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GEOGRAPHE AND BUNBURY
Discover nature close up, on a walking track through the
bush. Catch tadpoles at the edge of the dams, feed and
pet baby animals at a farmstay, and visit Gnomesville in
the Ferguson Valley, the Dolphins in Koombana Bay and
the Apple Fun Park in Donnybrook.
With over 30 wineries and cellar doors throughout the
Geographe (and many medal-winners among them), you’re
spoiled for choice. Let someone else do the driving and take
a bush tucker tour visiting wineries and microbreweries.
Sleep under the stars near Harvey at Logue Brook Dam,
Hoffman Mill, in Australind at the Leschenault Peninsula
Conservation Park, Belvidere Camp and the Cut. Wellington
Dam has several beautiful camping grounds. Check with
Visitor Centres for fees and facilities.
Catch redfin perch all year round (with no bag limit),
and trout in season from September 1-April 30 (bag limits
apply) from the rivers. Fish off pristine beaches for silver
bream and mulloway all year round.
CHECK OUT... BUNBURY FARMERS MARKET
The perfect place to find fresh produce straight from the growers – open seven days.
DO A FARMSTAY
At Rosa’s farmstay, kids can feed rabbits, guinea pigs, emus, horses,
goats, pigs, hens, ducks and Matilda the kangaroo; they can also collect
eggs and take pony and tractor rides. Guests can catch trout and yabbies
in the dam to cook for their dinner.
MOUNTAIN BIKE RIDING
Explore the Munda Biddi and Mt Leonard bike trails.
DARDANUP HERITAGE PARK
Discover a great collection of working agricultural and industrial
machinery from our pioneering past.
STIRLING COTTAGE, HARVEY
A replica of Governor James Stirling’s original cottage, surrounded by
the gorgeous heritage gardens, this is a lovely place to stop for lunch by the
river on the way back to Perth via the South Western Highway.
Rosa Madigan, Co-owner,
Collie to Donnybrook and
Return Cycling Classic,
Collie and Donnybrook August 18
Bunbury Kidsfest, Bunbury
Recreation Ground, Bunbury
September 29-October 1
Bunbury Dolphin City
Festival, Dolphin Discovery
Centre, Bunbury October 19-21
Brunswick Junction October 27
Geographe Crush Food
and Wine Festival, Bunbury
Collie Agricultural Show
60th Year, Collie November 17
A Harvey farmstay (Photography Cynthia Dix).
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