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Bridgetown

Visitor Centre:
Bridgetwon/Greenbushes Visitor Centre
154 Hampton St,Bridgetown
Phone: 1800 777 140
Visitor website: www.bridgetown.com.au
General:
Bridgetown is in the heart of the beautiful Blackwood River Valley and only three hours drive south of Perth. The town is renowned for its crisp and seasonal mornings, with mist shrouding hilltops in the winter, stunning autumn and spring colours and cool evenings in the summer.
As the only heritage listed town in the South West, Bridgetown has many fine old buildings that have been painstakingly restored, creating a wonderful mixture of old world charm with modern facilities.
Attractions:
Heritage sites, art galleries, wood furniture, country cafés and boutique shops nestle side by side on the vibrant main street. Walk the parks and riverside, take in a horse or wagon ride through state forests, sample local wines and fresh home-grown produce, or enjoy a picnic gazing out on a valley vista, the choices abound!
Brierley Jigsaw Gallery
The gallery is situated at the Bridgetown Visitor Centre. As a gesture of thanks for all that Bridgetown had given her, Mrs Brierley offered her collection of jigsaw puzzles to the community through the shire in 1978. Mrs Brierley provided funds to house the collection. The gallery is the only known gallery of its type in the southern hemisphere.
Geegelup Heritage Trail and Walk
Due to the number of historic buildings and sites around the Shire, several self-drive/walk guides have been developed. These are available at the Visitor Centre and some of the beautiful sites to see include; Austin and Maranup Fords, the Old Gaol, several Churches (1890’s and 1900’s), the Railway Station, original Hotels, Post Office and Road Board buildings, most of the main street shops also have tales of times gone by.
Parks and Bush Walks
Greenbushes is a bushwalker’s paradise! The Bibbulmun Track has a special diversion into this stunning area, known as the Greenbushes Loop. The New Zealand Gully Walk and Mining Heritage Walk are also in the area, all of which commence at the Greenbushes Discovery Centre. Other bush walks and parks include the Hester Forest, Bridgetown Jarrah Park, Blackwood Riverside Walk, Karri Gully, Memorial Park and Geegelup Brook.
Festivals and Events
Bridgetown hosts many festivals and sporting events throughout the year. Festivals such as Bridgetown in the winter, the Blues at Bridgetown and Taste of the Blackwood are a fabulous contrast to major draw cards such as the WA State Kayak Championships, Blackwood Classic Power Boat race, Festival of Country Gardens, Blackwood Marathon and much, much more! Contact the Visitor Centre for details on current events.