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Blackwood River Valley Food & Beverage Trail

2WD inSouth West

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Blackwood River Valley, Bunbury Geographe & Collie, Great Southern, Margaret River Region, Southern Forests

  • Full day
  • 163 km

The Blackwood River Valley is the heart of food production in the south west. The region produces one of the widest ranges of food in Western Australia. Get set to experience what the region has to offer on the stunning Blackwood River Valley Food and Beverage Trail.

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Trail Start

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Start in the town of Balingup which is 230km (2.5 hours) south of Pert, Western Australia

In a unique relationship forged with local artists and producers the shop A Taste of Nannup and Beyond provides an outlet for goods that would otherwise find it hard to get to the market. We have one of the best outlets for local produce, art and crafts in the region. We are worth the trip!

Open 7 days - 10am to 4pm

16 Warren Road, Nannup
Phone: (08) 9756 1901
Email: Info@atasteofnannup.com.au
www.atasteofnannup.com.au

A small family run cafe using fresh regional produce. Have Gluten-free options. BYO

Open 7 days 8am - 3pm
Weekends Dinner service also - open 5:30pm - 8:30pm. Please call ahead to reserve a table.

122 Hampton Street
Bridgetown
Phone: (08) 9761 442
www.facebook.com/pg/TheMulberryTreeBridgetown/about/?ref=page_internal

Enjoy the simple pleasures.
Historic mill town offering self-contained accommodation nestled deep in the karri forest. Pop in, feed the roos, emus and parrots; visit the museum, fly the flying-fox, walk to the King Karri, and check out the locally made produce in the General Store. Café open every day. Stay a while and enjoy the simple pleasures in a family friendly nature-filled environment. Donnelly is 326 km from Perth central. It takes on average about 3 and half hours to get here depending on the time of day or night.

Donnelly River Village
Cnr Sears & Andrews Rds, Manjimup
CALL US TO BOOK
Accommodation:
On 08 9772 1244 from 8:30am to 5pm, seven days a week.
General store: +61 (8) 9772 1308
email: enjoy@donnellyriver.com.au
www.donnellyriver.com.au/

Our ports and liqueurs are produced in small batches in Balingup using local fruit. We have something a little different to tantalise your tastebuds!
Free tastings of ports and liqueurs

32 Bridgetown Rd, Balingup
Hours:
Monday to Thursday:Closed
Friday 11am–7:30pm
Saturday 11am–3pm
Sunday 11am–3pm
Phone: (08) 9764 1172
www.fruitwinery.com.au/

The Cidery specialises in producing freshly crushed premium boutique ciders, multi award winning craft beers and hearty lunches in a beautiful setting. Live music most Friday evenings.

43 Gifford Rd, Bridgetown
Hours:
Monday 11am–4pm
Tuesday 11am–4pm
Wednesday 11am–4pm
Thursday 11am–4pm
Friday 11am–8pm
Saturday 11am–4pm
Sunday 11am–4pm
Phone: (08) 9761 2204
www.thecidery.com.au/

Borne from Jane’s passion for cheese-making and Bruce’s experience in sheep farming, Cambray Cheese is a true family business, with son Tom busy in the dairy. Sample our delicious range of farmhouse cheese and bring along a bottle of local wine to enjoy with a cheese platter in the peaceful farm surrounds. Traditional English teas and Jane's famous fruitcake served with cheese are not to be missed.
View sheep milking, approx August – March (seasonal) Watch some of the cheese making through a window in the shop.

RMB 470 , Vasse Highway, Nannup
Hours:
Monday 9am–5pm
Tuesday 9am–5pm
Wednesday 9am–5pm
Thursday 9am–5pm
Friday 9am–5pm
Saturday 9am–5pm
Sunday 9am–5pm

Phone: (08) 9756 2037
www.cambraysheepcheese.com.au/

The historic 1896 Sunnyhurst Homestead, home of the Sunnyhurst Winery is located just five minutes from the heart of Bridgetown in the Blackwood Valley Wine Region of WA. A family business producing small quantities of premium wines, from hand-picked grapes all the way to the table. You are welcome to taste the wines in the cellar door before wandering through beautiful gardens.

16 Doust Street, Bridgetown.
Hours: 7 days, 11am–6pm
Phone: 0437 846 610
www.sunnyhurst.com.au

Come and enjoy a warm country welcome and indulge in our generous pub meals. We are keen supporters of the Blackwood Valley region and feature locally sourced produce. This historic building is a family friendly venue which offers accommodation too. We look forward to welcoming you.

61 Blackwood Road, Greenbushes
Hours: Tues–Sun, 3pm – 11pm
Fri–Mon, 11am – 11pm
Phone: (08) 976 43512
http://the-shamrock.business.site
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Meander around three historic towns. Bridgetown, the winter capital of WA; Nannup, one of the best preserved 1950’s towns in the State; and Balingup, famous for its Medieval Festival held every August.

Every season brings a new look to the Valley. From March to May experience one of the five best places in Australia to see autumn colour as recognised by QANTAS; in winter (June to August) enjoy a log fire in one of the many accommodation venues; in spring (September to November) marvel at the wildflowers and in summer (December to February) see why the area is often called the Tuscany of the south west.

Stay a night, or a few days and explore the farms, gardens, restaurants and forests. Enjoy all the Blackwood River Valley has to offer.

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Here is everything you need to know before visiting this trail.

Time / Duration

Recommend two days to really enjoy the area

Length

163km if you visit every business - customise to your liking

What To Pack

Group A (Urban trails or short trails near facilities) required.

Trail Start

Start in the town of Balingup which is 230km (2.5 hours) south of Pert, Western Australia

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Trail End

End back in the town of Balingup which is 230km (2.5 hours) south of Perth

Difficulty Notes

Not all businesses are open every day of the week. Check individual opening times before you set out.

Facilities

This Food Trail has many individual businesses all accessible by vehicle. Contact each venue if you require more information about facilities as each is different.
  • BBQ Facilities
  • Cafe
  • Camping
  • Car Park
  • Public Toilet
  • Sheltered Area
  • Visitor Information Centre

Best time of year

All year. Check operating hours on individual business before heading out.

Trail Access

Drive 2WD

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Little Hill Farm Bridgetown

Reviewed 24 Apr 2018, 6:40am

Another option while on this trail is to book a visit to Little Hill Farm Bridgetown.

FARM TOUR, SCONE DEMONSTRATION AND JAM TASTING EXPERIENCE
In Bridgetown and looking for something interesting and fun to see and do. Then come to Little Hill Farm and enjoy our morning or afternoon Farm Tour Experience.

Held most Saturdays throughout the year and some public holidays at 10.30 AM and 2.30 PM, it is an ideal way to spend an hour or so enjoying some rural hospitality. Get a scone making workshop with Antonio, where he will pass on the secrets for making the perfect scone, then head off with Adam (and Chase) on a tour of the farm to see what we grow and learn a little about our rural lifestyle and the changing seasons before returning to the farmhouse to enjoy tea/coffee, warm scones and an assortment of our delicious Little Hill Farms jams.

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