In the heart of the beautiful Blackwood River Valley is Bridgetown. Three hours drive south of Perth, the town is famous for its misty mornings brought about by the combination of cold nights and its location next to the Blackwood River.
With its valleys and steep slopes, tall forests and wonderful scenic drives, it is one of the most picturesque towns in Western Australia.
The ageless charm clinging to Bridgetown makes it a unique destination for those who cherish the less hectic side of life.
The town has many fine old buildings that have been painstakingly restored creating a wonderful mixture of old world charm with modern facilities.
Bridgetown is the centre of a thriving and attractive district where, apart from tourism, the major industries are timber and horticulture (fruits, vegetables, nuts, olives, wineries). The town boasts two art galleries, three wineries, a cidery, eight cafes, seven restaurants, one motel, three hotels and 35 accommodation houses.
Bridgetown is renowned for hosting events and festivals such as: Summer Soiree in February, Jazz on the River in March, Blackwood River Chamber Festival in April, The Lawn Tennis Championship Tournament at Easter, State Downriver Kayaking Championships in August, The Bridgetown Bowling Gala and the Blackwood Classic Power Boat Race in September, the Blackwood Marathon in October, the festival of Country Gardens, and the Bridgetown Agricultural Show in November.
Every year in November, Bridgetown comes alive with the Blues at Bridgetown Festival. This event grows in popularity every year, attracting world class musicians and large crowds.
Activites and Experiences at Bridgetown
- Art and Craft making
- Farm/Station activity
- Fishing – Estuary
- Kite Flying
- Sightseeing Clients view the many sights of the area.
- Sports Participate
- Sports Viewing
- Animal Viewing
- Wine Tasting
- Automatic Teller Machine
- Banking Facilities
- Bottled Gas
- Coach Stop
- Convention Centre
- Electronic Funds Transfer at Point Of Sale
- Public Bar
- Dog Kennels/Catteries
- Mechanical Services
- Medical Facilities
- National Park
- Post Office
- Public Telephone
- Sporting Facilities
- Swimming Pool
- Takeaway Food
- Tennis Court
- Visitor Centres
- Places of Worship
- ANZAC Day
- The Arts Relating to the Arts (Film, Theatre, Drama)
- Australia Day
- Aussie Lifestyle
- Caravan and Camping Accommodation in own/hired caravan or camping
- Rural/Country Relating to the rural/country lifestyle (ie agricultural or pastoral)
- Farm/Station On a farm or station with the option to participate in the activities of the property.
- Fishing Related to any fishing activities
- Flora and Fauna Relating to Plant and Animal Life
- Food and Wine A vineyard is a man-made facility for the distribution of wine. A winery attraction offers wine tasting and the opportunity to purchase.
- Historic/Heritage Nation’s historic buildings, monuments, countryside etc, especially when regarded worthy of preservation
- Honeymoon Holiday marketed towards honeymoon couples
- Industry/Mining, Agriculture Relating to Industry, mining or agriculture
- National Park A national park is an area that is recognised for its natural features that are protected by controlled access and usage
- Nature based
- Relaxation Unwind and take it easy
- Romance Ideal, sentimental or fantastic view of reality
- Soft Adventure
- Wildflower The flower of an uncultivated plant
- Wildlife Animals living in their natural environment or attractions that provide visitors with the opportunity to view a variety of wildlife
Nearest Airport: Bunbury
Accommodation In Bridgetown
Discover some of the accommodation in and around Bridgetown