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Travel guide Balingup

A break in Balingup
By Kylie Jane Degeling

  There’s an old saying that 'good things come in small packages' and when you look at the humble size of Balingup’s population, you can rest assured it’s all good. This delightful rural town in the southwestern part of Western Australia is a rare gem, filled with friendly people, fun-filled festivals and events, and beautiful scenery.   Situated on the edge of Balingup Brook, close to the Margaret River, the town is a part of the world famous Bibbulmun Track, where you can pack your bags and trek for weeks between Kalamunda and Albany. If you prefer to stay closer to town, there are plenty of festivities, ranging from the annual Small Farm Field Day in April, to a Medieval Carnival in August and the Bibbulmun Track outdoor concert in November. But even if yo... Read more

BirdWatching in Australia's South West
By Penny Parsons

As one of the world’s premier biodiversity regions, and with over 24,000 square kilometers of forests, farmland, vineyards and orchard the South West of Western Australia is not to be missed. You can explore the area from any one of a number of towns and villages dotted throughout the region. If you’re heading to the South West for a spot of birdwatching and are also looking for a great place to stay that offers peace, serenity, bird and animal life we have found a number of options from which to choose. Stoneridge Cottages, Balingup Balingup is a tributary of the Blackwood River Valley, an area of rolling, fertile timbered country with rich pastures and historic towns. Private, secluded and tranquil, Stoneridge is separated from the winding valley drive by 200m of timber,... Read more

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