Western Australia’s apple capital of Donnybrook invites you to discover an abundance of fresh local produce, Australia’s biggest free entry fun park and its lovingly restored heritage architecture.
Just two hours and 15 minutes by road south of Perth, this charming south west town offers scenic drives perfect for a daytrip from the city, a stopover on your down south tour, or your base for a blissful country break.
Take to the streets around Donnybrook and beyond, where you’ll find a dazzling display of apple and cherry blossoms during spring and quaint roadside stalls laden with the freshest of local farm produce.
At the heart of the Geographe Wine Region, the Donnybrook area boasts seven cellar doors from which to sample the award-winning signature notes as well as a local cider factory.
Built from the ground up by locals, the Donnybrook Apple Fun Park proudly boasts the title of the nation’s largest free-entry entertainment park. Fire up a barbecue and enjoy an afternoon of free family fun climbing, swinging and sliding.
Soak in the ambience of a time gone by with a collection of colonial buildings dating back to the late 19th century. Stroll along the winding path of the Aboriginal sculpture park and read fascinating tales of one of the world’s longest surviving cultures.
Walk, cycle or roll out the picnic rug to relax and unwind in the countryside. The local dam, tree park, historic mill and seasonal falls offer idyllic spots to enjoy a glass of wine and some stunning natural beauty. Or take a short drive on the quirky side to nearby Gnomesville, home to over 3,000 gnomes of all shapes and sizes.
For an overnight stay in Donnybrook, you can pick from farm stays, self-contained cottages, hotel and backpacker accommodation.
Design your visit to Western Australia’s home of apple production to coincide with the biennial Easter festival, a decades-old event celebrating the March to May harvest season.