Nannup, also known as ‘The Garden Village’, is nestled on the banks of the Blackwood River amid tall karri and jarrah tree forests. Famous for its dazzling blooms of tulips, daffodils and native spring wildflowers, the town offers an equally impressive display of arts, crafts and heritage architecture.
Once you’ve made the three hour and 15 minute drive south of Perth to Nannup, stretch your legs with a stroll along the Heritage Trail and acquaint yourself with the town’s history and yesteryear charms.
Be seduced by the cosy tea rooms and the arts, crafts and antique stores lining the main street, as well as the beguiling private and public floral gardens that earn Nannup its title as ‘The Garden Village’.
Nannup Arboretum is also a must-see for botanical buffs, planted in the 1926 it showcases a collection of trees from around the world.
To discover the native flora and forests of Nannup, hit one of the many walking trails meandering through forests of jarrah and one of the world’s tallest hardwoods – the karri tree. You’ll find a host of plant species that are unique to the South West, including many brightly-coloured Banksias and carpets of wildflowers in spring.
Another great way to take in Nannup’s natural beauty is to paddle the Blackwood River in a canoe. Here, you can also try your hand at trout fishing (in season), or head to Barrabup Pool and Workers Pool for a dip and a picnic.
A scenic drive along the popular Nannup/Balingup Tourist Drive or Blackwood Scenic Drive reveals more of the region’s breathtaking natural landscapes, offering plenty of must-stop opportunities to enjoy a stroll or picnic by the river.
If you’ve worked up an appetite, check out the array of eateries in Nannup, ranging from a la carte to cafes and takeaways. You’ll also find an inviting range of accommodation, including bed and breakfasts, chalets, cottages, farmstays, bush cabins and camping and caravan options.