Town of Nannup
Nannup has natural beauty, heritage and a proactive community. Situated about 280 km south of Perth the town is renowned for its beautiful gardens.
Nannup originates from the Noongar aboriginal language meaning "stopping place" or "place of parrots."
Thomas Turner first explored the area in 1834 and the town was gazetted in January 1890.
he Shire annually hosts the Nannup Music Festival, and an Arts Festival as well as a Flower and Garden Festival which attract visitors from far and wide. For more information visit the Everything Nannup website www.everythingnannup.com.au.
There are many magnificent bushwalking opportunities in the Nannup area. One can meander along the Blackwood River when following the Foreshore Trail. Nannup's heritage shines through when looking at the Blackwood River Bridge.
An Arboretum was planted in 1926 and it is amazing to see how the trees have grown in that time.
There are wildflowers aplenty in spring, and birdlife can be observed all year round.
Choose your TRAIL
Nannup herritage trail
Take time to wander the streets, learn about the history and reflect on early settlement of the area. The Nannup Heritage Trail is a partnership project of the Nannup Shire and the Nannup Historical Society to document and acknowledge the significant cultural sites and heritage buildings in the townsite.
In total, 51 sites have been interpreted, detailing the stories of their establishment, previous use of the buildings, and the individuals who have helped to shape the town of Nannup.
A companion booklet was also created, providing a self-guided tour of the sites, with some additional information. This Heritage Trail Guide can be purchased from the Nannup Caravan Park, the Community Resource Centre, the Shire offices and A Taste of Nannup.
Nannup Riverside Walk
This 2.5km walk follows the Blackwood River foreshore from behind the Nannup Visitor Centre before looping back through the township of Nannup to arrive back at the Visitor Centre.
On the trail one can see a raised timber deck ideal for bird watching, picnic benches as well as interpretive signage.
Nannup is a picturesque, historic town. The town was first settled by travelers feeding, watering and resting their horses and bullocks. The town has maintained its historic link with pastoral developments and the timber industry. The main route through Nannup is still called Warren Rd as it follows the original cattle route to a homestead called "The Warren" in the Pemberton region.
Picnic tables available
Parking is available