Discover the Ferguson Valley

Set in picturesque surroundings of rolling hills the spectacular Ferguson Valley has so much to offer. Attractions include art galleries, 10 wineries and boutique breweries, and superb restaurants that hold a number of outdoor events through out the year including live music, movies, plays and performances. Free Nature base attractions including the quirky Gnomesville, an open-air attraction populated mysteriously by some 3000 gnomes from around the world. A scenic 15 minute drive from Bunbury, Ferguson Valley offers a fantastic family day out. Alternatively spend a few days in the Valley enjoying some award winning wines and stay in one of our charming B and B, farm stays or resort accommodation options.

The Shire of Dardanup in Western Australia comes under the Ferguson Valley brand: “Enjoy a fresh look at country life”. The main inland town, Dardanup, is best known for its annual Bull and Barrel Festival each October, which celebrates the areas dairy and wine industries. The Shire of Dardanup is one of the fastest-growing local government areas in Australia and encompasses the suburb of Eaton (on the fringes of the City of Bunbury) as well as a largely rural hinterland of lush farmlands, forests and rivers.

Quirky Gnomesville great for children

Did you know Gnomesville--deep in the heart of the Ferguson Valley--now has around 3000 gnomes in residence? Where have they all come from?

It's a wonderful place for children to explore, wandering around the pathways and through the woodlands. And, best of all, it's free. From Dardanup, head along Ferguson Road and Wellington Mill Road to get to Gnomesville.

New rural accommodation

In the rural tranquility of the Preston Valley at Mumballup, just over two hours south of Perth, Mumbles Stays' two luxurious and stylishly modern country apartments provide an outstanding alternative to chalet-style accommodation.

Both have luxury features like king-sized beds, reclining leather lounges, reverse cycle air conditioning, fluffy cotton bathrobes, Jacuzzi-style hot tubs and fully-equipped kitchens with big-brand appliances. Both have farmland views over the valley floor to the hills beyond. Find out more at Mumby Stays. Click on Accommodation on this page.

Lyndendale open on Monday

Lyndendale Gallery on Crooked Brook Road is a boutique gallery within a Federation-style home. The gallery specialises in etchings, woodcuts, collographs - in fact all kinds of print-making.

The diverse range of works is mainly by artist-printmaker, Denise Gillies. Her works are complemented by works of the South West Printmakers. Pottery, glassware, jewellery, textiles, hand-crafted books and some giftware are also on show at the gallery. The gallery will be open on Monday's Labour Day holiday, from 11am to 4pm.

 



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