colour through spring; and golden hues in autumn.

Where to stay

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

Evedon Lakeside Retreat

Enjoy bushwalking, kayaking and fishing at this lakeside retreat and restaurant.

The Ferguson Valley is a picturesque agricultural hinterland hotspot for food and drink lovers in the region boasting world class wineries, breweries, restaurants and cosy accommodation.

Located just a 15-minute drive from Bunbury, the historic town of Dardanup marks the entrance to the Ferguson Valley. As you drive along steep winding roads further into the Ferguson Valley, the views will take your breath away. An impressive backdrop of lush green rolling hills dotted with cows and ribbons of vines, as this valley plays host to burgeoning wine region.

Cellar doors with restaurants can be found across the valley including Saint Aidan Wines, Green Door Winery and Hackersley Estate. Many of the wineries offer a cellar door wine tasting experience including Talisman Wines and Willow Bridge Estate. The Valley also has delights for beer lovers with the Wild Bull Brewery and Bush Shack Brewery offering locally made beers, ciders and even some cheeky ginger beers and alcoholic sodas.


While in the valley, be sure to visit the quirky, growing number of gnomes who call the region home. Gnomesville is the magical home of over 3000 Gnomes who have migrated from all over Australia and overseas. Located by the roundabout at the junction of Wellington Mill and Ferguson Roads, Gnomesville offers magical experience as you wander through villages and glades full of playful, naughty and sentimental Gnomes climbing logs, hanging out in trees, playing cricket, even flying planes!


The region is also very family friendly with walk and cycle trails to suit all abilities. There are also plenty of accommodation options including Ferguson Valley Farm Stay offering hands on animal interactions and Evedon Lakeside Retreat, Peppermint Lane Lodge and Wellington Forest Cottages.

Get inspired with these road trips of the Ferguson Valley and surrounds. 


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.

Dardanup Bull & Barrel Festival

07 October 2023
A free family festival culminating in the ‘lighting of the bull’ fire sculpture.

Things to Do

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

Hackersley Estate

Winery with an award winning restaurant in the hills of Ferguson Valley.

Green Door Winery & Cellar Door

Taste and graze at this boutique winery in the Ferguson Valley.


Home to over 3,000 gnomes, no one knows how this magical place chock full of whimisical creatures came to be.

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