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  • Nannup Greenbushes & Balingup Loop | TOTAL TRAILS

    Out of gallery NANNUP, GREENBUSHES & BALINGUP LOOP CYCLE This is the cycling version of the Golden Triangle driving tour. It's a fun and varied route, but you will encounter cars so is best for experienced road cyclists. It can be ridden in either direction: the elevation graph and description below is for starting in Nannup and riding anti-clockwise. From Nannup you'll spend the first 6 km climbing a big hill, gaining 250 metres of elevation. There is no shade but the lack of trees means you'll get big views. After this the road undulates up and down through forest until about the 20 km mark. You're on the Brockman Highway - it's generally not busy but of course be aware of cars. After you've ridden about 30 km from Nannup the road plunges down, with mostly fast and fun riding. You'll turn off the Brockman Highway onto the quiet and beautiful Maranup-Ford Road. This passes through forest and farmland, with the occasional big view into the distance. Part way along this road, after the river, you'll spend most of 10 km riding up hill. When you get to Greenbushes it's well worth looking at the Greenbushes Mine. It's the largest lithium mine in the world and an awfully big hole in the ground! The route from Greenbushes to Balingup avoids the busy highway, following very quiet and relatively flat roads. Balingup to Nannup is a beautiful and fun stretch of road. None of it is flat. It bends and undulates all the way to Nannup. Huge fun! You will be sharing this road with cars, and there are lots of corners with limited visibility. Please ride single file for your own safety. ​ DRIVE Starting in Nannup, this driving tour takes you on mostly quiet roads through some of the prettiest scenery around Nannup. If driven counter- clockwise from Nannup you'll follow the Brockman Highway east through bushland before turning off to head north towards the small town of Greenbushes. The road to Greenbushes is quite hilly in places and offers great views over farmland and forests. At Greenbushes it's worth visiting the Lithium Mine lookout - it's an impressive hole! See the map for the location of this lookout. From Greenbushes you'll drive north to Balingup, another small and charming town. The route follows quiet back-roads. From Balingup you'll follow the Balingup-Nannup Tourist Drive back to Nannup. This beautiful road snakes along the valley bottom, besides the river, through often steep forest-covered hills. Consider stopping at Wrights Bridge for a swim or picnic - it's marked on the map. Tap the map marker for more information. Second photo credit: Frances Andrijich CLICK TO DOWNLOAD THE APP


    BRIDGETOWN One of the most picturesque towns in Western Australia, Bridgetown sits against a backdrop of the beautiful Blackwood River Valley and oozes old world country charm. It also serves a taste of the good life in generous portions, with wineries, delicious fresh produce, arts, crafts and stunningly scenic drives. With its steep hills, deep valleys and the magnificent Blackwood River, Bridgetown is an explorer’s delight. There are so many trails in the area including walking, mountain biking, canoeing and bridle trails. Located on the banks of the Blackwood River, the town is surrounded by green rolling hills and tall jarrah and marri forests. With nature so close by, the changing seasons have a truly beautiful effect here. Experience enchanting misty mornings in winter, refreshingly cool summer nights, a blaze of colour through the deciduous trees in autumn and bursts of new colour in spring. Stroll down Bridgetown’s main street and you’ll be enamoured by our quaint shops, quirky Jigsaw gallery and our resident artists at the Rabbit Hole. You can even enjoy street art and murals by partaking in our Art Trail. Bridgetown is a hotspot for music, food and wine, history and natural attractions. As one of the most stunning heritage-listed town in WA, this town has plenty to offer. BRIDGETOWN TRAILS Button BIRDWATCHING BRIDGETOWN GREENBUSHES Various A guide to birdwatching around Bridgetown and Greenbushes. Button BLACKWOOD RIVER ARTS TRAIL 1 - 3 hours | - | Various Blackwood River Arts Trail, a young, but growing event that has brought together a vibrant community of artists from across the Blackwood River Valley region. Button BLACKWOOD RIVER TOURIST DRIVE Full Day | Easy | 113km Winding bush drives, lush orchards, quaint towns, tall jarrah and marri forests and spectacular scenery are just some of the attractions of the Blackwood River Tourist Drive. Button BLACKWOOD RIVER TOURIST WALK 1 - 3 hours | Easy |6km This trail starts at the Blackwood River Park and is straightforward as it follows the river. You can do 6km return, or up to 8km if you include Bridgetown streets Button BLACKWOOD RIVER VALLEY FOOD & BEVERAGE TRAIL Full Day | Easy | 163km loop The Blackwood River Valley is the heart of food production in the south west. The region produces one of the widest ranges of food in Western Australia. Button BLACKWOOD RIVER VALLEY PRODUCE TRAIL Full Day | Easy | 260km loop The Blackwood River Valley is the heart of food production in the southwest. The region produces one of the widest ranges of food in Western Australia. Button BRIDGETOWN ART TRAIL Various Bridgetown has long provided both a home and a haven to artists and creators of all types. Bridgetown Art Trail was conceived with the goal of bringing the art created in our community to the public. Button BRIDGETOWN HERITAGE TRAIL 1 - 3 hours | Easy | 2.4km The Town Heritage Walk is an easy stroll that can take hours depending on how many shops, cafes and bars you stop at. Both sides of Hampton Street are lined with historic buildings... Button BRIDGETOWN JARRAH PARK 1 - 3 hours | Moderate | 6km loop Easily accessible Bridgetown Jarrah Park is a must do for anybody interested in immersing themselves in nature. There are four well-marked leafy walking trails generally easy in degree of difficulty. Button BRIDGETOWN TO NANNUP Various This part of the Blackwood River was completed in 4 sections: Bridgetown to Rocky Bluff (Section 6), Rocky Bluff to Maranup Bridge (Section 7), Maranup Bridge to Wrights Bridge... Button DOROTHY SCOTT BUSHLAND RESERVE Easy Walk through the tranquil reserve and see marri, jarrah trees and numerous birds and other wildlife. During spring there are many native wildflowers to be discovered. Button FLAX MILL TO BRIDGETOWN Various This part of the Blackwood River was completed in three sections: Stage 3 - Boyup Brook Flax Mill to Jayes Crossing, Stage 4 - Jayes Crossing to Winnejup Reserve and Stage 5... Button LITTLE SCHOOLS DRIVE Various | - | 212km The Little Schools Trail, part of the Geegelup Heritage Trails, is a 212km drive featuring the sites of 25 ‘little schools’ which served the Bridgetown Greenbushes district for various lengths of time... Button MASLIN RESERVE 3km | Easy Maslin Reserve is 49 ha of bushland located just a short drive out of Bridgetown, along Peninsula Rd. The Reserve is surrounded by land cleared for housing and farming. Button OLD ABATTOIR WALK 2 hours The Old Abattoir walk trail is 5.4km from Bridgetown centre on the Bridgetown Boyup Brook Road. The area has been extensively logged however is now protected... Button OLD RECTORY TRAIL Easy The Old Rectory Trail runs approximately 1km to the west of the iconic Bridgetown timber bridge along the picturesque Blackwood River. Button RIDGE WALK Easy From Winnejup Rd trun right into Elwin Rd. Keep a look out for the Walk number 3 sign on your left hand side, park the car just beyond the sign. Button SOMME CREEK FITNESS TRAIL Various The Somme Creek Fitness Trail is an outdoor resistance training area which includes six stations of fitness equipment designed to target the whole body and get you into shape. Button SUNNYSIDE RESERVE Easy Sunnyside is situated adjacent to the Blackwood River 12.5km out of Bridgetown along Tweed Rd. The Carbannup Brook flows from the south and meets the Blackwood River... Button TEN KILOMETRE WALK Easy Drive up Bridgetown Boyup Brook Rd to Taylor Rd (on right just opposite Whittels Rd). Drive 0.9km down Taylors Rd a, park and follow the track alongside the farms. Button WA CIDER TRAIL: THE CIDERY & TANGLETOE CIDERY Multiple days Passionately crafted from Western Australian fruit. Come and meet the families that have passionately tended local apple and pear orchards for generations and experience... Button WANDOO VALLEY 1-3.7km | Easy The Wandoo Valley walk trail is 8.2km from Bridgetown centre. To access, drive along Winnejup Road and turn down the power line corridor, parking at entrance to Wandoo Walk. Button WARREN BLACKWOOD STOCK ROUTE Multiple days The Warren Blackwood Stock Route (WBSR) is a 360km bridle trail based on the historic stock droving routes of the original farming families of the South West.... Button WINNEJUP RESERVE Easy Winnejup Reserve is situated 15kms due east of Bridgetown on the eastern bank of the Blackwood River, at the Winnejup Road Bridge. It covers an area of 27.38 ha, with approximately 1.6 km of river... BRIDGETOWN - GREENBUSHES VISITOR CENTRE Phone: (08) 9761 1740 Website: ​ 154 Hampton St, Bridgetown WA 6255 ​ Monday 10am – 4pm Tuesday 10am – 4pm Wednesday 10am – 4pm Thursday 10am – 4pm Friday 10am – 4pm Saturday 10am – 4pm Sunday 10am – 1pm ​ Up