Taste Great Southern - Great Southern Treasures Regional Trail

Thursday 4th May 2023

Hit the roads less travelled from Woodanilling or Kojonup and tour through grand old homesteads and onto Katanning for a luxurious hotel suite and an indulgent feast. Then head off through Broomehill to sip award-winning drops and take the Horsepower Highway to Gnowangerup on the most scenic approach to the iconic Stirling Range.

From there, cut across to Porongurup for more top shelf wines, before heading through to Albany.

Here is a sample of what you could add to your experience:

Motel style accommodation available. Immerse yourself in the region’s Aboriginal culture and history and visit the Kodja Place Cultural Centre and historic buildings including the Old Military Barracks.

Camp a night or two at the fully facilitated Queerearrup Lake. Let the kids stretch their legs at the Centenary Park or the Recreation Reserve. If camping isn’t your thing, then try the Arana Bed and Breakfast.

A range of motel accommodation and the amazing Premier Mill Hotel. Discover the unique diversity of cultures and the history of founder Frederick Piesse. Let the whole family enjoy time at the all ages playground.

It’s always good to stop off at the Henry Jones Winery & Café, witness the amazing wildflowers around Holland Park and Sheridan’s Memorial Garden. Or maybe a walk through the museum to soak up some history.

Heading towards Gnowangerup, have this map ready because you don’t want to miss the turn off onto the Horsepower Highway. Follow the trail of vintage and quirky tractors through Gnowangerup to the iconic Stirling Range National Park, spotting each tractor and learning their story through the map as you go.

Gnowangerup is noted nationally for being a prosperous grain and sheep producing area as well as one of the gateway towns to the majestic Stirling Range National Park.

Bluff Knoll/Stirling Range National Park
Get your blood pumping on the trek up Bluff Knoll, spot unique wildflowers or cruise along the scenic drive. If hiking isn’t your thing, experience the soaring cliffs and misty moods of Bluff Knoll and other peaks of the Stirling Range from the surrounding lookouts in the parking areas.

Accommodation options range from the Lily Dutch Windmill and Dakota DC3 replicas to Mt Trio Bushcamp and Stirling Range Retreat.

Porongurup is the oldest mountain range in the world, formed from rocks that are over one billion years old. This ancient forest island is home to towering granite peaks, majestic strands of karri trees, numerous walks and climbs of various grades, breath taking views, a rich diversity of flora not to mention the variety of award-winning wineries.

From here you will find some of the most amazing drops you will taste on your journey, so pop in and grab some straight from the sources of Castle Rock Estate, Duke's Vineyard or Ironwood Estate to name a few.

Mount Barker
As you head south, continue your adventure to the vibrant town of Mount Barker which includes Plantagenet Wines, the award-winning Mount Barker Country Bakery and the renowned Plantagenet Meats. While you’re here, enjoy the Mount Barker Mural Trail or one of the many art galleries and displays in town. For more information, the Mount Barker Visitor Centre is open 7 days a week.

The Great Southern Treasures region of Western Australia is a top tourist destination featuring many natural scenic attractions, wildlife, heritage, wildflowers, and genuine country hospitality.  Explore the whole region which also includes Cranbrook, Frankland River, Jerramungup and Bremer Bay, Mount Barker, Ongerup and Pingrup.

For more detailed information visit https://greatsoutherntreasures.com.au/

Event Details

Cost: Free


Contact: Taste Great Southern

Phone: 08 9201 9888

Email: info@tastegreatsouthern.com.au

Event Date(s)

  • Thursday 4th May 2023

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