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Wildflowers at our doorstep

Spring is a spctacular time of the year. The colours abound, with blossom, flowers…and wildflowers. Balingup’s Racecourse Flora Reserve is recognised as a biodiversity hotspot with many delicate wildflowers to be found. We’d been told that our 25 acre hilltop forest was also home to wildflowers and recently we took[…]

Get Blooming Wild

The Blooming Wild Festival got underway this week! Showcasing the beauty of spring in the Southern Forest & Valleys, this event offers a variety of experiences and wildflower events in the South West from 2 September to 19 November 2017. This event celebrates the diversity and magnificent natural gardens that[…]

Nannup Flower & Garden Festival

The Blackwood River Valley, will blossom once again next weekend when the Nannup Flower and Garden Festival returns for 2017 – Thursday 17th – Sunday 20th August! Join us for the weekend and day-trip to Nannup to enjoy exhibitions, open gardens, workshops, market stalls and the Great Hall of Flowers.[…]

Enjoy a Taste of the Blackwood

Taste of the Blackwood is the major food and wine festival in the Blackwood Valley Region, a market-style event designed especially for food and wine lovers. Entertain the entire family with plenty of samples, free workshops and cooking demonstrations running throughout the day. While the kids create something in a[…]

Telling Tales in Balingup

Balingup transformed into a storybook world on the 9th and 10th July for the annual Telling Tales in Balingup event. Over 200 families from all over WA were treated to a wonderful weekend of children’s storytelling sessions, and workshops with WA authors and illustrators. Published authors and illustrators including, Norman[…]

There’s no better time to visit…

Balingup locals have been telling people for years . . . but now QANTAS Inside Traveller has made it official! Balingup and the Blackwood River Valley has been nominated as one of the five best places in Australia to see autumn colours. Autumn is a perfect time to discover the[…]

A wonderful wetland – Schwenkes Dam

The Blackwood Basin Group is one of many community groups achieving amazing things for the environment in the Balingup region. One of their key projects has been to create a wetland haven at Schwenkes Dam in Greenbushes. Schwenkes Dam is a steep-sided water body which was created during previous mining[…]

Get Snapping

The Balingup Heights Photography Weekend Workshop is on again this May – Friday 19th to Sunday 21st, when Balingup will be ablaze with the burnished reds, oranges and golds of Autumn! This beginners level workshop, run by Seng Mah and Craig Franke from Venture Photography, is a great way to[…]