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Blackwood River Valley Produce Trail

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

  • Full day
  • 260 km

The Blackwood River Valley is the heart of food production in the southwest. 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 Trail. In season, you can taste sweet chestnuts, local honey, sheep’s cheese, local cider and ales and local wines.

Southern Forest Honey bee keeper harvesting honey
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Trail Start

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Spring Valley Orchard. 19724 S Western Hwy, Donnybrook, WA, 6239. A drive from Perth of about 212 kms (2 and 1/2 hours)

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19724 S Western Hwy, Donnybrook, WA, 6239.

Blackwood Valley Beef is a fully certified organic beef cattle property, we supply high quality grass fed organic beef and grass fed lamb into WA’s top restaurants and retailers.

Holistically managed farm using biological farm inputs, tours of the farm are available. Call ahead for farm tour availability. On farm sales of frozen beef and lamb packs available.

Lori Pensini Fine Arts, multi award winning artist Lori Pensini operates her studio on the farm, complementing our farm business. Lori has been a finalist and winner of many major art awards including the Black Swan Portrait Prize, the Moran Prize for Portraiture and the Cossack Art Awards.

Lori exhibits at galleries around Australia and has sold many pieces into private and corporate collections locally and overseas. Lori welcomes visitors into her working studio to view her latest works. Sales and commissions are available.

108 McLarty Rd, Boyup Brook
Visit by appointment. Call on numbers below.

Phone: (08) 9765 2121 or 0427 348 496 for Blackwood Valley Beef
or Lori Pension Fine Art on 0428976521
www.blackwoodvalleybeef.com.au
www.loripensini.com

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 Janes'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. Currently have a mini exhibition in the old dairy of old photos – will run all year round.

Open 7 days 9am–5pm

MB 470 , Vasse Highway, Nannup
Phone: (08) 9756 2037
www.cambraysheepcheese.com.au/

French style garden and 1000 tree sweet chestnut farm producing handmade gluten free sweet chestnut products, chestnut mustard, chestnut icecream, chestnut ale and chestnut fed pork.

Pick Your Own Chestnuts (April through June) Farm Tours (by appointment) See facebook page for events Products available for purchase from farm.

Hours:
March, April, May, June 9am - 4pm Other times by appointment.

106 McKittrick Rd, Carlotta
Phone: 0409 104 120
www.chestnutbrae.com.au/tours/

We produce extra virgin olive oil, and breed alpacas. The olive oil, olive oil soaps and lotions, and handmade alpaca knitwearare available from our farm shop –The Oli-Paca Shed.

Activities - Olive oil tastings. Observe olive harvest and pressing (May and June). Meet and feed alpacas. Stroll through olive grove and gardens.

Hours:
Monday 10am–4pm
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday Closed
Thursday Closed
Friday 10am–4pm
Saturday 10am–4pm
Sunday 10am–4pm

142 Tweed Rd, Bridgetown
Phone: (08) 9761 1258
www.levandagrove.com.au

Southern Forests Honey, on Nannup Brook Farm, is a second generation family of West Australian raw honey producers, passionate about producing a top quality organic product for your health and enjoyment - direct from petal to pot.

We are primary producers of raw, organic, local honey, harvesting the seasonal tastes in the South West.

Hours:
Thursday - Sunday: 9:30am - 4pm

E Nannup Rd, Nannup
Phone: (08) 9756-0900
www.southernforestshoney.com.au

Organic apple and plum orchard and market garden. Tours take 60 to 90 minutes include the packing shed and fruit sorting machine and pick fruit in season in the orchard.

Farm tour and Pick Your Own Fruit (plums and apples) in season.

Bookings for visits to Diana@organic-orchard.com.au are required.
Adults $10 pp

19724 S Western Hwy, Donnybrook
Phone: (08) 9731 6214
www.organic-orchard.com.au/index.html

A premium free to roam egg brand
where the well-being of the chickens comes first.

Lyndon & Beth Crouch are the early pioneers of true “Paddock Raised Eggs”. Their chickens are free to wander the paddocks during the day and sleep in converted caravans. Come and take a selfie with the vans in the background or buy eggs from the egg shed at the end of the drive.

Open 7 days 8am – 3pm
464 Cundinup South Road,
Nannup
Phone: (08) 9756 2048
Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/Out-N-About-Free-to-Roam-Eggs-1603691789891851/

Regenerative Organic Agriculture.
Visit us to see & hear how living,
breathing, thriving soils are directly connected to the health of our animals, produce, and to YOU!

Pastured/forested organic eggs, pork, beef, vegetables, and homemade pantry goods (ketchup, tomato soup, berry sauce, and apple sauce) are available for purchase.

Open by appointment

416 Elwins Road, Bridgetown
Phone: (08) 9761 2901
www.organicfinefood.com.au
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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 WA and Balingup, famous for its Medieval Festival held every August.

Every season brings a new look to the valley. In autumn experience one of the five best places in Australia to see Autumn colour as recognised by QANTAS, in winter enjoy a log fire in one of the many accommodation venues, in spring marvel at the wild flowers and in summer 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.

NOTE: Some of the locations are working farms and may be seasonal or require you to make an appointment if you would like to visit, so please make sure you read the instructions for each location.

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Time / Duration

One to three days to explore

Length

260km loop

What To Pack

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

Trail Start

Spring Valley Orchard. 19724 S Western Hwy, Donnybrook, WA, 6239. A drive from Perth of about 212 kms (2 and 1/2 hours)

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Trail End

19724 S Western Hwy, Donnybrook, WA, 6239.

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Difficulty Notes

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

Facilities

This trail has many individual businesses all accessible by vehicle. Contact each venue if you require more information about facilities as each is different.
  • Car Park
  • Child Activities
  • Picnic Area
  • Public Toilet
  • Shaded Area
  • Sheltered Area
  • Shop

Best time of year

All year. Contact individual business before heading out to arrange appointments

Trail Access

Road 2WD

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Little Hill Farm Bridgetown

Reviewed 24 Apr 2018, 6:42am

Another option is to book a visit to Little Hill Farm for a 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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