The Secret of the Southwest.
When tourists historically choose a West Australian destination for their domestic getaways it’s not an exaggeration to say Margaret River probably makes it in the top 10% of selections. If not a
specific location, the general direction will largely be somewhere on the southwest coastal strip
between Bunbury and Albany. It’s not rocket science, Aussies love the beach and it’s layback
But in the shifting sands of life since the onset of the global pandemic, there’s also been a shift in
what travellers are seeking. The coastal strip is getting crowded. Very crowded. It’s also getting
expensive and it’s becoming less and less family friendly. The pandemic has changed people’s
priorities and there’s a part of WA that’s satisfying these new desires.
Places where kids love to run free, where they can pat the dogs being walked by locals and feed the animals on the farm where they are staying…
Introducing Bridgetown’s beautiful green vistas, the slower pace of shopping in small owner run
businesses where you’re welcomed with a smile and a chat, deep forests and homely
accommodation. Places where kids love to run free, where they can pat the dogs being walked by
locals and feed the animals on the farm right where they are staying; where there are plenty of
family friendly things to do. It’s a relaxed, idyllic life for locals and tree changers in these pretty
inland towns on the journey between Boyanup and Pemberton and this is where tourists are heading
in droves to see what life could be like.
the shopping will offer you one-off specialist shops you won’t find anywhere else – no main street full of franchises here.
Bridgetown is an iconic example of this idyllic life and couples, families and all kinds of leisure
seekers are abandoning the coast to experience the secrets of this hidden gem. What Bridgetown
has to offer over other small towns on the Harvest Highway is an air of growth. It’s bustling, it’s
vibrant, new businesses are opening every couple of months and it’s friendly. So. Very. Friendly. It’s
old fashioned country hospitality with a modern edge and a creative flair. It’s energetic but not
frantic, it’s beautiful but not pretentious, it’s welcoming and genuine. This place is unique, with so
many things to do in Bridgetown that will leave you relaxed, inspired and wanting to come back
and visit again. (See here our list of things to do in Bridgetown!)
And underlying it all is the air of being somewhere special. Somewhere that makes you feel GOOD.
The mighty Blackwood River offers canoeing, kayaking and water sports, the scenic drives will keep you snap happy with your camera, the walking trails will take you on a memorable bush experience, the
shopping will offer you one-off specialist shops you won’t find anywhere else – no main street full
of franchises here. There’s horse riding, bike riding, farm-stays, theatre experiences, music events,
art everywhere and always great food on offer in Bridgetown. And underlying it all is the air of
being somewhere special. Somewhere that makes you feel GOOD. That’s what you want on holiday
and while it won’t cost you the earth to come visit, what you take away will be priceless.
Get to know Bridgetown better! Bridgetown Discovery is your local’s guide to where to eat, stay,
play and indulge yourself! Follow the links below to experience all that Bridgetown has to offer!
Where to eat in Bridgetown>
Things to do in Bridgetown>
Places to stay in Bridgetown>
Indulgent things to do in Bridgetown>