Tucked away among rolling hills comprising every shade of green lies the Dardanup region. Bursting with natural beauty, rich heritage and countless exciting experiences, Dardanup offers a scenic escape that promises to wow all who venture there. We’ve picked our top 5 experiences in this region but trust us, there’s more!
1. Meander through the Ferguson Valley
Pick your best driving playlist and cruise through the idyllic Ferguson Valley. Magnificent rolling hills, lush pastures and unspoiled bushland come together to provide multiple breathtaking views. Fergy Valley (as its known to the locals) boasts wineries, breweries, dining venues, art galleries and attractions just as vibrant as their backdrop.
2. Pay the residents of Gnomesville a visit
For those unfamiliar with the quaint little town of Gnomesville, a petite spectacle awaits. You’ll find over 3,000 garden gnomes in all shapes and sizes, gathered in the middle of the bush. Don’t forget to bring your own gnome to add to the growing community of garden friends!
3. Heritage Park for the History Buffs
Discover Australia’s rich agricultural and industrial history at the Dardanup Heritage Park, as you explore over 20 meticulously restored sheds, housing a treasure trove of historic gems. Once you have explored the sheds, don’t miss the 2.5km Dardanup Heritage Trail, where 15 remarkable heritage sites await your discovery.
4. Escape to the Waters Edge at Eaton
Set on the banks of the Collie River, Eaton is a mecca for water activities including crabbing, picnics, bushwalking and boating. For the keen fishermen out there, cast your line and you might snag a mulloway, bream, trout or perch, all of which frequent the area. Stretch your legs along the Eaton Foreshore Walk and take in the picturesque Collie River over a five-kilometre trail or, immerse yourself in the cultural, spiritual and historic significance of the area over a two-kilometre stroll with interpretive signage throughout.
5. Feast your eyes (and belly) at the Dardanup Baker
Prepare for the biggest pies, pastries and donuts you’ve ever laid your eyes on! The Dardanup Baker is worth the trip, with its selection of baked goods filling the counter. Fuel up before your Dardanup adventures or pop in afterwards for a sweet treat.