Local Attractions

Bridgetown Bed and Breakfast

bridge_and_fog at Bridgetown

Blues_Street_Scene - Bridgetown Bed and Breakfast

Bridgetown is a breath of fresh air, a pretty country town nestled on the banks of the Blackwood River in the scenic South West of Western Australia.

Just a 3 hour drive from Perth and a short distance from the Margaret River coastal strip and the forests of Manjimup and Pemberton, it is a treasured spot that offers real rustic beauty and a chance to unwind.

Founded in 1857, Bridgetown is classified as a 'Heritage Town' by the National Trust of Australia and is a unique blend of charming old buildings, contemporary boutiques, bustling weekend markets, colourful festivals and an array of eating houses. Local artists, musicians, wood craftsman and winemakers all contribute to the town's rich tapestry.

Whilst visiting Bridgetown, there are plenty of things to see and do. Head to the local Bridgetown - Greenbushes Visitor Centre to find out what's on:

  • Get an insight into the history of the area by dropping into the Museum, the old gaol or the beautiful Bridgedale homestead - the first home to be built in Bridgetown. Perhaps even go on a historic walk or plan a heritage trail drive. Greenbushes or Nannup are places you could visit to learn about the early mining and timber industry in the area.
  • If your tastebuds are craving fine food and wine, wander downtown to a local restaurant or coffee house or drive to one of the nearby wineries. Try The Cidery, with its national and international award winning boutique beers! You might even venture to the Gourmet Truffle Cafein Manjimup for a real culinary treat or simply pack a picnic and sneak off to a peaceful park.
  • If you are feeling physical, hire a canoe or kayak and paddle up the Blackwood, go horse riding nearby or book a bird watching tour and explore the huge variety of native birdlife in the area. Have a swim at the pool, take a cruise on the Donnelly River boat or challenge yourself to a game of Giant Chess in Memorial Park!
  • For a memorable stay, book your tickets to the Blues at Bridgetown in November or attend any one of the local garden festivals, sporting tournaments or agricultural shows scheduled throughout the year.
  • Depending on the timing of your visit, you may even take in a show at the Bridgetown Repertory Theatre Company; just enquire about their program through the Visitor Centre.

Bridgetown, you don't have to go far to be worlds away!

Contact Bruce and Phyl at Woodlands of Bridgetown and book your stay with them now.