Dardanup – what a surprise!

Dardanup is just up the road (only 95 km away) and yet we never stop to have a look around. It is close to Bunbury, which we pass through every time we go to Perth, but it’s just one of those things …. always rushing to get up to Perth and back home again.

With a few spare days on our hands, we decided to take the caravan out and spent three days in and around Dardanup, staying at a farm stay caravan park. Taralea Farm, who grow macadamia and limes and run a small flock of Sams, was a great base to enjoy the area.

On one of the days we enjoyed lunch at Ferguson Falls Winery in the nearby Ferguson Valley. The weather here at the moment is unseasonably warm so it was a lovely day to take in the beautiful scenery in the valley.

But the highlight of the trip was our visit to Heritage Park in Dardanup West. It must be the best kept secret in WA; if you enjoy our pioneering past. A fabulous display of restored machinery and collectibles is presented in over 7000 m2 of undercover display buildings. Collections include tractors, farm machinery, traction engines, sawmills and trucks, most restored and in working order, along with military displays, a working print shop, gemstones….and the list goes on. It is well worth a visit if you are in the area.

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11 Responses to Dardanup – what a surprise!

  1. G & H says:

    wow looks like a great place to visit. always good to get away; hope to get over there in Spring. G & H

  2. Robyn says:

    As always great photos and interesting.

  3. Peter Jackson says:

    Looks like a very beautiful and peaceful spot to spend a few days poking around. Heritage Park must be a life times worth of collecting. Sort of place you might find Great granddad’s old stump jump plough or Nana’s false teeth! Great to catch up with you both on Tuesday the new HQ at Cowaramup is looking fantastic. Jim I think you need to lodge a patent on your chook house design.

  4. Dave and Di says:

    Hi Jim and Kerry
    Love the restored tractors and machinery. Will definitely be on the visit list when we visit Margaret River in the motor home
    Dave and Di

  5. Kerry & Jim says:

    Dave…you would love this place. So much to see.

  6. Pauline & Gary says:

    What a great spot to spend a few days…. Hi, Kerry and Jim. 😀

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