Welcome To Balingup Western Australia
Balingup is a town located in the South West of Western Australia, 241 kilometres (south of the state capital, Perth, and 31 kilometres southeast of the town of Donnybrook.
The town takes its name from Balingup Pool, located on the Balingup Brook which flows through the town. The name was first recorded by a surveyor in 1850, and is said to be derived from the name of Noongar warrior, Balingan. The town is on the South Western Highway.
Balingup caters for tourists on any budget and Balingup Accommodation range from Bed & Breakfast accommodation, Backpacker accommodation, Hotels / Motel accommodation, Caravan Park, Self contained / holiday house accommodation and resort accommodations.
Balingup is surrounded by many wonderful natural attractions, and it is well worth the effort to explore them. Famous for its wonderful scenery, rolling green hills shrouded with mist in winter; acres of beautiful spring flora, orchards, magic sunsets and spectacular night skies in summer. Autumn is a time of blazing and amazing autumn colours.
Balingup is a place of beauty with plenty of attractions in and around to make a holiday here enjoyable for all. Being a major tourism centre in WA's South West region, the towns close by such as Bunbury, busselton, Donnybrook, Manjimup, and Bridgetown make Balingup a great base camp while exploring the region.
It originally had a station on the railway line, opened in 1898, the same year the town was gazetted. Balingup is known for its early twentieth century reputation as a potential fruit and vegetable area, more recently as a cattle and dairy area and annual rural festivals such as the Small Farm Field Day (late April) and Medieval Carnivale (August).
It is also in the region of a range of mushroom varieties that have caused interest of both drug users and law enforcement agencies It is also one of the few towns through which the Bibbulmun Track passes.
Travelling around Western Australia is relatively an all year round experience as our sealed road system is quite extensive. In the summer months those who wish to visit the north of Western Australia be aware the the seasonal rains of the north can close these roads in a very short time. Unsealed roads in this area are usually closed from November to March.
Road trains are likely to be encountered on many of our highways and care should be taken when deciding to overtake them or even passing them in opposite directions. These vehicles can be up to 50 metres long so when passing make sure there is a least a one kilometre distance between your vehicle and any oncoming car.
Never attempt to overtake these vehicles unless you are absolutely sure it is safe to do so. When passing these road trains in opposite directions, the air dispersement ahead of the road trains and as they pass can be quite surprising. When approaching a road train slow down and keep a firm grip on your steering wheel as they pass.
Bush fires, especially in the summer months are a regular occurrence. Visitors need to exercise extreme caution as the lighting of fires can cause irreparable damage to the area.
Website Design: Hire A PC Guy