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Bridgetown - Cities, Towns and Localities
Bridgetown is at the centre of the Blackwood River Valley with Nannup to the west, Balingup and Greenbushes to the north, Boyup Brook to the east, and Manjimup to the south. With its rustic charm and picturesque setting, it makes an ideal base to explore the surrounding region to explore and enjoy the range of activities and experiences.

Located in the south-west region, the Bridgetown and surrounding region has a range of attractions, events and wineries.

Bridgetown Attractions

Bridgedale House - Bridgetown, Western AustraliaHistoric Buildings
• A self-guided walking Heritage Trail runs through the only heritage listed town in the South West. There are a number of fascinating historical buildings such as “Bridgedale”, the first home built in the region, St Paul’s Anglican Church and the longest and oldest wooden bridge in the state.




Brierley Jigsaw Gallery
• The only framed Jigsaw Gallery in the Southern Hemisphere, possibly the world! An incredible collection of jigsaws featuring classic artworks, famous landscapes, small wooden jigsaws and a giant floor puzzle for the kids!
Boutique Shopping
• Bridgetown is well known for its quirky little shops that you just can’t get anywhere else! Everything from local food produce, Christmas decorations, an old fashioned lolly shop, health-food & natural skin care, cafes and art galleries, fashion labels and much more! The best country town shopping in the South West!
Wineries and Cidery
• Bridgetown and the Blackwood River Valley is steadily becoming renowned for its boutique wines and alcoholic beverages. Bridgetown is a place where you can meet the wine makers and taste the lifestyle. A friendly welcome and relaxed atmosphere is guaranteed! Drop into the Visitor Centre to see the Wine display.
Walk Trails and Scenic Drives
• Bridgetown is recognized for its stunning landscape setting, for beautiful vistas, forest tracks and riverside parks. Call into the local Visitor Centre for your maps and guides or visit the website www.bridgetown.com.au for more information on any of our attractions.
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Bridgetown Wineries

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Wineries and Cidery
• Bridgetown and the Blackwood River Valley is steadily becoming renowned for its boutique wines and alcoholic beverages. Bridgetown is a place where you can meet the wine makers and taste the lifestyle. A friendly welcome and relaxed atmosphere is guaranteed! Drop into the Visitor Centre to see the Wine display.
Lauren Brook Winery
• Eedle Terrace, BRIDGETOWN WA 6255 • Ph: 08 9761 1676 • Fax: 08 9761 1879 • Email
• Lauren Brook Winery is a small family owned winery on the banks of the Blackwood River.
Free tastings 11am - 4.00pm Weekends and public holidays.
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Bridgetown Events • Western Australia Events
Every year the calendar of events grows with exciting tastes of the Bridgetown lifestyle. For the latest news on “What’s On” visit www.bridgetown.com.au for more information.
Blackwood Classic Power Boat Race
• September
• Four power dinghy races are held on the Blackwood River annually. They include the Nannup Cup, the Sunnyside Sprint, The River Race and the Blackwood Classic 250. The Blackwood Classic 250 claims to be the longest power dinghy race in the world, the Blackwood Classic 250 is a three day time trial covering some 250 km of the Blackwood River, commencing at Bridgetown, passing through Nannup and Sues Bridge, and finishing at the river mouth at Augusta. More information at the Power dinghy Racing Club.
Blackwood Marathon Relay
• PO Box 259, BRIDGETOWN WA 6255
• Ph: 08 9761 1535 • Fax: 08 9761 2999 • Email
• Held on the last Saturday in October
• Organised by the Rotary Club of Bridgetown, this annual event dates back to 1979, linking Boyup Brook and Bridgetown. This event made up of teams include canoeing, swimming, running, cycling and horse riding as part of the relay.

The increase in the numbers from the original 56 team entries in 1979, to a peak of 377 entries in 1991, sees the continual rise in popularity of this event. Today, the event attracts all levels of competitors from the elite champions such as Robert De Castella, Steele Bishop, Shane Gould Innes and Sue Malaxos, to others who just compete for fun.
Blues at Bridgetown, Western AustraliaBlues at Bridgetown
• PO Box 206, BRIDGETOWN WA 6255
• Ph: +61 8 9761 2921 • Fax: +61 8 9761 2720 • Email
• Always the 2nd weekend in November
• The Blues Festival originally started as a small event to give something back to the community, celebrating Bridgetown. It has now grown to over 15,000 attending as each year it is bigger and better. See the website www.bluesatbridgetown.com for more information.

Festival of Country Gardens
• Ph: 08 9761 4800 • Tollfree: 1800 001 357 • Fax: 08 9761 4900 • Email
• November
• This festival is held through the hinterland of the South West with gardens Bridgetown, Balingup, Greenbushes, Manjimup and Nannup. The main festival is held during spring over the first week and third weekend of November.
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