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Homestead overlooking Ferguson Valley - Dardanup

Homestead overlooking Ferguson Valley

Willow Bridge Estate

Willow Bridge vineyard is about 25 km's inland from Bunbury and is spectacularly situated in the rolling hills of Ferguson Valley. Willow Bridge Estate is a family owned and operated business and is one of the few remaining wineries not owned by a multi-international organisation.

Their mouth watering wines include whites such as Chardonnay, Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc, Verdelho, and delicious reds like Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot.

There is a cellar door for wine tasting that is open 7 days a week between 11am and 5pm. If you do intend to sample some wine please arrange a "skipper" (designated driver) and enjoy to your heart's content.

Address: Gardin Court Drive, Dardanup

Directions: One of the easiest ways to get there is to head east out of Dardanup and follow the signs to Willow Bridge Estate Winery.

Phone: +618 97280055

Website: http://www.willowbridge.com.au

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Sep 26, 2010
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King Jarrah Tree - Dardanup

King Jarrah Tree

King Jarrah Tree

The majestic and ancient Jarrah Tree can be found near King Tree Wines and Lodge.

This 500 year old tree is quite fragile and can be easily damaged by foot traffic at the base but a timber boardwalk and viewing platform has been built to protect the root system.

And to imagine that it was still a sapling when Christoper Columbus set sail looking for new lands. It was fully mature when the first Europeans set foot on Australian soil!

The area also has mature stands of yarri, jarrah and marri trees. It support an abundance of small birds and mammals including some local kangaroos which are often seen near the winery.

Address: Kingtree Road, Wellington Mills

Directions: About 800m from King Tree Winery & Lodge

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Jan 21, 2009
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Metrognome - Dardanup

Metrognome

Even more Gnomesville

Kids (of all ages) will have a magical time just wandering around trying to find them all. You might walk 20 metres one way thinking you've seen them all... and then you'll find one peeking at you from up in a tree or from behind a log!

Address: Ferguson Road

Directions: Gnomesville is situated at the roundabout that joins Wellington Mill Road and Ferguson Road in the Ferguson Valley area. One of the easiest ways to get there is to head east out of Dardanup.

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated May 1, 2007
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Plastered gnomes - Dardanup

Plastered gnomes

More Gnomesville

At a remote roundabout you will discover that there are gnomes scattered everywhere... in the bush... alongside the road... down the various pathways and following a meandering creek...

Address: Ferguson Road

Directions: Gnomesville is situated at the roundabout that joins Wellington Mill Road and Ferguson Road in the Ferguson Valley area. One of the easiest ways to get there is to head east out of Dardanup.

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated May 1, 2007
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RSL War Memorial - Dardanup

RSL War Memorial

Dardanup Heritage Walk Trail

The Returned Services League (RSL) War Memorial and Palmer Park which surrounds it are dedicated to the World War I & II casualties who came from Dardanup and its nearby districts.

Review Helpfulness: 3 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Apr 26, 2007
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Church of the Immaculate Conception - Dardanup

Church of the Immaculate Conception

Dardanup Heritage Walk Trail

The Church of the Immaculate Conception was opened in 1938 and was built when the previous church built by Thomas Little could no longer fit everyone inside.

Review Helpfulness: 3 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Apr 25, 2007
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St Mary's Anglican Church - Dardanup

St Mary's Anglican Church

Dardanup Heritage Walk Trail

St Mary's Anglican Church was consecrated and opened in 1906. The building is still in it's original condition and also uses it's orginal organ!

Review Helpfulness: 3 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Apr 25, 2007
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Gnome sweet gnome - Dardanup

Gnome sweet gnome

Gnomesville

It's hard to find out exactly how these gnomes started appearing in the Ferguson Valley, but apparently it all started with only one lil' ol' gnome placed on the side of the road and it has now grown to a community of over a thousand...

Address: Ferguson Road

Directions: Gnomesville is situated at the roundabout that joins Wellington Mill Road and Ferguson Road in the Ferguson Valley area. One of the easiest ways to get there is to head east out of Dardanup.

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Apr 25, 2007
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Thomas Little Hall - Dardanup

Thomas Little Hall

Dardanup Heritage Walk Trail

Thomas Little arrived in Dardanup in 1838 at the request of Charles Princep of India who wanted to purchase land and establish a horse breeding business to supply horses to India.

The venture didn't work out but Thomas and his family stayed on in Dardanup to start farming and he built a number of buildings around the area.

Thomas Little Hall was the first Catholic Church to be built in 1854 and used until 1938.

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Apr 25, 2007
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