The Southern Forests & Valleys region is a hidden gem waiting to be discovered. Located in the heart of Australia’s South West, the region stretches from Balingup to Walpole, Nannup to Boyup Brook and encompasses Bridgetown, Pemberton, Greenbushes, Manjimup and Northcliffe.

The Southern Forests & Valleys region is undiscovered. We have unique nature and amazing adventure, we have an abundance of art, heritage and culture and we are the food bowl of the South West.

Our region is home to some of the most beautiful natural landscapes and charming small towns.

Our region is a world away from the everyday.

Southern Forests & Valleys Trip Inspiration

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Nannup | Pemberton | Northcliffe | Walpole | Manjimup | Bridgetown | Greenbushes | Balingup An 8-day itinerary in the Southern Forests …

8 days in the Southern Forests & Valleys

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The Southern Forests & Valleys region produces over 50 different types of fruits and vegetables, truffles and boutique produce, dairy, …

Seasonal Produce

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What more could you want then to drive along a beach, set up the camp chairs, stick a rod in …

Salmon Fishing

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Despite the sky-high price tag, there’s nothing snobby about WA’s truffle growing sector. We find out more about this mysterious …

Unearthing WA Truffles

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Take the inland route south this winter and you’ll find so much more than just tall timbers to soothe the …

Touring the Blackwood River: Nannup, Balingup and Bridgetown

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There is something for every type of explorer on this 3-day adventure filled trip to the Southern Forests & Valleys. From bush walks and mountain biking, to forest adventures, tree climbing and jumping into fresh water swimming holes.

3 Day Adventure Nature Escape

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Your trip Northcliffe and Windy Harbour are perfect destinations for adventure-seeking couples looking to get away from it all.  The …

4 Days in Northcliffe & Windy Harbour

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If you’re visiting Bridgetown, you’ll want to make sure you sample some of the delicious food and drink that the …

Eat & Drink in Bridgetown

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Nestled amidst the breathtaking landscapes of Western Australia, Pemberton is a haven for nature enthusiasts and adventure seekers. With its serene waterways, lush forests, and stunning vistas, this charming region offers an abundance of kayaking opportunities. Whether you’re a seasoned paddler or a novice looking to explore, Pemberton boasts an array of kayaking trails that…

Paddle Enthusiasts’ Paradise: Discovering the Best Kayaking Trails around Pemberton

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Southern Forests & Valleys Trail Adventures

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The Ancient Empire walk is an easy interpretative trail located at the well-known Valley of the Giants in the Walpole-Nornalup …

Ancient Empire Walk Trail

Type
Distance 450m loop
Difficulty Easy
Time Under 1 hour
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Explore the early history of Balingup along our Heritage Trail. Derived from the Bibbulmun Noongar language, the name Balingup carries …

Balingup Heritage Walk Trail

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Distance 1.2km loop
Difficulty Easy
Time Under 1 hour
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A beautiful natural pool within St John Brook, Barrabup Pool is the perfect place to enjoy the serenity of the …

Barrabup Pool Walk & Cycle Trail

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Distance 4.5km
Difficulty Easy
Time Under 1 hour
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Winding bush drives, lush orchards, quaint towns, tall jarrah and marri forests and spectacular scenery are just some of the …

Blackwood River Tourist Drive

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Distance 113km
Difficulty Easy
Time Multiple days
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You can picnic, marron in season, canoe, take photos or simply breathe in the fresh air. Circular Pool is a …

Circular Pool Walk Trail

Type
Distance 750 return
Difficulty Easy
Time Under 1 hour
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A spectacular walk along coastal cliffs with outstanding and far reaching views east and west along the south coast. This …

Conspicuous Beach To Rame Head Campsite Walk Trail

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Distance 6.6km
Difficulty Difficult
Time Half a day
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The Coastal Survivors Walk is a 2.8 kilometre (one way) walk in the D’Entrecasteaux National Park. There is an additional …

Coastal Survivors Walk Trail, D’Entrecasteaux National Park

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Distance 3.2km
Difficulty Easy
Time Under 1 hour
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This 12 km drive trail winds through the magnificent karri forest and along the Warren River. It offers access to …

Heartbreak Drive Trail

Type
Distance 12km loop
Difficulty Easy
Time 1-3 hours
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The Deanmill Heritage Trail is an old rail line that has been converted into a multi-use trail. It also forms …

Manjimup to Deanmill Heritage Trail

Type
Distance 5.5km one way
Difficulty Easy
Time 1-3 hours
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Nannup has several outdoor sculptures and art work scattered across town. Follow this trail to view these interesting and beautiful …

Nannup Sculpture Walk Trail

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Distance Various
Difficulty Easy
Time 1-3 hours
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The Timberline Loop is a fantastic route that utilises both old logging roads and the Sidings Rail Trail that make …

Timberline Walk & Cycle Loop

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Distance 34km
Difficulty Easy
Time Various
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Peaceful, picturesque and a little left of centre, Balingup is one of WA’s most magical towns.  Nestled at the northern mouth of the Blackwood River, it’s surrounded by granite-crowned hills, rolling pastures, vineyards and fruit orchards. 

Think misty-morning walks through the bush, cool nights spent next to roaring fireplaces, and a landscape that explodes with wildflowers and fruit blossom come spring.

Plan your visit today and experience the enchantment of Balingup!

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Ringed by national forests filled with tumbling waterfalls, sculptural coastline and ancient forest, Northcliffe is a nature lover’s paradise. 

A visit is all about taking pleasure in this natural bounty. Hike up Mount Chudalup for 360-degree-views, swim and fish next to heritage shacks at Windy Harbour, or simply wander a bush trail, where the only sounds are the local birdlife and your own footsteps. 

Plan your adventure to Northcliffe today and immerse yourself in the serene beauty of this natural haven!

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Trails Tuesday I  The Manjimup Linear Path is a short, high-quality rail trail located in Manjimup. The path is paved and suitable for people of all ages and abilities including:

👧🏼 Prams
🦽 Wheelchairs
🚲 Bikes
🛴 Scooters
🐶 Dog friendly
🚶‍♀️ Walking and running 

The trail runs from Manjimup Heritage Park to the southern edge of town at Seven Day Road. The linear path is built on a disused section of the Northcliffe Branch Railway.

🥾🚲Trail Type: Walk & Cycle
📏 Distance: 4km 
 📈: Difficulty: Easy 
 
The linear path also provides a connection to the nearby Manjimup to Deanmill Heritage Trail. Forming a ‘T’, the two rail trails intersect in the centre of Manjimup just south Ipsen Street.

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