In Greenbushes, visitors can experience many breathtaking drives and picturesque walks. Take in spectacular wildflowers, jarrah forests or stand in awe at the view over an open cut mine. Key attractions are the Greenbushes Heritage Trail and the Eco-Cultural Discovery Centre. There is an enormous amount of history and natural beauty on Greenbushes and evidence still remains of the towns past glories.
Nearby Bridgetown is located approximately 268 km south of Perth and about 95km south of Bunbury, on the South Western Highway, approximately 2.5-3 hours drive from Perth. Bridgetown is nestled amongst the hills on the banks of the Blackwood River and has the rare combination of old world charm and modern facilities. Many fine old building have been restored to their former glory, including the post office, old goal, police quarters and “Bridgedale”, the home built in 1862 by one of the areas first settlers, John Blechynden. Bridgetown is the only town given ‘Historic Town’ status by the National Trust of Australia.The town has been the site of several bridges across the Blackwood. The most recent was built in 1981 and is the last of the large wooden bridges to be built in Western Australia. It is the colossal jarrah structure stretching 127.5 metres.Rich, red clays and loam soils mean that many plants grow well in Bridgetown. The town is renowned for its gardens and hosts the annual Festival of Country Gardens. See information under Major Events.Bridgetown’s other attractions include The Brierley Jigsaw Gallery, Bridgetown Jarrah Park, Suttons Lookout, Blackwood Environment Centre (housed in the old railway station), the River Park, scenic drives and walk trails. Bridgetown boasts 2 art galleries, 3 wineries, a cidery, cafes, restaurants, a range of accommodation houses, including WA’s 2001 ‘Best Bed & Breakfast’.