Pine plantation, Greg Harold / Auscape International

Population 503

Nannup is a historic mill town in the Blackwood Valley south of Perth. Known as 'The Garden Village', it has beautiful private and public gardens, tulip farms, daffodils and wildflowers. The countryside is a series of lush, rolling pastures alongside jarrah forests and pine plantations.

Visitor Information

4 Brockman St; (08) 9756 1211

Nearby national parks

  • Leeuwin Naturaliste National Park

    This long, narrow park hugs the south-west coast of Western Australia for 120 kilometres between two prominent capes, Cape Naturaliste in...more

  • Shannon National Park

    Shannon National Park, between Manjimup and Walpole in Western Australia’s southern forest region, encompasses the Shannon River as it...more

  • Yalgorup National Park

    Located just south of Mandurah in a long, narrow strip between the Old Coast Road and the Indian Ocean, and protecting a wetland system...more

Nearby towns

  • Balingup

    This small town, nestled in the Blackwood River Valley, is surrounded by rolling hills, forests and orchards. Balingup is renowned for its...more

  • Bridgetown

    Bridgetown is a picturesque timber town nestled among rolling hills on the banks of the Blackwood River. Crossing the river, Bridgetown...more

  • Donnybrook

    Donnybrook is the centre of the oldest and largest apple-growing area in Western Australia. This is the home of the Granny Smith apple and...more

In Town

Old Police Station: now a visitor centre, original cell block open for viewing; Brockman St.

Town Arboretum: fine collection of old trees planted in 1926; Brockman St.

Kealley's Gemstone Museum: displays of rocks, shells, gemstones, bottles and stamps; closed Wed; Warren Rd.

Marinko Tomas Memorial: memorial to the local boy who was the first serviceman from WA killed in the Vietnam War; Warren Rd.

Blackwood Wines: beautiful winery and restaurant overlooking an artificial lake; closed Wed; Kearney St; (08) 9756 0077.

Arts, crafts and antiques: many in town, including Crafty Creations for quality timber goods on Warren Rd (closed June).

Heritage trail: in 2 sections, with a 2.5 km town walk highlighting historic buildings, and a 9 km scenic drive; contact visitor centre for map.



ondil Park: bushwalks and wildflowers in season; 3 km W.

Barrabup Pool: largest of several pools, ideal for swimming, fishing and camping. Also has barbecue facilities; 10 km W.

Cambray Sheep Cheese: award-winning cheeses, visitors can watch the milking and cheese making; samples available. There are also guest cottages; 12 km N.

Carlotta Crustaceans: marron farm; 14 km S off Vasse Hwy.

Tathra: fruit winery and restaurant; open 11am–4.30pm Mon–Sun; 14 km NE.

Mythic Mazes: mazes including sculptures of myths from around the world; 20 km N.

Donnelly River Wines: open daily for cellar-door tastings; (08) 9301 5555; 45 km S.

Blackwood River: camping, swimming, canoeing and trout fishing.

Self-guided walks: wildflower (in spring), waterfall (in winter) and forest walks; contact visitor centre for maps.

Scenic drives: through jarrah forest and pine plantations, including 40 km Blackwood Scenic Drive; contact visitor centre for maps.

Eco-friendly activities around town

Snorkelling around Busselton and Augusta 53 km

The marine life growing off and feeding near the historic 1841-metre Busselton Jetty makes it one of the easiest and best snorkelling and dive sites in Western Australia. The Underwater Observatory (see entry below) at... Find out more

Four-wheel-drive tours around Pemberton and Albany 57 km

Pemberton Discovery Tours is a carbon-neutral business that runs 4WD and tag-along tours through the great karri forests, along beaches and through dune systems, with a particular focus on environmental impact. There are... Find out more

Cycle tour - Margaret River 64 km

You can explore this scenic region at your own pace, including wineries, karri forests, caves and beaches on a bike. Dirty Detours hires bikes in Margaret River and runs a one-day, off-road Sip and Cycle tour, while... Find out more

Margaret River canoe tour 64 km

Bushtucker River and Winery Tours will take you canoeing down the quiet Margaret River, with opportunities to see kangaroos, bushtucker- bearing plants and heritage sites on a guided four-hour excursion. There is time... Find out more

Cafes & restaurants around town

Blackwood Bistro

Overlooking a scenic lake, diners will enjoy the modern Australian fare served here after tasting a local drop or two. The wine label includes a tiger print, because legend has it that the Nannup Tiger has been sighted... Find out more

Nannup Bridge Cafe

Romance is on the menu at Nannup Bridge Cafe, as lovers cosy up inside during the cooler months and dine alfresco when it’s warmer. The country setting is conducive to rustic food, and oysters and steak are popular... Find out more

Tathra Restaurant

Specialising in marron, trout and beef, its no wonder the Tathra Restaurant has been operational since 1990. Situated in peaceful surroundings 14 kilometres from the township of Nannup, the property includes a winery,... Find out more

Nearby breweries

Cowaramup Brewing Company 60 km

This family-owned microbrewery, based in the Margaret River wine-producing belt, first fired up in December 2006. Cowaramup can be tricky to pronounce for some visitors (correctly: Ca-rara-mup) and the locals often refer... Find out more

Campsites around town

Workmans Pool camping area 8 km

This camping area – also known as Workers Pool – is in the forest near a brook, 11 km west of Nannup. To get here, follow the Vasse Hwy and Mowen Rd; carry in your own firewood and drinking water.... Find out more

Gregory Brook camping area 20 km

On the Bibbulmun Track, Gregory Brook is 18 km from Blackwood camping area and 20.6 km from Donnelly River Village.... Find out more

Blackwood camping area 22 km

On the Bibbulmun Track, Blackwood is 40.1 km from Grimwade camping area and 18 km from Gregory Brook camping area.... Find out more

Tom Road camping area 24 km

On the Bibbulmun Track, Tom Rd is 15.9 km from Donnelly River Village and 22.8 km from Boarding House camping area.... Find out more

Donnelly River Village 24 km

This privately operated campsite is located at the end of the northern section of the Bibbulmun Track and marks the start of its southern section. It is 20.6 km from the Gregory Brook camping area and 15.9 km from the... Find out more

Balingup Caravan Transit Park 29 km

This small transit park with limited sites is arranged along the banks of Balingup Brook in Walter St, off Jayes Rd in Balingup. Stays are limited to 3 nights. To get to this pretty crafts village nestled in the... Find out more

Greens Island camping area 30 km

Greens Island camping area is 2 km off Donnelly Dr, 23 km west of Manjimup via Graphite Rd. Set in a former family farm dating back to the 1921 settlement of the area, it provides easy bushwalking access to Four Acres... Find out more

Bridgetown Caravan Park 34 km

Spend the night at this caravan park beside the Blackwood River. It’s at the southern end of a town that’s well-known for its old-world charm, warm hospitality and chilled, misty mornings. The rolling hills... Find out more

Caravan parks around town

Fonty’s Pool Caravan Park 44 km

Closed during July and August, this park is in a rural setting just 8 km from Manjimup along a sealed road. Fonty’s Pool is a spring-fed swimming hole, with a rich history dating back to 1925. Bookings are required... Find out more

Big 4 Beachlands Holiday Park 55 km

This is a very good quality park in the very popular holiday town of Busselton. Sites are at a premium here in holiday periods, when the price of powered sites soars. Bookings are required at peak times and a... Find out more

Mandalay Holiday Resort 56 km

This is an excellent quality caravan park for tourists. It is just across the road from the beach and about 4 km from the town centre. There is a popular resort-style pool and large grassy playing area. Holiday periods... Find out more

Pemberton Caravan Park 57 km

This is a spacious place with lots of shade and trees, just 1 km from the town centre. The budget-priced park has basic amenities, and a natural-style pool right next door. Bookings are required in peak periods and a... Find out more

Big4 Peppermint Park 59 km

This is one of the neatest parks we have visited in recent times. The camp kitchen has to one of the best we have seen in a part of Australia that is renowned for quality parks. Bookings are required in peak times and a... Find out more

Taunton Farm Holiday Park 62 km

We think this is possibly the best base for exploring the wonderful Margaret River region and its many wineries. It is a quality park in a great farm setting and we always enjoy our stays here. Bookings are required in... Find out more

Margaret River Tourist Park 64 km

Located 1 km from the centre of town, this park is a convenient base to explore the popular Margaret River holiday region. Pets are allowed, but small dogs only. Bookings are required in peak periods.... Find out more

Turner Caravan Park 67 km

This is a large waterfront park in the heart of town, with wide sprawling lawns. Bookings are required in peak periods.... Find out more

Discovery Holiday Parks – Bunbury Village 68 km

This is a very good quality park on the highway, 6 km from the city centre. It has some great features including minigolf and a tennis court. Its location makes it an excellent base for a holiday in Bunbury. Bookings are... Find out more

Hotels, motels & B&Bs around town

Beyonderup Falls

After relaxing in your spa on the deck overlooking the Blackwood River and green countryside, you might consider making that tree change a reality. All four of the two-storey timber chalets are completely private, and... Find out more

Crabapple Lane B&B

The purpose-built Crabapple Lane B&B is tastefully decorated and has three bedrooms with ensuites. The communal lounge room is inviting and leads out to a pergola. It’s near the Blackwood River and Kondil... Find out more

Redgum Hill Country Retreat

Whether you’re staying in the villa, which is in the guest wing of the homestead, or in one of the chalets, you’ll find yourself on 4.5 hectares of magical grounds consisting of woodlands, ponds and gardens... Find out more

Tathra Hill Top Retreat

Fresh air, playful blue wrens and double spas invoke romance, especially as it’s a kids-free zone at this adult-only retreat. The cottages at Tathra Hill Top Retreat are self-contained, and include luxurious bed... Find out more

Eco-friendly places to stay around town

Yelverton Brook Eco Spa Retreat 61 km

Set in a 40-hectare conservation reserve protected from feral predators, with woylies, bandicoots and other animals roaming around, the self-contained chalets here have everything you could want, including local... Find out more

Burnside Bungalows 66 km

At Margaret River you can stay on this certified organic and biodynamic farm that produces mulberries, apricots, nectarines, peaches, avocados and olives. The accommodation is in cottages made with rammed earth and... Find out more

Rest areas around town

Barrabup Pool camping area 8 km

T/O 2km N of Nannup (L) or 58km SE of Busselton (R)

In the forest 8km west of the highway via Mowen Rd.

Karri Gully Rest Area 17 km

26 km W of Bridgetown (R) or 19 km E of Nannup (L)

Very small area just off the highway. Good shade.

Willow Springs camping area 17 km

T/O 24km W of Bridgetown (L) or 21km E of Nannup (R)

Secluded in the forest 5km (unsealed) south of the highway via Wetherley and Gold Gully rds.

Jarrah Park rest area 21 km

21km W of Bridgetown (R) or 24km E of Nannup (L)

Small secluded area in the forest.

Canebrake rest area 30 km

34km W of Nannup (R) or 41km E of Karridale (L)

Just off the highway in the forest.

Greenbushes rest area 31 km

9km S of Balingup (R) or 17km N of Bridgetown (L)

At the junction with the northern road into Greenbushes.

Bridgetown park area 34 km

At Bridgetown

At the south end of town on a riverbank.

Sues Bridge camping area 36 km

T/O 45km W of Nannup (R) or 30km E of Karridale (L)

Secluded in the forest 9km north of the highway via Sues Rd.

Ironstone Gully camping area 37 km

T/O at Donnybrook

Secluded in the bush off Capel Rd 18km south-west of Donnybrook.

Diamond Tree Lookout Park Area 50 km

10 km S of Manjimup (R) or 108 km N of Walpole (L)

Small area just off the highway in the forest. Good facilities and shade.

Chapman Pool camping area 52 km

T/O 64km W of Nannup (R) or 11km E of Karridale (L)

Secluded bush setting 9km north of the highway via Warner Glen Rd.

Alexandra Bridge camping area 57 km

T/O 64km W of Nannup (R) or 11km E of Karridale (L)

On a riverbank 2km north-west of the highway via Clarke Dr.

McLeod Creek Rest Area 62 km

23 km N of Augusta (L) or 20 km S of Margaret River (R)

Secluded area just off the highway among the trees. Good shade.

Bunbury South Rest Area 68 km

42 km NW of Margaret River (L) or 57 km SE of Bunbury (R)

Small area just off the highway. Limited shade.

What's on around town

Market: Warren Rd; 2nd Sat each month.

Art and Photography Exhibition: Jan.

Music Festival: Feb/Mar.

Forest Car Rally: Mar.

Nannup Cup Boat Race: June.

Flower and Garden Festival: tulips; Aug.

Rose Festival: Nov.

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